Fang Dongping
Position:Professor and Chair, School of Civil Engineering
Address:Dept. Civil Engineering|| Tsinghua university|| Beijing|| 100084 PR
Tel:86-10-62770380
Fax:86-10-62773661
E-mail: fangdp@tsinghua.edu.cn
Educational Background
Kyushu Univ., Japan; Civil Engineering; D. Eng.; 1993
Iwate Univ., Japan; Civil Engineering; M. Eng.; 1992-1993
Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., China; Structural Mechanics; M. Sc.; 1985-1988
Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., China; Solid Mechanics; B. Sc.; 1981-1985
Work Experience
2017-present Chair, School of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua Univ.
2016-present Executive director, Institute of future cities and infrastructures
2007-2017 Head, Department of Construction Management, Tsinghua Univ.
2003-present Deputy Director, Institute of International Engineering Project Management
2002- present Professor of Construction Management, Tsinghua Univ.
2001-2005 Deputy Director, FIDIC-Tsinghua-CNAEC Training Center
2001-2003 Assistant Director, Institute of International Engineering Project Management
1999-present Director, Tsinghua-Gammon Construction Safety Research Center
1997-2000 Associate Director, Campus Planning & Construction Division, Tsinghua Univ.
1995-1998 Assistant to the Chair of Dept. of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua Univ.
1995-2002 Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua Univ.
1993-1995 Post-doctoral researcher, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua Univ.
1990-1993 Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ.
1988-1990 Assistant Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ.
Teaching Courses
Undergraduate Courses: Safety and Health in Construction (16 credit hours)

Graduate Course:
1. Risk Management in Construction (32 credit hours)
2. Best Practice in Engineering and Management (in English, 16 credit hours)
3. Frontier in Construction Management (in English, 48 credit hours)
Research Interests
Safety and risk management in construction, Sustainability and Urban resilience.
Research Projects
1. Evaluation method and technology for construction accident risk source of super high rise building (National key research and development program of the 13th 5-years plan, Ministry of Science and Technology of the P.R.C., 2016-2020)
2. Impact of safety leadership on safety performance of construction project: theoretical and empirical study (National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2016-2019, Grand No 71572088)
3. Construction safety related behaviors simulation based on system dynamics modeling and multi-agent modeling (National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2014-2017, Grand No 51378296)
4. BIM based research on modeling, simulation and application of construction safety related behavior (Tsinghua-Glodon Joint Research Center, 2014-2016)
5. Safety management theory and method of high speed railway construction for owners (Shanghai Railway Bureau, 2014)
6. Safety management innovation of high speed railway construction project (Shanghai Railway Bureau, 2013)
7. Behavior-Based Safety and its application in construction project safety management - organizational perspective (National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2012-2015, Grand No 71172013)
8. Research on internationalization strategy based on soft power (SinoHydro Corporation, 2012-2013)
9. Behavioral safety in Gammon Construction (Gammon Construction Limited, 2012-present)
10. Operation safety and risk management for HOPSCA (China Resources, 2011)
11. BBS Consultancy Services for LTA Infrastructure Projects (Land Transport Authority, Singapore, 2010-2011)
12. Assessment of safety management for China Resources Land (China Resources Land, 2010-2012)
13. Mechanism of construction workers’ unsafe behavior and its application in construction safety management (National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2010-2012, Grand No 50978155)
14. Study on construction hazard identification and supervision system (Ministry of Construction of the P.R.C., 2011-2011)
15. Study on definition and classification of safety hazards in construction industry (Ministry of Construction of the P.R.C., 2010-2011)
16. Analysis on social cost of buildings’ life-cycle carbon emissions and policy study(Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2010-2011)
17. Innovation research of construction safety management system for Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), (TEDA Regulatory Committee, 2009-2011)
18. Structural reliability based safety and health risk management in international construction: methodology and applications (National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2008-2010, Grand No 70772013)
19. Product integrity concerns in low-cost sourcing countries: counterfeiting within the construction industry (CII Research Team 264, 2008-2011)
20. An empirical study on the model of safety knowledge sharing for Beijing construction industry (Beijing Natural Science Foundation, 2007-2009)
21. Building control system (Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2007-2009)
22. System establishment of safety management and education for construction employees (Ministry of Construction of the P.R.C., 2007-2008)
23. Long term mechanism of special governance on project construction safety (Ministry of Construction of the P.R.C., 2007-2008)
