Kevin Zhang

Professor Kevin Zhang

Associate Dean - Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

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STEM College | School of Engineering


TREMS Hub

Urban Futures ECP


Emailkevin.zhang@rmit.edu.au


Phone: +61 39925 3824


Campus: Melbourne City


Programs

 CIVE1149 - Construction Management


 CIVE1217 - Engineering Economics and Infrastructure Planning


 OENG1117 - Risk and Project Management


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Kevin Zhang sitting in an auditorium, looking up and ahead. He is wearing a suit and glasses. An out of focus background shows other people seated behind him.

Contact details

STEM College | School of Engineering


TREMS Hub

Urban Futures ECP


Emailkevin.zhang@rmit.edu.au


Phone: +61 39925 3824


Campus: Melbourne City


Programs

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Prof Guomin (Kevin) Zhang is an expert in sustainable construction and asset management, with more than 20 years experience in teaching and research and industry engagement.

Overview

Dr Guomin (Kevin) Zhang is a Professor in the School of Engineering at RMIT University. He has a proven track record of academic and research leadership in construction engineering and management, with special interest in sustainable construction and asset management, supported by digitalized engineering and life cycle assessment. He has led and participated in a large number of research projects with total funding over $10 million including ARC linkage project, CRC projects and industry sponsored projects, with collaborators across industry, governments and universities in Australia and overseas. He has authored more than 250 publications including more than 110 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. He has supervised 16 PhD students to successful completions.

As the coordinators of several core courses in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, he is a strong advocator of blended learning and authentic assessment and achieved excellent CES results. As the program manager for BH077 Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Honours) – the largest single degree undergraduate program at RMIT University from 2011 to 2016, he led the program rationalisation which reduced program teaching loads without sacrificing quality. From 2016 as the Associate Dean – Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, he is leading the discipline to achieve many successes such as continuously improved CES, more than doubled research incomes and high staff satisfaction. He was the Chair of the Academic Workload Committee in the School of Engineering in 2020-2021. He is elected to be a member in the Academic Board at RMIT University starting from January 2022.

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Industry experience

  • Working with local councils and industry companies such as Melbourne City Council, Kingston City Council and Brimbank City Council in sustainable asset management
  • Working with industry companies such as Multiplex and Hansen Yuncken in lower carbon construction, BIM and project risk management
  • Working with local governments such as City of Yarra in kerbside glass waste recycling
  • Working with industry companies such as Robert Bird Group in modular design and construction
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Research

His research focuses on sustainable construction and asset management through the lens of low carbon materials and construction techniques, optimised maintenance and rehabilitation schemes, waste management and innovative procurement methods, with the support of digital technologies and life cycle assessment.

Research keywords

Sustainable Construction, Asset Management, Building Information Modelling, Life Cycle Assessment, Construction and Demolition Waste, Modular Construction, Energy Efficient and Renewable Technologies, Project Risk Management

Research output summary

250

Publications

$10 million

Projects

6

Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Waste recycling and reproduction
  • Modular design and construction
  • Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Innovative procurement methods
  • Lower carbon construction
  • The application of digital technologies in the building and construction sector

Supervisor projects

  • Optimization of Building Façade from a Life Cycle Perspective: An Integration of BIM-enabled LCA and Energy Simulation Tool
  • Ontology-based Automated Environmental Emissions and Impacts Evaluation of Building Construction
  • RFID enabled prefabrication for minimizing risk construction waste and improving productivity
  • BIM enabled decision-making toolkit for optimized green building design and construction
  • Sustainable lifecycle system of kerbside glass recycling and reproduction
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)-based asset management and maintenance planning
  • Life cycle assessment study on a hemp concrete building
  • Lightweight concrete materials for prefabricated modular construction
  • Energy efficiency and sustainable development in coastal areas
  • A systematic stakeholder management framework for managing public private partnership projects in Australia
  • Synthetic Damage Curves for Concrete Girder Bridge Decks Under Flood Hazard
  • A Tool for Optimised Energy Retrofitting of Higher Educational Buildings
  • Understanding the Impact Between safety Investment and Accident Cost in Hong Kong Construction Industry: Regression Model Analysis
  • BIM-base Strategies to Promote Sustainable Construction-A systematic Approach
  • Decision-making Framework to Select a Public-Private Partnership Scheme for Infrastructure Development in Vietnam
  • Development of short term and peak energy prediction models using ensemble and deep learning neural networks
  • Measuring the social, environmental and economic consequences of bridge failure due to natural disasters
  • Framework for Improving the Operation and Maintenance of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project in China

Feature publications

Understanding the key risks in construction projects in China

International journal of project management, 25(6), 601-604

PXW Zou, G Zhang, J Wang (2007).

