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Professor HaiJiang Li

Professor HaiJiang Li

Professor - Chair in BIM for Smart Engineering

School of Engineering

+44 (0)29 2087 5133
S2.10C, Queen's Buildings - South Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision


Professor HaiJiang LI (BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, FBCS) 
Chair in BIM for Smart Engineering & Management
Research Group Head - Computational Mechanics & Engineering AI

Editor-in-Chief: Construction Innovation (ESCI - 8/126 Architecture; CiteScore 5.1; Q1 top10%) 
Associate Editor: Automation in Construction (IF - 7.7; 2/136 - Civil Engineering; CiteScore 12; Q1 top10%) 
Vice Chair - European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE) 
Standards Committee Technical Executive - buildingSMART 
BIM for Smart Engineering Joint Centre - 

Research Areas - For more than 20 years, Prof. Li has been working towards a new generation smart computational engineering platform underpinned by super power computing, big data and machine learning, inter-linked domain knowledge, artificial intelligence algorithms and BIM based standardization across sectors throughout project life cycle, to support large scale engineering data / information / knowledge processing, smart engineering optimization and holistic decision making to help to achieve sustainable and resilient infrastructure system and built environment.

Prof. Li has been intensively working in civil, structural, hydraulic and maritime engineering, through digital twinning along with smart design, modelling, analysis, simulation, reasoning, optimization & management in support of smart energy in buildings, district and cities; water distribution and urban water management; sustainable and resilient cities and built environment development including emergency response and management.

Research Focuses -
(1) Fundamental life cycle and across domains complex data, information and knowledge processing 
(2) Large scale data driven engineering computing, data analytics and optimization
(3) Knowledge based and artificial intelligence supported holistic and systematic decision making

Funding and Team: Prof. Li has secured significant research funds from UK, EU and China, as a Principal/Co-Investigator, the total project value is about £38M (£8M as PI, funding sources include EPSRC, NERC, EU FP7/H2020, InnovateUK, WEFO and industry funding). He has established the BIM for Smart Engineering research theme in Cardiff University since 2006, leading the BIM for Smart Engineering Research Group, Centre, Lab (focusing on HPC, BIM, VR/AR/MR, Digital Twins) and MSc programme, working with a team of more than 50 research fellows/associates/PhDs in total since 2006. Prof. Li has recently secured more than £1.1M industry investment (2018-2023) to support BIM and Smart Engineering related research projects.

Academic Impact - Prof. Li has produced more than 200 publications (papers, books, patents and official reports), and currently is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Construction Innovation (ESCI - 8/126 Architecture; CiteScore 5.1; Q1 top 10% ), and associate Editor for the Journal of Automation in Construction (IF - 7.7; 2/136 - Civil Engineering; CiteScore 12; Q1 top 10%); He also serves as editorial board members for other 5 international journals; and reviewers for EPSRC (UK), NSERC (Canada), EU, China, Singapore funding applications and 50+ international journals and conferences (as scientific committees / chairs); delivered 50+ invited / keynote speeches in UK, EU, China and USA. He is a Fellow of British Computer Society, member of EPSRC Peer Review College. He has actively been engaging with most of the major international associations regarding BIM and ICT in AEC domain, e.g. EG-ICE, ICCCBE, CIBW78, ECPPM and ASCE. He has been leading/participating UK, EU FP7 / H2020 research projects intensively and created a significant international base for academic and industry collaboration; he is the Vice Chair for EG-ICE: European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering, which is a highly established international academic association in BIM and intelligent computing area.

International BIM standards & policy - Prof. Li has been working with open BIM buildingSMART since 2010, serving first as a committee member of BuildingSMART UK technical group, together with BRE (Building Research Establishment), advising the UK government on their BIM policy making and industry implementation agenda; and now as a Standards Committee Technical Executive (SCTE) – buildingSMART international, overseeing international open BIM standards developments and personally leading IFC Ports & Waterways standards development project. In China, Prof. Li serves as a guest BIM scientist for China State Construction Engineering Group & China Communications Construction Company. A BIM policy book was published in 2019 - "CHINA, USA & UK BIM STANDARDS AND POLICY" (China Construction Industry Publisher) to comprehensively introduce and compare the BIM standards and policies in China, USA and UK.


