Jian Zuo

Jian Zuo
University of Adelaide · School of Architecture and Built Environment

PhD

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January 2006 - August 2015
University of South Australia
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (430)
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Many countries have attempted to manage the local solid waste via policies as one of the main means to improve the recycling rate. However, it is difficult to measure the effectiveness of policies due to complex social environment or high requirements of data collection. The repeated measures analysis of variance method is innovatively employed in...
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The implementation of solar photovoltaic (PV) waste management options is of concern to international bodies, policymakers, and communities as it is not only related to life cycle environmental impacts but the preparation of a long-term plan and its successful implementation. There are insufficient options in Australia when it comes to the appropri...
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Large-scale infrastructure projects (LIPs) make significant contributions to the urban development. However, the public acceptance of LIPs varied in terms of public attitudes and perceptions via information seeking and processing. In order to investigate the role of information gaining on public acceptance in various LIPs, this study combined situa...
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Relocating pollution-intensive factories is one of the most effective measures to meet mandatory environmental regulations in developed cities while simultaneously imposing environmental pressure on the receiving cities. Existing studies often assume that relocated plants produce the same or higher emissions when relocated. However, the current pol...
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Winter heating related carbon emissions is a significant contributor to climate change. Coupled with the soaring energy price, low-carbon transformation of residential heating is being carried out worldwide. China recently introduced a clean heating policy that could impact more than 100 million people living in the countryside. However, a series o...
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Transitioning to zero-waste cities may help achieve low-carbon goals. The unprecedented generation of construction and demolition (C&D) waste poses a significant obstacle to the sustainable development of the built environment, particularly for megacities in emerging economies. Among the common C&D wastes, concrete debris has high alkalinity and ca...
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To address a growing number of risk misallocation issues amongst stakeholders, this study explored critical factors that influence risk misallocation from a cross-stakeholder perspective. Based on the framework of risk management, the Sponge City Program, in Guyuan City (China), was taken as a case study. The checklist of risk identification was em...
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The detrimental effects of waste plastics have drawn wide public concern. As a result, significant efforts have been made to bring waste plastics back into the supply chain. For instance, the use of recycled plastics has great potential in the building and civil construction industries. Extensive experiments have been conducted to assess improvemen...
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With the development of social media, mass unreliable information is circulated which amplifies the impact on NIMBY conflict, which is caused by public concern about the negative externalities of development projects. Understanding the behavior of rumor combating provides significant insights for crisis management relating to public acceptance of l...
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Construction waste (CW) source reduction is a crucial strategy to address the sustainability issue of the construction industry. The economic benefit is a key factor affecting project decision-makers on whether to implement this strategy. However, limited studies analysed the cost–benefit of CW source reduction from a system dynamic perspective. Th...
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As a powerful artificial intelligence tool, the Artificial Neural Network (ANN) has been increasingly applied in the field of construction management (CM) during the last few decades. However, few papers have attempted to draw up a systematic commentary to appraise the state-of-the-art research on ANNs in CM except the one published in 2000. In the...
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The Yellow River is an important ecological shelter zone and economic belt in China. However, rapid urbanization and industrialization has produced a fragile ecological environment conditions and unbalanced economic development in the Yellow River Basin (YRB). Ecological protection and high-quality development of the YRB has been China’s national s...
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To increase the speed and efficiency of expressways construction, information management is being gradually introduced into the construction process. However, progress is limited due to the complexity of expressway engineering and application limitations of information technology. Design and delivery are still dominated by paper files, and the mana...
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Although building information modeling application in prefabricated construction (PC-BIM) has become an inevitable trend, current PC-BIM is far from ideal. There are some researches on PC-BIM barriers, however, which stakeholder these barriers come from, what influences they have on each other and how to find the effective transmission paths have n...
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The Australian urban construction electricity sector has witnessed a transformational effect in the use of small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the past decade. Currently, Australia has one of the highest rates of rooftop solar PV users with over 20% of households connected. This will see a rapid growth in the volume of PV waste in the co...
