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Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
+64 3 3694639
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E412
English, Chinese (Mandarin)
Brian's research focuses on applying information technologies to improve various dimensions of construction project performance, including health and safety, progress monitoring, and human-robot collaboration. He is also interested in building energy research, LCA, and carbon reduction. Brian has secured more than NZ$770K research funds in different research roles.My current funded projects include:1. Simulation-based multi-objective optimisation of school building energy retrofit considering lifecycle cost, lifecycle assessment, energy consumption, and thermal comfort (funded by BRANZ and BIP)2. VR-based situation awareness in human-robot collaboration (funded by Royal Society New Zealand)3. Improving situation awareness to achieve zero-harm construction sites (FOE Strategic Research Grant)