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Dr Larry Xiancun Hu is currently Assistant Professor in Building and Construction Management discipline in the School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Arts and Design; University of Canberra (UC). 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, Performance Measurement, and Construction Project Management.


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, 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 Chartered Institute of Building (CIOBA) Excellent Building Postgraduate Research Award.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Deakin University

Master, Shandong Jianzhu University

Bachelor, Shandong Jianzhu University

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Research Output

  • Measuring efficiency, effectiveness and overall performance in the Chinese construction industry

    Hu, X. & Liu, C., 16 Jul 2018, In : Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. 25, 6, p. 780-797 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    15 Downloads (Pure)

    Slacks-based data envelopment analysis for eco-efficiency assessment in the Australian construction industry

    Hu, X. & Liu, C., 2 Dec 2017, In : Construction Management and Economics. 35, 11-12, p. 693-706 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    The log mean divisia index based carbon productivity in the Australian construction industry

    Liang, L., Hu, X., Tivendale, L. & Liu, C., 1 Sep 2017, In : Construction Economics and Building. 17, 3, p. 68-84 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    8 Downloads (Pure)

    Total factor carbon emission performance measurement and development

    Hu, X., Si, T. & Liu, C., 20 Jan 2017, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 142, 4, p. 2804-2815 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 13 Citations (Scopus)