Tan Tan

Tan Tan
University College London | UCL · The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Doctor of Philosophy
Ph.D. Candidate

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Introduction
Tan is a PhD candidate in the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction at UCL. He is interested in digital innovation, industrialised construction, and building systems integration. His current PhD research explores BIM-enabled Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) in healthcare construction.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - September 2019
The University of Hong Kong
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Full-time research staff at HKUrbanLabs
Education
September 2019 - September 2022
University College London
Field of study
  • BIM-enabled Design for Manufacture and Assembly
September 2017 - September 2018
University College London
Field of study
  • Management
September 2012 - July 2017

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Publications (17)
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Conventional hospital facility management (FM) focuses on reasonably allocating various resources to support core healthcare services from the perspectives of the FM department and hospital. However, since patients are the main service targets of hospitals, the patients’ demographic and hospitalization information can be integrated to support the p...
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The built environment closely relates to the development of COVID-19 and post-disaster recovery. Nevertheless, few studies examine its impacts on the recovery stage and corresponding urban development strategies. This study examines the built environment’s role in Wuhan’s recovery at the city block level through a natural experiment. We first aggre...
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The importance of digital twin (DT) has been recognized by many industries throughout the world. In the context of construction, DT and relevant technologies have been implemented at different project stages. This study first clarifies the connotation of construction digital twin (CDT) and argues the subtle but important differences between CDT and...
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Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) is an emerging concept introduced from the manufacturing sector to transform the construction industry and accelerating “off-site” capabilities. Enhancing the sustainability of DfMA is challenging and requires accounting for various environmental and managerial impacts on the process of manufacture and ass...
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Interior design and construction (IDC) is a sophisticated and often prolonged process that delivers a building to occupation. Traditional practice is rather unproductive, involving the work of several different trades crowded in situ and delivered sequentially one after another. To enhance productivity in IDC, offsite practice is receiving increasi...
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The outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic has brought significant challenges to building operation and occupant health. In practice, building operators have begun to use various Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, intelligent sensing devices, and manual registration methods to update occupant information and behaviour in different building areas. Bu...
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Rapid deployment of modular hospital facilities has become an essential action in the COVID-19 response. Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) has played a significant role with governments commissioning emergency hospital projects. Due to the conflict between some DfMA strategies/guidelines, their integration requires further thorough investi...
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Integrating building information to support decision-making has been a key challenge in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. The synergy of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) is expected to improve information integration and decision-making. The aim of this paper is to identify...
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This executive report describes the final outcomes of Challenging Space Frontiers in Hospitals, a collaborative research project involving UCL, Loughborough University and Cranfield University, funded by The Transforming Construction Networking Plus under the UK government’s transforming construction challenge (TCC) and Industrial Strategy Challeng...
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The pursuit of modern product sophistication and production efficiency has bolstered Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) around the world. Being both a design philosophy and a methodology, DfMA has existed in manufacturing for decades. It is coming into vogue in construction as a potential solution to the industry’s lackluster productivity a...
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Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) has been introduced into the construction industry to enhance production efficiency. DfMA is a design approach and evaluation system for improving manufacturability and assemblability. This paper outlines the past and ongoing Artificial Intelligence (AI) development in manufacturing-oriented DfMA, and prov...
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Design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) has become a buzzword amid the global resurgence of prefabrication and construction industrialization. Some argued that DfMA is hardly new, as there are concepts such as buildability, lean construction, value management, and integrated project delivery in place already. Others believe that DfMA is a new di...
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Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) has been increasingly advocated by the global construction industry since it provides methodological procedures for evaluating and improving design for both manufacture and assembly. Many studies have investigated the DfMA principles suitable for different types of construction projects and advocated a wid...
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In the era of smart city, semantically rich city information models (CIMs) are demanded as a critical information hub. Roof albedo, a semantic property measures how much solar radiation is reflected, is vital to various urban sustainability topics, including heat island, local climate, green roof, and urban morphology. This paper presents an approa...
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In the era of smart city, semantically rich city information models (CIMs) are demanded as a critical information hub. Roof albedo, a semantic property measures how much solar radiation is reflected, is vital to various urban sustainability topics, including heat island, local climate, green roof, and urban morphology. This paper presents an approa...
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As demanded by smart city applications, the recognition and enrichment of urban semantics from unstructured spatial big data became an emerging trend for the development of building information model (BIM) and city information model (CIM). Rooftop constructs the essential part of BIM and CIM and loads various new application practices and scenarios...
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It is widely recognized that Building Information Modeling (BIM) can facilitate the delivery of prefabricated construction. Nevertheless, the actual practice of BIM faces several barriers. A range of existing studies and literature have discussed these barriers extensively, but two research questions remain unanswered. First, what are the unique ba...

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This work combines collaborations with Mace and The NHS