Shang-Hsien (Patrick) Hsieh

Shang-Hsien (Patrick) Hsieh
National Taiwan University | NTU · Department of Civil Engineering

Ph.D.

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August 2002 - present
National Taiwan University
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  • Professor (Full)
August 1996 - July 2002
National Taiwan University
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  • Professor (Associate)
August 1995 - July 1996
National Taiwan University
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (217)
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Half of the global population lives in cities, and it is still increasing as people are moving to cities in search of better education, job opportunities, and so on. The existing infrastructures of the cities are being stretched beyond their capacity and requirements for well-organized urban environment and efficient urban management are rising. Ur...
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Timber has long been used in the human building industry. With recent groundbreaking technologies and urgent calls for a lower carbon built environment, timber construction has become more industrial and popular globally. Nevertheless, it still faces many design-related difficulties and project management challenges. Building Information Modeling (...
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Visual data captured at construction sites is a rich source of information for the day-to-day operation of construction projects. The development of deep-learning-based methods has demonstrated their capabilities in analyzing complex visual data and inferring valuable insights. Recent applications of these methods in construction have also shown pr...
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Concrete, the second most consumed material on earth after water, is considered as the backbone of modern construction. Excess or shortage in concrete supply may lead to wastage of material, time, and cost in a construction pro- ject. At present, ready-mixed concrete is widely used in the construction industry, and it is generally supplied to const...
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Deployment of automated progress monitoring methods in construction sites is becoming essential to overcome the challenges faced by the conventional manual reporting-based project monitoring techniques. The vision-based methods for automating the construction progress monitoring have been gaining popularity recently because of the availability of a...
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Energy consumption by the building sector accounts for a considerable amount globally, and this number is increasing due to more extreme weather events and growing demand for energy services. To analyze and predict the patterns of building energy consumption, researchers have been adopting artificial neural networks in recent years. Weather data ar...
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Transforming to a circular built environment creates opportunities to alleviate issues on resource consumption and global greenhouse gas (GHG) emission worldwide. Construction projects have started to integrate circular concepts in the design phase for a better built environment in Taiwan. Building Information Modeling (BIM), which provides qualita...
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To respond to the challenges like population growth, climate change, economic instability, cities are taking a data-driven, modern technology-oriented approach to provide better service, improved quality of life and a sustainable future. With the advancement of technologies, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), applications of information i...
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The visual data collected from the construction sites are rich sources of information for automated construction progress monitoring. It possesses the potential to supplement the conventional daily report-based progress monitoring system with visual verification of three-dimensional progress status. Researchers have developed several vision-based m...
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The construction industry is a big contributor to the world’s natural resource consumption and waste. Circular economy is a model to reduce both the amount of new raw materials used during the construction stage and the waste produced at the building's end of life. This research uses a BIM model of the pilot circular project in Taiwan to evaluate t...
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Circular economy is a concept used to describe an economic system based on the reuse, recycling, recovery, and reduction of materials and products. In Taiwan, Taisugar Circular Village is the first housing project designed to implement the circular economy concept with a strong emphasis on renewable sources of energy. Following this focus, this stu...
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In 2020, 8 research groups from civil engineering, construction management, computer-aided engineering, transportation planning, water conservancy, earthquake prevention, ecological conservation, database management, and urban planning, networked to develop a main project, "Decision Making Support Platform for Digital Governance of Sustainable City...
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Abnormal activities on construction jobsites may compromise productivity and pose threat to workers' safety. This paper proposes the analysis of consecutive image sequences for automatic identification of irregular operations and their visualization. The data analytics is composed of four steps: object detection, object tracking, action recognition...
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Modern people spend approximately up to 90% of their time indoors. Moreover, building operational phase contributes to more environmental impact (e.g. energy use and carbon emission) than other phases. Hence, proper building management is critical to the welfare of human beings and mother nature. And occupant behavior is crucial information for bui...
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Tower cranes play important roles on construction site. Deviation between crane operations in real environment and lifting plans in 4D building information modeling (BIM) will often cause problems such as schedule delay, collision accidents, or budget overruns. Hence, effective navigation for crane operations based on the lifting plans should impro...
