Geoffrey Qiping Shen

Geoffrey Qiping Shen
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | PolyU · Department of Building and Real Estate

BEng, PhD

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Monitoring the fatigue of construction equipment operators (CEOs) is critical for preventing accidents and ensuring precision construction occupational health and safety (COHS). However, there exists a theoretical dilemma between centralized technical efficiency and decentralized data privacy. Thus, this study introduces smart work package learning...
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Studies have been providing increasing evidence of the direct relationship between place attachment and environmentally responsible behavior and intentions. However, research on indirect and moderating effects of place attachment sub-constructs (i.e., place dependence and place identity) on intentions is scarce. This paper addresses the gap by asse...
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Purpose: Modular integrated construction (MiC) re-engineers the traditional construction process. By introducing factory production and onsite assembly (OA) of modules, MiC reinvents construction projects' uncertainties and risk profiles. The OA stage constitutes the highest end of the MiC delivery and supply chains, where several inherited and sym...
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Purpose (limit 100 words): Relationship management evolves with dynamic and complex environments of megaprojects. However, studies on the longitudinal measurement of relationship management performance for each stakeholder in dynamic and complex project environments are lacking. The purpose of this research is to propose an NK–Network evolution mod...
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Understanding the complex CO2 emissions in inter-sectoral and interregional interactions of the construction industry is significant to attaining sustainability in China. Many previous studies focused on aggregating the construction sector’s CO2 emissions on a national level, with the provincial characteristics and interactions often overlooked. Us...
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Modular integrated construction(MiC) is considered as a process innovation to improve the performance of construction projects. However, effective delivery of MiC projects requires management of risks and uncertainties throughout its delivery chain. Although the design stage of MiC projects is usually managed with limited knowledge based on highly...
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Circular construction practices and business models are considered essential to reduce the profound impact of the construction sector to the widening global circularity gap. However, practitioners and clients in Hong Kong have encountered profound challenges in integrating circular economy principles into modular construction projects. Therefore, t...
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Purpose Industrialized construction (IC) has accelerated the technological advancements of construction supply chains (SCs) in Hong Kong (HK). However, the usually fragmented IC SCs often lead to friction and turbulence that retard their performance. Streamlining these workflows call for resilient SCs that can proactively overcome various vulnerabi...
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Carbon emission quantifications in China are not consistent, with many standards and methods having been used over the years. This study identified the non-consideration of China-specific technology and databases as a factor limiting comprehensive quantification. The study aimed to comprehensively quantify regional direct CO2 emission in the indust...
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Purpose The factory production stage constitutes the bridge in the supply chains of modular integrated construction (MiC) projects. It embodies the fundamental differences between MiC and site-based construction. However, there is a poverty of knowledge of the uncertainties and risk events at the production stage. This study aims to investigate the...
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Modular integrated construction (MiC) projects are co-created by a network of organizations and players providing different roles, information, and activities throughout the supply chains. Hence, effective delivery of MiC projects can hardly be decoupled from effective supply chain management (SCM). This study investigated the critical determinants...
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The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) was a challenging milestone construction project that boosted the Hong Kong construction industry participants to new heights of recognition. While industry-boosting long-term benefits arose from knowledge gained in managing specialist prefabrication processes and complex supply chains (SCs), these advances...
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Construction Industrialization (CI) tends to improve industrial performance and contributes substantially towards global sustainability. Considering these merits, many countries and regions, including Hong Kong, have released policies to promote CI uptake. However, those policy interventions ignore the dynamic influence of stakeholders and technolo...
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The leaders of construction innovation in China promote the integration of production best practices such as design for Excellence (DfX) in industrialized construction (IC) projects as a strategic path to leverage radical performance improvements in productivity, cost, quality, circularity, and sustainability. Despite its maturity in the manufactur...
