Researcher

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Building, Building information modelling and management, Automation and technology in building and construction, Building construction management and project planning

Biography

Cynthia received her PhD degree in Civil Engineering from University of Sydney, and after graduation, she started her academic career in construction management area and since then developed her research in this area. Cynthia joined UNSW in 2011 and has been conducting research on information and knowledge management in Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) applications on...view more

Cynthia received her PhD degree in Civil Engineering from University of Sydney, and after graduation, she started her academic career in construction management area and since then developed her research in this area. Cynthia joined UNSW in 2011 and has been conducting research on information and knowledge management in Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) applications on construction planning, cost management and facility management. Cynthia’s another research area is on reducing carbon footprint in the construction process for sustainable development and green building rating. Recently, Cynthia’s research is focusing on combining these two areas, and using BIM, digital twin and other ICT technologies to improve the efficiency and productivity, and reduce carbon emissions for smart city and infrastructure development. Cynthia also supervises PhD students in conducting research on women in Construction, construction health and safety, etc.


My Grants

 

2017-2020 Australian government "New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant" ($91,650)

2014-2015 Australian government AsiaBound Travel Grant ($66,000)

2012 UNSW Faculty of Built Environment Research Grant - Improving Document and Information Management in the AEC industry: From Web-based Information System to BIM Integration ($20,000)

2011 BE Big Research Idea Grant: Reducing Carbon Footprint in the Construction Process for Sustainable Development of the 21st Century City ($10,000)

2011 Faculty Learning and Teaching Action Research Grant: Support Self-directed Learning in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses to Improve Students’ Satisfaction ($2,000)

2008-2009 The Chartered Institute of Building’s Australasia Research Development Grant ($5,000)


My Qualifications

B.E., M.E. PHD (USyd, 2001)


My Awards

2019 UNSW Faculty of Built Environment - Learning and Teaching Excellence Award


My Research Activities

Dr. Wang is active in the following research areas:

  1. Application of advanced ICT technologies to improve the efficiency and sustainability of prefabricated construction.
  2. Integration of BIM and digital twin technologies to achieve net-zero carbon emission in building life cycle process.
  3. Using AI to develop rapid 3D digital twin city modelling from point cloud data.
  4. Sustainable development by reducing carbon footprint in the construction process.
  5. Project document, information and knowledge management, and related technologies and strategies for construction-related enterprises. 

My Engagement

Memberships

Member of CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building)

 


My Teaching

Undergraduate:

Construction Scheduling Techniques

Construction Organisational Behaviour

Building Structures

International Construction Study Tour

Postgraduate:

Construction Planning and Control

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Location

Red Centre West Wing, Room 3002A

Contact

+61 2 9385 5712
+61 2 9385 4507