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The benefits of adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) in a construction project have been well recognized. However, it involves additional labor costs and the timeliness of task completion should be considered because a BIM application may not be required (and paid for) by the owner in the current stage of BIM development. At present, a proj...
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Construction projects are facing challenges like low productivity, time & cost overrun, safety issues, etc. Lack of monitoring of site activities and resources is found to be one of the major causes of failure. Eradicating this cause with the conventional method needs domain expertise and high cost. The applications of computer vision (CV) based te...
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The strength of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in achieving sustainable buildings is well recognized by the global construction industry. However, current understanding of the state-of-the-art green BIM research is still limited. In particular, a focus study on how BIM contribute to green building design through building performance analysis (...
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Corrosion under insulation is one of the most important issues in the petroleum industry. Ordinarily, in order to check the corrosion, inspectors remove the insulation of pipelines to measure the level of corrosion on each section of pipelines. This procedure may take weeks for a site which distinctly affects the financial aspect of oil and gas com...
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This paper proposes a BIM-enabled method that assists in designing green plantation with a more realistic estimation of CO2 capture than the current methods. For example, Taiwan’s building code provides an evaluation method for estimating the CO2 capture of green plants. However, this simple manual calculation does not take two key factors into acc...
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Recently there has been growing recognition of the value of facility management (FM) in the construction field. Nowadays, FM data can be extracted from parameters of BIM (building information modeling) models. Thus, it is increasingly important to manage parameters of BIM model elements in the operation and maintenance (O&M) stage. Currently, param...
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This paper proposes a cloud-based data management framework that integrates open data from the government and monitoring data from construction site sensors. The integrated data can be consumed by artificial intelligence for smart construction project management, e.g. schedule control, resource arrangement and workers’ safety. The framework include...
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Information Retrieval (IR) is a common technique used to manage a growing technical document collection. Owing to the complexity of technical documents, the direct application of IR often leads to unsatisfactory results. Therefore, many semantic approaches, such as ontology, are applied to enhance IR performance. However, ontology development is of...
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After realizing the serious environmental problems caused by current linear economic model, designers, researchers and policy makers around the world started to look into the possibilities of a more sustainable model-circular economy. And the construction industry is no exception to this change. In recent years, not only in Europe, circular economy...
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Architecture, engineering, construction, and operation (AECO) organizations must adopt building information modeling (BIM) technology, define workflows, and develop internal policies to deliver BIM projects successfully. AECO projects are known as BIM projects when BIMis used during such projects. Organizations must identify project objectives, cri...
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As an initial step towards performance assessment of BIM projects, this study focuses on identifying the factors that are critical for the success of a BIM project. A research methodology is outlined in this study to identify critical success factors (CSFs) for BIM projects by adopting an empirical approach. A questionnaire is designed by studying...
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Forum papers are thought-provoking opinion pieces or essays founded in fact, sometimes containing speculation, on a civil engineering topic of general interest and relevance to the readership of the journal. The views expressed in this Forum article do not necessarily reflect the views of ASCE or the Editorial Board of the journal.
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p>Blending structural, site, functional, and aesthetic challenges, footbridge projects can provide great training grounds to educate future builders. At the early design stage, the span requirement and program simplicity (letting pedestrians cross from A to B) encourage joint consideration of engineering, architectural and artistic issues, from str...
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Considering the huge potential of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for use in construction projects, modern Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation (AECO) industries are increasingly recruiting graduate engineers with BIM knowledge and skills. Globally, university AECO departments are investing time and resources in designing BIM c...
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To improve the efficiency of model fitting, parameter identification techniques have been actively investigated. Recently, the applications of parameter identification migrated from off-line model fitting to on-line model updating. The objective of this study is to develop a gradient-based method for model updating to advance hybrid simulation also...
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Gazetteers, also known as entity dictionaries, can be applied to support many information extraction (IE) applications such as named entity recognition (NER). However, gazetteers are not always available, because they require not only domain knowledge but also human effort during development. Existing gazetteers are also mostly general in nature; t...
