Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Bo Xia
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Construction and Project Management
Discipline *
Building
Phone
+61 7 3138 4373
Fax
+61 7 3138 1170
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Professional Service

  • Regional Editor, International Journal of Construction Management (2018-)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, ASCE Journal of  Management in Engineering (2015-)
  • Member of the Editorial Review Board, Member of the Editorial Review Board,  Built Environment Project and Asset Management (2013-)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Advances in Civil Engineering (2019-)

Professional Membership

  • International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation (CIB)
  • CRIOCM—Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management
Keywords

Construction management, Design and build delivery system, Green building

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr. Bo Xia is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology.  His research interests are in design-build, project delivery systems, construction management, sustainable buildings, and built environment for older people. His research findings have been published in internationally-recognized journals and presented at important conferences. Currently, Aspro. Xia acts as the regional editor of International Journal of Construction Management, member of Editorial Boards for the ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, Advances in Civil Engineering, and Built Environment Project and Asset Management.

Aspro Xia welcomes prospective PhD applicants interested in broad construction and project management research. In 2013, Aspro Xia got the nomination for 2013 Faculty Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision and won Highly Commended Supervisors as runners-up (1 per School), which is the recognition of his high-quality HDR supervision work.

Research Interests

  • Construction project procurement and delivery (e.g. design-build, PPP, IPD, etc.)
  • Green building and sustainable development
  • Housing and built environment for older people (e.g. sustainable retirement villages, ageing in place/ageing at home in the community, etc.)
  • Construction and project management

Research Support (Selected)

Sustainable housing for older people:

  • A sustainable community for aged people: Case studies of green retirement villages in Australia. Research Trust of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). PI Xia, Co-PIs Zuo and Skitmore, April 2012 –March 2013.   (£5064 Total QUT)
  • Providing Appropriate Facilities in Not-for-Profit Retirement Villages (2016-2017). Bowen Jenkins Legacy Research Fund (CIOB). PI Xia Bo, Hu Xin (£10,000 Total QUT)
  • Delivering Sustainable Retirement Villages for Ageing Australians, Australian Research Council, DP170101208, A/P Bo Xia and Prof Laurie Buys, 2017-2019 (AUD$118.000 Total QUT)

Green building and sustainable development 

  • Overview of Australian “Green Star” Projects. HuaHui Construction Group Co. Ltd. PI Xia, 2018. (AUD$20,000 Total QUT)

Project procurement and delivery 

  • Developing pricing, optimization and adjustment model for a waste disposal fee of PPP waste-to-energy projects (2015-2018). National Science Foundation, China. Partner Investigator Xia (CNY 600,000)

Construction and project management 

  • Organizational Learning and Its Impact on Associated Organizational Capability in Construction Megaproject Organizations with External Involvement (2016-2019) National Science Foundation, China. Partner Investigator Xia (CNY 196,920)
  • Research on the megaproject social responsibility’s behaviour selection mechanism, dynamic evolution and governance policies (2019-2022). National Science Foundation, China. Partner Investigator Xia (CNY 600,000).

 

Editorial Board Member

  • International Journal of Construction Management, Regional Editor (2018-present)
  • Advances in Civil Engineering Editorial board member (2019-present)
  • ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, Editorial board member (2015-present)
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Bo Xia.

Teaching

  • UDB420: Project Administration
  • BEB801: Proejct 1
  • UDB301: Research methods
  • Guest Lecturer: ENB481 Civil Engineering Project Management
  • Lecturer in Zhejiang Sci-tech University: Management
  • Lecturer in Zhejiang Sci-tech University: Professional English
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Bo Xia.

Experience

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Construction Management, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology (2017.8-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Hefei University of Technology (2018-present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Construction Management, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology (2014.8-2017.7).
  • Lecturer, Construction Management, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology (2011.5 – 2014.7).
  • Research Assistant, Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2010-2011)
  • Visiting scholar at Colorado University at Boulder, U.S. (2009)
  • Lecturer in Zhejiang Science and Technology University (2006-2007)

Education

  • Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Queensland University of Technology (2012)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2010)
  • Master of Engineering (Construction management), Zhejiang University, PRC (2006)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), Zhejiang University, PRC (2003)

External collaborations:

  • University of Adelaide
  • Central Queensland University
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Curtin University
  • RMIT
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong Kong City University
  • Colorado University at Boulder (U.S.)
  • Zhejiang University (China)
  • Tongji University (China)
  • Chongqing University (China)
  • Southeast University (China)
  • Tianjin University (China)
  • Zhejiang Sci-tech University (China)
  • Chang’an University (China)
  • Hefei University of Technology (China)
  • South China University of Technology (China)
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Bo Xia.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
Best paper award. For the paper entitled "Optimising facilities provision in retirement villages- A case study in Australia", Presented in CRIOCM2018 23rd International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Guiyang, China, 24-27, August 2018
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
Member of the Scientific Committee of 50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), University of Adelaide, 7-9 December 2016
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2015
Details
Editorial Member of ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
BEPAM Best Reviewers for 2014
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
Best Paper Award of the CRIOCM 2013 International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 19-20th October, 2013, Xi'an, China
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2013
Details
Member of the Editorial Review Board of Built Environment Project and Asset Management
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2013
Details
Member of Editor Board of Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research (JBCPR)
Type
Other
Reference year
2013
Details
Highly Commended Supervisors for SEF Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision(1 per School)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Best Themed Paper Award, Australasian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA), 37th Annual International Conference, 4-6th July 2012, Sydney
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Emerald Outstanding Paper Award for 2011 in the Journal of Financial Management of Property and construction

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Delivering Sustainable Retirement Villages for Ageing Australians
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP170101208
Start year
2017
Keywords

Supervision