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Purpose: Given the heightened imperatives for boosting Supply Chain Resilience (SCR) in Industrialized Construction (IC), it is essential to explore the correlational impacts of Supply Chain Vulnerabilities (SCV) and Supply Chain Capabilities (SCC) which are the measures of SCR, specifically in Hong Kong (HK) where policymakers actively promote IC....
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Purpose The applications of multi-agent systems (MASs) are considered to be among the most promising paradigms for detailed investigations and reliable problem-solving methods, and MAS applications make it possible for researchers and practitioners to better understand complex systems. Although a number of prior studies have been conducted to addre...
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Industrialized construction (IC) leverages manufacturing principles and innovative processes to improve the performance of construction projects. Though IC is gaining popularity in the global construction industry, studies that establish the best practices for implementing IC projects are scarce. This study benchmarked practical lifecycle-based bes...
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Given the heightened imperatives for Supply Chain Resilience (SCR) in Industrialized Construction (IC) in Hong Kong, this study modelled the dynamic impact of Supply Chain Vulnerabilities (SCV) and Supply Chain Capabilities (SCC) on IC supply chains. The data collected through expert surveys, interviews and case studies were analyzed using Social N...
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Prefabricated construction as a preferred construction approach instigated significant technological advancements in construction supply chains in Hong Kong (HK). The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) was a milestone prefabricated construction project which was successfully constructed using these industrial advancements. However, the project it...
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It is recognized that design for excellence (DfX) methods could deliver significant performance improvements in industrialized construction (IC) projects. However, DfX methods in IC projects in China have been stifled, and existing solutions have failed to deliver expected outcomes. This study investigated the significance of thirty-one challenges...
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Inspired by multiple benefits, including competitive advantages from developing resilient supply chains, this study was designed for the development of effective assessment models to evaluate Supply Chain Capabilities (SCC), improving resilience in Industrialized Construction (IC) in one of the high-density cities: Hong Kong (HK). First identifying...
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This study addresses the research gap that not much is known about how place attachment plays a role in the decision-making processes of engaging in recycling behavior. It examines recycling intention by integrating place attachment into the framework of extended theory of planned behavior (TPB). We posit that pathways of attitudes, subjective norm...
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Modular integrated construction (MiC) has attracted considerable attention due to its potential for accelerating the delivery of public housing projects in Hong Kong. Building information modelling (BIM) serves as a powerful tool in facilitating on-site assembly services (OAS). However, challenges still exist in deploying BIM owing to inefficient d...
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Purpose Demands for Industrialized Construction (IC) have intensified with growing construction industry imperatives to (A) boost performance; (B) reduce reliance on “in-situ and on-site” operations; and (C) strengthen supply chain resilience (SCR) not just for survival but also to fulfill obligations to clients in the coronavirus disease 2019–indu...
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Users’ preferences and values in urban parks is important information for establishing social marketing strategies and therefore policymakers to consider. This study investigates the issue by analyzing social media data. User-generated data were collected from Instagram and content analysis was employed to identify physical features and values peop...
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Industrialized construction (IC) is promoted to address some of the ills associated with the processes and products of the traditional construction approach. With several successful projects, industrialized construction is progressively becoming a preferred alternative construction approach and spurred interest of contractors, developers, and housi...
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Public concerns exert far-reaching influence on various phases of megaprojects, requiring the decision-makers to achieve dynamic analysis in the aspects of identification, measurement, and management. The study proposes an integrated topic and sentiment modeling approach to analyze the dynamics of public concerns from unstructured project documents...
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Purpose – This paper aims to review the state-of-the-art of literature on supply chain resilience (SCR) and to map the SCR domain, so as to provide a launchpad for further knowledge development and dissemination. Design/methodology/approach – CiteSpace as a bibliometric analysis software was used to systematically, comprehensively and accurately re...
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Research has substantiated the positive role of social cohesion on physical health and psychological well-being, and there is increasing interest in how public urban green spaces (“green spaces” hereafter) promote social cohesion. This review synthesized existing empirical evidence to ascertain the impact of green spaces on social cohesion. 51 publ...