Environmental emissions at foundation construction stage of buildings–Two case studies

Building and Environment, 95, 189-198

M Sandanayake, G Zhang, S Setunge (2016).

Fuzzy analytical hierarchy process risk assessment approach for joint venture construction projects in China

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 133, 771-779

G Zhang, PX Zou (2007).

Key publications by year

  • Gajanayake, A. Khan, T. and Zhang, G. 2021, 'A decision-making tool to assess external costs of disaster induced bridge failure', in International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 64, pp. 1-10 ISSN: 2212-4209, doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102506
  • S Kilmartin-Lynch, R Roychand, M Saberian, J Li, G Zhang 2021. “Application of COVID-19 single-use shredded nitrile gloves in structural concrete: Case study from Australia”, Science of The Total Environment, 151423, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.151423
  • Q Wang, G Zhang, Q Wu, W Li, L Shi, 2021, “A combined wall and roof solar chimney in one building”, Energy, 122480, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2021.122480
  • P Kalutara, G Zhang, S Setunge, R Wakefield, 2021, “Decision-making model for sustainable management of Australian community buildings: combined approach using analytical hierarchy process and neuro-fuzzy system”, International Journal of Construction Management, 1-12, doi:10.1080/15623599.2021.1969322
  • V Nguyen-Van, C Wu, F Vogel, G Zhang, H Nguyen-Xuan, P Tran 2021, “Mechanical performance of fractal-like cementitious lightweight cellular structures: Numerical investigations”, Composite Structures, 114050, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114050
  • W Li, J Liu, G Zhang, Q Wang, L Shi, 2021, “Energy assessment methods for solar chimney in buildings: A review”, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 13 (4), 042701, doi:10.1063/5.0051189
  • Hoang T. Nguyen, Kate T. Q. Nguyen, Tu C. Le & Guomin Zhang 2021, ‘Review on the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Predict Fire Performance of Construction Materials and Their Flame Retardancy’, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 1022, doi:10.3390/molecules26041022
  • Wenkai Luo, Malindu Sandanayake, Guomin Zhang & Yongtao Tan 2021, ‘Construction Cost and Carbon Emission Assessment of a Highway Construction—A Case towards Sustainable Transportation’, Sustainability vol. 13, no. 14, pp. 7854, doi:10.3390/su13147854
  • Haosen Chen, Lei Hou, Guomin (Kevin) Zhang & Sungkon Moon 2021, ‘Development of BIM, IoT and AR/VR technologies for fire safety and upskilling’, Automation in Construction, vol. 125, pp. 103631, doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2021.103631
  • Shuo Chen, Guomin Zhang, Xiaobo Xia, Yixing Chen, Sujeeva Setunge & Long Shi 2021, ‘The impacts of occupant behavior on building energy consumption: A review’, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, vol. 45, pp. 101212, doi:10.1016/j.seta.2021.101212
  • Lei Hou, Haosen Chen, Guomin (Kevin) Zhang & Xiangyu Wang 2021, ‘Deep Learning-Based Applications for Safety Management in the AEC Industry: A Review’, Applied Sciences, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 821, doi:10.3390/app11020821
  • Shannon Kilmartin-Lynch, Mohammad Saberian, Jie Li, Rajeev Roychand & Guomin Zhang 2021, ‘Preliminary evaluation of the feasibility of using polypropylene fibres from COVID-19 single-use face masks to improve the mechanical properties of concrete’, Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 296, pp. 126460, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126460
  • Shanaka Kristombu Baduge, Satheeskumar Navaratnam, Yousef Abu-Zidan, Tom McCormack, Kate Nguyen, Priyan Mendis & Guomin Zhang et al. 2021, ‘Improving performance of additive manufactured (3D printed) concrete: A review on material mix design, processing, interlayer bonding, and reinforcing methods’, Structures, vol. 29, pp. 1597–1609, doi:10.1016/j.istruc.2020.12.061
  • Vuong Nguyen-Van, Biranchi Panda, Guomin Zhang, Hung Nguyen-Xuan & Phuong Tran 2021, ‘Digital design computing and mod- elling for 3-D concrete printing’, Automation in Construction, vol. 123, pp. 103529, doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103529
