Dr Zhen Chen



Personal statement

Dr Zhen Chen, known as George, is the Lecturer in Construction Management, Academic Leader of Digital Construction Research Unit, Course Director for MSc Advanced Construction Technologies and BIM, and Convener of the Departmental Research Ethics Committee in Architecture Department at Strathclyde. Through his academic and professional services at companies, organisations and universities worldwide, he has developed specialty interests and expertise in architectural engineering, construction engineering and management, and facilities management with regard to the dependable built environment. He has engaged in more than 80 funded research projects, and has more than 200 authored publications with over 100 plenary lectures and presentations at national and international events. He was the management committee member of COST Action on the effective design and delivery of megaprojects in the European Union, and serves on technical committees at ADS, ASCE, BSI, CEN, CIBSE, ISO, and TRB. He is the Specialty Chief Editor in Construction Management at Frontiers in Built Environment.


Towards sustainable public park management in Cairo through facilities management : a conceptual review study
Aly Dalia, Chen Zhen, Dimitrijevic Branka
Green Building & Construction Economics Vol 4, pp. 35-47 (2023)
Special issue "smart city related policies and implementation"
Chen Zhen, lo Storto Corrado
Smart Cities (2022)
An ontological risk management model for adopting the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) through agile lean construction
Chen Zhen, Etakali Alaeddin
International Post Graduate Research Conference (IPGRC) 2022 (2022)
Developing the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) oriented lean construction body of knowledge
Chen Zhen, A.Tweijeer Mohamed
International Post Graduate Research Conference (IPGRC) 2022 (2022)
A text mining approach to performance enhancement in BIM pervasive major project delivery
Chen Zhen, Bareka Ambark
International Post Graduate Research Conference (IPGRC) 2022 (2022)
An educational contribution to applicable digital twins through BIM integrated curriculum development in architecture
Chen Zhen, Zaed Ozaer
International Post Graduate Research Conference (IPGRC) 2022 (2022)

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Professional activities

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) (External organisation)
Webinar: Reliable Megaproject Sustainability
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Member of the Program Committee, The 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Engineering
The principles of facilities management and reflective justifications
Grant Reviewer for EPSRC

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Research collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Chen, Zhen (Principal Investigator)
BS 8536:2022 Design, manufacture and construction for operability. Code of practice
Chen, Zhen (Principal Investigator)
New British standard development.
19-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
EN 15221-9 Facility Management - Principles and processes
Chen, Zhen (Principal Investigator)
New European standard development.
COST Action CA19134 Distributed Knowledge Graphs
Chen, Zhen (CoPI)
23-Jan-2020 - 22-Jan-2024
An International Survey on the Reduction of Coronavirus Transmission in Real Estate
Chen, Zhen (Principal Investigator)
PhD project by Alaeddin Ali Ahmed Etakali
Chen, Zhen (Principal Investigator)
Primary Supervisor
Overseas PhD scholarship provided by the Libyan Government
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023

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