Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
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Hua Zhong has built experience in both teaching and research as a senior lecturer and researcher in NTU. Hua actively engages with both University and industry partners to create and deliver tailed research opportunities. Hua leads a team in the building services subject area to teach construction technology and building engineering services related modules, in addition to undertaking relevant research, commercial and consultancy activities. Hua has a range of research interests with publications including Digital Building Services Engineering, Lean construction project management, Health and well-being building design, Sustainable technology development, ecosystem assessment and management, low carbon and life cycle assessment.
Hua worked as a Building Services consultant in both UK and China before she moved to her academic career. Hua gained a lot of experience in international projects in this field in both the UK and abroad. From the past industry working experience, Hua has gained good building services design knowledge and an established track record of various projects, both new build and refurbishment schemes. The experience covers commercial, Residential, Industrial and Public Health schemes. Hua is conversant with current sustainable design strategies and has designed under this key requirement using dynamic thermal modelling and SBEM software to produce optimum cost-effective regulation-compliant solutions.
Hua is a Charted Engineer and committee member of the Charted Institute of Building Services Engineer (CIBSE). Hua’s role in the CIBSE committee includes leading young engineer-training network and knowledge transfer CPD development, reviewing and writing consultation reports for updating building regulation and industrial code.