Trained as a Civil Engineer (BSc, Hydraulic and Hydro-Power Engineering Construction) then MSc in CAD & CAE in Civil Engineering and PhD in High Performance Computing (HPC) in Engineering Design and Analysis (Computational Mechancis), Prof. Haijiang Li started his academic career in China, and joined Cardiff University in 2006.

Honours and awards

  • 2019, buildingSMART openBIM standards development excellence award, Beijing summit
  • 2019, Construction Wales Innovation Index 100 award – Cardiff BIM for Smart Engineering Centre
  • 2019, First Wales contractor certified by BSI kitemark – as the main consultancy
  • 2017, “UK STEM Awards Final”, Cardiff University, supervisor
  • 2017, “Microsoft Azure Research Award”, Cardiff University, supervisor
  • 2016, “Royal Academy of Engineering – Distinguished Visiting Fellow” award (as PI)
  • 2016, “Distinguished Alumni” for Dalian University of Technology, China
  • 2016, Nominated for an “Outstanding Doctoral Supervisor Award” from Enriching Student Life Award in Cardiff University
  • 2016, Judge for an international “The Undergraduate Awards (UA) competition
  • 2015, "The Undergraduate awards", top 10% out of 5,117 submissions from students in 255 universities across 39 countries (supervisor)
  • 2015, “The David Douglas Award 2015”, an educational award from the South Wales Institute of Engineers Educational Trust 2007 (supervisor)
  • 2013, “Best Paper Award”, ConVR 2013, London
  • 2012, “Conference Paper Award”, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), December 2012, Hong Kong
  • 2005, “China National Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award” – National Scholarship Council

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of BCS - British Computer Society
  • Fellow of HEA - UK Higher Education Academy
  • Member of EPSRC Associate Peer Review College
  • Member of IAENG - International Association of Engineers

Speaking engagements

  • 2nd Digitalization in Construction Industry, UK Digitalization National Strategy (keynote), 25th May 2021, Wuhan City, China
  • BIM & AI International Summit, Digitalization Governance & Digital Standards (Keynote), April 2021, JiNan City, China
  • 20th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, 30th Sep -2 Oct 2020, Teesside University, UK (keynote)
  • International Transportation Conventions, ‘Computing innovations for smart decision making’, June, 2017, Beijing (keynote)
  • Creative Construction Conference Primosten, Croatia, June, 2017, ‘innovative computing’ (keynote)
  • China Communications Construction Company Ltd. BIM event, Feb, 2017, ‘Global BIM research’ (keynote)
  • “Understanding BIM Comprehensively - Practices and Research Vision” - Dalian University of Technology - China State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, 2017, The Faculty of Vehicle Engineering and Mechanics (keynote)*
  • BIM research and development in EU” - The 2016 BIM Forum for Frontiers for Engineering Management - Huazhong University of Science and Technology (keynote)*
  • BIM and its application for Resilient Community” - China State Key Laboratory of Geo-hazard Prevention and Geo-environment Protection, 2016, Chengdu University of Technology (SKLGP), Chengdu (keynote)*
  • UK BIM policy making and standardization” – 2016 BIM development forum for China State Construction Group, Beijing (keynote)*
  • Cardiff University BIM research and industry practices” – 2016 BIM development forum for China Communications Construction Group (keynote)*
  • "Future BIM", 2016 International BIM Forum, Cardiff, 2016  (keynote)*
  • “Current and future BIM research”, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, digital lab, April, 2015.
  • The 10th Conference on Urban Development and Planning in China, Guangzhou July 22-23, 2015 (keynote)*
  • 2015 International Symposium of Climate Change and Adapted Sustainable Planning and Development, October, 2015, Cardiff UK (keynote)*
  • “BIM technical issues for water transportation infrastructure”, 2015 BIM development forum for CCCC, water transportation planning and design institute (keynote) *
  • “BIM and smart harbour management”, 2015 Tianjin harbour Government Agency & China Communications Construction Group, Beijing
  • “BIM and its application in water transportation infrastructure”, 2015 BIM development forum for Tianjin - the first harbour design consultancy (keynote) *
  • “HPC supported large scale computing for Energy saving”, EU workshop for smart building energy management, Cardiff, July 2014
  • “Large Scale Engineering Computing Supported Fine Granularity Full Scale Building/District/Urban Planning”, International workshop on future city planning and design, March, 2014, Cardiff (keynote)*
  • “HPC supported large scale computing for Energy saving”, EU workshop for smart building energy management, Cardiff, July 2014
  • “See as you operate - Real time Sport Facility energy management”, international workshop - sport facilities: a challenge for energy efficiency, 2013, Bilbao, Spain

