School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Ruidong Chang joined the University of Adelaide in 2020, after working as a joint research fellow at Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, and Department of Building, National University of Singapore, and an assistant professor at Bond University. His research area is Sustainable Construction 4.0. He has participated in various research projects funded or supported by institutions such as the Building Construction Authority of Singapore, National Science Foundation of China and International Energy Agency.
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Ruidong's field of research is construction management. Sustainability transition and digital transition are two major trends in the construction industry. Ruidong's research area is Sustainable Construction 4.0 with the following layers of research interests.
- Green Building Information Modelling, namely 6D BIM
- Environmental monitoring of construction sites
- Construction labour, equipment and material traceability, digitisation and optimisation
Corporate and industry level:
- Technology assessment, industry competition and market dynamics of Sustainable Construction technologies in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, especially various renewable energy and prefabrication technologies
- Policy framework and industry standards for Construction 4.0
Date Position Institution name 2020 - ongoing Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide 2018 - 2019 Assistant Professor Bond University 2017 - 2017 Research Fellow National University of Singapore
Language Competency Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2013 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
Year Citation 2022 Liu, Y., Chang, R. D., Zuo, J., Xiong, F., & Dong, N. (2022). What leads to the high capital cost of prefabricated construction in China: perspectives of stakeholders. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 28 pages.
2022 Li, H., Su, L., Zuo, J., Zhao, X., Chang, R., & Wang, F. (2022). INCENTIVE MECHANISM FOR PERFORMANCE-BASED PAYMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE PPP PROJECTS: COUPLING OF REPUTATION AND RATCHET EFFECTS. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 26(1), 35-55.
2022 Zhang, W. E., Chang, R., Zhu, M., & Zuo, J. (2022). Time Series Visualization and Forecasting from Australian Building and Construction Statistics. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 12(5), 18 pages.
2022 Liu, Y., Zuo, J., Pan, M., Ge, Q., Chang, R., Feng, X., . . . Dong, N. (2022). The incentive mechanism and decision-making behavior in the green building supply market: A tripartite evolutionary game analysis. Building and Environment, 214, 11 pages.
2022 Omrany, H., Chang, R., Soebarto, V., Zhang, Y., Ghaffarianhoseini, A., & Zuo, J. (2022). A bibliometric review of net zero energy building research 1995–2022. Energy and Buildings, 262, 111996.
2021 Tu, B., Zuo, J., Chang, R. -D., Webber, R. J., Xiong, F., & Dong, N. (2021). A system dynamic model for assessing the level of BIM implementation in construction phase: a China case study. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 23 pages.
2021 Omrany, H., Soebarto, V., Zuo, J., Sharifi, E., & Chang, R. (2021). What leads to variations in the results of life-cycle energy assessment? An evidence-based framework for residential buildings. Energy and Built Environment, 2(4), 392-405.
2021 Liu, S., Chang, R., Zuo, J., Webber, R. J., Xiong, F., & Dong, N. (2021). Application of artificial neural networks in construction management: Current status and future directions. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11(20), 9616-1-9616-19.
2021 Wang, Q. C., Chang, R., Xu, Q., Liu, X., Jian, I. Y., Ma, Y. T., & Wang, Y. X. (2021). The impact of personality traits on household energy conservation behavioral intentions – An empirical study based on theory of planned behavior in Xi'an. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 43, 1-13.
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2021 Omrany, H., Soebarto, V., Zuo, J., & Chang, R. (2021). A comprehensive framework for standardising system boundary definition in life cycle energy assessments. Buildings, 11(6), 230-1-230-28.
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2021 Xie, L., Chen, Y., & Chang, R. (2021). Scheduling optimization of prefabricated construction projects by genetic algorithm. Applied Sciences, 11(12), 1-21.
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2021 Li, L., Zuo, J., Duan, X., Wang, S., Hu, K., & Chang, R. (2021). Impacts and mitigation measures of plastic waste: A critical review. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 90, 1-13.
