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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

1. Next generation of modular construction 2. Sustainable and resilient urban systems 3. Lifecycle building energy efficiency 4. Knowledge management in the era of digital revolution 5. Circular economy in construction and engineering projects


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Personal profile


Dr Xianhai Meng has 25 years of teaching, research and industry experience in the built environment and construction management. Before joining Queen's University Belfast, he was an associate professor at Tsinghua University, the most distinguished university in China. He has more than 100 journal publications. His research interests mainly include: (1) large and complex project management; (2) sustainable and resilient built environment; (3) supply chain collaboration and integration; (4) facilities management; and (5) building information modelling.


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Member of CIOB

Member of APM

Fellow of HEA


Teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate modules as follows:

       Project Management

       Construction Economics

       Facilities Management

       Research Methods       

Coordination of MSc dissertation module

Supervision of MSc dissertation projects



  • Supervision of PhD students
  • Supervision of MSc students
  • Supervision of research assistants
  • Supervision of visiting researchers
  • PhD external examiner

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Research Output

Open Access
  • 12 Downloads (Pure)

    A pilot study of radon levels in certified passive house buildings

    McCarron, B., Meng, X. & Colclough, S., 09 Jan 2019, In : Building Services Engineering Research and Technology . 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    254 Downloads (Pure)

    From IT-based knowledge management to BIM-supported knowledge management: a review

    Wang, H. & Meng, X., 01 May 2019, In : Expert Systems with Applications. 121, p. 170-187 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    111 Downloads (Pure)

    Lean management in the context of construction supply chains

    Meng, X., 20 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Production Research. 57, 11, p. 3784-3798 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    44 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)