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Given the ever-increasing number of aged residential buildings in Hong Kong, green retrofit provides a sustainable solution for improving existing aged residential buildings' performance instead of constructing new buildings. Studies on green retrofit technologies (GRTs) and green retrofit policies (GRPs) have received great attention globally. How...
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The patents of information and communication technology (ICT) in construction are valuable sources of technological solutions to communication problems in the construction practice. However, it is often difficult for practitioners and stakeholders to identify the key communication functionalities from complicated expressions in the patent documents...
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Purpose – Prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC) is a game-changing construction method that transforms the fragmented site-based construction of buildings into an integrated production, integration, and assembly of value-added volumetric building components. Where circumstances merit, the effective implementation of PPVC leverage...
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The free full-text is in the link: https://rdcu.be/cc8kn Stakeholder interactions evolve with the dynamic and complex environment of mega infrastructure projects. Effective stakeholder management is required to consider the co-effects of dynamics and complexities of a project, bringing new challenges for mega infrastructure project management. At t...
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Modular integrated construction (MiC) is an innovative construction method where components of a building are manufactured in an offsite factory, trucked to the job site in sections, set in place with cranes, and assembled together to form a whole building. Where circumstances merit, favorable conditions exist and implemented effectively; MiC impro...
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The World Health Organisation has been working for more than a decade to guide global cities and communities to consider, plan and implement age-friendly places in response to the rapid ageing. In China, promoting age-friendly communities (AFCs) is critical due to the fact of both rapid demographic change and people’s increasing awareness of making...
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Public concerns are essential for megaproject success, meanwhile highly influencing on the stakeholder performance. To understand the dynamics of public concerns in the project duration is beneficial for decision-makers to identify the risks and improve their adaptability in an uncertain project environment. This study employed the topic over time...
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Purpose Industrialized construction (IC) has been recognized as a game-changing approach in Hong Kong (HK). However, the increasing risks of disruptions in IC supply chains (SCs) raise SC vulnerability levels, prompting attention to developing supply chain resilience (SCR). Since SCR is only attainable through overcoming critical supply chain vulne...
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The rapid ageing society in the urbanised world urges cities to make changes and be well prepared for challenges arise. Promoting age-friendly communities (AFCs) will not only be helpful to achieve WHO’s sustainable goals, but also shape cities more inclusive and equitable places. For developing countries like China, stakeholders face more challeng...
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Residential modular integrated construction (RMiC) offers the benefits of speed, economy quality, and mass production in housing delivery. Evidence in some countries have established the feasibility of using RMiC to address the housing shortfalls, but not all initiated RMiC projects have achieved the desired level of success. However, there is limi...
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Off-site construction (OSC) involves the fabrication and assembly of building components in a purpose-built factory which are then transported to the job site for final installation. OSC has proven to be a greener construction approach, spurring research towards benchmarking the sustainable attributes of the technique. However, a quantitative stati...
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Construction projects require the effective collaboration among the various types of stakeholders involved to succeed, thus leading to stakeholder perspective studies in construction projects. The study proposes an integrated bibliometric approach to detect the knowledge evolution, domain and frontier with a broader searching scope compared with ma...
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Urban energy metabolism reflects the energy transmission and exchange process to uncover the structure and functionality of urban activities. The literature on urban energy metabolism is overwhelming and still growing. However, few publications have attempted to provide a specific literature review of urban energy metabolism. Therefore, this study...
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Purpose This study aims to identify the stakeholders and critical factors (CFs) of promoting age-friendly communities (AFCs), discuss the relationship between the stakeholders and CFs and develop a preliminary framework for the briefing stage of promoting AFCs in urban China. Design/methodology/approach Stakeholders and CFs were identified through...
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Population ageing, together with urbanisation, has become one of the greatest challenges throughout the world in the 21st century. Approximately one million people turn 60 each month worldwide. By 2050, more than 20 per cent of the global population is predicted to be 60 years old or above. Thus, an increasing need is evident for age-friendly commu...