  • Vuong Nguyen-Van, Changlang Wu, Frank Vogel, Guomin Zhang, H. Nguyen-Xuan & Phuong Tran 2021, ‘Me- chanical performance of fractal-like cementitious lightweight cellular structures: Numerical investigations’, Composite Struc- tures, vol. 269, pp. 114050, doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114050
  • Yunhui Pu, Lang Li, Qingyuan Wang, Xiaoshuang Shi, Chenchen Luan, Guomin Zhang & Ling Fu et al. 2021, ‘Accelerated carbonation technology for enhanced treatment of recycled concrete aggregates: A state-of-the-art review’, Construction and Building Ma- terials, vol. 282, pp. 122671, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.122671
  • Yunhui Pu, Lang Li, Qingyuan Wang, Xiaoshuang Shi, Ling Fu, Guomin Zhang & Chenchen Luan et al. 2021, ‘Accelerated carbonation treatment of recycled concrete aggregates using flue gas: A comparative study towards performance improvement’, Journal of CO2 Utilization, vol. 43, pp. 101362, doi:10.1016/j.jcou.2020.101362
  • Kajanan Selvaranjan, Satheeskumar Navaratnam, J.C.P.H. Gamage, Julian Thamboo, Rafat Siddique, Jingxuan Zhang & Guomin Zhang 2021, ‘Thermal and environmental impact analysis of rice husk ash-based mortar as insulating wall plaster’, Construction and Building Materials, vol. 283, pp. 122744, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.122744
  • Yongtao Tan, Ting Luo, Xiaolong Xue, Geoffrey Qiping Shen, Guomin Zhang & Lei Hou 2021, ‘An empirical study of green retrofit technologies and policies for aged residential buildings in Hong Kong’, Journal of Building Engineer- ing, vol. 39, pp. 102271, doi:10.1016/j.jobe.2021.102271
  • Yao Tao, Haihua Zhang, Lili Zhang, Guomin Zhang, Jiyuan Tu & Long Shi 2021, ‘Ventilation performance of a naturally ventilated double-skin façade in buildings’, Renewable Energy, vol. 167, pp. 184–198, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2020.11.073
  • Quddus Tushar, Muhammed A. Bhuiyan, Guomin Zhang & Tariq Maqsood 2021, ‘An integrated approach of BIM- enabled LCA and energy simulation: The optimized solution towards sustainable development’, Journal of Cleaner Produc- tion, vol. 289, pp. 125622, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125622
  • Haihua Zhang, Dong Yang, Vivian W.Y. Tam, Yao Tao, Guomin Zhang, Sujeeva Setunge & Long Shi 2021, ‘A critical review of combined natural ventilation techniques in sustainable buildings’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Re- views, vol. 141, pp. 110795, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2021.110795
  • Kate T.Q. Nguyen, Satheeskumar Navaratnam, Priyan Mendis, Kevin Zhang, Jonathan Barnett & Hao Wang 2020, ‘Fire safety of composites in prefabricated buildings: From fibre reinforced polymer to textile reinforced con- crete’, vol. 187, pp. 107815, doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.107815
  • Lang Li, Long Shi, Qingyuan Wang, Yongjie Liu, Jiangfeng Dong, Hong Zhang & Guomin Zhang 2020, ‘A review on the recovery of fire-damaged concrete with post-fire-curing’, vol. 237, pp. 117564, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117564
  • Rajeev Roychand, Biplob Kumar Pramanik, Guomin Zhang & Sujeeva Setunge 2020, ‘Recycling steel slag from municipal wastewater treatment plants into concrete applications – A step towards circular economy’, vol. 152, pp. 104533, doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104533
  • Akvan Gajanayake, Guomin Zhang, Tehmina Khan & Hessam Mohseni 2020, ‘Postdisaster Impact Assessment of Road Infrastructure: State-of-the-Art Review’, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 03119002, doi:10.1061/(asce)nh.1527-6996.0000343
  • Shuo Chen, Guomin Zhang, Xiaobo Xia, Sujeeva Setunge & Long Shi 2020, ‘A review of internal and external influencing factors on energy efficiency design of buildings’, Energy and Buildings, vol. 216, pp. 109944, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.109944
  • Xudong Cheng, Zhicheng Shi, Kate Nguyen, Lihai Zhang, Yong Zhou, Guomin Zhang & Jinhui Wang et al. 2020, ‘Solar chimney in tunnel considering energy-saving and fire safety’, Energy, vol. 210, pp. 118601, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2020.118601
  • Pei Dang, Zhanwen Niu, Guomin Zhang, Shang Gao & Lei Hou 2020, ‘Developing a Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Evaluation Model for Prefabrication Development Maturity of Construction Firms’, IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 222397–222409, doi:10.1109/access.2020.3043477