Committees and reviewing

  • Cardiff University Academic Promotions Committee (2021-2024)
  • Secretary and Committee Member of EG-ICE: the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering
  • Standards Committee Technical Executive - BuildingSMART international
  • External PhD Examiner for University Twente, The Netherlands
  • External PhD Examiner for University of Strathclyde
  • External PhD Examiner for Hong Kong Polytech University
  • External PhD Examiner for Nottingham University
  • External MSc examiner for the Huddersfield University, UK
  • MRC (Medical Research Council, UK)  Peer Reviewer
  • EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK) Peer Reviewer
  • NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada), Peer Reviewer
  • Singapore Building and Construction Authority - Cities of Tomorrow R&D Programme (2020), Peer Reviewer
  • GW4 Building Communities Generator (2021, peer reviewer)
  • EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowships post-doctoral program  (2021, peer reviewer)
  • External REF(Research Excellence Framework) reviewer for Hong King University (2019)
  • External Promotion reviewer for Hong Kong Polytechnical University (2020)
  • External Promotion reviewer for University of Nottingham (2021)
  • Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Construction Innovation
  • Associate Editor for the Jounral of Automation in Construction
  • Editorial Board Member for the journal of Visualization in Engineering
  • Editorial Board Member for the journal of Knowledge and Systems Science
  • Editorial Board Member for the journal of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of AI in Civil Engineering (AICE) 
  • Guest Editor (special issue) of Advanced Engineering Informatics - Going beyond BIM, 2015
  • Guest Editor (special issue) of The Scientific World Journal, Recent Advances on BIM, 2014
  • Guest Editor Journal of Information Technology in Construction - BIM Cloud-Based Technology in AEC area, 2014
  • Guest Editor (special issue) of Advanced Engineering Informatics - Cloud Computing, 2012
  • Guest Editor (special issue) of Natural Language Processing and Information Systems, LNCS, 2010

Journal Reviewer  

  • Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 
  • Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Energy and Buildings
  • Building and Environment
  • Automation in Construction
  • Computers & Industrial Engineering
  • Advanced Engineering Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
  • Computer in Industry
  • Habitat International
  • IEEE Access, The Multidisciplinary Open Access Journal
  • Computers & Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing
  • Semantic Web Journal
  • Journal of Information Technology in Construction
  • The Scientific World Journal
  • Visualization in Engineering
  • The International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science
  • International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment
  • Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal

