Staff Profile:Dr Shu-Ling Lu

Name:
Dr Shu-Ling Lu
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Responsibilities:
Director of the MSc Project Management programme
Module convenor:
  • Green innovation in construction (UG)
  • Research dissertation (PG)
  • Research skills (PG)
  • Project management: principles & practice (PG)
  • Construction sector transition (PG)

External Responsibilities:
Membership Secretary and Committee member of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) (http://www.arcom.ac.uk/index.php)

Committee member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) - Reading Hub

UK Management Committee member on the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST). Innovation in intelligent management of heritage buildings (TD1406) (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/TDP/Actions/TD1406)

Qualifications:
PhD, University of Salford (UoS), UK

M.Sc. Construction Engineering. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan

B.Sc. Construction Engineering (Hons), NTUST, Taiwan

Areas of Interest:

Innovation management in construction, quality management in construction (e.g. ISO9001, TQM, defects), low-carbon buildings, transition management to low-carbon built environments, heritage buildings, academia-industry engagement, and gender issues in construction.


Career Path:
My interest in construction management was kindled in me from an earlier age, being brought up in a family which runs a construction company in Taiwan. I have been fully engaged in the built environment field since 1992, either as a practitioner, student or lecturer. The professional practice experience I had gained has been in site engineering and quality management consultancy and training. My graduate and postgraduate qualifications are in a broad range of built environment disciplines, including architectural engineering, construction engineering and construction management.

Research groups / Centres:

Organization, People and Technology

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Chartered Quality Management Engineer, Taiwan

Research Funding:

Co-investigator, Nov. 2018 - Oct. 2020 Climate service for resilience to overheating risk in Colombo, Sri Lanka: a multi-scale mapping approach (COSMA) (NE/S005889/1). Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Collaborative project involving the University of Reading (Lead organisation), Glasgow Caledonian University and University of Moratuwa: Sri Lanka. NERC award value £252,917.

UK Management Committee member, June 2015 - April 2019, Innovation in intelligent management of heritage buildings (TD1406). European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST). Action involving 26 COST country institutions, including Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, fYR Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, the and the United Kingdom. COST award value €122,000 per annum.

Principal supervisor. August 2013 - July 2017, Investigation and analysis of new housing defects during initial ten years after occupation (EP/ G037787/1). Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - The Technologies for Sustainable Built Environments (TSBE) Centre at the University of Reading and the National House-Building Council (NHBC) Foundation. EPSRC TSBE contribution value £72,760. NHBC contribution value £12,000.

Co-investigator, Sept. 2010 - August 2012 Maximising the diffusion and impact of microgeneration technologies in new housing (EP/H051104/1). EPSRC. Collaborative project involving the University of Reading (Lead organisation), National House Building Council Foundation, British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufacturers Association, Home Builders Federation and EDF.
EPSRC award value £186,700.

Project manager, August 2008 - July 2009 Demand led LED lighting new product development for the retail sector. Construction Knowledge Exchange (CKE). Collaborative project involving seven industrial partners. CKE award value £42,000.

Project manager. 2008 - 2009 International home warranty and customer satisfaction survey. National House-Building Council (NHBC). Collaborative project involving fourteen international institutional partners. NHBC award value £60,000.

Project manager. 2008 - 2009 Planning process duration variability in the National Audit Office planning land and consents phase. Home Builders Federation (HBF). Statistical analysis of data from 587 housing developments HBF award value £10,000.

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Dr Shu-Ling Lu

Contact Details

Email:
s.lu@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 7622
Building:
128 Chancellor's Building

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