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2021 Nasir, U., Chang, R., & Omrany, H. (2021). Calculation methods for construction material stocks: A systematic review. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11(14), 26 pages.
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2020 Han, Y., He, T., Chang, R., & Xue, R. (2020). Development trend and segmentation of the US green building market: Corporate perspective on green contractors and design firms. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 146(11), 05020014.
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2020 Lu, Y., Sood, T., Chang, R., & Liao, L. (2020). Factors impacting integrated design process of net zero energy buildings: an integrated framework. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-13.
2020 Yu, C. R., Guo, H. S., Wang, Q. C., & Chang, R. D. (2020). Revealing the impacts of passive cooling techniques on building energy performance: A residential case in Hong Kong. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 10(12), 24 pages.
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2020 Liao, L., Teo, E. A. L., Chang, R., & Zhao, X. (2020). Diffusion of building information modeling in building projects and firms in Singapore. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12(18), 1-23.
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2020 Li, H., Zhang, C., Song, S., Demirkesen, S., & Chang, R. (2020). Improving tolerance control on modular construction project with 3d laser scanning and bim: A case study of removable floodwall project. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 10(23), 1-21.
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2020 Liao, L., Teo, E. A. L., Chang, R., & Li, L. (2020). Investigating Critical Non-Value Adding Activities and Their Resulting Wastes in BIM-Based Project Delivery. Sustainability, 12(1), 355.
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2020 Li, S., Lu, Y., Kua, H. W., & Chang, R. (2020). The Economy of Green Buildings: A Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Non-residential Buildings in Tropic Climates. Journal of Cleaner Production, 252, 119771.
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2019 Zheng, X., Lu, Y., & Chang, R. (2019). Governing Behavioral Relationships in Megaprojects: Examining Effect of Three Governance Mechanisms under Project Uncertainties. Journal of Management in Engineering, 35(5), 16 pages.
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2019 Liao, L., Teo, E. A. L., & Chang, R. (2019). Reducing Critical Hindrances to Building Information Modeling Implementation: The Case of the Singapore Construction Industry. Applied Sciences, 9(18), 3833.
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2019 Chang, R., Wang, Q., & Ding, Z. (2019). How is the Energy Performance of Buildings Assessed in Australia?—A Comparison between four Evaluation Systems. International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, 8(2), 133-137.
2019 Lu, Y., Chang, R., Shabunko, V., & Yee, A. (2019). The implementation of building-integrated photovoltaics in Singapore: drivers versus barriers. Energy, 168, 400-408.
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2019 Chang, R., Cao, Y., Lu, Y., & Shabunko, V. (2019). Should BIPV technologies be empowered by innovation policy mix to facilitate energy transitions?-Revealing stakeholders' different perspectives using Q methodology. Energy policy, 129, 307-318.
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2019 Zhao, Z., Guo, X., & Chang, R. (2019). Market concentration and competitive intensity of the international engineering contracting industry. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 145(5), 04019026-1-04019026-10.
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2019 Wu, P., Song, Y., Zhu, J., & Chang, R. (2019). Analyzing the influence factors of the carbon emissions from China's building and construction industry from 2000 to 2015. Journal of Cleaner Production, 221, 552-566.
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2019 Gan, X., Chang, R., Langston, C., & Wen, T. (2019). Exploring the interactions among factors impeding the diffusion of prefabricated building technologies: fuzzy cognitive maps. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26(3), 535-553.
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2019 Gan, X., Zuo, J., Baker, E., Chang, R., & Wen, T. (2019). Exploring the determinants of residential satisfaction in public rental housing in China: a case study of Chongqing. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 34(3), 869-895.
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2018 Lu, Y., Chang, R., & Lim, S. (2018). Crowdfunding for solar photovoltaics development: A review and forecast. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 93, 439-450.
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2018 Gan, X., Chang, R., & Wen, T. (2018). Overcoming barriers to off-site construction through engaging stakeholders: A two-mode social network analysis. Journal of cleaner production, 201, 735-747.
