NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Yuxuan (Sherie) Zhang

Current Research

Yuxuan (Sherie) is currently working on her PhD, investigating the use of building information modelling for decision support with respect to interior design. Her MSc thesis, entitled "User-centric VR-based single-family house interior design system", proposed a virtual reality and building information modelling (VR–BIM)-based interior design framework the purpose of which was to incorporate BIM into the interior design profession in order to efficiently and effectively implement user-centered design.


  • Master of Science, Construction Engineering & Management, University of Alberta (2019), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Construction Management, Jiangnan University (2012), Wuxi, Jiangsu, China


Journal papers

  • Zhang, Y., Liu, H., Zhao, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “User-centered interior finishing material selection: An immersive virtual reality-based interactive approach.” Automation in Construction, 106, 102884.

Conference papers

  • Chen, Y., Yin, X., Bouferguene, A., Zhang, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Accessibility-based location selection for building panelized housing for seniors.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 92–99.
  • Zhang, Y., Liu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Recommender system for improving BIM efficiency: An interior finishing case study.” Proceedings, 2018 Construction Research Congress, pp. 22–32.

Yuxuan (Sherie) Zhang

PhD student
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5-362.42 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering