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Qing Fan

Qing FanQing Fan is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Sustainable development, Department of Engineering. Qing joined the centre in November 2017 and she is currently working on the project “Construction materials simulation and testing”, which aims to investigate the effects of moisture content in the sustainability of infrastructure, envelop of buildings, the resilience of infrastructure and occupant health. It combines in-situ testing and monitoring in real housing with model simulations and seeks to identify solutions to mitigate mould growth and interstitial condensation in traditional solid-walled buildings in the UK.

Qing holds an MPhil (by research) degree in building and construction engineering and a BSc in Building Engineering and Management from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In her latest research, she studied construction equipment reliability analysis and failure prediction by using both traditional statistical and more sophisticated time series models. Her general research interests include sustainable design, energy efficiency, and construction technology. Other research she has been involved in include Building Information Modelling (BIM) for sustainable building design; application of RFID in Hong Kong public house projects; construction site fire safety, etc.  She has several papers published in journals and her paper presented at an international conference in Taiwan has won the Best Paper award. Qing also has work experience in a BIM consultancy company and quantity surveying company.

The project she currently working on is supported by a donation from Kingspan Insulation, Ltd.