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Yilei Huang

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Title

Assistant Professor

Office Building

Solberg Hall

Office

202B

Mailing Address

Solberg Hall 202B
Construction & Operations Management-Box 2223
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Education

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, 2012
M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, 2009
B.S. in Surveying Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, 2008

Academic Interests/Expertise

Construction Management

Academic Responsibilities

CM 210/210L Construction Surveying
CM 352 Advanced Cost Estimating with BIM
CM 443/543 Construction Planning and Scheduling
CM 492 Special Topics: Building Information Modeling

Grants

1. Leveraging Visualization Technologies for Engaged Student Learning in Construction Management: Laser Scanning, Aerial Imaging, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality. RSCA Challenge Fund, SDSU, $15,000, PI. 2021 – 2022
2. Knife River Earth Lodge VR App Development. NSF Grant# 1037708 Subaward, SDSU, $3,542, PI. 2019 – 2020
3. Introducing BIM to Construction Management Students: A Case Study of Using Lego Blocks as An Instructional Tool. Scholarly Dissemination Funds, SDSU, $500, PI. 2019 – 2020
4. Improving Project Planning and As-Built Verification of Electrical Construction with Mixed Reality: A Healthcare Case Study. Thomas Glavinich Early Career Award, ELECTRI International, $9,000, PI. 2018 – 2019
5. Visualizing Construction Safety Hazards On-Site with Mixed Reality. Research/ Scholarship Support Fund, SDSU, $5,500, PI. 2018 – 2019
6. A Review of Approaches and Challenges of BIM Education in Construction Management. Scholarly Dissemination Funds, SDSU, $500, PI. 2018 – 2019
7. Comparing the Capabilities of Virtual Reality Applications for Architecture and Construction. Scholarly Excellence Funds, SDSU, $500, PI. 2017 – 2018
8. SDDOT Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) Operation Plan. South Dakota DOT Project SD2016-07, $20,000, SDSU PI. 2016 – 2018
9. A Pilot Study on Mixed Reality in Building Construction Using Holographic Displays. Research/ Scholarship Support Fund, SDSU, $2,500, PI. 2016 – 2017
10. Implementing BIM in Building Renovation Using Immersive Virtual Environments: A Case Study. Scholarly Excellence Funds, SDSU, $4,500, PI. 2015 – 2016

Professional Memberships

FAA Remote Pilot Certificate
AGC Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM)
Autodesk Certified Professional (ACP) in Revit Architecture/ Structure
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)

Work Experience

Lecturer, South Dakota State University, Fall 2014
Lecturer, North Dakota State University, 2012 – 2014
Intern Surveyor/Safety Coordinator, Industrial Builders, Summer 2013
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, University of Kansas, 2009 – 2012

Area(s) of Research

BIM in CM Education
Applications of VR and MR in CM

Applications of Research

Selected Journal Papers:
1. Yilei Huang (2021). Streamlining Takeoff and Estimating with BIM: A Case Study of a Construction Cost Estimating Course. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 15(1), 35-41.
2. Yilei Huang. (2020). Evaluating Mixed Reality Technology for Architectural Design and Construction Layout. Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology, 11(1), 1-12.
3. Yilei Huang. (2020). Introducing BIM to Construction Management Students: A Case Study of Using Lego Blocks as An Instructional Tool. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 14(2), 100-108.
4. Yilei Huang and Yong Bai. (2019). Driver Responses to Graphic-aided Portable Changeable Message Signs in Highway Work Zones. Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, 11(6), 661-682.
5. Yilei Huang, Samjhana Shakya, and Temitope Odeleye. (2019). Comparing the Functionality between Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality for Architecture and Construction Uses. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 13(7), 409-414.
6. Yilei Huang. (2019). A Comparative Review of Construction VR Applications: Functionality, Simulation, and Collaboration. International Journal of Emerging Engineering Research and Technology, 7(2), 24-37.
7. Yilei Huang. (2018). A Case Study of Visualizing Building Renovation with Laser Scanning and Mixed Reality. The Professional Constructor, Journal of the American Institute of Constructors, 43(1), 30-39.
8. Yilei Huang. (2018). A Review of Approaches and Challenges of BIM Education in Construction Management. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 12(6), 401-407.
9. Yilei Huang. (2018). Developing a Modular Advanced BIM Course in Construction Management. Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, 6(4), 198-214.
10. Yilei Huang and Yong Bai. (2014). Effectiveness of Graphic-aided Portable Changeable Message Signs in Reducing Vehicle Speeds in Highway Work Zones. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 48, 311-321.
11. Yilei Huang, Yi Lan, and Yong Bai. (2013). The Development of the Chinese Construction Industry after the Cultural Revolution: Administration Framework, Economic Growth, and Market Structure. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 19(1), 41-50.

Selected Conference Papers:
1. Yilei Huang, Lin Zeng, and Suzette Burckhard. Point Clouds vs 360° Photos: Comparing the Workflow and Benefits of Viewing Laser Scans in VR. Submitted to the 2021 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Orlando, FL, September 12-14, 2021, under review.
2. Yilei Huang. (2020). Integrating BIM in Construction Takeoff and Estimating: A Case Study of An Advanced Cost Estimating Course for Construction Management. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, Clearwater Beach, FL, March 15-18, 2020, 67-73
3. Yilei Huang, Samjhana Shakya, and Lianbo Zhu. (2019). Capabilities of Mixed Reality Applications for Architecture and Construction: A Comparative Review with HoloLens. Proceedings of the 2019 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Atlanta, GA, June 17-19, 2019, 162-168.
4. Yilei Huang. (2019). When Lego Meets Building Information Modeling: A Hands-on Session of a Construction Management Course. Proceedings of the 55th Annual ASC International Conference, Denver, CO, April 10-13, 2019, 109-116.
5. Yilei Huang and Temitope Odeleye. (2018). Comparing the Capabilities of Virtual Reality Applications for Architecture and Construction. Proceedings of the 54th Annual ASC International Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 18-21, 2018, 346-354.
6. Yilei Huang. (2017). Introducing an Advanced Building Information Modeling Course in Construction Management Programs. Proceedings of the 124th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH, June 25-28, 2017.
7. Yilei Huang. (2016). Integrating Building Information Modeling in Existing Courses: A Systematic Framework for Undergraduate Construction Management Programs. Proceedings of the 123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.
8. Wei Zhang, Yong Bai, and Yilei Huang. (2014). Risk Management for Build-Transfer plus Land Usage Fee Reimbursement Delivery Method in China. Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, May 19-21, 2014, 1871-1880.
9. Yilei Huang and Yong Bai. (2013). Effectiveness of Graphic-aided Portable Changeable Message Signs in Reducing Vehicle Speeds in Highway Work Zones. Proceedings of TRB 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 13-17, 2013.

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