  • Pei Dang, Zhanwen Niu, Shang Gao, Lei Hou & Guomin Zhang 2020, ‘Critical Factors Influencing the Sustainable Construction Capability in Prefabrication of Chinese Construction Enterprises’, Sustainability, vol. 12, no. 21, pp. 8996, doi:10.3390/su12218996
  • Akvan Gajanayake, Guomin Zhang, Tehmina Khan & Hessam Mohseni 2020, ‘Postdisaster Impact Assessment of Road Infrastructure: State-of-the-Art Review’, Natural Hazards Review, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 03119002, doi:10.1061/(asce)nh.1527-6996.0000343
  • Lei Hou, Shaoze Wu, Guomin (Kevin) Zhang, Yongtao Tan & Xiangyu Wang 2020, ‘Literature Review of Digital Twins Applications in Construction Workforce Safety’, Applied Sciences, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 339, doi:10.3390/app11010339
  • Sajani Jayasuriya, Guomin Zhang & Rebecca J. Yang 2020, ‘Exploring the impact of stakeholder management strate- gies on managing issues in PPP projects’, International Journal of Construction Management, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 666– 678, doi:10.1080/15623599.2020.1753143
  • Lang Li, Long Shi, Qingyuan Wang, Yongjie Liu, Jiangfeng Dong, Hong Zhang & Guomin Zhang 2020, ‘A review on the recovery of fire-damaged concrete with post-fire-curing’, Construction and Building Materi- als, vol. 237, pp. 117564, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117564
  • Dezhi Li, Guanying Huang, Guomin Zhang & Jiangbo Wang 2020, ‘Driving factors of total carbon emissions from the construction industry in Jiangsu Province, China’, Journal of Cleaner Production, pp. 123179, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123179
  • Guanghua Li, Guomin Zhang, Chuan Chen & Igor Martek 2020, ‘Empirical Bid or No Bid Decision Process in In- ternational Construction Projects: Structural Equation Modeling Framework’, Journal of Construction Engineering and Manage- ment, vol. 146, no. 6, pp. 04020050, doi:10.1061/(asce)co.1943-7862.0001830
  • Guo Liu, Xiaohu Li, Yongtao Tan & Guomin Zhang 2020, ‘Building green retrofit in China: Policies, barriers and recommenda- tions’, Energy Policy, vol. 139, pp. 111356, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111356
  • Satheeskumar Navaratnam, Mitchell Humphreys, Priyan Mendis, Kate T.Q. Nguyen & Guomin Zhang 2020, ‘Effect of roof to wall connection stiffness variations on the load sharing and hold-down forces of Australian timber-framed houses’, Structures, vol. 27, pp. 141– 150, doi:10.1016/j.istruc.2020.05.040
  • Kate Nguyen, Satheeskumar Navaratnam, Priyan Mendis, Kevin Zhang, Jonathan Barnett & Hao Wang 2020, ‘Fire safety of composites in prefabricated buildings: From fibre reinforced polymer to textile reinforced concrete’, Composites Part B: Engineer- ing, pp. 107815, doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.107815
  • Vuong Nguyen-Van, Phuong Tran, Chenxi Peng, Luong Pham, Guomin Zhang & H. Nguyen-Xuan 2020, ‘Bioinspired cel- lular cementitious structures for prefabricated construction: Hybrid design & performance evaluations’, Automation in Construc- tion, vol. 119, pp. 103324, doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103324
  • Rajeev Roychand, Biplob Kumar Pramanik, Guomin Zhang & Sujeeva Setunge 2020, ‘Recycling steel slag from munici- pal wastewater treatment plants into concrete applications – A step towards circular economy’, Resources, Conservation and Recy- cling, vol. 152, pp. 104533, doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104533
  • Malindu Sandanayake, Chamila Gunasekara, David Law, Guomin Zhang, Sujeeva Setunge & Dennis Wanijuru 2020, ‘Sustainable criterion selection framework for green building materials – An optimisation based study of fly-ash Geopolymer concrete’, Sustainable Materials and Technologies, vol. 25, pp. e00178, doi:10.1016/j.susmat.2020.e00178
  • Long Shi, Anthony Ziem, Guomin Zhang, Jie Li & Sujeeva Setunge 2020, ‘Solar chimney for a real building considering both energy- saving and fire safety – a case study’, Energy and Buildings, vol. 221, pp. 110016, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110016
  • Qingyuan Wang, Guomin Zhang, Wenyuan Li & Long Shi 2020, ‘External wind on the optimum designing parameters of a wall solar chimney in building’, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, vol. 42, pp. 100842, doi:10.1016/j.seta.2020.100842
