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Zigeng Fang

Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering and Management, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Dr Zigeng Fang is an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering and Management in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Despite his engagement in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, he mainly focuses on teaching the postgraduate level course - Civil Engineering and Management MSc.

He joined the university in June 2023. Before that, he was a research fellow in Digital Building Twins for the COGITO project under the Horizon Europe Programme at the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, University College London. He obtained his BEng in Building Service Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, MSc in Facility and Environment Management, MRes in Architectural Computation, and PhD in Construction Project Management from University College London. Along with his research experience, He previously shouldered the data analyst/scientist role in the Strategic Asset Management Team of the Vercity Social Infrastructure and the Asseticom.

Research Summary

He primarily concentrates on three areas of research: Smart, Shareable, and Sustainable. For the smart aspect, he aims to materialise the digitalisation benefits of the construction industry by using… read more

Current Research

He primarily concentrates on three areas of research: Smart, Shareable, and Sustainable. For the smart aspect, he aims to materialise the digitalisation benefits of the construction industry by using various tools and technologies (e.g., Machine Learning, Digital Twins, Building Information Modeling, etc.) of digital construction and asset management for fulfilling the requirement of industry 4.0. For the shareable aspect, he aims to connect the isolated "data islands" of different construction projects by solving the interoperability, standardisation, and quality control issues to promote knowledge transfer and portfolio-based built asset information management. For the sustainable aspect, he aims to develop a digitalised continuous way of managing the carbon footprint of buildings and infrastructure.

Department of Civil Engineering

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