Bo Xia

Bo Xia
Queensland University of Technology | QUT · School of Architecture and Built Environment

Doctor of Philosophy
One of my current research interests focuses on providing an aging-friendly living environment for older people.

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Introduction
Dr. Bo Xia is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology. His research interests are in design-build, project delivery systems, construction management, sustainable buildings, and built environment for older people. His research findings have been published in internationally-recognized journals and presented at important conferences.

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Publications (215)
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The selection of an appropriate smart building technology has been a challenge for stakeholders, because no specific selection criteria are currently available. This study aimed to identify the potential selection criteria for the selection of smart building technologies for prison buildings in the United Arab Emirates. A questionnaire survey was c...
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Purpose With the increasing complexity of public–private partnership (PPP) projects, the amount of data generated during the construction process is massive. This paper aims to develop a new information management method to cope with the risk problems involved in dealing with such data, based on domain ontologies of the construction industry, to he...
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Construction megaprojects play a significant role in today’s infrastructure provision in terms of sustainable development, and their increasing proliferation worldwide means the environmentally responsible behavior (ERB) of those involved are becoming of vital importance. This study investigates how ERB can be best supported in megaprojects by firs...
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As an alternative to ageing at home in the community, naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs) have great potential to facilitate ageing in place; however, they have not attracted much research attention. This study conducts an overview of NORCs, aiming to examine the previous research in a comprehensive manner in order to explore how NOR...
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Purpose The alienation of megaproject environmental responsibility (MER) behavior is destructive, but its mechanism has not been clearly depicted. Based on fraud triangle theory and the fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) method, this study explored the combined effect of antecedent factors on alienation of MER behavior. Design/meth...
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The spatial distance of residents from potentially harmful facilities plays a vital role in shaping their perceptions of the facilities. Based on environmental psychology theories, such as the ripple effect, psychological typhoon eye effect, and marginal zone effect, two waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration plants in China’s Zhejiang province are use...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful technology with a range of capabilities, which are beginning to become apparent in all industries nowadays. The increased popularity of AI in the construction industry, however, is rather limited in comparison to other industry sectors. Moreover, despite AI being a hot topic in built environment research,...
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To explore the law of megaproject social responsibility behavior (MSRB) among internal organizations under institutional pressure, this paper presents a theoretical and empirical study to investigate how institutional pressure affects MSRB through the mediating role of organizational social responsibility cognition and the mediating roles of the co...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful technology that can be utilized throughout a construction project lifecycle. Transition to incorporate AI technologies in the construction industry has been delayed due to the lack of know-how and research. There is also a knowledge gap regarding how the public perceives AI technologies, their areas of app...
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Construction firms in developing economies have started to explore the global market. However, whether internationalization can improve their productivity growth in the long run needs to be considered. Moreover, rapid changes in institutional environments and different ownership concentrations in developing economies can contribute to different out...
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Purpose This study aimed to identify driving factors of safety attitudinal ambivalence (AA) and explore their influence. Construction workers' intention to act safely can be instable under conflicting information from safety management, co-workers and habitual unsafe behaviour. Existing research explained the mechanism of unsafe behaviours as indiv...
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With the rapid development of public-private-partnership (PPP) urban rail transit (URT) projects in China, their social responsibility (SR) is considered to provide a useful way of guaranteeing passengers’ rights and to help urban sustainable development. However, what remains largely unknown is how passengers’ perceptions of the SR effort of such...
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The nature of the increasingly ageing populations of developed countries places residential issues of these populations at the heart of urban policy. Retirement villages as housing options for older adults in Australia has been growing steadily in recent years; however, there have been a dearth of geographical studies looking into the distribution...
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The mental health of the construction workforce is an important health and safety concern for the construction industry. Individual studies show that work-related psychosocial hazards have negative implications for mental health. This meta-analysis aims to source and integrate existing studies to ascertain a more holistic indication of the relation...
