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.
  • 2020-3-21

    The kernel research achievement A BIM-based Dynamic Construction Management System (4D-BIM) has been added to the "Products" section.

    The system combines the BIM and 4D technologies and adopts the international standard IFC (Industry Foundation Classes). By studying the IFC-based structure, definition and modeling/sharing/integrating technologies for BIM, the construction model and the site model are linked to the schedule, resource, safety, quality and cost information to eastablish the IFC-based 4D-BIM model. Then the 4D-BIM model enables BIM-based integrated management, realtime control and dynamic simulation for scheudle, resource&cost, safety&quality, site&facility of a construction porject. Up to now, more functions have been embedded in the system to be suitable to not only buildings, but also bridges, wind plants, metros, tunnels, highways and MEP engineerings, etc.

  • 2020-3-20

    The research team reported the progress of the sub-project "A light-weight platform framework and interface technology based on GIS/BIM". The sub-project belongs to the 13th 5-year project "Key technologies for design and construction of rural residentials" - "Application information platform for design and construction of rural residentials". In the past year, we established the framework and basic workflow for data process, studied the fusion and exchange technologies based on BIM/GIS, and developed a web-based GIS/BIM model visualization platform. The key contributions include proposing a web-based data fusion and visualization schema for BIM/GIS model, and support the dispersal behavior analysis of contaminants at the pedestrian level under wind environment.

  • 2020-3-16

    Because of the epidemic situation, online meeting platforms such as Tencent Meeting, Zoom, Yu Class, etc. are popularizing to be important support tools for online teaching and meeting.

    Our group held the first online meeting through Tencent Meeting. Addition to sharing the lives in the epidemic environment, two PhD students Shuang Yuan and Shuo Leng made representations to show their recent works. The meeting effect is satisfying.

  • 2020-3-15

    A new product named "AHK Spotlight" has been added to "Product" section. Welcome to download and test it.

    This product was developed by Dr. Jia-Rui Lin, one of our research group members, who is now an assistant research professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University. The objective of this toolkit is to improve the effects of online teaching. The toolkit was developed based on the AutoHotKey (AHK), by which the Spotlight function as Logitech provided can be simulated. For example, it can simulate the high light effect like a spotlight in real life, so as to emphasize the key contents in the PPT.

  • 2020-3-14

    Thanks for Prof. Skibniewski's recommendation and trust, I am now a member of the editorial board of Automation in Construcion. I'll take this new role as an encouraging motivation, keep on working hard and contributing to the development of the journal and the IT technologies in AEC industry!

    Note: Automation in Construction, short as AUTCON, is the most influencial academic journal in the field of information technologies in civil and building engineering. The impact factor in 2018 is 4.313. It is listed in the Q1 journal lists. Till now I have published 5 articles in AUTCON, among which the two published in 2011 recieved 243 and 138 citations in Google Scholar database.