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This study explores the classics that significantly contribute to the research of construction engineering and management (CEM). Previous studies usually simply applied the number of citation to identify the classics, causing some flaws. To overcome the flaws, an advanced approach is developed by integrating scientometric methods (G-index and co-ci...
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Public concerns are essential for mega infrastructure project success, meanwhile profoundly influencing on the stakeholder performance. To understand the dynamics of public concerns in the project duration is beneficial for decision-makers and project stakeholders to improve their adaptability in an uncertain project environment. Therefore, the stu...
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Purpose This study proposes an approach to solve the fundamental problem in using query-based methods (i.e. searching engines and patent retrieval tools) to screen patents of information and communication technology in construction (ICTC). The fundamental problem is that ICTC incorporates various techniques and thus cannot be simply represented by...
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Modular integrated construction (MiC) is becoming a preferred construction approach for many types of building projects. However, several factors and conditions must converge to determine the success of MiC projects. This research identified and evaluated 25 critical success factors (CSFs) for implementing MiC projects. The dataset was generated th...
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China’s vibrant interregional trade has widened the gaps between production and consumption, which transfers the pressure of built-up land resources caused by population expansion and supply/demand imbalances. This study comprehensively analyzes China’s built-up land use issues, considering the complex interregional trading network. Accordingly, th...
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For many types of projects, modular integrated construction (MiC) is increasingly becoming a preferred method of construction. However, MiC projects are associated with unique risk factors different from those of the traditional construction projects. Thus, it is imperative to conduct a bespoke assessment of the risk factors for MiC projects. This...
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The stakeholder conflicts are hardly avoided in the implementation of the megaprojects due to the diverse interests and aims among stakeholders. The previous study does not provide much evidence on dynamic patterns of stakeholder conflicts in the project duration from the planning to the construction and handover stage. Therefore, this study establ...
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China has exhibited an active attitude with regard to abating global climate change. To analyze the effect of economy development and urbanization quality on interregional energy transmissions against a backdrop of new-type urbanization, this study integrated MRIO model, complex network method, and spatial autocorrelation analysis to systematically...
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This paper studied perceived physical and psychological factors that influence relations between people and urban parks. Current literature showed that these factors influence attitudes, behavior, and perceived benefits toward urban parks. While most of the research focused on either physical factors or psychological determinants, much less groupin...
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Purpose – Prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC) projects are industrialized building systems that are co-created. Thus, effective management of the involved stakeholders is required to ensure project success. However, knowledge of how best to manage the diverse stakeholders in PPVC projects is limited. This research identified an...
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The benefits of modular integrated construction (MiC) are extensively documented. Rapid and effective implementation of MiC will leverage significant gains in construction project performance. However, its widespread diffusion and uptake have been hindered. Although manifold empirical studies have identified the barriers to the adoption of MiC in d...
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A recent report from the McKinsey Global Institute, suggests seven areas that can boost the construction sector productivity including improved Supply Chain (SC) and onsite execution to overcome the remarkably poor productivity of the construction industry. Although Industrialised Construction (IC) as an appealing approach has been perceived to imp...
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Given the leading role of the construction industry in fossil fuel consumption, it is essential to identify the drivers responsible for carbon emission in that sector. Based on the panel data of 30 provinces in China in the period between 2000 and 2015, this study estimated the spatial distribution and driving innovation factors of construction car...
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The heightened risk exposure of construction supply chains (SCs) calls for greater resilience. Focussing on industrialized construction (IC), this study examines how supply chain resilience (SCR) can be boosted through clear identification of the relevant and appropriate supply chain capabilities (SCC) that construction firms would then need to nur...
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Purpose: For many types of buildings, prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC) is increasingly becoming a preferred alternative construction approach. Empirical evidence of project performance has consistently demonstrated that the ultimate success of PPVC projects is directly linked to the key decisions made at the outset of the PP...