Reviewer and Scientific Committee for international conferences

  • 2021 CIB W78 CIB Information Technology for Construction Conference, Luxemburg, 2021 
  • 2021 EG-ICE workshop in TMU, 2021, Munich, Germany, 2021
  • 2020 CIB W78 CIB Information Technology for Construction Conference, Brasil, 2020
  • 2020 EG-ICE workshop in TU Berlin, 2020, Berlin, Germany
  • Scientific Committee member of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing |  April 9-11, 2019 | Manchester, UK
  • 2019 CIB W78 CIB Information Technology for Construction Conference, UK, Northumbria University NEWCASTLE,
  • 2019 EG-ICE workshop in KU Leuven, 2019, Leuven, Belgium
  • 34th International symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, June 28 – July 1, 2017, TAIPEI, Taiwan, ISARC 2017
  • CIB W78 Conference 2016, Conference on Information Technology in Construction, Brisbane, Australia
  • Workshop of European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering, 2016, Poland
  • Workshop of European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering, 2015, the Netherlands
  • CIB W78 2015, Conference on Information Technology in Construction, Brisbane, the Netherlands
  • ICCCBE 2014, the International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, 2014, Florida, USA
  • CIB W078 2014 (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction), 2014, Florida, USA
  • ConVR 2014, the 14th International Conference on Applications of Virtual Reality in Construction, UAE
  • Workshop of European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering, 2014,Cardiff
  • IWCCE 2013 - ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, USA
  • Workshop of European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering, 2013, Vienna, Austria
  • Workshop of European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering, 2012, Germany
  • Workshop of European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering, 2011, Twente University, The Netherlands
  • Organizing Committee: NLDB2010 - 15th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information system, Cardiff UK, 2010;
  • IDETC/CIE 2009: Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering, USA 2009;
  • Session chair for IEEE - International Conference on Industrial Informatics, Cardiff, 2009

















  • Li, H., Miles, J. C., Stevenson, G. and Poulter, R. 2008. Web enabled 3D collaborative conceptual design and facility management. Presented at: Intelligent Computing in Engineering (ICE08), Plymouth, UK, 2-4 July 2008 Presented at Rafiq, Y. and Sternad, M. eds.Intelligent Computing in Engineering 2008 conference. Plymouth: American Society of Civil Engineers pp. 250-259.






Prof. Haijiang Li has been playing the leading role for promoting BIM research, teaching & training in Cardiff since 2006.

BIM has been enabling a revolutionary way of working for the worldwide construction industry since it was first coined in 2003 in USA. It now triggers a worldwide tipping point to completely transform the oldest while still with the lowest productivity construction industry. At present, there are urgent demands for BIM graduates at all levels from UK & worldwide AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry. 

In 2018, Prof. Li developed a new MSc programme - BIM for Smart Engineering  to welcome MSc students all over the world who are interested in BIM in Engineering. The programme has put Cardiff into the front tier for BIM training and education in UK and worldwide.

Module Leader for three BIM core modules:

BIM Computing and Information Processing (ENT516)
Building and Infrastructure Information Modelling (ENT768)
Building and Infrastructure Information Modelling (EN4308)

Other modules involved:

Integrated Building/Infrastructure Design
(ENT510 & EN4102)
Engineering Case Study (ENT725)
Dissertation (Civil, Structural, Geo-environmental, Water) (ENT509)

I am leading the research group -- Computational Mechanics & Engineering AI (CMA)

The CMA group has established their international stands on developing next generation smart computational engineering solutions to enable the digital transformation for construction sector. Our Physics and mechanics informed Engineering AI, which is data driven, enabling smart materials, structure and digital twins developments, aligns well with major funding priorities. The research substantialises domain oriented AI algorithms, to make a break through towards generic, responsible and explainable AI, to enable human centred digitalization for built environment.   
There are three main areas:  
i. Computational models for advanced smart materials 
ii. Computational models for advanced structures and meta-structures 
iii. Physics informed Digital Twins 
The first one, in short, Smart Materials, involves state of the art topics such as modelling of micro- and nano-structured materials and composites, electroactive materials, biological materials (*), quasicrystals (*) and architected meta-materials (*), which means we can produce bespoke manmade new materials to help achieving net-zero sustainable built environment.  
Regarding the second, in short, Smart Structures, the topics are composite aerospace structures, finite elements method for multiscale problems (*), robust aircraft design optimisation, uncertainty quantification and management in engineering applications (*), smoothed-particle hydrodynamics for modelling flow of particulate composites, modelling of metastructures for elastic waves (*), structural dynamics (*), dynamical systems, elastic waves propagation and absorption (*), structural optimization, topological mechanics (*), which means we can understand and produce novel and sustainable structural at all scales to help achieving long lasting and sustainable built environment. 
The third area, Digital Twins,  focuses on the pioneering physics informed data driven engineering AI and their applied smart engineering applications,  including Symbolic Mathematics, Game Playing, Neutral Networks, Expert Systems, Fuzzy Logic, Robotics and Natural Language Processing (*); multi-dimensional BIM data, information and knowledge processing (*); Large scale smart engineering computing, data analytics and optimization (*); and Knowledge based / cognitive modelling and artificial intelligence supported holistic decision making (*), which means we can understand super complex engineering issues and produce holistic and systems approach to enable human centred digitalization.  
Those indicated with the (*) are trendy topics that are attracting most of the attention of the world-leading research centres.