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2018 Lu, Y., Chang, R., Chong, D., & Ngiam, M. L. J. (2018). Transition towards green facility management: Bridging the knowledge gaps of facilities managers. Journal of Green Building, 13(3), 122-143.
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2018 Wu, G., Qiang, G., Zuo, J., Zhao, X., & Chang, R. (2018). What are the Key Indicators of Mega Sustainable Construction Projects?—A Stakeholder-Network Perspective. Sustainability, 10(8), 2939.
2018 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Zhao, Z., Soebarto, V., Lu, Y., Zillante, G., & Gan, X. (2018). Sustainability attitude and performance of construction enterprises: A China study. Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 1440-1451.
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2018 Gan, X., Chang, R., Zuo, J., Wen, T., & Zillante, G. (2018). Barriers to the transition towards off-site construction in China: An Interpretive structural modeling approach. Journal of cleaner production, 197, 8-18.
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2018 Wu, G., Qiang, G., Zuo, J., Zhao, X., & Chang, R. (2018). What are the key indicators of mega sustainable construction projects? -A stakeholder-network perspective. Sustainability, 10(8), 1-18.
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2018 Wu, G., Wang, H., & Chang, R. (2018). A Decision Model Assessing the Owner and Contractor's Conflict Behaviors in Construction Projects. Advances in Civil Engineering, 2018, 1-11.
2017 Zhou, H., Lu, Y., Liu, X., Chang, R., & Wang, B. (2017). Harvesting wind energy in low-rise residential buildings: Design and optimization of building forms. Journal of cleaner production, 167, 306-316.
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2017 Lu, Y., Wu, Z., Chang, R., & Li, Y. (2017). Building Information Modeling (BIM) for green buildings: A critical review and future directions. Automation in Construction, 83, 134-148.
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2017 Chang, R., & Lu, Y. (2017). Facilitating systemic changes towards green buildings: developing conceptual frameworks of socio-technical transitions. Energy Procedia, 143, 301-306.
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2017 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Zhao, Z., Soebarto, V., Zillante, G., & Gan, X. (2017). Approaches for transitions towards sustainable development: status quo and challenges. Sustainable Development, 25(5), 359-371.
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2017 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Zhao, Z., Zillante, G., Gan, X., & Soebarto, V. (2017). Evolving theories of sustainability and firms: History, future directions and implications for renewable energy research. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 72, 48-56.
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2017 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Soebarto, V., Zhao, Z., Zillante, G., & Gan, X. (2017). Discovering the transition pathways toward sustainability for construction enterprises: importance-performance analysis. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(6), 04017013-1-04017013-12.
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2017 Gan, X., Zuo, J., Wu, P., Wang, J., Chang, R., & Wen, T. (2017). How affordable housing becomes more sustainable? A stakeholder study. Journal of cleaner production, 162, 427-437.
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2017 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Soebarto, V., Zhao, Z., & Zillante, G. (2017). Dynamic interactions between sustainability and competitiveness in construction firms: a transition perspective. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 24(5), 842-859.
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2016 Chang, R., Zuo, J., Soebarto, V., Zhao, Z., Zillante, G., & Gan, X. (2016). Sustainability transition of the Chinese construction industry: practices and behaviours of the leading construction firms. Journal of Management in Engineering, 32(4), 05016009-1-05016009-13.
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2016 Zhao, Z., Chen, Y., & Chang, R. (2016). How to stimulate renewable energy power generation effectively? - China's incentive approaches and lessons. Renewable Energy, 92, 147-156.
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2016 Chang, R., Soebarto, V., Zhao, Z., & Zillante, G. (2016). Facilitating the transition to sustainable construction: China's policies. Journal of Cleaner Production, 131, 534-544.
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2016 Gan, X., Zuo, J., Ye, K., Li, D., Chang, R., & Zillante, G. (2016). Are migrant workers satisfied with public rental housing? A study in Chongqing, China. Habitat International, 56, 96-102.
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2016 Zhao, Z., Chang, R., & Chen, Y. (2016). What hinder the further development of wind power in China?—A socio-technical barrier study. Energy Policy, 88, 465-476.
