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Dr Ruoyu Jin
Reader in Construction Management and Technology

Howell Building 204

Summary

Ruoyu Jin has an established research profile on recycled aggregate concrete, circular economy practices in construction & demolition (C&D) waste management, and developing Industry 4.0/5.0-featured digital technologies for C&D waste reuse. In these research areas, Jin has authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters, editing one book, and two patented innovations in reusing construction wastes as sustainable construction materials (“Recycled Waste Materials Applied in the Prefabricated Enclosure System for Construction Sites”). Jin’s research paper based on the empirical study of C&D waste diversion won the Most Cited Paper Award of Year 2019 in Journal of Resources, Conservation, and Recycling. Another paper that Jin first-authored in the same journal won the Highly Cited Paper in Web of Science, provides the theoretical framework to this project on bridging emerging techniques and C&D waste diversion. As PI or Co-PI, Jin has secured external research funding from various schemes in the past three years by bridging digital transformation and circularity in C&D waste management. Jin is especially experienced and enthusiastic in bridging interdisciplinary research in the area of digital-driven C&D waste management, and in enhancing staff/researcher mobility between UK and overseas institutions through various dissemination platforms (e.g., MOOC and workshop).

The other established research area of Ruoyu Jin is construction safety management. Ruoyu has over ten-year practical and research experience in improving construction safety by engaging digital technologies (e.g., Building Information Modelling (BIM) and immersive technologies) as the early-stage interventions in two main areas: (1): BIM-driven immersive technologies for construction workforce education; (2) digital platform incorporating BIM into immersive virtual reality for pre-construction safety planning embedding new rules in the post-pandemic era. Specifically, Ruoyu focuses on developing and testing an interoperable digital platform by integrating BIM, immersive technologies (e.g., virtual reality), and data analytics to improve workforce safety perception and to inform behavioural reactions, which are important indicators of to prevent accidents. This interdisciplinary work has scientific and practical implications by integrating artificial intelligence, construction engineering, and cognitive psychology. Scientifically, the research fills the gaps of data acquisition and interpretation to inform safety training, which is strongly linked to the practical needs of how the industry, in the era of Industry 4.0/5.0, could adopt data-driven smart approach in enhancing safety performance in a more proactive approach.  

Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. Specializing in Construction Engineering and Management                                                                         The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.                                                                                                    Dissertation title: A Statistical Approach to Studying the Effects of Alternative Raw Materials on “Green” Concrete Properties
  2. Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management                                                                          The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.                                                                               Thesis title: The Relation of Procurement Duration to Project Performance in Design-Build Water/Wastewater Projects
  3. Bachelor Degree of Civil Engineering                                                                                                                   Chongqing University, Chongqing, China                                                                                                                                                

Newest selected publications

Khan, UA., Chen, Y., Jin, R., Seidu, R. and Tran, D-H. (2023) 'Infrastructure Model Development to Enhance Resilience Against Future Changes Using InfraWorks and GIS'.The Third International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering and Architecture ICSCEA 2023. Da Nang City, Vietnam. 12 - 21 July. Springer Nature Singapore. pp. 548 - 555. ISSN: 2366-2557 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Tran, D-H., Gill, HS., Jin, R., Adamu, Z. and Ebohon, OJ. (2023) 'An Investigation of the Effect of BIM Implementation on Improving the Relationship Between Architects and Quantity Surveyors'.Third International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering and Architecture. ICSCEA 2023. Da Nang City, Vietnam. 12 - 21 July. Springer Nature Singapore. pp. 266 - 273. ISSN: 2366-2557 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Tran, D-H., Pham, D-T., Devi, M., Jin, R., Adamu, Z. and Ebohon, OJ. (2023) 'An Investigation into Augmented Reality’s Ability to Assist the Preconstruction Phase of Building Projects'.Third International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering and Architecture (ICSCEA 2023). Da Nang City, Vietnam. 12 - 21 July. Springer Nature Singapore. pp. 258 - 265. ISSN: 2366-2557 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Olonade, KA., Shamass, R., McCann, F., Abiodun, YO., Jin, R. and Rossi, F. (2023) 'Comparative Analyses of Circularity Practices in Civil and Construction Engineering Between UK and Nigeria'. NanoWorld Journal, 9 (S2). pp. S485 - S491.Open Access Link

Journal article

Wu, H., Han, Y., Zhang, M., Abebe, BD., Legesse, MB. and Jin, R. (2023) 'Identifying Unsafe Behavior of Construction Workers: A Dynamic Approach Combining Skeleton Information and Spatiotemporal Features'. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 149 (11). ISSN: 0733-9364 Open Access Link

Journal article
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