  My projects are listed below -

Project title


Total value

DIGIBRIDGE: Physics-informed AI Digital Twins supported Smart Bridge Structural Safety, Funding: WEFO

Nov. 2021-Dec.2022


DIGIBRIDGE: BIM and Digital Twins in support of Smart Bridge Structural Surveying, Funding: Innovate UK



Digi-Transportation - Digital Construction and Asset Management for Transportation Infrastructure - standards, key technology and knowledge transfer  

01/01/2021- 31/12/2023


MetaBIM: Smart BIM Meta-Standards and Quality Assurance Research and Development  



IFC-Harbour: Open BIM IFC standard and supporting platform for water transportation infrastructure - stage 2 



IFC-Harbour: Open BIM IFC standard and supporting platform for water transportation infrastructure - stage 1  



IFC-Harbour: Open BIM IFC standard and supporting platform for water transportation infrastructure - preliminary research



BIMEET: BIM-based EU - wide Standardized Qualification Framework for achieving Energy Efficiency Training  Funding: EC H2020



BIM4QA: BIM governance framework supporting multi-facet project and organization quality assurance  Funding: KESS2 & Enterprise Ltd.



Green Construction – Funding: Ministry of Science and Technology, China

2016- 2020


Future BIM: Enhancing the key understanding future BIM and its roadmap development Funding: Royal Academy Engineering



REACH: Resilience to earthquake induced landslide risk in china Funding: NERC& NSFC - National Science Foundation of China



BIM4VET: Standardised Vocational BIM Training in Europe Funding: EC - ERASMUS+



BIM4EA: Facilitating the release of geographical and built asset data Funding: UK Environmental Agency



GovernBIM: BIM execution governance across lifecycle and supply chains Funding: EPSRC & Dawnus, Ferrovial Agroman JV



OptiCloudBIM - Research on key technologies of Cloud, BIM and energy big data processing framework for Shanghai City, China Funding: Education Committee in Shanghai City China



WISDOM: Water analytics and intelligent sensing for demand optimised management Funding: EC FP7



BIM4Highway: Developing a BIM based Real Time Decision Making System for Highways Asset Management Funding: EPSRC & AEC3



OntoCrowd - Knowledge mining based on massive simulation Funding: EPSRC & ENGIN



BIM4H&E: Using BIM to enhance construction safety Funding: China Scholarship Council

01/10/2014 -30/09/2017


PERFORMER: Portable, exhaustive, reliable, flexible and optimized approach to monitoring and evaluation of building performance Funding: EC FP7

02/09/2013 - 1/09/2017


CloudBIM: To develop an innovative private cloud system to support multi-business collaboration, utilizing governance and versioning, for the construction industry using building information modelling Funding: KTP and Wakemans Ltd

01/02/2013 -31/01/2015


Wanda: Developing a real time abstraction & Discharge permitting process for catchment regulation and optimised water management Funding: Innovate UK

01/08/2013 -31/07/2016


Infrastructure-BIM: A Contractor’s perspective of Infrastructure Information Modelling  Funding: EPSRC & Alun Griffiths Contractors, Ltd.