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2014 Zhao, Z. Y., Chang, R. D., & Zillante, G. (2014). Challenges for China's energy conservation and emission reduction. Energy Policy, 74(C), 709-713.
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2013 Zhao, Z. -Y., & Chang, R. -D. (2013). How to implement a wind power project in China?—Management procedure and model study. Renewable Energy, 50, 950-958.
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Zhang, Y., Chang, R., Zuo, J., Shabunco, V., & Zheng, X. (n.d.). Regional Disparity of Residential Solar Panel Diffusion in Australia: The Roles of Socio-Economic Factors.
Year Citation 2017 Andrews, C., Lam, K. P., Lu, Y., Chang, R., & Chan, C. (Eds.) (2017). Annex 66: Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings - Technical Report: Occupant Behavior Case Study Sourcebook. Beijing, China: Tsinghua University.
Year Citation 2018 Chang, R., & Lu, Y. (2018). Impact of Occupancy on Energy Consumption in Office Buildings. In C. Andrews, K. P. Lam, Y. Lu, R. Chang, & C. Chan (Eds.), International Energy Agency Annex 66: Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings; Occupant Behavior Case Study Sourcebook. 2018 Chang, R., & Lu, Y. (2018). Impact of Occupancy on Energy Consumption in Office Buildings. In C. Andrews, K. P. Lam, Y. Lu, R. Chang, & C. Chan (Eds.), International Energy Agency Annex 66: Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings; Occupant Behavior Case Study Sourcebook.
Year Citation 2021 Zhang, Y., Chang, R., Zuo, J., & Zhang, W. E. (2021). Transition towards Solar-Powered built environment: spatial distributions and impacting factors of Australian solar installations. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Vol. 1196 (pp. 012024-1-012024-6). United Kingdom: IOP Publishing.
2021 Huang, J., Lin, H., Chang, R., & Huang, S. (2021). Integration of Building Information Modelling and Life Cycle Assessment: Towards a Framework for Workflow. In ICIEA 2021-Europe: The 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications(Europe) (pp. 104-108). New York, United States: ACM.
2021 Song, X., Chang, R., Sun, Z., & Liao, S. (2021). Theory of Planned Behavior Based Analysis of Public Buildings’ Intention to Participate in Emission Trading Scheme. In Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (pp. 1515-1532). Singapore: Springer.
2020 He, T., Chang, R., Han, Y., & Yang, Z. (2020). Exploring the development trends and characteristics of the U.S. green building market. In Construction Research Congress 2020: Infrastructure Systems and Sustainability - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020 (pp. 914-923). American Society of Civil Engineers.
2019 Chang, R., & Han, Y. (2019). Is the US Building Sector on a Low-Carbon Transition Trajectory?-Evidence from Building Performance Big Data. In Abstract Proceedings of 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability-Cities (icRS Cities). 2019 Chang, R. (2019). Facilitating Low-Carbon Transition of Existing Buildings-Examining China’s Multilevel Innovation Policy Mix. In Abstract Proceedings of 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability-Cities (icRS Cities). 2018 Chang, R., Wang, Q. C., & Z.J., D. (2018). Revolutionizing Urban Energy Planning: A Roadmap towards City-level Energy Modeling in Australia. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Construction Project Management and Construction Engineering (iCCPMCE-2018) (pp. 178-182). Australia: STAMCA. 2017 Chang, R., Gan, X., & Lu, Y. (2017). Mapping global public interests in green buildings. In Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017 (pp. 895-902). online: CRIOCM. 2017 Cao, Y., Chang, R., Lu, Y., & Shabunko, V. (2017). Transition Towards Solar-Powered Buildings?-Understanding the Debates on Building Integrated Photovoltaics in Singapore Using Q Methodology. In Construction Management and Real Estate International Symposium (CRIOCM) (pp. 1008-1015). online: CRIOCM. 2015 Chang, R. -D., Zillante, G., Zhao, Z. -Y., & Zuo, J. (2015). Niche-innovations to Promote Sustainable Construction in China: A Critical Assessment. In INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ENGINEERING (ICEEE 2015) (pp. 694-699). Nanjing, PEOPLES R CHINA: DESTECH PUBLICATIONS, INC. 2015 Chang, R., Zillante, G., Soebarto, V., & Zhao, Z. (2015). Transition to a sustainability-oriented construction industry in China: a critical analysis from the multi-level perspective. In Y. Wang, T. Olofsson, G. Shen, & B. Yong (Eds.), ICCREM 2015: Environment and the sustainable building: proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (pp. 361-368). USA: American Society of Civil Engineers.