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As most older Australians prefer to age-in-place, providing sustainable and age-friendly communities poses a significant challenge to urban policymakers. The naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs) have organically emerged as a collaborative model of care to support older adults to age-in-place, but neither academic research nor governme...
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Establishing innovation districts is a highly popular urban policy due to the economic, social and spatial benefits they offer to the host city. Investing on innovation districts is a risky business as there is no one-size-fit-all innovation district type. Besides, there only exists limited understanding on the varying features, functions and spati...
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The retirement village industry in Australia has been accommodating an increasing number of residents in recent decades. However, a thorough understanding of the dynamic behaviour of the industry remains largely unknown, which prevents a better prediction of its future growth. This study incorporates system dynamics thinking into residents' relocat...
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Over the past three decades, psychological contract (PC) has elicited an increasing research attention in construction management (CM). However, a research trend of PC application in CM is unavailable. This study aims to address this gap by reviewing PC papers in CM from 1990 to 2019 to ascertain the status of this research area and identify future...
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The scoping review is a relatively new method for identifying a particular topic in a certain field, but not yet used in construction industry research. The purpose of this scoping review is to provide an overview of existing research into system dynamics (SD) in the construction industry. The study identifies a total of 71 related articles publish...
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Purpose Bayesian approaches have been widely applied in construction management (CM) research due to their capacity to deal with uncertain and complicated problems. However, to date, there has been no systematic review of applications of Bayesian approaches in existing CM studies. This paper systematically reviews applications of Bayesian approache...
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Technological progress in energy efficiency is generally considered as an effective measure to address climate change issues. However, the expected results of such progress might be impacted by the rebound effect. Employing the linear approximation of the Almost Ideal Demand System (LA-AIDS) model, this paper aims to measure the direct rebound effe...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify the issues that limited the supply of home and community-based Long-Term-Care (LTC) for the elderly, offer essential insights into the sustainable development of China's LTC. Design/methodology/approach A content analysis of news coverage on 12 major portals in China has been conducted to identify t...
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Environmental impact assessment (EIA) plays a vital role globally in siting waste-to-energy incineration facilities because of its potentially positive influences on public acceptance of locally unwanted land use (LULU). However, how EIA influences public acceptance of WTE incineration facilities through risk/fairness/trust local residents perceive...
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Megaproject social responsibility (MSR) is a critical factor regarding the sustainable delivery of megaprojects and MSR behavior to implement MSR. However, the questions of which factors effectively promote MSR behavior and how these factors work remain underexamined. Thus, this study aims to examine how the external institutional pressure and inte...
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Tender evaluation is the procedure of choosing the best contractor for a particular project from many applicants. Although rational and logical methods can be used for bidding strategies, bid evaluation remains a skill for which an engineer’s verdict is crucial. Contractors commonly witness that tender selection is not an easy job, and the lowest b...
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Key decisions made in the application of PPP models rely on VFM(Value for Money) evaluation. In the face of the current dilemma of evaluation results ‘straying from being truthful’, how to establish a more scientific evaluation method needs to be urgently resolved. Given the advantages of BIM technology, it is suggested to introduce BIM into VFM qu...
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Facilities are very essential components that support the living requirements of residents in terms of quality of life, independence, security and sound health in both for-profit and not-for-profit retirement villages (RV). In contrast to the for-profit RV, the operation of the not-for-profit RV is mainly characterised by budget constraints, which...
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Objectives: This paper present a thorough understanding of bid evaluation process and assessment of innovation in road construction industry. Methods/Analysis: The research articles reviewed are based on topics of bid evaluation process, evaluation of bids in road construction industry, the indicators and techniques of bids evaluation, process of B...
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To accommodate the rapidly increasing amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) sustainably and effectively, public-private partnership (PPP) waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration has achieved rapid growth in China. This study provides an insight into current practice and identifies key opportunities and major challenges in the further development of PPP...
