Ruidong Chang

Dr Ruidong Chang

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Ruidong joined the University of Adelaide in 2020, after working as a research fellow at National University of Singapore and an assistant professor at Bond University. His research area is sustainability in 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.

Ruidong's field of research is construction management. Sustainability transition and digital transition are two major trends in the construction industry. Ruidong's research focuses on sustainability in Construction 4.0 with the following research interests.

Project level:

  • Green Building Information Modelling, namely 6D BIM

Corporate and industry level:

  • Technology diffusion, industry competition and market dynamics of Construction 4.0, including BIM, renewable energy and prefabrication technologies

Policy level:

  • Policy framework and industry standards for Construction 4.0

Ruidong has participated in various research projects. Some examples are as follows.

"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.

"Mapping the Knowledge Domains of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Low-carbon Buildings", Chief Investigator, funded by the 2018 Faculty Research Fund and Centre for Comparative Construction Research, Bond 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", Partner Investigator, 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", Partner Investigator, funded by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China, and Chongqing Social Science Foundation.

"Escaping the Carbon Lock-in of Rural Building Development Through Social-Technical Transitions", Partner Investigator, funded by Science Foundation of Ministry of Education of China

Ruidong has taught the following subjects

6D Building Information Modelling

Integrated Measurement and Professional Practice

Sustainable Refurbishment and Retrofit

Construction Management and Technology II

  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135440
  • Email: ruidong.chang@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Barr Smith South, floor 3
  • Room: 3 020a
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture & Built Environment

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