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2015 Chang, R., Zillante, G., Zhao, Z., & Zuo, J. (2015). Research on Sustainability and Construction Firms: Current Status and Future Agenda. In Y. Wang, T. Olofsson, G. Shen, & Y. Bai (Eds.), ICCREM 2015 - Environment and the Sustainable Building - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (pp. 310-317). Lulea, SWEDEN: AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS.
Ruidong has participated in various research projects. Some recent examples are as follows.
Constructing knowledge Graph for Green Building Information Modelling-Co-PI, ECMS ECR/MCR Seed Funding
Matching Building Information Modelling with the real-world construction: Developing a real-time construction monitoring system through on-site sensing and computer vision-PI, ECMS ECR/MCR Seed Funding
How evolving cooperation network of engineering project supply chain affect project performance? Co-PI, National Science Foundation of China.
Mapping the Knowledge Domains of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Low-carbon Buildings, PI, funded by the Faculty Research Fund, Bond University.
Addictive Construction for Post-Disaster Redevelopment: Developing a 3D Printed Net-Zero Energy House in Ya'an, Project Advisor, funded by Mingxi Charity Foundation and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
IEA-EBC Annex 66: Definition and simulation of occupant behaviour in buildings; Subtask E: Applications in building design and operations, Participant, supported by International Energy Agency (IEA).
Holistic life-cycle cost analysis and real-world test-bedding for Building Integrating Photovoltaics (BIPV) facades, Research Fellow, funded by Building Construction Authority of Singapore, as well as Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Administrative Committee of China.
Social-Technical Transition towards Low-Carbon Prefabrication: A Behavioral Network Perspective, Co-PI, funded by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China, and Chongqing Social Science Foundation.
Ruidong has taught/coordinated the following subjects
6D Building Information Modelling
Integrated Measurement and Professional Practice
Sustainable Refurbishment and Retrofit
Construction Management and Technology II
Cost Planning and Management
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2021 Principal Supervisor Automating Indoor Construction Progress Monitoring in the Era of Industry 4.0-Integrating Low-Cost Laser Scanning and Computer Vision Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yanquan Zhang 2021 Co-Supervisor Reducing the impacts of airborne particulate matters from construction sites: Integrating field monitoring and BIM-based CFD Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xingyue Fang 2021 Co-Supervisor Managing Illegal Dumping of Solid Waste Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Linwei Du 2021 Co-Supervisor Towards sustainable recovery of waste plastics with Australian construction industry: transition scenarios and environmental impact evaluation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Liancheng Li
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Incorporation of Embodied Energy into Building Energy-Efficiency Codes: A Pathway to Life-Cycle Net-Zero Energy Building in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hossein Omrany
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2021 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Green Building Allen Press United States
Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice
Date Title Type Institution Country 2014 - ongoing Journal reviewer for more than 20 journals. Reviewer for: Energy; Energy Policy; Renewable Energy; Journal of Cleaner Production; Sustainable Cities and Society; Environmental Impact Assessment Review; Sustainable Production and Consumption; Environmental Development; Sustainability; Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy; AIMS Energy; Habitat International; Automation in Construction; Journal of Construction Engineering and Management; Journal of Management in Engineering; Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management; International Journal of Construction Management; Open Journal Civil Engineering; Frontiers in Engineering Management, Applied Sciences etc... Journal Review Various
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