  • Qingyuan Wang, Guomin Zhang, Wenyuan Li & Long Shi 2020, ‘Numerical simulation of two-way fluid-structure interaction of wind loading on buildings’, Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, pp. 1–16, doi:10.1080/02533839.2019.1708213
  • Lili Zhang, Yuyao Hou, Zu’an Liu, Junfei Du, Long Xu, Guomin Zhang & Long Shi 2020, ‘Trombe wall for a residential building in Sichuan-Tibet alpine valley – A case study’, Renewable Energy, vol. 156, pp. 31–46, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2020.04.067
  • Lili Zhang, Dong Wei, Yuyao Hou, Junfei Du, Zu’an Liu, Guomin Zhang & Long Shi 2020, ‘Outdoor Thermal Comfort of Urban Park—A Case Study’, Sustainability, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1961, doi:10.3390/su12051961
  • Zhang, Guomin 2020, ‘Post-Disaster Reconstruction of Road Infrastructure: Decision making processes in an Australian context’, Eu- ropean Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 1-16, doi:10.18757/ejtir.2020.20.1.3919
  • Junhui Gong, Di Wang, Long Shi, Xuanya Liu, Ye Chen & Guomin Zhang 2019, ‘Experimental study on the smoke temperature evolution in a polyethylene (PE)-lined compartment on fire’, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, doi:10.1007/s10973-019-08923- 0
  • Sajani Jayasuriya, Guomin Zhang & Rebecca Jing Yang 2019, ‘Challenges in public private partnerships in construction industry’, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 172–185, doi:10.1108/bepam-01-2018-0024
  • Guanghua Li, Chuan Chen, Guomin Zhang & Igor Martek 2019, ‘Bid/no-bid decision factors for Chinese international con- tractors in international construction projects’, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, ahead-of-print, no. ahead-of- print, doi:10.1108/ecam-11-2018-0526
  • Wenkai Luo, Malindu Sandanayake & Guomin Zhang 2019, ‘Direct and indirect carbon emissions in foundation con- struction – Two case studies of driven precast and cast-in-situ piles’, Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 211, pp. 1517– 1526, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.244
  • Malindu Sandanayake, Guomin Zhang & Sujeeva Setunge 2019, ‘Estimation of environmental emissions and impacts of building con- struction – A decision making tool for contractors’, Journal of Building Engineering, vol. 21, pp. 173–185, doi:10.1016/j.jobe.2018.10.023
  • Malindu Sandanayake, Wenkai Luo & Guomin Zhang 2019, ‘Direct and indirect impact assessment in off-site construction—A case study in China’, Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 48, pp. 101520, doi:10.1016/j.scs.2019.101520
  • Malindu Sandanayake, Guomin Zhang & Sujeeva Setunge 2019, ‘Impediments affecting a comprehensive emission assessment at the construction stage of a building’, International Journal of Construction Management, pp. 1–11, doi:10.1080/15623599.2019.1631977
  • Long Shi, Xudong Cheng, Lihai Zhang, Zhi Li, Guomin Zhang, Dongmei Huang & Jiyuan Tu 2019, ‘In- teraction effect of room opening and air inlet on solar chimney performance’, Applied Thermal Engineer- ing, vol. 159, pp. 113877, doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.113877
  • Yongtao Tan, Chenyang Shuai, Liyin Shen, Lei Hou & Guomin Zhang 2019, ‘A study of sustainable practices in the sustainability leadership of international contractors’, Sustainable Development, doi:10.1002/sd.2020
  • Quddus Tushar, Muhammed Bhuiyan, Malindu Sandanayake & Guomin Zhang 2019, ‘Optimizing the energy consumption in a residential building at different climate zones: Towards sustainable decision making’, Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 233, pp. 634– 649, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.06.093
  • Xue Zhao, Yongtao Tan, Liyin Shen, Guomin Zhang & Jinhuan Wang 2019, ‘Case-based reasoning approach for supporting building green retrofit decisions’, Building and Environment, vol. 160, pp. 106210, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106210
  • Xudong Cheng, Long Shi, Peng Dai, Guomin Zhang, Hui Yang & Jie Li 2018, ‘Study on optimizing design of solar chimney for natural ventilation and smoke exhaustion’, Energy and Buildings, vol. 170, pp. 145–156, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.04.016
  • Pushpitha KALUTARA, Guomin ZHANG, Sujeeva SETUNGE & Ron WAKEFIELD 2018, ‘PRIORITISING SUSTAINABILITY FACTORS FOR AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY BUILDINGS’ MANAGEMENT USING ANALYTICAL HIERARCHY PROCESS (AHP)’, International Journal of Strategic Property Management, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 37–50, doi:10.3846/ijspm.2018.318