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Despite contributions to reducing private car dependency and carbon emissions, impacts of transit-oriented development (TOD) on ride-hailing usage are largely overlooked in existing studies. Using massive ride-hailing trips data in Chengdu, the influence of subway proximity on vehicle kilometers traveled (VKT) and corresponding CO2 emissions of rid...
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With the globalization and liberalization of the construction market, an increasing number of construction enterprises enter the international market to expand their business. In this process, these enterprises seek to collaborate with others to share the risks and profits associated with international construction projects. However, the characteri...
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This study aims to provide a comprehensive overview of three-decade research developments in the field of Net-Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) by using bibliometric analysis techniques. The specific objectives of this paper are to: (1) identify the most influential researchers, sources, and countries in this field; (2) identify the main thematic resea...
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) regularly releases statistical information, for the whole of Australia, for public access. Building- and construction-related statistics are important to reflect the status of this pillar industry of Australia and help researchers, practitioners, and investors with decision-making. Due to complex retrieval...
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Exploring the incentive mechanism and the decision-making behavior of stakeholders in green building supply market is conducive to promote its sustainable development. In practice, stakeholders in supply market will constantly adjust their strategies due to environmental changes, which make the entire interaction process complex. In order to invest...
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Microplastics (MPs) are emerging and recalcitrant micropollutants in the environment, which have attracted soaring interests from a wide range of research disciplines. To this end, numerous technologies have been devised to understand the properties, environmental behaviors, and potential impacts/hazards of MPs. Herein, we present a review on the p...
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Purpose Prefabricated construction (PC) will play a vital role in the transformation and upgrading of the construction industry in the future. However, high capital cost is currently one of the biggest obstacles to the application and promotion of PC in China. Clarifying the factors that affect the PC cost from the perspectives of stakeholders and...
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The ecological conservation and high-quality development of China's Yellow River Basin is a national strategy proposed in 2019. Under China's goal of achieving a carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, clarifying the carbon footprint of each province and the transfer paths of embodied carbon emissions is crucial to the carbon reduction s...
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Purpose This study aims to explore the relationship between network position, various types of inter-organizational conflicts and project performance in the context of megaprojects. Design/methodology/approach Centrality and structural holes were used to represent network position. A theoretical model was developed, and a structured questionnaire...
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Older people are often over-represented in morbidity and mortality statistics associated with hot and cold weather, despite remaining mostly indoors. The study “Improving thermal environment of housing for older Australians” focused on assessing the relationships between the indoor environment, building characteristics, thermal comfort and perceive...
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The performance-based payment PPP model has been widely used in the infrastructure projects. However, the ratchet effect derived from performance-based reputation incentives has been largely overlooked. To overcome this shortcoming, ratchet effect is considered in the performance-based payment incentive process. A multi-period dynamic incentive mec...
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The performance-based payment PPP model has been widely used in the infrastructure projects. However, the ratchet effect derived from performance-based reputation incentives has been largely overlooked. To overcome this shortcoming, ratchet effect is considered in the performance-based payment incentive process. A multi-period dynamic incentive mec...
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Emerging in many cities, ride-hailing is recognized as an approach to reduce car dependence and to lower CO2 emissions. Despite a number of studies on the impact of the built environment on travel behavior, the impacts of ride-hailing on carbon emissions is largely overlooked. Using gradient boosting decision trees (GBDT) method to deal with the da...
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The economic instrument is an effective approach to encourage demolition contractors to conduct low-impact waste management. It is essential for project managers and decision-makers to better understand the cost-benefit of demolition waste (DW) management, to promote development of an effective waste management plan. This study explores the interac...
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Purpose Building information modeling (BIM) is recognized as one of the technologies to upgrade the informatization level of the architecture engineering and construction (AEC) industry. However, the level of BIM implementation in the construction phase lags behind other phases of the project. Assessing the level of BIM implementation in the constr...
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Large-scale infrastructure operates in a complex and uncertain environment. When an unexpected safety accident occurs, efficient emergency decision-making plays a crucial role in safe operation. Case-based reasoning (CBR) provides an effective tool in emergency response decision-making. However, case retrieval efficiency and missing values for case...
