Yuting (Tina) Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Technology & Construction Management
Smith 240
704-687-5040
Education:

Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 2017

Master of Management, Construction Management, Tongji University, 2012

Bachelor of Science, Cost Estimating and Control, Shandong Jianzhu University, 2009

 

Academic employment:

Visiting assistant professor, Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management, UNCC, 08/2019-present

Postdoctoral fellow, focused on “UAV (drones) + BIM vs. construction safety”, Purdue University, 09/2018-08/2019

Postdoctoral fellow, focused on “Benchmarking safety climate of the Ontario construction industry based on evidence from industrial plants”, University of Toronto, 09/2017-08/2018

 

Research Interests:

Data analytics, construction safety, automation/robotics/VR/BIM, organizational and individual resilience vs. construction safety, organizational maturity vs. risk management of projects

 

Teaching courses:
  • CMET 4129L Construction Planning, Fall 2019
  • ETGR 2230 Occupational Safety, Fall 2019

Note: courses will be updated each semester

 

Services and professional involvement:
  • Reviewer: Journal of Safety Research, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Safety, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, etc.
  • Member of ASCE Data Sensing and Analysis Committee
  • Associate member of American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Associate member of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering

 

Honors and achievements:

Postdoc conference travel grant, Purdue University

2018

ASCE Construction Research Council Best Paper Award

2017

Doctor Completion Award, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

2016

SGS Conference Travel Grant, University of Toronto

2016

Fellowship, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

2012-2016

Heavy Construction Association of Toronto Graduate Scholarship

2014

Far East Horizon Scholarship, Tongji University

2011

Best Undergraduate Thesis Award in Shandong Province, China

2009

National Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China

2007&2008

National Motivation Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China

2007

First-class Scholarship, Shandong Jianzhu University

2006-2009

 

Selected publications:

Chen, Y.*, Min, B.C., and Zhang, J. (2019). “Applications of BIM and UAV to Construction Safety.” The 7th International Construction Conference Jointly With the Construction Research Congress (CRC 2019), Montreal, Canada.

Nahangi, M., Chen, Y., and McCabe, B. (2019). “Safety-based efficiency evaluation of construction sites using data envelopment analysis (DEA).” Safety science, Vol. 113: 382-388.

Chen, Y.*, McCabe, B., and Hyatt, D. (2018). “A resilience safety climate model predicting construction safety performance.” Safety Science, Vol. 109: 434-445.

Chen, Y.*, McCabe, B., and Hyatt, D. (2018). “The impact of individual resilience and safety climate on safety performance and psychological stresses of construction workers: a case study in the Ontario construction industry.” Journal of Safety Research, Vol. 61: 167-176.

Chen, Y.*, McCabe, B., and Hyatt, D. (2018). “The relationship between individual resilience, interpersonal conflicts at work, safety performance and stresses of construction workers.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 143(8), 04017042.

Jia, G., Chen, Y.*, Xue, X., Chen, J., Cao, J., Tang, K. (2011). “Program management organization maturity integrated model for mega construction programs in China.” International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 29(7): 834-845.

 

*: corresponding author