  • Lang Li, Qingyuan Wang, Guomin Zhang, Long Shi, Jiangfeng Dong & Pu Jia 2018, ‘A method of detecting the cracks of concrete undergo high-temperature’, Construction and Building Materials, vol. 162, pp. 345–358, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.010
  • Malindu Sandanayake, Guomin Zhang & Sujeeva Setunge 2018, ‘A comparative method of air emission impact assessment for building construction activities’, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol. 68, pp. 1–9, doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2017.09.003
  • Malindu Sandanayake, Chamila Gunasekara, David Law, Guomin Zhang & Sujeeva Setunge 2018, ‘Greenhouse gas emis- sions of different fly ash based geopolymer concretes in building construction’, Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 204, pp. 399– 408, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.08.311
  • Malindu Sandanayake, Weena Lokuge, Guomin Zhang, Sujeeva Setunge & Quddus Thushar 2018, ‘Greenhouse gas emissions during timber and concrete building construction —A scenario based comparative case study’, Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 38, pp. 91– 97, doi:10.1016/j.scs.2017.12.017
  • Long Shi, Jun-hui Gong, Dong-mei Huang, Xuan-ya Liu & Guo-min Zhang 2018, ‘Numerical Study on the Spontaneous Combustion of Long Shi, Guomin Zhang, Wei Yang, Dongmei Huang, Xudong Cheng & Sujeeva Setunge 2018, ‘Determining the influ- encing factors on the performance of solar chimney in buildings’, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 88, pp. 223– 238, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2018.02.033
  • Rebecca Jing Yang, Sajani Jayasuriya, Chathuri Gunarathna, Mehrdad Arashpour, Xiaolong Xue & Guomin Zhang 2018, ‘The evolu- tion of stakeholder management practices in Australian mega construction projects’, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Manage- ment, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 690–706, doi:10.1108/ecam-07-2016-0168
  • Xiaohua Jin, Guomin Zhang, Junxiao Liu, Yingbin Feng & Jian Zuo 2017, ‘Major Participants in the Construction Industry and Their Approaches to Risks: A Theoretical Framework’, Procedia Engineering, vol. 182, pp. 314–320, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2017.03.100
  • Pushpitha Kalutara, Guomin Zhang, Sujeeva Setunge & Ron Wakefield 2017, ‘Factors that influence Australian community buildings’ sustainable management’, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 94–117, doi:10.1108/ecam-10-2015- 0158
  • Lang Li, Pu Jia, Jiangfeng Dong, Long Shi, Guomin Zhang & Qingyuan Wang 2017, ‘Effects of cement dosage and cooling regimes on the compressive strength of concrete after post-fire-curing from 800 °C’, Construction and Building Materials, vol. 142, pp. 208– 220, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.03.053
  • Malindu Sandanayake, Guomin Zhang, Sujeeva Setunge, Wenkai Luo & Chun-Qing Li 2017, ‘Estimation and comparison of envi- ronmental emissions and impacts at foundation and structure construction stages of a building – A case study’, Journal of Cleaner Produc- tion, vol. 151, pp. 319–329, doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.041
  • Long Shi, Michael Yit Lin Chew, Xuanya Liu, Xudong Cheng, Bo Wang & Guomin Zhang 2017, ‘An experimental and numerical study on fire behaviors of charring materials frequently used in buildings’, Energy and Buildings, vol. 138, pp. 140– 153, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.12.035
  • Long Shi, Jinhui Wang, Guomin Zhang, Xudong Cheng & Xianbo Zhao 2017, ‘A risk assessment method to quantita- tively investigate the methane explosion in underground coal mine’, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, vol. 107, pp. 317– 333, doi:10.1016/j.psep.2017.02.023
  • Chun-Qing LI, Guomin ZHANG & Mahdi HOSSEINIAN 2016, ‘A FAST AND ACCURATE METHOD TO PREDICT RELI- ABILITY OF PROJECT COMPLETION TIME’, JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 37– 46, doi:10.3846/13923730.2014.953570
  • Malindu Sandanayake, Guomin Zhang, Sujeeva Setunge, Chun-Qing Li & Jun Fang 2016, ‘Models and method for estimation and comparison of direct emissions in building construction in Australia and a case study’, Energy and Buildings, vol. 126, pp. 128– 138, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.05.007