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China’s cross-border pollution problem has attracted a growing level of attention from the domestic and international community. The elimination of environmental pollution greatly depends on professional environmental protection companies. China’s environmental protection industry has sustained a rapid growth with 26.9% annual growing rate of outpu...
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Mega construction projects (MCPs) play an indispensable role in the process of urbanization and urban sustainable development, while their planning often faces challenges due to diverse public opinion. Therefore, strategies to improve public acceptance of MCP's are essential during planning and development stages of such projects. Drawing on the So...
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Purpose Unbalanced bidding can seriously imposed the government from obtaining the best value for the taxpayers' money in public procurement since it increases the owner's cost and decreases the fairness of the competitive bidding process. How to detect an unbalanced bid is a challenging task faced by theoretical researchers and practical actors. T...
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The rapid development of social media has accelerated the online rumor propagation, making social conflicts more intense during the development of NIMBY facilities. The “fake news” issue is not new, as the consequences will be amplified when the fakery spreads on social media as online rumors. However, few studies have been undertaken on the online...
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The cross-regional mobility of waste has become an important approach to achieve a higher waste recycling rate in some countries. However, there is a lack of study to examine the associated environmental impacts. To address this gap, a life cycle thinking based environmental assessment model with 12 indicators was developed. The foreground data obt...
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Tourism depends largely on a high water consumption. Previous studies have primarily focused on virtual water embodied in goods or products through trade. Our study provides novel insights into the virtual water embodied in goods and services purchased by tourists. We identified the tourism blue water footprint (TWF) of China according to the envir...
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Purpose Some papers have investigated the complex factors impacting building information modeling (BIM) application in prefabricated buildings (PBs), but few paid attention to their interaction relationships. Ignoring the fact that different factors are not isolated may lead to some key factors being overlooked without appropriate improvement strat...
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Artificial neural networks (ANN) exhibit excellent performance in complex problems and have been increasingly applied in the research field of construction management (CM) over the last few decades. However, few papers draw up a systematic review to evaluate the state-of-the-art research on ANN in CM. In this paper, content analysis is performed to...
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Buildings account for nearly 2/5ths of global energy expenditure. Due to this figure, the 90s witnessed the rise of green buildings (GBs) that were designed with the purpose of lowering the demand for energy, water, and materials resources while enhancing environmental protection efforts and human well-being over time. This paper examines recent st...
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Overwhelmed plastic waste has been gradually appreciated as a global problematic issue. Scientific efforts either dedicated to comprehending its distribution and detrimental impacts on the environment or management measures to contain it. However, there is a concern asymmetry between the knowledge of detrimental impacts of plastic waste and corresp...
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Continuous increase in CO2 emissions results in global warming, thus causing harm to human health and ecosystem. Although many studies investigated the impacts of CO2, how to quantify and analyze them in different regions is a key problem that needs to be solved. Based on the popular ReCiPe 2016 model for life cycle assessment, ReCiPe-Carbon-in-Chi...
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Taking environmental protection into consideration, China introduced the new Environmental Protection Tax Law in 2018, which levies taxes for pollutants with higher standards. The vast majority of existing studies have investigated the impacts of environmental taxes (ETs) at the city level or province level. In contrast, we estimate their effects o...
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Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, are effective measures to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions related to the generation of power. However, the large exploitation of solar PV modules, leads to undesirable waste accumulation, impacting the environment. Solar PV waste management research is an emerging field which has received more attention recently...
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Economic cost is decisive for the development of different power generation. Life cycle cost (LCC) is a useful tool in calculating the cost at all life stages of electricity generation. This study improves the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) model as the LCC calculation methods from three aspects, including considering the quantification of ex...
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With the continuous advancement of new urbanization, the level of townships motorization has been improved. Residents travel conditions have significantly been improved. Vehicles have gradually become common tools for residents to travel. Because of the special geographical position in mountainous areas, construction of traffic infrastructure there...
