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Professor HaiJiang Li

Professor HaiJiang Li

Professor - Chair in BIM for Smart Engineering

School of Engineering

Email
lih@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5133
Campuses
S2.10C, Queen's Buildings - South Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

For more than 20 years, Prof. Li has been working towards a new generation smart engineering computing platform in support of holistic decision making through working across different areas, including civil and hydraulic engineering – water and environment issues; structural engineering, onsite construction and project management; infrastructure – road, bridge, maritime and dam – structural design & analysis; building services and facility (asset) management – smart energy in buildings, district and cities; water distribution and urban water management, sustainability, resilience and disaster management for cities and the built environment. These experiences enable him to develop inter-disciplinary oriented research, underpinned by High Performance Computing (HPC & Cloud Computing), inter-linked domain knowledge (Ontology Modelling), Artificial Intelligence algorithms and BIM (Building Information Modelling) 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 built environment.

Prof. Li's research mainly covers three areas -
(1) Fundamental life cycle BIM data, information and knowledge processing 
(2) Large scale smart engineering computing, data analytics and optimization
(3) Knowledge based and artificial intelligence supported holistic decision making

Funding and Team: Prof. Li has secured significant research funds from UK, EU and China, as a Principle / Co-Investigator, the total project value is about £40M (£7M as PI, funding sources include EPSRC, NERC, EU FP7/H2020, and National Natural Science Foundation of China - NSFC, China National 973 project, China National Grand Plan 2016 Green Construction - total value: ¥105M). He has published more than 140 publications (journal / conference papers, books/chapters etc.), leading a BIM team consisting of 45+ RAs / PhDs in total since 2006, and a top-class BIM & VR (Virtual Reality) laboratory. Prof. Li has recently secured more than £1.1M industry investment (2018-2023, agreement in principle signed) from China Communications Construction Company (CCCC, ranked No. 91 in Fortune 500) to support BIM and Smart Engineering related research projects. 

International Impact - Prof. Li is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Automation in Construction (Elsevier Publishing, impact factor: 4.332); the Editor for the Journal of Construction Innovation (ESCI, EI). He serves as editorial board members for other three international journals; reviewers for EPSRC, NSERC (Canada) and 40+ 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 Associate Peer Review College; visiting Professor for several universities in China; actively engaged with most of the major international communities on BIM and ICT in AEC domain, e.g. EG-ICE, ICCCBE, CIBW78, ECPPM and ASCE. He has been leading/participating UK, EU FP7 / H2020 and China research projects intensively and created a significant international base for academic and industry collaboration; he is the Secretary Committee for EG-ICE: European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering, which is a highly established and regarded 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 (https://www.buildingsmart.org/ifc-maritime-project/, accessed on 23rd January 2019). In China, Prof. Li serves as a guest BIM scientist for China State Construction Engineering Group (CSCEG, ranked No.23 in Fortune 500 in 2017) & China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), playing an influential role there helping China to transform their construction industry (https://pcsg.co.uk/2018/07/02/5118/, accessed on 23rd January 2019). A new BIM policy book has just been published in 2019 - "CHINA, USA & UK BIM STANDARDS AND POLICY" (China Construction Industry Publisher, sponsored by China national 13th 5-Year Plan) to comprehensively introduce and compare the BIM standards and policies in China, USA and UK.

Chinese version...

Last updated in April 2020.

Trained as a Civil Engineer (BSc, Hydraulic and Hydroelectric Engineering) then MSc in CAD & CAE in Civil Engineering and PhD in High Performance Computing (HPC) in Engineering Design and Analysis, Prof. Haijiang Li started his academic career in China in 2003 then joined Cardiff University as a Lecturer in 2006. In 2018, Dr. Li became a Chair Professor in BIM for Smart Engineering.