01/07/2013 -31/12/2016


RESILIENT: Coupling Renewable, Storage and ICT'S, for low carbon intelligent energy management at district level  Funding: EC FP7

01/09/2012 - 1/08/2016


SPORTE2: Intelligent Management System to integrate and control energy generation, consumption and exchange for European Sport Recreation Buildings Funding: EC FP7

06/07/2012 - 8/02/2014


RegBIM: BIM- based Regulatory Compliance Design Environment, Funding: Innovate UK

01/02/2012 - 1/01/2014


KNOWHOIEM: Knowledge based energy management for public buildings through holistic information modelling and 3D visualisation, Funding: EC FP7

01/09/2011 - 1/08/2014


SCriPT: Sustainable Construction Service Platform Funding: Welsh Assembly Government (A4B)

01/01/2010 - 0/06/2013


Digital building - From conceptual design through to life-long management Funding: EPSRC CASE & ActivePlan Solutions Ltd.

01/07/2006 -01/10/2009





There are several research associate / assistant roles and several fully funded PhD scholarships available (from industry / China Scholarship Council) for applications in the area of BIM supported Smart Engineering, including BIM compliance checking, open BIM information processing platform development, BIM standards development and industry certification; machine learning, Big data analytics, and large scale HPC/Cloud computing supported engineering modelling, simulation, and optimization for buildings, infrastructure, cities and sustainable built environment. If you are interested, email to Prof. Haijiang Li (

Application link - click to submit your PhD application...

Current Project RAs 

  1. Alex Bradley - IFC Ports & Waterways Standard and Platform Development 
  2. Tom Bower - MetaBIM - Smart BIM Certification (automation) Project
  3. Guoqian Ren - Digital Twins - for Cities and Harbours Project
  4. Alan Rawdin - AutoBIM - BIM processes automation

Former Project RAs

  1. Ian Wilson - SCRIPT Project
  2. Michael Dibley- KNOWHOIEM Project (Lead IoT Engineer at Ideal Boilers)
  3. Ioan Petri - SCRIPT & SPORTE2 Projects (Lecturer in Cardiff University)
  4. Baris Yuce - SPORTE2 Project (Lecturer in University of Exeter)
  5. Tom Beach - REGBIM Project (Senior lecturer in Cardiff University)
  6. Jean-Laurent Hippolyte - RESILIENT Project
  7. Yang Liu - WANDA Project
  8. Wanqing Zhao - REACH Project (Senior lecturer in Manchester Metropolitan University)

Visiting Scholars

  1. Guihe Tang - South China Agricultural University (2019-2020)
  2. Huang Li - South China Agricultural University (2019-2020)
  3. Tian Zhang - Dalian Maritime University (2021-2022)

Current PhDs 

  1. BIMChain - BIM & Blockchain, ARTHUR Steven
  2. Data governance network for life cycle BIM execution, Mohamed Binesmael
  3. BIM4QA - Governance Framework Supporting Multi-facet Project and Organization Quality Assurance RAWDIN Alan
  4. Knowledge mining through deep learning in support of conceptual structural design, BIE Sisi
  5. BIM Supported Smart Manufacturing for Construction Digitalization, SU Tengxiang
  6. Holistic design based on knowledge processing and surrogate modelling, KHUDHAIR Ali
  7. MetaBIM – smart BIM compliance Checking and supporting platform development, ZHU Xiaofeng
  8. standardized BIM data streamlining towards real time proactive decision support for infrastructure asset management, AN Yi
  9. IoTs for Digital bridge Infrastructure surveying, XIONG Guanyu
  10. BIM & Digital Twins for smart bridge asset management, GAO Yan
  11. A BIM-based AI Framework supporting Big Data applications in Smart Engineering, GU Xinping
  12. Overheating risk reduction in UK buildings, Mousa Alrasheed (second supervisor)