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The construction industry exerts tremendous impacts on the environment, particularly C&D waste has become one of the major pollutants generated by the construction industry. The recycling of C&D waste could generate various benefits from environmental, economic and social aspects. To improve the effects of recycling measures and inform the planning...
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Radiative cooling emits infrared thermal radiation to the outer space through the atmospheric transparent window (8–13 μm), without energy consumption and environmental pollution. In recent years, this technology has developed rapidly and the cooling performance has been gradually improved. To achieve higher temperature reduction, it is necessary t...
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PurposeAs an ambitious strategy of national interest in China and with an aim at achieving the ‘one-hour economic circle’ among Greater Bay Area cities by 2035, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has been transformed into a world-class bay economic belt in South China. Consequently, the large-scale construction of transportation infrast...
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Low-carbon pilot city (LCPC) programs have been implemented in China to facilitate low carbon production and consumption for combating climate change. The two rounds of low-carbon pilot regions covered six provinces and 36 cities in China. Governments have invested considerable funds and resources to develop LCPCs. Based on panel data from 49 citie...
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This paper aims to propose a comprehensive framework for a clear description of system boundary conditions in life cycle energy assessment (LCEA) analysis in order to promote the incorporation of embodied energy impacts into building energy-efficiency regulations (BEERs). The proposed framework was developed based on an extensive review of 66 studi...
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Close interorganizational collaboration plays a crucial role in achieving the sustainable goals of green building projects. Therefore, it is imperative to optimize interorganizational collaboration networks through mutual coupling between stakeholders. Few studies on collaborative networks in green building projects have focused on the network micr...
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Acute & chronic urban stresses can render the urban fabric prematurely obsolete before buildings have reached the end of their physical life. These stresses result in an increase of vacant space. Vacancy is an indicator of obsolescence and can be a precursor to premature demolition. Adaptive reuse is one process to avoid obsolescence, thus one poss...
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Due to the rapid social and economic development, the past decades have witnessed the improvement of human being's quality of life and the speedy development of the construction industry. Meanwhile, the illegal dumping of solid waste has presented a significant issue. By using the method of systematic review, this study critically examined the lite...
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The construction industry is facing a data tsunami, while emerging information technologies (IT) show great potential for the effective processing of these data or information. However, a comprehensive review for technological change, the resulting process, and organizational changes in the Big Data context, especially from the angle of whole lifec...
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With reference to Social Cognitive Theory, this study contributes to the debate on large-scale energy projects that can be classified as NIMBY developments and their implementation in order to better understand drivers to public acceptance. Public acceptance is essential for the development of typical NIMBY facilities. This study draws on Social Co...
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Purpose This study aims to explore the influence of the strength of ties (strong ties and weak ties) on contractual flexibility (term flexibility and process flexibility) and relationship quality among stakeholders in a megaproject network. Design/methodology/approach This study, via a questionnaire survey, collected 380 valid responses from megap...
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Prefabricated construction (PC) has been recognized as the popular research field in the last few decades. However the bibliometric analysis of existing prefabrication field is insufficient. Especially, there is a lack of comprehensive bibliometric analysis of prefabrication, because most of literature review papers focus on the management of prefa...
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Since the breakthrough of daytime radiative sky cooling, more and more effort has been devoted to this promising technology. But the low cooling performance places great restrictions on the application of this technology. In this work, various strategies are used to further improve the radiative cooling performance. The theoretical analysis reveals...
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In 2015, China initiated the Sponge City Program (SCP), an integrated urban stormwater management strategy, to mitigate the paradoxical challenges of urban flooding and water shortages. Very few studies have attempted to examine the willingness to participate of multi-level stakeholders in the case of storm-water management initiatives. To address...
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The tourism industry contributes significantly to the growth of the global economy and is considered to be strongly associated with a large amounts of water and energy consumption. In this study, the tourism water footprint (TWF) and the tourism energy footprint (TEF) of 138 sectors were investigated to examine the water-energy-food (W-E-F) nexus i...