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, as the academic advisor
  • 2017, “Microsoft Azure Research Award”, Cardiff University, as PhD 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 (as student project supervisor)
  • 2015, “The David Douglas Award 2015”, an educational award from the South Wales Institute of Engineers Educational Trust 2007 (as project 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

  • 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

  • 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 MSc examiner for the Huddersfield University, UK
  • 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, Peer Reviewer
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

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

MSc Programme - BIM for Smart Engineering
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)

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. 

Since 2006 till now (2019), more than 40 Year-3 project students and 30+ MSc students working on BIM topics (supervised by Prof. Li), and several hundreds to thousands of BEng / MEng / MSc students have acquired BIM knowledge and graduated from Cardiff.

In 2012, Prof. Li won the award of Engineering School Strategic Fund for teaching and built up a first-class BIM and VR (Virtual Reality) computing research laboratory, which has been fully utilized to support school wide BIM teaching and research. The BIM teaching has also been opened to the students from School of City Planning and Architecture School, and the BIM module (ENT768 & EN4308) has become one of the most popular modules and the student number has increased significantly year by year.

In 2015, Prof. Li was awarded with an EU Erasmus project (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, BIM4VET as PI). The project enables Cardiff to lead Pan-European BIM curriculum development and quality control activities, which are extremely strategic.

In 2016, Prof. Li secured the second phase of ENGIN Strategic Funding to further upgrade the BIM and VR lab, new exciting equipment have been purchased and currently function well for teaching and research tasks.

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

Project title

Role

Duration

Status

Value

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

PI

01/01/2019-01/01/2022

Awarded
(515931)

£300,000

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

PI

01/02/2019-01/02/2021

Awarded

£365,000
total value ¥12M

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

PI

01/10/2017-30/09/2020

Awarded

(513810)

£115,485
total value ¥3M

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

PI

04/01/2017-03/04/2017

Awarded

(512412)

£35,960
total value ¥1M

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

CoI

01/04/2017-31/03/2019

Awarded

(512005)

€123,125
total value €998,417

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

PI

01/10/2017-30/09/2020

Awarded

(512930)

£98,566

Green Construction – China National 13th Five-Year Plan
Funding: Ministry of Science and Technology, China

PI
(UK)

2016- 2020

Awarded

Total value:¥105M

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

PI

13/06/2016-24/07/2016

Awarded

(510376)

£4,572

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

CoI

25/01/2016-24/01/2019

Awarded

£502,952
total value £1M

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

PI

01/09/2015-31/08/2017

Awarded

(510866)

£66,985
total value €273K

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

PI

15/03/2015-31/05/2015

Awarded

£ 100K

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

CoI

01/10/2015-31/03/2019

Awarded

£84K

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

PI

15/06/2014-14/06/2016

Awarded

£19,753
total value ¥1M

 

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

CoI

01/02/2014-31/01/2017

Awarded

Ref:619795

£352,687
total value €4.4M

 

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

PI

01/10/2014-30/09/2017

Awarded

£ 56K

 

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

PI

01/10/2014-01/10/2017

Awarded

£56K

 

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

PI

01/10/2014 -30/09/2017

Awarded

£ 83K

 

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

CoI

02/09/2013 - 1/09/2017

Awarded
Ref:609154
FP7-NMP

£459,505
Total value € 8.2 M

 

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

CoI

01/02/2013 -31/01/2015

Awarded

505059 KTP008883

£133,033
Total value £ 174K

 

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

CoI

01/08/2013 -31/07/2016

Awarded

(504460)

£224,959
Total value £1.2M

 

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

PI

01/07/2013 -31/12/2016

Awarded

£79,399

 

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

CoI

01/09/2012 - 1/08/2016

Awarded

Ref:314671

£527,442
total value €8.1M

 

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

PI

06/07/2012 - 8/02/2014

Awarded
Ref: 260124

£235,871
total value €4.7M

 

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

CoI

01/02/2012 - 1/01/2014

Awarded

£127,278 Total value £1.1M

 

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

CoI

01/09/2011 - 1/08/2014

Awarded
Ref: 285229

£286,252
Total value: €4.5M

 