  • Long Shi & Guomin Zhang 2016, ‘An empirical model to predict the performance of typical solar chimneys considering both room and cavity configurations’, Building and Environment, vol. 103, pp. 250–261, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.04.024
  • Long Shi, Guomin Zhang, Xudong Cheng, Yan Guo, Jinhui Wang & Michael Yit Lin Chew 2016, ‘Developing an empiri- cal model for roof solar chimney based on experimental data from various test rigs’, Building and Environment, vol. 110, pp. 115– 128, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.10.002
  • Nawaf Alshanbri, Malik Khalfan, M. Ali Noor, Debopriya Dutta, Kevin Zhang & Tayyab Maqsood 2015, ‘Employees’ Turnover, Knowledge Management and Human Recourse Management: A Case of Nitaqat Program’, International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 701–706, doi:10.7763/ijssh.2015.v5.543
  • Gang Chen, Guomin Zhang & Yi Min Xie 2015, ‘Impact of Transaction Attributes on Transaction Costs in Project Alliances: Disag- gregated Analysis’, Journal of Management in Engineering, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 04014054, doi:10.1061/(asce)me.1943-5479.0000259
  • Guiwen Liu, Kexi Xu, Xiaoling Zhang & Guomin Zhang 2014, ‘Factors influencing the service lifespan of buildings: An improved hedonic model’, Habitat International, vol. 43, pp. 274–282, doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2014.04.009
  • Guomin Zhang, Sujeeva Setunge & Stefanie van Elmpt 2014, ‘Using Shipping Containers to Provide Temporary Housing in Post- disaster Recovery: Social Case Studies’, Procedia Economics and Finance, vol. 18, pp. 618–625, doi:10.1016/s2212-5671(14)00983-6
  • Ruwini Edirisinghe, Sujeeva Setunge & Guomin Zhang 2013, ‘Application of Gamma Process for Building Deterioration Predic- tion’, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 763–773, doi:10.1061/(asce)cf.1943-5509.0000358
  • Hessam Mohseni, Sujeeva Setunge, Guo Min Zhang & Ron Wakefield 2013, ‘Condition Monitoring and Condition Ag- gregation for Optimised Decision Making in Management of Buildings’, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 438, pp. 1719– 1725
  • Gang Chen, Guomin Zhang, Yi-Min Xie & Xiao-Hua Jin 2012, ‘Overview of alliancing research and practice in the construction industry’, Architectural Engineering and Design Management, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 103–119, doi:10.1080/17452007.2012.659505
  • Ruwini Edirisinghe, Sujeeva Setunge & Guomin Zhang 2012, ‘Application of Gamma Process for Deterioration Prediction of Buildings from Discrete Condition Data’, Sri Lankan Journal of Applied Statistics, vol. 12, no. 0, pp. 13, doi:10.4038/sljastats.v12i0.4965
  • Xiao-Hua Jin, Guomin Zhang & Rebecca J. Yang 2012, ‘Factor analysis of partners' commitment to risk management in public-private partnership projects’, Construction Innovation, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 297–316, doi:10.1108/14714171211244550
  • Xiao Hua Jin, Chyi Lin Lee & Guomin Zhang 2011, ‘Critical uncertainty factors for efficient allocation of demand risk in privately financed public infrastructure projects in Australia’, International Journal of Project Organisation and Manage- ment, vol. 3, no. 3/4, pp. 243, doi:10.1504/ijpom.2011.042031
  • Patrick X.W. Zou, Xuan Qin, Guomin Zhang & Shouqing Wang 2011, ‘Risk factor analysis of the Chinese build- ing energy efficiency market using system dynamics methodology’, International Journal of Project Organisation and Manage- ment, vol. 3, no. 3/4, pp. 352, doi:10.1504/ijpom.2011.042038
  • Patrick. X.W. Zou & Guomin Zhang 2009, ‘Managing Risks in Construction Projects: Life Cycle and Stakeholder Perspectives’, In- ternational Journal of Construction Management, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 61–77, doi:10.1080/15623599.2009.10773122
  • G. Zhang & J. Yang 2006, ‘Factors influencing the implementation of the raised floor system in Australian office buildings’, Construction Management and Economics, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 529–543, doi:10.1080/01446190600568025
  • Chen, Shuo & Zhang, Guomin, ‘Estimating Carbon Emissions Associated with Manufacture and Installation of HVAC Systems in Office Buildings’, Energy Procedia, pp. 2857-2864, doi:0.1016/j.egypro.2011.11.415
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Feature projects

