Fei Ying

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Senior Lecturer

Email: fei.ying@aut.ac.nz


  • PhD Civil Engineering, University of Auckland
  • Master of Engineering Management, University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Roading and Traffic Engineering, Tongji University
  • Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Auckland University of Technology


Fei obtained her PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Auckland in 2011. In her thesis, Fei constructed a decision analysis model to assist building owners making strategic decision regarding to earthquake prone buildings. Fei also had research experience working for GNS as a research assistant of Determining Volcanic Risk in Auckland (DEVORA) project in 2010.

In 2011, Fei joined Auckland University of Technology as a post-doctoral research fellow. Fei was the Principal Researcher on Mapping of Auckland Construction Lifelines, a project sponsored by the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ). Fei then took up the lecturing role in both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Department of Built Environment Engineering. Fei is an active researcher in mainstream construction and engineering management. Her special research interests are construction supply chain management, logistics performance measurement and value-focused decisions analysis.

Research interests:

Construction Supply Chain Management: Best practice in the construction industry; using Information Technology in improving supply chain performance; Lean construction; Information flow modeling in the supply chain

Construction Logistics Management: Performance measurement in construction logistics; transportation and logistics costs; systematic modeling in logistics management; innovation in logistics management

Decision Support System in construction management: Value-focused-thinking decision making; decision support system in procurement selection; cloud-based decision support system

Teaching summary:

Engineering Supply Chain Management
Construction Engineering Management
Economics and Finance for Engineers

Fields of research:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
  • Building Construction Management and Project Planning

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Charted Member, Engineering New Zealand (2018 - ongoing)
  • Charted Professional Engineer, Engineering New Zealand (2018 - ongoing)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2017 - ongoing)

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • Leaders New Zealand-China Scientist Exchange Programme, Royal Society of New Zealand (2020)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • PhD thesis examiner, The University of Auckland (2020 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer, ASCE Construction Research Congress 2020 (2018 - 2020)
  • Editorial board member, International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management (2017 - ongoing)

Contribution to academic environment

  • Paper Leader, Auckland University of Technology (2018 - ongoing)
  • Paper Leader, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)
  • Paper Leader, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)
  • Member of Board of External Examiners, Massey University (2016 - ongoing)

Outreach and engagement

  • Wonder Project Ambassador (2019)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Chaparro, D., Ying, F., Rotimi, F. E., & Egbelakin, T. (2020). Commute and labour productivity: investigation of inner city construction sites. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. doi:10.1108/JEDT-12-2019-0336

  • Abdelmegid, M. A., González, V. A., Poshdar, M., O'Sullivan, M., Walker, C. G., & Ying, F. (2020). Barriers to adopting simulation modelling in construction industry. Automation in Construction, 111. doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2019.103046

  • Zhao, N., & Ying, F. (2018). Method selection: a conceptual framework for public sector PPP selection. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 9(2), 241-232. doi:10.1108/BEPAM-01-2018-0018

  • Ying, F., Tookey., & Seadon, J. (2018). Measuring the invisible: A key performance indicator for managing construction logistics performance. Benchmarking: an international journal, 25(6). doi:10.1108/BIJ-11-2016-0176

  • Ying, F. J., Wilkinson, S., & Coner, J. (2016). Challenges to seismic rehabilitation decision process in New Zealand: A focus of decision environment. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 20(3). doi:10.3846/1648715X.2016.1190419

  • Ying, J. F., Tookey, J., & Roberti, J. (2015). SCM competencies in construction: issues and challenges in New Zealand. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 13(4). doi:10.1108/JEDT-01-2013-0002

  • Ying, J. F., Tookey, J., & Roberti, J. (2015). SCM competencies in construction: Issues and challenges in New Zealand. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 13(4). doi:10.1108/JEDT-01-2013-0002

  • Ying, F., Tookey, J., & Roberti, J. (2014). Addressing effective construction logistics through the lens of vehicle movements. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 21(3). doi:10.1108/ECAM-06-2013-0058

Conference contributions

  • Chaparro, D., & Ying, F. (2020). Commute and labour productivity: inner city construction sites. In ASCE CRC (Construction Research Congress) 2020. Tempe, Arizona: ASCE. Retrieved from https://crc2020.engineering.asu.edu/

  • Zhao, N., Ying, F., & Tookey, J. (2019). Selection criteria for procurement system: a systematic literature review. In CRIOCM 2019: 24th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate. Chongqing: Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM). Retrieved from https://fac.arch.hku.hk/criocm/conference-2019/

  • Zhao, N., & Ying, F. (2019). Challenges of public-private partnership project evaluation: A perspective from public sector agencies. In [Proceedings of] CIB World Building Congress 2019. Hong Kong. Retrieved from https://site.cibworld.nl/

  • Zhao, N., & Ying, F. (2019). Using data analysis techniques in procurement method selection: evidence form urban rail projects. In [Proceedings of] CIB World Building Congress 2019. Hong Kong. Retrieved from https://site.cibworld.nl/

  • Ying, F., O’Sullivan, M., & Adan, I. (2019). Simulation of vehicle movements for planning construction logistics centres. In G. Parlier, F. Liberatore, & M. Demange (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems Vol. 1 (pp. 258-263). Prague: SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications. doi:10.5220/0007346802580263

  • Thilakaratha, N., Naismith, N., Ying, F., & Tookey, J. (2019). Literature review: A conceptual framework for psychology in lean construction. In [Proceedings of] 23rd PAQS (The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors) Congress. Kuching. Retrieved from http://www.paqs2019.com/sub-theme-et

  • Abdelmegid, M. A., Naraghi, A. M., Gonzalez, V., O’sullivan, M., Walker, C. G., Poshdar, M., & Ying, F. (2018). A simulation decision-making support tool to manage construction site operations: A piling case study. In Proceedings of International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE Vol. 1. Auckland.

  • Ying, F., & Tookey, J. (2017). Key performance indicator for managing construction logistics performance. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) (pp. 869-876). Heraklion. doi:10.24928/2017/0013

  • Ying, F., & Tookey, J. (2014). Managing logistics cost – A missing piece in Total Cost Management. In Proceedings ICEC 2014 (pp. 1-10). Milan.

  • Ying, F., Wilkinson, S., & Corner, J. (2013). Seismic mitigation decisions for building owners in New Zealand. In 2013 Joint NZSA and ORSNZ Conference. Hamilton.

  • Ying, F., Tookey, J., & Roberti, H. (2013). Development of SCM competencies in construction: Lessons learned from New Zealand. In Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress 2013: Construction and Society (pp. 14 pages). Brisbane. Retrieved from http://site.cibworld.nl/

  • Ying, F. (2010). The Difficulties of Implementing Seismic Mitigation Measures – Building Owners’ Decision Making Context. In TG62 - Special track 18th CIB World Building Congress. Salford Quays: CIB Publication 353. Retrieved from http://site.cibworld.nl/dl/publications/tg62_pub353.pdf#page=110


  • Ying, F. (2010). Assisting Building Owners to Make Informed Decisions when Implementing Seismic Mitigation. (University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/

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