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Personal Statement

Dr Zhen Chen is Lecturer in Construction Management in the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde. He has engaged in over 50 research projects, worth over £5m, funded in UK and internationally; and has authored over 200 publications in construction engineering and management. He was a member of the management committee of COST Action TU1003 (The Effective Design and Delivery of Megaprojects in the European Union). Dr Chen is a member of several technical committees at professional bodies, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (Sustainability), the British Standards Institution (BSI) (Facility Management; Project, Programme and Portfolio Management; Service Life Planning; and Smart Cities), and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) (Intelligent Buildings). Dr Chen is the Specialty Chief Editor for Construction Management at Frontiers in Built Environment (Electronic ISSN: 2297-3362) published by Frontiers in Switzerland. He is the Associate Editor for three international journals, including the International Journal of Forensic Engineering & Management published by Inderscience in UK, Innovative Infrastructure Solutions published by Springer in Germany, and the Section on Sustainable Design & Construction at Frontiers in Built Environment published by Frontiers in Switzerland. He also serves at editorial boards for several international journals published by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Elsevier.

Education/Academic qualification

Heriot-Watt University

Bachelor of Engineering, Qingdao Technological University

Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Master of Engineering, Tongji University

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Projects 2018 2021

An analytic approach to sustainability assessment in urban megaprojects

Chen, Z. & Agapiou, A.


Project: Research - StudentshipResearch (Internally Funded)

Research Output 2000 2018

Book review: Handbook on Transport and Development

Chen, Z., 3 Apr 2018, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law . 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review


Chen, Z., 1 Dec 2018, In : Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability. 171, 8, p. 381 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Activities 2008 2018

Improving Science-based Climate Policy for Flood Risk Management

Zhen Chen (Participant)
4 Jun 20186 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

A Dynamic Decision-Making Process for Evidence-Based Learning on Megaprojects

Zhen Chen (Speaker)
22 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Megaproject Management

Zhen Chen (Main contact)

Impact: Professional practice, training and standards, Public understanding, information and debate, Education