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Building information modeling (BIM) has entered into another phase of maturity, especially in countries that have been actively adopting and using BIM including in Taiwan, Republic of China. An effective management in BIM has increasingly become one of the demanding features in Taiwanese architecture, engineering, construction, and operation indust...
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Globally, built environment sector has been experiencing notable development with Building Information Modelling (BIM). Public sectors in several countries are playing major roles in BIM adoption because they have seen the benefits of BIM adoption for their Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and Operation (AECO) projects. Recently, Indian AE...
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The Architectural, Engineering, Construction & Operation (AECO) industry has witnessed assured development through BIM implementation in parallel with constant drive of green building movement in the last two decades. Although the two concepts are independent of each other, BIM and green building collectively are able to overcome present challenges...
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The Architectural, Engineering, Construction & Operation (AECO) industry has witnessed assured development through BIM implementation in parallel with constant drive of green building movement in the last two decades. Although the two concepts are independent of each other, BIM and green building collectively are able to overcome present challenges...
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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide an alternative method of self-paced learning. Through MOOCs, students can attain the latest knowledge from top educators worldwide. The ability to deal with real case projects is required for the engineering learners in their future career. In addition, a capstone project is designed for learners to integ...
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This paper presents the process modeling part of research outcome from an ongoing research effort on development of a BIM-enabled construction inspection approach. The main idea of the approach is to plan and prepare well all of the inspection tasks before the site trip so that the main task of inspectors at construction site becomes simply data co...
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This paper investigates the energy analysis process of Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) buildings using a case study and explores its accuracy. Building Information Modeling (BIM) software tools are used for modeling BIPV buildings and carrying out energy analysis. The case study simulates electricity production from four BIPV panel systems...
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Background Today, the architectural, engineering, construction, and operation (AECO) industry is motivated to employ graduates educated about Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools, techniques, and processes, which help them to better integrate visualizations and data into their projects. In line with today’s AECO industry necessities and govern...
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Design coordination is one of the major challenges in the design phase of an Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Operation (AECO) project life cycle. Improper design coordination may cause construction errors, reworks, material wastage, additional change orders, time, cost overruns and so on. Hence, it is vital to reduce the design warnings a...
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Today, Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been widely explored and embraced in more than sixty countries. Globally, BIM players in policy, technology and process fields are significantly contributing towards BIM research with several directions for improving the building design, construction and operation process. Our study is for critical ass...
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Delivery of green building (GB) is of major importance and has become a great challenge in Taiwan Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Operation (AECO) industry today. However, limited research on adoption of new decision making processes for delivering GB projects causes difficulty for project stakeholders to realize the value of GB. In ad...
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Field inspection is a common approach to the prevention of on-site accidents in the construction industry, which aims to identify and correct violations before they result in accidents. While conducting a field inspection, quite often safety professionals need to consult applicable construction safety standards. By doing so, they can make informed...
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This work employs discrete element simulation to study why the velocity and kinetic energy of steady granular flows in a half-filled smooth frictional rotating drum show weak dependence on inter-particle friction in rolling regime. When the friction coefficient f is increased, noticeable rise of dynamic angle of repose (Formula presented.) and pote...
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Due to the labor-intensiveness, high investment cost, long execution time, frequent change orders, and many stakeholders in a BIM project, a BIM manager is bound to face a lot of risks to make decisions in cost managing process. Since the productivity of a BIM team will affect the execution cost, this study investigates a simple method of assessing...
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This paper develops an improved pressure correction method, coupled with volume-of-fluid (VOF) and immersed boundary (IB) methods, to accelerate multiphase flow computations. A momentum interpolation method (MIM) is used to avoid the issue of a checkerboard pressure field on a non-staggered grid system. A transpose-free quasi-minimal residual (TFQM...
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Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) is a fundamental tool in the implementation process of Knowledge Management (KM), which is used to manage knowledge of information technology systems in an organization. However, a well-developed KMS should not only take advantage of information technology function, but also require the development of a complete m...
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Considering the huge potential of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for use in construction projects, today's Architecture Engineering Construction and Operation (AECO) industries employ graduate engineers with knowledge and skills in BIM. Globally, AECO department connected educationalists are investing effort into designing BIM courses in acade...
