Dr. Jianing Luo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science, meanwhile an Assistant Professor and Postgraduate Supervisor in the School of Architecture at Nanjing Tech University (NJTU) in China. Dr. Luo obtained his Ph.D. in Architecture from Southeast University (SEU) in China (2018). During his Ph.D. study, he was a joint Ph.D. (visiting) candidate in the School of Architecture and Built Environment (Construction Management) at the University of Newcastle in Australia (2015-2017). He received his MS from SEU (2012) and his BS from NJTU (2010). Dr. Luo has an inter-disciplinary research background and practical experiences in Architecture and Construction Management. His research is devoted to improving the design and construction coordination based on design methodologies, digital methods and tools (BIM, VDC), off-site construction (OSC), lean construction (LC), integrated project delivery (IPD), etc. He is now a member of the BIM TOPiCS Lab led by Prof. Sheryl Staub-French.

Research Interests

Design and Construction Coordination, Design Methodologies, Off-site Construction, Lean Construction, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), 4D (3D + time) visualization, Integrated Project Delivery

Awards & Recognitions

2020, Teaching Excellence Award, Nanjing Tech University, China


  • Luo, J., Zhang, H. and Sher, W. (2021), “A mixed method for measuring incompatibilities between manufacturing approaches and off-site construction”, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 28 No. 9, pp. 2516-2548.
  • Luo, J., Zhang, H., & Sher, W. (2017). “Insights into architects’ future roles in off-site construction”, Construction Economics and Building, 17(1), 107-120.
  • Luo, J. N., Zhang, H., & Sher, W. (2016, July). “Construction education in an architecture school in China based on real-life project: from virtuality to reality”, In Natee Singhaputtangkul, 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference. Cairns, Australia (Vol. 6, No. 8).
  • Luo, J. N., Zhu, H. Y., & Zhang, H. (2015). “A new prefabricated construction method based on building industrialization”, Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering, pp. 251-255.
  • Luo, J., Zhang, H., Lu, W., Wang, H., Shi, H. (2021), “Study on the productization on systematic integration and BIM adoption in prefabricated substation”, Building Science, Vol. 37 No. 11, pp. 139-146. (Chinese Journal)
  • Luo, J., Lu, W., Zhang, H. (2021), “Systematic integration techniques for lightweight prefabricated buildings based on product thinking: a case study on the Meyer Timber Sydney Office”, Industrial Construction, Vol. 51 No. 11. (Chinese Journal)
  • Zhang, H., Luo, J., Cong, M., Wang, H., Li, Y. (2021), “What kind of house to live in the future: reflections on the development of housing type in china under the background of epidemic prevention: from self-contained flat to independent house”, City and House, vol. 28, no. 317(07), pp. 36-41. (Chinese Journal)
  • Luo, J. (2020). Productization Design and Construction of off-site construction in lens of Building Composition Order. Southeast University Press, Nanjing. (Chinese Book).
  • Luo, J., Zhang, H. and Cong, M. (2018). “Exploring a new educational mode of architectural education in the era of building industrialization: a case study on the teaching practices of construction at the school of architecture of southeast university”, Architectural Journal, Vol. 592 No. 12, pp. 97-101. (Chinese Journal)
  • Zhang, H., Luo, J., Cong, M., Liu, C. (2017). “Development direction of industrialized building technology for reinforced concrete building”, City and House, vol. 24, no. 272(10), pp. 107-110. (Chinese Journal)
  • Zhang, H., Luo, J., Cong, M., Wu, Y. (2017). “Why to establish the next generation architecture? “, Proceedings of 2017 National Conference on Architectural Education, pp.18-21. (Chinese Conference)
  • Luo, J., Zhu, H., Zhang, H. (2014). “From the perspective of building industrialization: the analysis of building envelope based on construction mode”, Proceedings of the International Green Building Forum, The 15th China Architecture Science and Technology Symposium, pp.20-24. (Chinese Conference)