ARC Research Hub for Transformation of Reclaimed Waste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (TREMS)

Funded by: ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub 2018 onwards

2021 - 2026

Development of high content recycled glass building material technology

Funded by: CRC-P Cooperative Research Centre Project (Livefield)

2021 - 2023

Upcycling solutions for hazardous claddings and co-mingled waste

Funded by: Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) - Sebastian

2020 - 2023

Key projects by year

  • “ARC Research Hub for Transformation of Reclaimed Waste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy” (2021-2025). Chief Investigators: S Setunge, P Mendis, G Zhang etc. $9.5million
  • “Upcycling solutions for hazardous claddings and co-mingled waste”. (2020-2022), Chief Investigators: R. Mitchell, K. Nguyen, S. Setunge, G. Zhang, Y. Sabri, P. Mendis, M. Sofi, K. Shanaka, J. Nicolaidis, B. Smits, W. South, B. Huys and J. Moschoyiannis. $2,950,000, funded by CRC-P Round 8, 2019
  • Recycled plastic ROBOVOID construction solution (CRCP). Funded by: Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grant from (2020 to 2022)
  • “Lifecycle assessment of recovering glass material from the mixed waste bin and separated glass bin.” (2019-2020), Chief Investigators: G. Zhang, M. Bhuiyan, S. Setunge. $50,000, funded by the City of Yarra.
  • “Intelligent asset management of smart buildings of the future”. (2019-2022), Chief Investigators: G. Zhang, S. Setunge, $90,000, funded by the City of Melbourne and Hendry Group
  • “Intelligent asset management in community partnership.” (2017-2019), Chief Investigators: S. Setunge, G. Zhang, etc. $715,000, funded by Smart Cities and Suburbs Program and three local councils in Victoria.
  • “Enhancing resilience of critical road structures: bridges, culverts and floodways under natural hazards (phase 2)” (2017-2020), Chief Investigators: S. Setunge, G. Zhang, C.Q. Li, $680,000, funded by Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
  • “Benchmarking, assessing risk and innovation, highlighting the technology in BIM integration in HYway.” (2015-2016), Chief Investigators: G. Zhang, C.Q. Li, S. Setunge, $33,000, funded by Hansen Yuncken
  • “Buildings engineered for urban sustainability: performance assessment, forecasting and a toolkit for selection of performance-based retrofits.” (2013-2015), Chief Investigators: S. Setunge, G. Zhang, R. Wakefield. $690,095, funded by Greener Government Building Scheme of Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria
  • “Investigation of Green and Safe Construction Projects.” (2013-2015), Chief Investigators: G. Zhang, C.Q. Li and S. Setunge. $225,000, funded by Brookfield Multiplex
  • “An innovative ICT application for asset management of council building.” (2013), Chief Investigators: G. Zhang, S. Setunge, $62,500, funded by Department of Treasure and Finance, Victoria Government
  • “Enhancing resilience of critical road structures: bridges, culverts and floodways under natural hazards (phase 1).” (2012-2016), Chief Investigators: S. Setunge, C.Q. Li, D. McEvoy, P. Mendis, G. Zhang, K. Karunasena, W. Lokuge and D. Amaratunga. $750,000, funded by Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
  • “Risk and Innovation Assessment on Construction Techniques.” (2012-2013), Chief Investigators: C.Q. Li and G. Zhang $121,000, funded by Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd
  • “Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate.” (2010-2012), Chief Investigators: D. McEvoy, S. Setunge, T. Molyneaux, G. Zhang, V. Gekara, P. Chetri, $648,000, funded by National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
  • “A reliability based approach for sustainable management of community buildings.” (2009-2013), Chief Investigators: S. Setunge, R. Wakefield, G. Zhang, $400,000, funded by ARC Linkage Project Scheme and six local councils in Victoria (LP0990794)
  • “Guidance for the use of recycled water in industry.” (2007-2008), Chief Investigators: G. Zhang, S. Gray, $283,000, funded by Smart Water Fund Round 4.
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Awards

RMIT Research Excellence

For excellent research team work in Infrastructure Asset Management

Award date: 2017

Recipients: Sujeeva Setunge, Chunqing Li, Kevin (Guomin) Zhang, Davlid Law, Dilan Robert and Rebecca Gravina

Key awards by year

  • Best Paper Award in the 24th International Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, for paper titled “Implementing Proactive Building Asset Management through Deterioration Prediction: A Case Study in Australia”, 29th November – 2nd December 2019, Chongqing, China
  • RMIT Research Excellence – Team Award to Sujeeva Setunge, Chunqing Li, Guomin Zhang, Davlid Law, Dilan Robert and Rebecca Gravina, 2017 for the excellent research team work in Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Best Paper Award in the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress 2016, Pacific Association of Quantity, Christchurch, New Zealand, for paper titled “Emerging issues related to stakeholder management in PPP projects: An Australia study”, 20-24 May, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Best Paper Award in the 19th International Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, for paper titled “Environmental emissions of construction equipment usage in pile foundation construction process – a case study”, 7th-9th November 2014, Chongqing, China
  • Best Paper Award in the ICOMS Asset Management Conference, for paper titled “Sustainable management of Australian community buildings: An integrated decision- making framework”, Melbourne, Australia, 3-6 June 2013
  • Best Paper Award in ICOMS Asset Management Conference, for paper titled “A probabilistic approach for deterioration prediction and cost optimization of community buildings using Monte Carlo simulation”, Hobart, 4-8 June 2012
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Grants

  • ARC Research Hub for Transformation of Reclaimed Waste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (TREMS). Funded by: ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub 2018 onwards from (2021 to 2026)
  • Development of high content recycled glass building material technology. Funded by: CRC-P Cooperative Research Centre Project (Livefield) from (2021 to 2023)
  • Upcycling solutions for hazardous claddings and co-mingled waste. Funded by: Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) - Sebastian from (2020 to 2023)
  • Recycled plastic ROBOVOID construction solution (CRCP). Funded by: Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grant from (2020 to 2022)
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Public and media engagements

2020

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.