  13. BIM data fusion engine in support of holistic building design, XIANG Lini (external joint supervision)
  14. BIM digital twins supporting collaborative bridge safety analysis, YANG Siyao (external  joint supervision)
  15. Mechanics informed Digital Twins for bridge design and maintenance, SONG Honghong (external joint supervision)
  16. Ontological BIM supporting smart bridge design and analysis, JIANG Yali (external joint supervision)
  17. Knowledge-based AI to supporting parametric railway tunnel design and optimization, LING Jiaxin (external joint supervision)

Past projects

Former PhDs 

  1. Digital building - From conceptual design through to life-long management DIBLEY Michael, Awarded, 2007-2011
  2. A Comparative Study of Operating Theatre Management Systems, AL OJAIMI Abdulkarim, Awarded, 2009-2012
  3. Managing Innovation in Public Research and Development Organisations Using A Combined Delphi And Analytical Hierarchy Process Approach MEESAPAWONG Pawadee, Awarded, 2009-2013
  4. A Consensus-based Framework for The Sustainable Urban Planning Development of The City of Riyadh ALI Alqahtany, Awarded, 2011-2015
  5. End User Oriented BIM Enabled Multi-Functional Virtual Environment Supporting Building Emergency Planning and Evacuation WANG Bin, Awarded, 2011-2015 (BIM Leader in Mott Macdonald Cardiff) 
  6. BIM-Based Smart Compliance Checking to Enhance Environmental Sustainability KASIM Tala, Awarded, 2011-2014 (Lecturer in Aston University, UK)
  7. A Strategic Decision-Making Framework for Organisational BIM Implementation CHEN keyu, Awarded, 2011-2015
  8. BIM based holistic approach for multi-objective integrated design using ontology HOU Shangjie, Awarded, 2011-2015 (BIM team leader in Vanke, China)
  9. A Proposed Framework for Resilience to Biological Disasters; The Case of Mers-COV Threat in Transient Mass Gathering Event ALSHEHRI Saud Awarded, 2012-2016
  10. BIM based combined optimization and reasoning for smart building and district energy management JAYAN Bejay Awarded, 2012-2016
  11. Ontological representations for integrated smart cities modelling & data analytics HOWELL Shaun, 2013-17
  12. The Development of Urban Sustainability Assessment Framework for Iraqi cities AMEEN Raed, 2013-17
  13. HPC / Cloud computing based engineering optimization YANG Chunfeng (visiting PhD from Dalian University of Technology), 2012-2014
  14. Dynamic Cloud computing platform development for engineering optimization LI Zhaojun (visiting PhD from Dalian University of Technology), 2013-2014
  15. BIM supported Sustainable Structure Design, ZHANG Jisong (CSC PhD from Dalian Maritime University), 2017-2018 (Lecturer in Dalian Jiaotong University, China),  
  16. Knowledge mining for holistic design decision making by leveraging information models for crowd behaviour analysis, BOJE Calin Awarded, 2014-2018 (BIM researcher in LIST - Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology)
  17. Zero carbon housing in Iraq SHALLAL Balsam Alwan, 01/10/2015 - 30/09/2019
  18. Govern-BIM: BIM execution governance across lifecycle and supply chains, GOONETILLAKE Jaliya, 01/10/2015 - 30/09/2019
  19. BIM based Collective Decision Support for Value for money evaluation in PPP, REN Guoqian, 01/10/2015 - 30/09/2019 (researh associate in Cardiff University from January 2020
  20. Ontology modelling for road maintenance, ZHANG Rujie, CSC funded visiting PhD, 2019-2020
  21. Holistic design for Pile system, MENG Kun, CSC funded visiting PhD, 2019-2020
  22. Infrastructure-BIM: A Contractor’s perspective of Infrastructure Information Modelling, BRADLEY Alex 
  23. BIM4H&E: Using BIM to enhance construction safety GAO Shang
  24. Governance and assessment framework for BIM based highway asset management, LAMB Simon
  25. Resilient and sustainable urban infrastructures CERE Giulia, 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2020