Zhenzhong Hu

    He recieved both his BE and PhD degree in the Department of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University, China. He was a visiting researcher in Carnegie Mellon University.
    He is now the associate professor in both the Department of Civil Engineering and Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University. He is also the secretary general of the BIM Specialty Committee of the China Graphics Society.
    His research interests include information technologies in civil and marine engineering, building information modeling (BIM) and digital disaster prevention and mitigation.
  • 2021-01-20

    I was invited to to organize a special issue on "Smart Sensing in Building and Construction(SSBC)" in Sensors (Impact Factor: 3.275) together with Jia-Rui Lin from Tsinghua University, Jérômex Frisch from RWTH Aachen University, Qian Wang from National University of Singapore, Yichuan Deng from South China University of Technology and Yi Tan from Shenzhen University. The deadline for submission is 31st October this year. Welcome to submit your manuscript for potential publication.

  • 2021-01-06

    Beijing Cloud Jianxin Technology Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Haina Cloud Technology Holding Co., Ltd. of Haier Group. Based on their respective industry accumulation and advantageous resources, Cloud Jianxin and Haina Cloud will carry out in-depth strategic cooperation in BIM intelligent product development and other fields, build industry benchmark and model project through product development and project cooperation, and play a leading role in development and innovation. The two sides will work together to create intelligent BIM products and explore the road of Building Internet.

    Note: Beijing Cloud Jianxin Technology Co., Ltd., which is responsible for the transformation of research results of this research group, is committed to BIM and intelligent information technology products and services, and is a leading provider of BIM platform, software and service for the whole life cycle of building in China.

  • 2020-12-31

    "Application Standard of Building Information Model Technology in Guizhou Province", a local standard for engineering construction in the People's Republic of China, was officially issued by the Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Guizhou Province. This standard is numbered DBJ52/T101-2020 and will be implemented from March 1, 2021. I participated in the compilation as the second main author. This standard is prepared on the basis of: 1) the requirements of "Notice on the issuance of the 2013 Plan for the Formulation and Revision of Engineering Construction Standards and Specifications" (Jian Biao [2013] No.6); 2) the extensive investigation and research as well as the earnest summary of practical experience by the standard preparation group; 3) the reference of relevant international and national standards; 4) the extensive solicitation of opinions. This standard consists of 12 chapters and 6 appendixes and explanations, and the main contents include: general provisions, terms, basic regulations, application environment, application organization and management, model creation and management, BIM application in feasibility study and planning stage, BIM application in survey and design stage, BIM application in construction stage, BIM application in operation and maintenance stage, BIM application in engineering cost, BIM based big data application, and appendixes and explanations, etc.

  • 2020-11-18

    At the invitation of the editorial board of the journal, I am honored to be a member of the academic editorial board of Advances in Civil Engineering. This is my third part-time job for the editorial board after the Journal of Graphics and the Automation in Construction. I deeply feel the great responsibility and realize the broad development prospect of information technology in civil engineering. I will take this as the driving force to overcome the difficulties and strive to move forward in this field and direction!

    Note: Advances in Civil Engineering, short as ACE, is an important academic journal in the field of information technologies in civil and building engineering. Its impact factor in 2019 is 1.176, and it is listed in the Q3 SCI journals.

  • 2020-10-11

    “Understanding On-Site Inspection of Construction Projects Based on Keyword Extraction and Topic Modeling” has been published in IEEE Access.

    On-site inspection of construction projects involves intensive paperwork, while generating large amounts of textual data. Lack of understanding of information hidden in text-based inspection records always leads to overlooking of important issues and deferred decisions. Therefore, a novel text mining approach based on keyword extraction and topic modeling is introduced to identify key concerns and their dynamics of on-site issues for better decision-making process. Through real project testing, it is proved that the proposed method could successfully extract key concerns hidden in texts and identify their changes with time, thereby enabling a more efficient on-site inspection and data-centric decision-making process. This research contributes to the body of knowledge a new framework for discovering key concerns and their changes with time in texts, and to the state of practice by providing insights on hot topics and their changes with time to reduce on-site issues and make decisions efficiently, which has certain reference significance.