NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Nan Zhang

Research Interests

Nan is interested in developing construction manufacturing design and drafting using BIM, aiming at improving project management efficiency.

Background

Nan has more than two years of work experience as an engineering technician and BIM engineer on various projects. She has practical experience solving onsite problems, planning schedules based on 5D BIM, and designing steel bars for precast concrete construction. During her BEng, she developed an interest in BIM modelling and won a national BIM competition.

Current Research

Currently, Nan is working on automated design and planning of plumbing components based on Revit and rule checking.

Education

  • BEng in Construction Engineering and Management (2014), Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China

Publications

  • Tian, Y., Wang, J., Zhang, N., and Al-Hussein, M. “BIM-based automated drafting system in cabinet manufacturing.” Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10, 2020.
  • Zhang, N., Tian, Y., Wang, J., and Al-Hussein, M. “BIM-based automated drainage system design in prefabrication construction.” Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10, 2020.
  • Zhang, N., Tian, Y., and Al-Hussein M. (2019). “A case study for 3D modelling process analysis based on BIM log file.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 309–313.

Nan Zhang

Nan Zhang

MSc Student
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5-362.58 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
nz@ualberta.ca