Hong teaches on the following courses:
Hong is the Programme Leader of the BSc Construction Management. He teaches both postgraduate and undergraduate courses in the subjects of construction management, including international construction, project management methods, management toolkit, research methods, project management, inter-professional project.
He reviews papers for acclaimed international academic journals, including Construction Management and Economics, International Journal of Project Management, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, and many international academic conferences.
PhD in Construction Management
MSc in Construction Management
BEng in Industrial and Civil Buildings
PGDip in Education
Incorporate member of the Chartered Institute Of Building
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Member of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Hong Xiao’s research focuses on performance and management behaviour in the construction industry, which evolved from an international contractor performance comparison. Due to the distinctive differences between national cultures and their construction practices, contractors in different countries are able to identify their respective strengths and weaknesses and learn from each other to improve their performance.
With the awareness that reflection served as a method of learning from mistakes, it led to the collaboration between Hong Xiao and Professor David Boyd in the research of knowledge management. A simple yet robust approach to knowledge management, called Knowledge-Event Management, was subsequently developed to allow tacit knowledge be captured, transferred, shared and disseminated within an organisation as well as among the industry.
Hong’s research extends then to the cross cultural analysis in international construction projects for gaining understanding about how cultural differences would impact on participants’ relationship and project performance. For more information on Hong Xiao’s work and current projects, please contact him via the email address or telephone number provided above.
Xiao, H. (2012) ‘Enhancing construction postgraduate students’ cultural learning through overseas study trip’, paper presented at the CHOBE education session at the Associated Schools of Construction annual conference, Birmingham
Xiao, H. (2012) ‘Is BREEAM suitable for small and medium refurbishment / maintenance projects?’, paper presented at the Associated Schools of Construction annual conference, Birmingham (with R. Goode)
Xiao, H. (2012) ‘Implementing Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) Level 6 in the UK’s social housing sector’, paper presented at the CIB International Management of Construction Research to Practice Conference, Montreal, Canada, and published in the conference Proceedings pp. 965-976 (with A. Milambo)
Xiao, H. and Boyd, D. (2010) 'Learning from cross-cultural problems in international projects: a Chinese case', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management vol. 17 no. 6 pp. 549-562
Xiao, H. and Boyd, D. (2008) 'Analysing Cultural Problems in International Projects', in Dainty, A (Ed.) Proceedings of the 24th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2008, Cardiff, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Cardiff, vol. 1, pp. 423-31.