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PhD projects

Evidence-based Learning and Research for Professional Excellence in the Built Environment (https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/evidence-based-learning-and-research-for-professional-excellence-in-the-built-environment/?p134568).
The Theory and Praxis of Digital Construction (https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/subjects/architecture/digitalconstruction/)

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Personal Statement

Dr Zhen Chen, known as George, is the Lecturer in Construction Management, Academic Leader of Digital Construction Research Unit, Course Director for MSc Advanced Construction Technologies and BIM, and Convener of the Departmental Research Ethics Committee in Architecture Department at Strathclyde. Through his academic and professional services at companies, organisations and universities worldwide, he has developed specialty interests and expertise in architectural engineering, construction engineering and management, and facilities management with regard to the dependable built environment. He has engaged in more than 80 funded research projects, and has more than 200 authored publications with over 100 plenary lectures and presentations at national and international events. He was the management committee member of COST Action on the effective design and delivery of megaprojects in the European Union, and serves on technical committees at ADS, ASCE, BSI, CEN, CIBSE, ISO, and TRB. He is the Specialty Chief Editor in Construction Management at Frontiers in Built Environment.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Bachelor of Engineering, Qingdao University of Technology

Master of Engineering, Tongji University


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