24. Study on construction field emergency management evaluation and planning (Ministry of Construction of the P.R.C., 2007-2008)
25. Research on safety responsibility of engineering project supervisor (Ministry of Construction of the P.R.C., 2007-2008)
26. Construction safety condition, problems analysis and strategy study in Chinese towns and villages (State Administration of Work Safety, 2007-2008)
27. Study on development of main sate-own construction enterprises based on the comparison with the international famous enterprises (State-owned Assets Supervision Administration of the State Council, 2007-2008)
28. Measurement of worker’s physiology, psychology and safety behavior under dangerous construction site conditions ( Tsinghua 985 Program, 2007)
29. Develop emergency pre-plan handbooks of construction systems (Ministry of Construction of the P.R.C., 2007-2007
30. Safety culture and safety behavior and their interaction in construction companies (National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2006-2008, Grand No 70572007)
31. Comparisons of energy conservation and environmental impact of wood-frame structures vs. other structures in China: embodied effects and operation stage (Council of Forest Industries, Canada, 2005-2006)
32. Development of safety and environmental risk management techniques for large scale construction projects specifically the 2008 Olympics venue construction (Ministry of Science and Technology of China, 2004-2006)
33. Strategy for the development of occupational safety and health in Chinese construction industry (Ministry of Construction of the P.R.C., 2004-2006)
34. Risk management for Olympic venues construction (Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, 2003-2006)
35. The directory principles and basic procedures for safety auditing in construction industry (Ministry of Construction of the P.R.C., 2003)
36. Developing safety climate index and safety culture survey tool (Hong Kong OSHC, 2003-2004)
37. Research on safety management of construction projects based on factor analysis and experimental psychology (Shanghai Natural Science foundation, 2003-2004)
38. Studies on risk management and insurance strategies in Chinese construction (funded by Tsinghua University Fund for Basic Researches, 2000-2002)
39. Safety assessment model and safety management of construction project (Beijing Natural Science Foundation, 2000-2003)
40. Safety analysis and control in concrete buildings during construction (subproject of a national key research project on safety and reliability of major construction projects, Ministry of Science and Technology, 1995-2000)
Professional Service
Professional Service:
1. Vice President, CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) (Conseil International du Bâtiment) (2013-2016)
2. Program Committee Chair, CIB (2010-2013)
3. Executive Committee Member, Global Leadership Forum for Construction Engineering and Management Programs (GLF-CEM) (2011-present)
4. Member, RICS APAC Regulatory sub-board (2016)
5. National specialist for work safety, State Administration for Work Safety, China (2007-2014)
6. Member, Construction Technology Specialist Committee, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of P.R.C. (MOHURD), China (2003-2006)
7. Vice Chair, Construction Safety Specialist Committee, MOHURD, China (2007-2010)
8. Program committee member, Online Education Research Centre, Ministry of Education (2015-2017)
9. External Director, Beijing Uni.-Construction Group co. Ltd (2015-present)
10. Board member, China Occupational Safety and Health Association (COSHA) (2008-2013)
11. Vice Chair, Behavior Safety Management Committee, COSHA (2014-2019)
12. Vice Chair, Risk and Insurance Studies Committee, China Civil Engineering Society (2009-2013)
13. Board member, China Construction Industry Association (CCIA)(2015-2018)
14. Board member, Project Management Research Branch of China Architectural Society (2012-2016)

Editorial board member of refereed journal:
1. Safety Science
2. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management
3. Construction Management and Economics
4. Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management
5. International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction
6. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
7. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
8. China Civil Engineering Journal (In Chinese)
9. Journal of Engineering Management (In Chinese)
Honors and Awards
1. Most Cited Chinese Researchers, Elsevier (2014, 2015, 2016)
2. Visiting professor at UNSW, Australia (2006-2009, 2013-2016)
3. Emerald Literati Network 2009 Outstanding Paper Award (2009) (Patrick X.W. Zou, Shouqing Wang and Dongping Fang. A Life-cycle management framework for PPP infrastructure projects)
4. Visiting professor at Loughborough Univ., UK (2009-2012)
5. ICPMA (International Construction Project Management Association) Award, CIOB (2008). (Dongping Fang, Martin Loosemore, Difei Zhu and Patrick Zou. Research, Development of an Enterprise Risk Management for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Venue Construction Projects and Programs)
6. "Jubilee Professor" at Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden (2007)
7. Eminent Scholar, Del Webb School of Construction, Arizona State Univ., USA (2006)
Academic Achievements
1. Zhang P, Li N, Fang D, Wu H. Supervisor-Focused Behavior-Based Safety Method for the Construction Industry: Case Study in Hong Kong, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Online Published.