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

CoI

01/01/2010 - 0/06/2013

Awarded

£339,295

 

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

PI

01/07/2006 -01/10/2009

Awarded

£83,092

 

Pre-Cardiff University (Projects in China)

Grid Computing for Collaborative FM
Funding: China Scholarship Council

PI

10/08/2005 -10/08/2006

Awarded

Ref:2004821078

¥126K

 

Large Scale Scientific Computing
Funding: China National Science Foundation, 973 plan

N/A

1999 - 2004

Awarded

¥3.2M

 

Gravity Wharf Structural Design and Optimization
Funding: China Ministry of Transportation

N/A

1999 - 2001

Awarded

¥300K

OPPORTUNITIES...

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 (lih@cardiff.ac.uk

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

Current Project RAs 

  1. Alex Bradley - IFC Ports & Waterways standard development Project (IFC4.3 & 5)
  2. Tom Bower - MetaBIM - Smart BIM Certification (automation) Project
  3. Guoqian Ren - Digital Twins - for Cities and Harbours Project

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 Professors 

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

Current PhDs 

  1. Infrastructure-BIM: A Contractor’s perspective of Infrastructure Information Modelling, BRADLEY Alex, 2013-2018 
  2. BIM4H&E: Using BIM to enhance construction safety GAO Shang Current, 2015 - 2019
  3. Governance and assessment framework for BIM based highway asset management, LAMB Simon Current, 2015 - 2019
  4. Resilient and sustainable urban infrastructures CERE Giulia Current, 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2020
  5. Large scale real time data processing and knowledge mining for life cycle design, construction and operation, ARTHUR Steven Current, 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2020
  6. BIMDataNet – Data governance network for life cycle BIM execution, Mohamed Binesmael Current, 01/07/2017 - 31/12/2020
  7. BIM4QA - Governance Framework Supporting Multi-facet Project and Organization Quality Assurance RAWDIN Alan Current, 01/10/2017 - 30/09/2021
  8. Knowledge mining through deep learning in support of conceptual structural design, BIE Sisi Current, 01/10/2017 - 30/09/2021
  9. BIM Supported Smart Manufacturing for Construction Digitalization, SU Tengxiang Current, 01/10/2017- 30/09/2021
  10. Holistic design based on knowledge processing and surrogate modelling, KHUDHAIR Ali Current, 03/01/2018 - 31/12/2021
  11. MetaBIM – smart BIM compliance Checking and supporting platform development, ZHU Xiaofeng, 01/01/20 - 01/02/24
  12. standardized BIM data streamlining towards real time proactive decision support for infrastructure asset management, AN Yi, 01/10/2019 - 01/10/2023
  13. Holistic design for Pile system, MENG Kun, CSC funded visiting PhD, 2019-2020
  14. Ontology modelling for road maintenance, ZHANG Rujie, CSC funded visiting PhD, 2019-2020
  15. BIM based Collaborative Engineering Analysis, XIANG Lini, CSC funded visiting PhD, 2020-2022

Current MSc students 

  1. BIM with GIS for city planning Wai Kwong Ng (Billy), 2019 MSc
  2. BIM global market analysis Yuhua Han (Carol) 2019 MSc
  3. Charging station planning Changhe LIU 2019 MSc
  4. Smart CDE development Chengzheng Huang 2019 MSc
  5. Cognitive modelling for collaboration design Danyang WU 2019 MSc
  6. Ontology modelling for Bridge maintenance Rundong PU 2019 MSc
  7. Ontology modelling for flooding management Ruowang RUI 2019 MSc

Past projects

Graduated 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. The Development of Urban Sustainability Assessment Framework for Iraqi cities AMEEN Raed, awarded, 2013-17
  12. Ontological representations for integrated smart cities modelling & data analytics HOWELL Shaun awarded, 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 Current, 01/10/2015 - 30/09/2019
  18. Govern-BIM: BIM execution governance across lifecycle and supply chains, GOONETILLAKE Jaliya Current, 01/10/2015 - 30/09/2019
  19. BIM based Collective Decision Support for Value for money evaluation in PPP, REN Guoqian Current, 01/10/2015 - 30/09/2019 (researh associate in Cardiff University from January 2020)

