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Ruoyu's main research interests include BIM pedagogical studies, construction waste management, recycled aggregate concrete, off-site manufacturing for construction, and construction safety. Ruoyu's latest research and practice of off-site construction can be found in


Scholarly biography

Ruoyu's main research outputs can be summarized in BIM pedagogy-based research, construction waste management, workers’ construction safety issues, and recycled aggregate concrete made from construction wastes. In recent years Ruoyu has been working on developing interdisciplinary research and integrating these aforementioned research topics, for example, adopting BIM in C&D waste management and as the digital platform during the life cycle of off-site construction projects. More integrated research is being planned for Ruoyu's scholarly work, including BIM used for health and safety monitoring, BIM for waste generation estimate, and Internet of Things applied in the performance monitoring of off-site construction projects. Ruoyu perceives that BIM, as part of Internet of Things, can be further developed to be integrated with off-site construction, construction safety management, innovative construction materials, and integrated project delivery system.

Ruoyu is a research member of Built Environment Research and Enterprise Group, and Sustainability and Resilience Engineering (SuRE) at University of Brighton. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scholarly works including journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters. The service work being carried by Ruoyu includes: peer reviewer for eight international journals in the field of built environment and civil engineering; Editorial Advisory Panel Member of ICE’s International Journal Management, Procurement and Law; and associate member for CRIOCM Youth Committee in the field of construction management.

Approach to teaching

Ruoyu's major teaching experience includes Building Information Modelling (BIM), civil engineering materials, structural design, foundation and concrete, and construction technology.

Ruoyu's teaching interests focus on BIM-related student team project-based learning and construction materials. The innovative teaching work performed by Ruoyu can be found in these following academic publications:

1. Jin R.*, Yang T., Piroozfar P., Kang B.G, Wanatowski D., and Hancock C.M. (2018). “Project-based pedagogy in interdisciplinary building design adopting BIM.”Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. In Press, https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-07-2017-0119.

2. Jin R.*, Tang L., Hancock C.M., and Allan L. (2016). “BIM-based multidisciplinary building design practice-a case study.”HealthyHousing2016: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings, November 2016, Brisbane, Australia. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/50/58107c8eb9c71

3. Jin R.*, Zou P.X.W., Piroozfar P., Li B., and Painting N. (2018b). “Comparisons of Students’ Perceptions on BIM Practice among Australia, China and U.K.”Engineering, Construction and Architectural Managementand, Accepted for publication on 23 October 2018.

Supervisory Interests

Ruoyu's supervisory interests to postgraduate students include: BIM-related applications in construction project management and built environment, construction waste management, off-site construction, construction safety, and recycled aggregate concrete.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Chongqing University

PhD, The Ohio State University

Master, University of New Mexico

External positions

Editorial board member, International Journal Management, Procurement and Law

Associate member, The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 36 Article
  • 15 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Other

Investigation of Individual Perceptions towards BIM Implementation - a Chongqing Case Study

Liu, N., Ruan, L., Jin, R., Chen, Y., Deng, X. & Yang, T. 2019 (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Statistical methods

Sustainability in Project Management

Jin, R. 9 Jan 2019 Sustainable Construction Technologies: Life-Cycle Assessment. Tam, V. & Le, K. (eds.). 1st ed. p. 29-92

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

project management
life cycle

A Holistic Review of Cement Composites Reinforced with Graphene Oxide

Xu, Y., Zeng, J., Chen, W., Jin, R., Li, B. & Pan, Z. 26 Mar 2018 171, p. 291-302 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Composite materials
Mechanical properties

A holistic review of off-site construction literature published between 2008 and 2018

Jin, R., Gao, S., Cheshmehzangi, A. & Aboagye-Nimo, E. 23 Aug 2018 202, p. 1202-1219 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Construction sites
construction method
Sustainable development

An Empirical Study of Concrete Recycling in the U.S.: From Legislation to Practice

Jin, R. & Chen, Q. 23 Sep 2018 (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solid waste
waste management
qualitative analysis