2. Wu C, Wang F, Zou P, Fang D. How safety leadership works among owners, contractors and subcontractors in construction projects. International Journal of Project Management. 2016; 43(5):789-805.
3. Wang T, Li X, Liao P, Fang D. Building energy efficiency for public hospitals and healthcare facilities in China: Barriers and drivers. Energy. 2016; 103:588-597.
4. Fang D, Zhao C, Zhang M. A Cognitive Model of Construction Workers’ Unsafe Behaviors. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2016. Online Published. 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001118.
5. Wang T, Seo S, Liao P, Fang D. GHG emission reduction performance of state-of-the-art green buildings: Review of two case studies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2016; 56:484-493.
6. Wu C, Fang D, Li N. Roles of owners' leadership in construction safety: The case of high-speed railway construction projects in China. International Journal of Project Management. 2015; 33(8):1665-1679.
7. Liao P, Xue J, Liu B, Fang D. Selection of the approach for producing a weighting scheme for the CSR evaluation framework. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering. 2015; 19(6):1549-1559.
8. Wu C, Song X, Wang T, Fang D. Core Dimensions of the Construction Safety Climate for a Standardized Safety-Climate Measurement. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2015; 141(8). Online Published. 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000996
9. Wu C, Fang D, Liao P, Xue J, Li Y, Wang T. Perception of corporate social responsibility: the case of Chinese international contractors. Journal of Cleaner Production. 2015; 107(16):185-194.
10. Li N, Fang D, Sun Y. Cognitive Psychological Approach for Risk Assessment in Construction Projects. Journal of Management in Engineering. 2015; 32(2). Online Published. 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000397.
11. Zhang M, Murphy L, Fang D, Caban-Martinez A. Influence of fatigue on construction workers' physical and cognitive function. Occupational Medicine. 2015; 65(3):245-250.
12. Fang D, Wu C, Wu H. Impact of the Supervisor on Worker Safety Behavior in Construction Projects. Journal of Management in Engineering. 2015; 31(6). Online Published. 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000355.
13. Fang D, Jiang Z, Zhang M, Wang H. An Experiment Method to Study the Effect of Fatigue on Construction Workers' Safety Performance. Safety Science. 2015; 73:80-91.
14. Zhang M, Sparer E, Murphy L, Dennerlein J, Fang D, Katz J, et al. Development and Validation of a Fatigue Assessment Scale for US Construction Workers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2015; 58(2):220-228.
15. Liao P, Lei G, Fang D, Liu W. The relationship between communication and construction safety climate in China. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering. 2014; 18(4):887-897.
16. Jiang Z, Fang D, Zhang M. Understanding the Causation of Construction Workers' Unsafe Behaviors on System Dynamics Modeling. Journal of Management in Engineering. 2015; 31(6). Online Published. 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000350
17. Wang T, Foliente G, Song X, Xue J, Fang D. Implications and future direction of greenhouse gas emission mitigation policies in the building sector of China. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2014; 31:520-530.
18. Fang D, Wu H. Development of a Safety Culture Interaction (SCI) model for construction projects. Safety Science. 2013; 57:138-149.
19. Zhang M, Fang D. A continuous Behavior-Based Safety strategy for persistent safety improvement in construction Industry. Automation in Construction. 2013; 34:101-107.
20. Liao P, Lei G, Xue J, Fang D. Influence of Person- Organizational Fit on Construction Safety Climate. Journal of Management in Engineering. 2013; 31(4).
21. Zhang M, Fang D. A cognitive analysis of why Chinese scaffolders do not use safety harnesses in construction. Construction Management and Economics. 2013; 31(3):207-222.
22. Fang D, Wang T. Green Buildings and the Law (book review). Construction Management and Economics. 2012; 30(2):287-305.
23. Zhou Q, Fang D, Mohamed S. Safety Climate Improvement: Case Study in a Chinese Construction Company. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2011; 137(1):86-95.
24. Fang D, Xi H, Wang X, Zhang C. Influences of Shrinkage, Creep and Temperature on the Load Distributions in Reinforced Concrete Buildings during Construction. Tsinghua Science & Technology. 2009; 11(6):756-764.