Graduated MSc

  1. Wireless Pocket PC applications for onsite construction ABDUL MATEEN KHAN SAFDAR Awarded 2007 MSc
  2. A Web-based EnergyPlus Application, LIU Zhi Awarded 2009 MSc
  3. Building Information Modelling and Building Energy Analysis,NA Qing Awarded 2009 MSc
  4. Building Information Modelling (BIM) based Structural Conceptual Design of a Bridge, Atul Ravi Dongargaonkar Awarded 2010 MSc
  5. 3D Collaborative Conceptual Design, DONG Haichuan Awarded 2010 MSc
  6. Building information modelling based energy simulation, SUNIL KUMAR MANNI Awarded 2010 MSc
  7. Building Information Modelling Based On Energy Analysis, ZHAO Bo Awarded 2010 MSc
  8. Building Information Modelling for Sustainable Design, LUO Chengshi Awarded 2011 MSc
  9. Research on BIM – Building Information Modelling and its application in AEC, ZHANG Renfei Awarded 2011 MSc
  10. BIM-based Design Workflow LIN Yeli Awarded 2011 MSc
  11. An investigation into the costs and benefits of BIM adoption for UK structural engineering practices, KNIGHT Scott Awarded 2012 MSc
  12. Optimisation and Control Strategies in HVAC System Operations, JAYAN Bejay Awarded 2012 MSc
  13. BIM based Multi-objective Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis, DU Xiang Awarded 2012 MSc
  14. A New Methodology For BIM Adoption Starting With Local Council Projects, Isaac Bamfield Awarded, 2012 MSc
  15. The Investigation of BIM-based Design Workflow in ArchiCAD, SUN Yanhui Awarded, 2012 MSc
  16. Building Information Modelling Based Energy Analysis, GAN Lu Awarded, 2013 MSc
  17. A Bridge Information Modelling (BrIM) Framework for Design and Construction, ZOU Yang Awarded, 2013 MSc
    (Lecturer in University of Auckland)
  18. The role of BIM in AEC industry MUHAMMAD UMARU Awarded, 2014 MSc
  19. BIM Research by Application of Big Data Analytics, LI Xiao Awarded, 2014 MSc
  20. BIM- based Timber Passivhaus conceptual Design GAO Zishu Awarded, 2014 MSc
  21. The Legal, Contractual and Insurance implications of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the UK AEC sector Parveer Singh Awarded,  2015 MSc
  22. An optimization model for integrated multi-objectives district energy in cities, APANOMERITAKI EVANGELIA Awarded
    2016 MSc
  23. Ontology based river catchment management DILIP M DHARNA Awarded, 2016 MSc
  24. A research on the development of BIM maturity assessment models tools NIKOLAS CHATZIIOAKEIMIDIS Awarded, 2016 MSc
  25. BIM for bridge maintenance DING Rui Awarded,2017 MSc
  26. Unity3D-based Asset Information Model for Bridge Handover FAN Yuxiang Awarded, 2017 MSc
  27. Increase of interoperability between Revit and IES VE through MVD development GEORGIOS TSIOULOS Awarded, 2017 MSc
  28. A Comparative Research on BIM based as-built Modelling David Joseph Pugh Awarded, 2018 MSc
  29. Development of IDM framework for lighting simulation Priyanka Narayanamoorthy Awarded 2018 MSc
  30. Ontology Based Approach Supporting Smart Urban Flooding Disaster Management Sit Wai Choy Awarded 2018 MSc
  31. Compliance Checking and KPI Database Establishment of BIM Standard Based on Semantic Keyword Extraction (SKE) Method Xiaofeng ZHU Awarded 2018 MSc

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