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20132024

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Dr Larry Xiancun Hu is currently an Assistant Professor in Building and Construction Management discipline in the School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Arts and Design. He had taught at Deakin University, Edith Cowan University, Shandong Jianzhu University (China), University of Melbourne, and Victoria University. His research focuses on Sustainable Construction, Construction Project Management and Smart Construction.
Currently, Larry is leading or engaging in four granting projects, consisting of the “Environmental Sustainability Education Program for the NSW Construction Industry” from the Department of Planning and Environment of the NSW government, “Digital Building and Built Environment Hub to Enhance the Economic Recovery, Productivity, Quality and Sustainability of the Building & Construction Industry of the ACT” from ACT Government, “Towards sustainable development in the construction industry: performance assessment and practical guide” from the University of Canberra, and “Addressing the Skill Shortage Issues in New Zealand and Australian Residential Construction Sectors: An Exploratory Study” from the Massey University of New Zealand.  
His research provides pathways to promote cost reduction, value creation and carbon reduction together in the construction industry. He has developed non-parametric approaches for sustainable construction performance measurement and driving forces analysis such as Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Input-output Table Analysis, and Index Theory. His research aims to promote sustainability in construction such as using smart construction technologies, effective construction project management, and progressive development of built environments.
Larry is a member of the Australian Institute of Building, Project Management Institute, Certified Constructor in China, and Investment Project Management Professional in China. He has 8 years of industry experience as a construction management engineer, project consulting manager, land development manager and general manager assistant. He had awarded the Graham Treloar Prize for the best higher degree by a research student and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOBA) Excellent Building Postgraduate Research Award.

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