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Technical documents are often generated during Architecture/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) projects and research. Information Retrieval (IR) is a common technique to manage growing technical document collections. However, due to the complexity of technical documents, applying IR directly to technical documents often leads to unsatisfactory result...
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Technical documents with complicated structures are often produced in architecture/engineering/construction (AEC) projects and research. Information retrieval (IR) techniques provide a possible solution for managing the ever-growing volume and contexts of the knowledge embedded in these technical documents. However, applying a general-purpose searc...
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During crane operation, the operator can be distracted by a multitude of factors, leading to hazardous operational environments which can result in accidents. Recent investigations into the potentials of tele-operation have revealed that risks to human safety at the jobsite can be reduced drastically with the removal of the need for many personnel...
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In current BIM (Building Information Modeling) practices, integrating, exchanging and managing information in BIM collaboration across disciplines have been major challenges in the AEC industry. Cloud computing offers an opportunity to provide the solutions to the current challenge, and its centralized data control feature not only upgrades the lev...
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There is no clear holistic approach or methodology to assess the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) technology at corporate level. This paper proposes an approach for developing critical success factors (CSFs) that can be further developed for assessment of BIM adoption at organizational level in the architecture, engineering, and cons...
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Building information modeling (BIM) is the process of creating and managing parametric digital models of a building (or a piece of infrastructure) during the building’s life cycle and across business functions. For developing Critical Success Factors (CSF) for assessment of BIM technology adoption at an organizational level, this second part of the...
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This paper presents an approach for inspection of construction enabled via building information modeling (BIM). It meets the following criteria: (1) all major inspection tasks and locations are determined before the site inspection trip; (2) inspectors can easily retrieve the prepared images generated from the BIM model and related construction inf...
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To overcome the difficulty of integrating continuous/discontinuous numerical methods to a software and retain its flexibility at the same time, National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) under National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) in Taiwan has designed a Versatile Engineering Simulation ENvironment (named VESEN), which...
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With the development of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, there has been an increased application of BIM-based modeling and energy analysis tools in building design. Although there are several popular energy analysis tools available, there is currently no effective way for users to verify the accuracy and reliability of their results...
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The dangers of the construction industry due to the risk of fatal hazards, such as falling from extreme heights, being struck by heavy equipment or materials, and the possibility of electrocution, are well known. The concept of Job Hazard Analysis is commonly used to mitigate and control these occupational hazards. This technique analyzes the major...
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This paper summarizes the five-year development project of Construction Director, a BIM (Building Information Modeling) tool. During the first year, the development team from National Taiwan University (NTU) completed the architectural design of the system after conducting intensive interviews and meetings with key CTCI Corporation (CTCI) stakehold...
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A unified wall-boundary condition for the pressure-based lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) is proposed. The present approach is developed from the direct-forcing technique in the immersed boundary method and is derived from the equilibrium pressure distribution function. The proposed method can handle many kinds of wall boundaries, such as fixed wall...
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The use of design-build delivery methods and building information modeling (BIM) tools in the construction industry has been growing rapidly in recent years due to the increasing demand for more efficient construction project management. The successful implementation of these tools by engineering firms on projects, however, is still not being achie...
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The objective of this research is to develop, optimize and evaluate an approach for automatically generating rigging path guidance in order to provide sufficient assistance on the user interface of tele-operated crane. Besides operational safety and efficiency, this approach focuses on solving operability issues of following path guidance on a tele...
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Background Nowadays, the use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) systems is effective for monitoring traffic, preventing crime, and ensuring safety in many public spaces. However, the effectiveness of CCTV coverage is often achieved through design experience and trial-and-error, instead of being evaluated and visualized using a robust approach. Me...
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This paper presents a method to assign soft-sphere contact model parameters in a discrete-element simulation with which we can reproduce the experimentally measured avalanche dynamics of finite dry granular mass down a flume. We adopt the simplest linear model in which interaction force is decomposed along or tangent to the contact normal. The mode...
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Conducting a pavement survey is a time-consuming but necessary task to ensure the serviceability of road pavements. Many investigators have used image-processing methods to automate the survey process and to enhance the quality and accuracy of survey results. However, image-processing methods often mistakenly treat oil spillages, shadows, and road...