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Construction supply chains are subject to much more disruptive forces than before, and the heightened risk exposure of supply chains calls for greater resilience. Focussing on Industrialized Construction (IC), this study examines how more resilient supply chains can be better developed through a deeper understanding and clear identification of key...
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Purpose: The purpose of this research is to seek better relational strategies between formal and informal stakeholder relationships to improve megaproject performance. Design/methodology/approach: The conceptual model was developed with twenty hypotheses based on the literature review. Then a questionnaire survey was conducted, and the collected da...
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Prefabricated building projects (PBPs) have gained worldwide popularity over the past few decades because of their various benefits. Supply chain management (SCM) is critical to the successful delivery of PBPs because supply chains are complex, involving multiple processes and stakeholders. Poor SCM in PBPs causes cost overruns and schedule delays....
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Stakeholders remain skeptical in adopting modular integrated construction (MiC) because of the associated risks and uncertainties, although its benefits have been extensively documented. The unique business model of MiC nurtures several risks and uncertainties different from those of the conventional construction approach. Despite the growing atten...
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Undervaluing the stakeholders’ attributes, salience, and potential to impact project results in stakeholders’ dissatisfaction, distrust and opposition. The existing stakeholders’ management typologies due to their inherent limitations are unable to offer an optimal and comprehensive solution. The present study proposes a framework to improve the st...
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A series of main supporting policies implemented by the government from 2009 to 2016 is summarized in this paper. Due to the lack of studies on wind energy development in China up to the 13th Five-Year Plan, this paper aims to provide a systematic overview of the evolution and implementation of onshore and offshore wind power development, as well a...
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The construction sector is a critical part in achieving energy conservation targets in China, as it accounts for approximately 30% of the annual national energy supply for building construction. Therefore, this study integrates multi-regional input-output analysis and ecological network analysis to track energy fluxes and pathways from the construc...
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The selection of highway alignment without explicit consideration of the interests and preferences of stakeholders is a major recipe for conflicts and opposition in highway projects. Given the complex and dynamic nature of the highway alignment decision atmosphere, a dynamic framework is imperative. This research evaluated three multi-criteria deci...
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In recent years, Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been acting an important role in the delivery of Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) project. However, the full potential of BIM to MiC project cannot be realized without accurate information collection, timely information exchange, and automatic decision support throughout the project lif...
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Modular integrated construction (MiC) is an innovative construction approach which transforms the fragmented linear site-based construction of buildings into an integrated production and assembly of value-added prefabricated prefinished modules. As MiC has gained attention in the construction industry, more in-depth knowledge of the critical succes...
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Where circumstances merit and favourable conditions prevail, modular integrated construction (MiC) becomes a superior choice of construction method over the traditional approach. For many types of buildings, MiC is becoming a preferred alternative to traditional construction. However, the decision to use MiC must be made after critical analysis bec...
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Industrialised Construction (IC), as a modern construction technology is superior to conventional cast-in-situ concrete construction in many ways and has attracted immense attention from many countries over the past two decades. This widespread interest can be largely explained by the inherent superiority of the technology and its products. However...
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Offsite construction has been identified as an effective approach for enhancing the sustainability of the construction industry. However, due to the fragmented production processes of offsite construction, quality defect control has become a significant challenge in the promotion of offsite construction projects. Offsite construction projects invol...
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As an academic field, construction engineering and management (CEM) emerged and developed into a mutual academic field in the past several decades. CEM is characterized by the high level of mixed knowledge from other disciplines (i.e. physics and computer science) to facilitate the application of engineering skills and models to execute the effecti...
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Along with rapid globalization, the ability to adapt and excel in an unfamiliar or diverse cultural setting becomes increasingly important. To meet the challenges, universities all over the world are committed to fostering an environment for students to develop their cultural intelligence (CQ). However, besides exchange programs and intercultural t...