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Economic compensation has been documented in many studies globally as an important strategy for enhancing acceptance by local residents of potentially hazardous facilities. Based on attribution theory, the present study investigates the situation for Waste-to-Energy (WTE) incineration plants using a questionnaire survey conducted with adjacent resi...
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Compared to non-megaprojects, megaprojects are often more complex and riskier, and construction employees are thus susceptible to a higher level of psychosocial hazards, which adversely affect their psychosocial health and safety performance. The psychosocial safety climate evaluates the employees’ perceived level of psychosocial health and safety...
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With the rapid growth of the construction industry in China in recent years, its impact on society and the environment is increasing, as well as the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR). In order to understand the CSR awareness and CSR practices of Chinese domestic construction enterprises, this study conducted a comprehensive conten...
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In responding to the requirements of the sustainable development movement, many retirement village developers endeavor to provide a sustainable living environment for their residents. However, this cannot transpire until a thorough understanding of retirement village residents’ preferences for various features of a sustainable living environment is...
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Despite the fast growth of project-based companies and industries, studies of the satisfaction-performance (S-P) nexus of project participants are lacking. This study aims to explore the role of contractor satisfaction in affecting contractor project management performance along with considering external effects from other key participants. Two bro...
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Psychosocial safety climate (PSC), an important measure of the psychological safety of employees and organizational health, has become a significant factor affecting psychological capital and thus affecting the outcome of engineering projects. This study aims to analyze the mental health and safety of construction workers in different situations. B...
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Background and objectives: Due to COVID-19, various countries introduced lockdowns and limited citizen movements. These restrictions triggered an increased use of digital technologies and platforms by the public. This provides an opportunity for the authorities to capture public perceptions on COVID-19 from social media channels to make informed d...
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Most disaster research has focused on business recovery at a point in time or over a short period of time, with the goal of summarizing the experience to reduce business vulnerability in future disasters. However, studies on long-term business recovery processes may be more useful for providing lessons that support sustained business operations aft...
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Promotion of the sustainability and inclusiveness of the economy, society, and environment is important. However, China suffers from different overlapping and conflicting plans, which hinders its ability to achieve sustainable and inclusive development. To resolve these problems, China has made serious efforts to explore the methods for coordinatin...
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In the era of sustainability as the development concept, prefabricated buildings have gradually become an important way to achieve sustainable development of the construction process due to the advantages of high construction speed, energy-saving, and environmental protection. In order to make the prefabricated building develop in a sustainable dir...
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Purpose Many large construction firms (LCFs) adopt product diversification (PD) to counter downturns and spread risks. However, no detailed information is available concerning the type of PD that improves their performance. In addition, it is still uncertain how much changes in institutional dimensions influence the effectiveness of PD. Therefore,...
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Purpose Adoption of building information modelling (BIM) in facilities management (FM) provides an information platform to store and exchange asset data. Quantity Surveyors, with cost management expertise, are increasingly involved in FM roles in the operation phase. However, no study has been conducted on how BIM may assist Quantity Surveyors when...
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Background and objectives: Due to COVID-19, various countries introduced lockdowns and limited citizen movements. These restrictions triggered an increased use of digital technologies and platforms by the public. This provides an opportunity for the authorities to capture public perceptions on COVID-19 from social media channels to make informed de...
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Purpose Service-oriented innovation economies are becoming the new trend for the construction industry. Benchmarking the quality management level of developed countries and improving quality management are also becoming necessities for promoting innovation in the economy. The purpose of this study is to analyse the internal relationships between th...
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Poor environmental management of construction projects contributes greatly to environmental degradation. While many changes have been introduced in the global industry, such as the development of green materials and green building certification, limited effort has been done by stakeholders to bring about any improvement in Malaysia. Green procureme...
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The retirement village industry is currently facing a sustainability challenge. In response to this, developing sustainable retirement villages is becoming popular in practice, and a sustainable retirement village framework had been developed to facilitate the trend. However, this framework is more theoretical than practical, as its development lac...
