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Zhenhua Zhu, PhD

Associate Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering


Dr. Zhenhua Zhu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering at Concordia University. He holds a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, an M.Eng. in Computer Science and Technology both from Zhejiang University, China, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He has been working as a researcher and software engineer in the areas of computer aided design, virtual reality, remote sensing, and construction information technology since 2002. The objective of his research is to promote automation in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Facilities Management (AEC/FM) industry. His work has been recognized with numerous honors and awards, including the Best Paper Award at the 2009 Construction Research Congress (CRC).

Dr. Zhu has been actively involved in several academic and professional organizations. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC). He has also served in the organization committee for the 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, and as a reviewer for the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, and the Journal of Automation in Construction.

Research

  • Building Information Modeling with Data Sensing and Analysis
  • Transmission Pipelines Inspection and Condition Assessment
  • Project Constructability and Productivity Analysis


Teaching activities

Courses

  • BLDG 478 – Project Management for Construction
  • BLDG 657 - Project Management


Publications

Selected refereed journal papers

  • Zhu, Z., German, S. and Brilakis, I. (2011) "Visual Retrieval of Concrete Crack Properties for Automated Post-earthquake Structural Safety Evaluation", Journal of Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 20(7): 874 – 883
  • Zhu, Z., German, S. and Brilakis, I. (2010) "Detection of Large-Scale Concrete Columns for Automated Bridge Inspection", Journal of Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 19(8): 1047 – 1055
  • Zhu, Z. and Brilakis, I. (2010). “Concrete Column Recognition in Images and Videos.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 24(6): 478 – 487.
  • Zhu, Z. and Brilakis, I. (2010). “Parameter Optimization for Automated Concrete Detection in Image Data.” Journal of Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 19(7): 944 – 953.
  • Zhu, Z. and Brilakis, I. (2010). “Machine Vision-Based Concrete Surface Quality Assessment.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, 136(2): 210-218.
  • Zhu, Z. and Brilakis, I. (2009). “Comparison of Civil Infrastructure Optical Sensor-Based Spatial Data Collection Techniques for Civil Infrastructure Modeling.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 23(3): 170 – 177.
  • Zhu, Z. and Brilakis, I. (2008). “Surface Defects Detection for Architectural Concrete Quality Assessment using Visual Sensing.” Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 13: 86 – 102.


Participation activities

Selected conference proceedings

  • Zhu, Z., German, S. and Brilakis, I. (2010) "Visual Recognition and Assessment of Concrete Crack Properties" Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering joint with the 17th EG-ICE Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering,  30 June – 2 July 2010, Nottingham, UK
  • Zhu, Z., Ndiour, I.J., Brilakis, I. and Vela, P.A. (2010) "Improvements to Concrete Column Detection in Live Video" Proceedings of 27th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2010), 25-27 June 2010, Bratislava, Slovakia, Pages 108 – 117
  • Zhu, Z. and Brilakis, I. (2010) "Intelligent Learning and Detection of Concrete Regions in Construction Site Images" Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), 9-11 June 2010, University Park, PA, Pages 856 – 865
  • Zhu, Z., German, S. and Brilakis, I. (2010) "Large Scale Column Detection for Bridge Inspection" Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, 8-11 May 2010, Banff, AB, Pages 637 – 646
  • Zhu, Z. and Brilakis, I. (2009) "Automated Detection of Concrete Columns from Visual Data" Proceedings of the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, 24-27 June 2009, Austin, TX, Pages 135 – 142
  • Zhu, Z., Brilakis, I. and Parra-Montesinos, G. (2009) "Real Time Concrete Damage Visual Assessment for First Responders", Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, 5-7 April 2009, Seattle, WA, Pages 1204 – 1213 (best paper award)
  • Zhu, Z. and Brilakis, I. (2008) "Automated Air Pockets Size Determination for Architectural Concrete Inspection", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering joint with the 2008 International Conference on Information Technology in Construction, 16-18 October 2008, Beijing, China
  • Zhu, Z. and Brilakis, I. (2008) "Defects Detection & Assessment in Concrete Surfaces", Proceedings of the Joint US-European Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, 2-4 July 2008, Plymouth, UK, Pages 441 – 450
  • Zhu, Z. and Brilakis, I. (2007) "Comparison of Civil Infrastructure Optical-based Spatial Data Acquisition Techniques", Proceedings of the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, 24-27 July 2007, Pittsburgh, PA, Pages 737 – 744
  • Zhu, Z., Gao, S., Wan, H., and Yang, W. (2006). “Trajectory-Based Grasp Interaction for Virtual Environments.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science (IEEE Computer Graphics International), Vol. 4035/2006, pp. 300 - 311

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