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Jian Zuo

Associate Professor
Architecture and Built Environment
University of Adelaide
Australia

Biography

Dr Jian Zuo is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide. His PhD, completed in 2008 was entitled “Project culture in the Australian construction industry: lessons for China”. He has developed a specialist model to measure the culture (which is a significant social sustainability issue in construction projects) at the project level and its impacts on the performance of construction projects. His main research interest is to achieve sustainable built environment through stakeholder engagement. Dr Zuo’s recent publications address various issues associated with low carbon built environment from technological, managerial, social and legal perspectives. At the moment he is Chief Investigator of three projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation China on sustainability related issues such as relationship between sustainability and competitiveness; air pollution; and construction waste management.

Research Interest

His main research interest is to achieve sustainable built environment through stakeholder engagement. Dr Zuo’s recent publications address various issues associated with low carbon built environment from technological, managerial, social and legal perspectives. At the moment he is Chief Investigator of three projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation China on sustainability related issues such as relationship between sustainability and competitiveness; air pollution; and construction waste management.

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