NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Xianfei (Walt) Yin

Research Interests

Xianfei’s research interests include the process of industrialization of construction, and how to increase the productivity of a precast factory.


During his master’s degree at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Xianfei contributed to research on the application of BIM technology in the operation and maintenance of a utility tunnel.

Current Research

Currently, Xianfei is participating in the automated precast factory prototype project.


  • Master of Management, Management Science and Engineering (2017), Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
  • Bachelor of Management, Construction Management (2015), Qingdao University of Technology, Qingdao, Shandong, China



  • Yin, X., Liu, H., Chen, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Building information modelling for off-site construction: Review and future directions.” Automation in Construction, 101, 72-91.


  • Wang, J., Yin, X., Tian, Y., Li, X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Simulation of production line improvements in panelised floor manufacturing.” Proceedings, European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Budapest, Hungary, Sep. 17–19, pp. 157–164.

Xianfei (Walt) Yin

PhD student
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5-362.18 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering