Brian Guo

Senior LecturerBrian Guo

Construction Management Director of Studies
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E412
Internal Phone: 94639


Research Interests

Brian's research focuses on applying information technologies to improve various dimensions of construction project performance, including health and safety, progress monitoring, and human-robot collaboration. He is also interested in building energy research, LCA, and carbon reduction. Brian has secured more than NZ$770K research funds in different research roles.
My current funded projects include:

1. Simulation-based multi-objective optimisation of school building energy retrofit considering lifecycle cost, lifecycle assessment, energy consumption, and thermal comfort (funded by BRANZ and BIP)

2. VR-based situation awareness in human-robot collaboration (funded by Royal Society New Zealand)

3. Improving situation awareness to achieve zero-harm construction sites (FOE Strategic Research Grant)

Recent Publications

  • Abdelaal F. and Guo BHW. (2022) Stakeholders’ perspectives on BIM and LCA for green buildings. Journal of Building Engineering 48
  • Chian EYT., Goh YM., Tian J. and Guo BHW. (2022) Dynamic identification of crane load fall zone: A computer vision approach. Safety Science 156
  • Guo B., Gonzalez V., Puolitaival T., Imoudu Enegbuma W. and Zou Y. (2022) Bridging the gap between building information modelling education and practice: a competency-based education perspective. The International Journal of Construction Management
  • Guo BHW., Milke M. and Jin R. (2022) Civil engineering students’ perceptions of emergency remote teaching: a case study in New Zealand. European Journal of Engineering Education 47(4): 679-696.
  • Han Y., Yang J., Diao Y., Jin R., Guo B. and Adamu Z. (2022) Process and outcome-based evaluation between virtual really-driven and traditional construction safety training. Advanced Engineering Informatics 52