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Dr Zhen Chen



Personal statement

Dr Zhen Chen is Lecturer in Construction Management in the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde. He has engaged in over 30 research projects, worth over £5m, funded in UK and internationally; and has authored over 190 publications in construction engineering and management. He was a member of the management committee of COST Action TU1003 (The Effective Design and Delivery of Megaprojects in the European Union). Dr Chen is a member of several technical committees at professional bodies, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (Sustainability), the British Standards Institution (BSI) (Facility Management; Project, Programme and Portfolio Management; Service Life Planning; and Smart Cities), and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) (Intelligent Buildings). Dr Chen is the Chief Editor of a new section on Construction Management for the academic journal Frontiers in Built Environment (Electronic ISSN: 2297-3362) published by Frontiers in Switzerland. He is the Associate Editor for three international journals, including the International Journal of Forensic Engineering & Management published by Inderscience in UK, Innovative Infrastructure Solutions published by Springer in Germany, and the Section on Sustainable Design & Construction at Frontiers in Built Environment published by Frontiers in Switzerland. He also serves at editorial boards for several international journals published by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Elsevier.


[Book Review] Procuring Successful Mega-projects : How to Establish Major Government Contracts without Ending Up in Court
Chen Zhen
Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law Vol 170, pp. 220-220, (2017)
Evidence-based safety management in building refurbishment
Chen Zhen, Maiti Saikat, Agapiou Andrew
ARCOM and BEAM Centre Early Career Researcher and Doctoral Workshop on Building Asset Management, pp. 41-50, (2017)
The principles of facilities management and case studies
Chen Zhen
ARCOM and BEAM Centre Early Career Researcher and Doctoral Workshop on Building Asset Management, pp. 8-19, (2017)
Megaproject Risk Analysis and Simulation : A Dynamic Systems Approach
Boateng Prince, Chen Zhen, Ogunlana Stephen O.
Evidence based learning in total infrastructure monitoring
Chen Zhen
NERC Innovative Monitoring Approaches Brokering Workshop, (2017)
Water sector service innovation : what, where and who?
Ward Sarah, Brown Steve, Burton Aaron, Adeyeye Kemi, Mannion Noel, Tahir Siraj, Gordon Craig, Chen George
British Journal of Environment and Climate Change Vol 6, pp. 216-226, (2016)

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Professional activities

A Dynamic Decision-Making Process for Evidence-Based Learning on Megaprojects
Chongen Wang
External Advisor
External Examiner
International Journal of Project Management (Journal)
Editorial board member
British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) (External organisation)
Proceedings of the ICE- Waste and Resource Management (Journal)
Editorial board member

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An analytic approach to sustainability assessment in urban megaprojects
Chen, Zhen (Principal Investigator) Agapiou, Andrew (Co-investigator)
Period 02-Oct-2017 - 30-Sep-2020

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