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Weizhuo Lu
Weizhuo Lu

Weizhuo Lu

Visiting Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Industrialized and sustainable construction
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
T2003 Luleå

Research Profile

My research expertise is in the area of ​​sustainable construction, with a particular focus on how to use information technology to quantify the life cycle energy consumption and environmental impacts of building. I have articles authored or co-authored in several international research journals, including articles in Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy and Buildings, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Automation in Construction, Construction Management and Economics.

Educational Degrees

2004. Mar.-2008. Jul., Ph.D. in Construction Engineering, Department of Construction and Real Estate, Harbin Institute of Technology, PR China.

2000. Jul-2003. Jul., M.Sc. in Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, PR China.

Research Interests

Life-cycle Assessment and Embodied Energy, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Discrete Event Simulation, Lean Construction, Construction Supply Chain and Machine Learning

Research Projects

1. Design for mitigating emission of greenhouse gases in industrialized construction (2013-2016) 3,150,000 SEK, The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas).

The purpose of the project is to include environmental requirements and constraints into the design and development of building platforms. The construction sector generates a large amount of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Current environmental efforts typically focus on operational stage (such as energy-efficient building, passive house and zero energy building) and forgo the opportunity to reduce emissions by analyzing and comparing alternative materials, construction methods, transportations, and on-site activities. That is, the designing of construction supply chain in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The research project aims at including environmental requirements and constraints into the design and development of construction supply chain. Three research questions are formulated: (1) what kind of product, process and supply chain data is needed in order to be able to simulate the GHG emissions in the construction supply chain? (2) How to incorporate the inherent variability and stochastic in construction project into the simulation and assessment of GHG emission? (3) How does the type of building system impact on GHG emissions?

2. Reducing pollutant emissions from construction: an international research project (2017-2021), The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas), I was granted the project as “future research leader”.

The overall purpose of the proposal is to consider reduction of pollutant emissions on global scale. The main objectives are: (1) to examine the pollutant emissions sources from materials extraction, component production, materials/component transportation, site construction and demolition stages. (2) to compare alternative building designs, materials selections and construction/demolition methods in order to reduce pollutant emissions at source.

3. Developing education collaboration on green construction between Sweden and China. 2015-2018. The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, (STINT), 1,500,000 SEK.

The project is to develop double-degree education programme between Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT, China) and Luleå University of Technology (LTU, Sweden). I am the main sponsor and responsible for the project.


Ph.D. course “Modeling and Simulating of Construction Project with Platforms and Discrete Event Simulation” (7.5 ECTS) at Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.

Course P7001B “Construction Logistics and Procurement” (7.5 ECTS) at Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.

Course P7006B “Virtual Construction” (7.5 ECTS) at Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.


Article in journal

Embedding ensemble learning into simulation-based optimisation (2021)

a learning-based optimisation approach for construction planning
Feng. K, Chen. S, Lu. W, Wang. S, Yang. B, Sun. C, et al.
Engineering Construction and Architectural Management
Article in journal

A Model to Reduce Earthmoving Impacts (2020)

Jassim. H, Krantz. J, Lu. W, Olofsson. T
Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Vol. 26, nr. 6, s. 490-512
Conference paper

Big-data driven building retrofitting (2020)

An integrated Support Vector Machines and Fuzzy C-means clustering method
Lu. W, Feng. K
Part of: WSBE 20 - World Sustainable Built Environment - Beyond2020 2-4 November 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden, Institute of Physics (IOP), 2020, 042013
Article in journal

Concrete Construction (2020)

How to Explore Environmental and Economic Sustainability in Cold Climates
Chen. S, Lu. W, Olofsson. T, Dehghanimohammadabadi. M, Emborg. M, Nilimaa. J, et al.
Sustainability, Vol. 12, nr. 9
Article in journal

Embedding Ensemble Learning into Construction Optimisation (2020)

A Computational Reduction Approach
Feng. K, Lu. W, Chen. S, Wang. S, Yang. B, Sun. C, et al.