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Over the past three decades, psychological contract (PC) has elicited an increasing research attention in construction management (CM). However, a research trend of PC application in CM is unavailable. This study aims to address this gap by reviewing PC papers in CM from 1990 to 2019 to ascertain the status of this research area and identify future...
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Over the past three decades, psychological contract (PC) has elicited an increasing research attention in construction management (CM). However, a research trend of PC application in CM is unavailable. This study aims to address this gap by reviewing PC papers in CM from 1990 to 2019 to ascertain the status of this research area and identify future...
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Despite a marked improvement in safety standards over the past two decades, construction accidents in Australia remain prevalent and costly. Furthermore, existing research indicates that employers commonly underestimate the true financial impact of such events. While significant research has been dedicated to understanding the true costs of constru...
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Since the financial crisis in 2008, the international construction market has shown a relatively weak state of development. Along with China's "Belt and Road Initiative," an increasing number of Chinese construction firms have swarmed to explore the global market and expect to improve their financial performance via internationalization. However, f...
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The population is getting older in Mainland China, which presents a huge challenge of how to support these increasing elders to enjoy a high quality of life (QoL). Due to the limited nursing institutions and Chinese traditional culture, aging in place is the most common choice for elders. Up to now, most elders in cities are living in old residenti...
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Buildings produce a large amount of carbon emissions in their life cycle, which intensifies greenhouse-gas effects and has become a great threat to the survival of humans and other species. Although many previous studies shed light on the calculation of carbon emissions, a systematic analysis framework is still missing. Therefore, this study propos...
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Public participation has become an indispensable approach for governments in meeting the various needs of accountability in delivering public projects, especially those concerning urbanization and infrastructure development in China. However, it is not known how, and how much, current public participation practice can enhance project-related and so...
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The importance of social responsibility strategy for the sustainable development of megaprojects has been widely concerned, while types and motivations of social responsibility behavior have also been analyzed and examined in the corporate management literature. However, the typical social responsibility behaviors in megaprojects and the various mo...
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To meet the growing demand for public facilities and services, many developing countries, including China, have adopted the concept of public−private partnership (PPP). However, there are many risks in PPP projects. Furthermore, these risks affect each other, which may lead to project failure. However, the existing research on the PPP risk relation...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for implementing lean construction and consequently to improve performance levels in the construction industry in the context of Saudi Arabia. There is currently no framework for implementing lean construction specifically tailored to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) construction industry...
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As a result of growing complexities in the construction industry, system dynamics modeling (SDM) has been increasingly used in construction management (CM) research to explore complicated causal relationships at the various levels of construction and management processes. Given the rapid growth of SDM applications over the past two decades, a syste...
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This paper presents the first inclusive scientometric review of the economic areas of green building (GBE). The aim is to methodically examine and summarize the state-of-the-art of the GBE body of knowledge. To this end, this study analyses 1713 GBE-related bibliographic records retrieved from the Web of Science by using the quantitative method of...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present an approach to address the overfitting and collinearity problems that frequently occur in predictive cost estimating models for construction practice. A case study, modeling the cost of preliminaries is proposed to test the robustness of this approach. Design/methodology/approach A hybrid approach is...
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The competence of leveraging Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology in the early project stages is critical to drive its efficacy throughout the project life cycle. However, a review of the literature indicated a lack of research into upskilling undergraduate students in civil engineering and construction management (CECM) majors, particula...
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As governments promote greatly the Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to develop the Public Rental Housing (PRH) projects, the effective and efficient operation performance measurement should be pivotal for ensuring the success and sustainable development of these projects. Thus, this paper investigated operation performance indicators (OPIs) and m...
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Purpose International construction joint ventures (ICJVs) have been widely used as a temporary arrangement in many projects all over the world, especially in megaprojects. Within ICJVs, the national culture difference between partners affects their cooperation significantly. However, prior research has provided contradictory empirical evidence reg...