25. Fang D, Xi H, Wang X, Zhang C. Load Distribution Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Buildings during Construction with Structural Characteristic Parameter Approach. Tsinghua Science & Technology. 2009; 14(6):746-755.
26. Choudhry R, Fang D, Lingard H. Measuring Safety Climate of a Construction Company. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2009; 135(9):890-899.
27. Wang X, Fang D, Pham L. Risk assessment of Australian construction and engineering firms in China. International Journal of Construction Management. 2009; 9(2):119-131.
28. Choudhry R, Fang D, Rowlinson S. Challenging and Enforcing Safety Management in Developing Countries: A Strategy. International Journal of Construction. 2008; 8(1):87-101.
29. Zhou Q, Fang D, Wang X. A method to identify strategies for the improvement of human safety behavior by considering safety climate and personal experience. Safety Science. 2008; 46(10):1406-1419.
30. Zou P, Wang S, Fang D. A life-cycle risk management framework for PPP infrastructure projects. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction. 2008; 13(2):123-142.
31. Choudhry R, Fang D. Why operatives engage in unsafe work behavior: Investigating factors on construction sites. Safety Science. 2008; 46(4):566-584.
32. Yu M, Oda Y, Fang D, Zhao J. Advances in structural mechanics of Chinese ancient architectures. Frontiers of Architecture and Civil Engineering in China. 2008; 2(1):1-25.
33. Fang D, Huang J, Anderson J. Expansion of Chinese economy and construction safety. P I Civil Eng-Munic. 2008; 161(1):51-57.
34. Choudhry R, Fang D, Ahmed S. Safety management in construction: Best practices in Hong Kong. Journal of Professional Issue in Engineering Education and Practice. 2008; 134(1):20-32.
35. Sun Y, Fang D, Wang S, Dai M, Lv X. Safety risk identification and assessment for Beijing Olympic venues construction. Journal of Management in Engineering. 2008; 24(1):40-47.
36. Choudhry R, Fang D, Mohamed S. The nature of safety culture: A survey of the state-of-the-art. Safety Science. 2007; 45(10):993-1012.
37. Choudhry R, Fang D, Mohamed S. Developing a model of construction safety culture. Journal of Management in Engineering. 2007; 23(4):207-212.
38. Zou P, Fang D, Wang S, Loosemore M. An overview of the Chinese construction market and construction management practice. Journal of Technology Management in China. 2007; 2(2):163-176.
39. Fang D, Chen Y, Wong L. Safety climate in construction industry: A case study in Hong Kong. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2006; 132(6):573-584.
40. Fang D, Fong P, Li M. Risk assessment model of tendering for Chinese building projects. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2004; 130(6):862-868.
41. Fang D, Li M, Fong P, Shen L. Risks in Chinese construction market - Contractors' perspective. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2004; 130(6):853-861.
42. Cheng L, Li H, Fang D, Xie F. Construction safety management: an exploratory study from China. Construction Innovation. 2004; 4(4):229-241.
43. Fang D, Huang X, Hinze J. Benchmarking studies on construction safety management in China. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 2004; 130(3):424-832.
44. Fang D, Xie F, Huang X, Li H. Factor Analysis Based Studies on Construction Workplace Safety Management in China. International Journal of Project Management. 2004; 22(1):43-49.
45. Fang D, Shen Q, Wu S, Liu G. A comprehensive framework for assessing and selecting appropriate scaffolding based on analytic hierarchy process. Journal of Safety Research. 2003; 34(5):589-596.
46. Fang D, Zhang J, Vickridge I. Construction safety legislation framework in China. Municipal Engineer. 2003; 156(3):169-173.
47. Liu X, Fang D. Predicaments and Expectations of Civil Engineering Education in China. European Journal of Engineering Education. 2002; 27(2):219-244.
48. Fang D, Iwasaki S, Yu M, Shen Q, Miyamoto Y, Hikosaka H. Ancient Chinese timber architecture. I: Experimental study. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. 2001; 127(11):1348-1357.
49. Fang D, Iwasaki S, Yu M, Shen Q, Miyamoto Y, Hikosaka H. Ancient Chinese timber architecture. II: Dynamic characteristics. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. 2001; 127(11):1358-1364.
50. Fang D, Geng C, Zhu H, Liu X. Floor load distribution in reinforced concrete buildings during construction. ACI Structural Journal. 2001; 98(2):149-156.