Cardiff Team


UK Centre Director

For more than 20 years, Prof. Li has been working towards a new generation smart engineering computing platform, underpinned by High Performance Computing (HPC & Cloud Computing), inter-linked domain knowledge (Ontology Modelling), Artificial Intelligence algorithms and BIM (Building Information Modelling) based standardization across sectors throughout project life cycle, to support large scale engineering data / information / knowledge processing, smart engineering optimization and holistic decision making to help to achieve sustainable and resilient built environment.

Research Associate


Tom is a software engineer with a background in computational mechanics and civil engineering. He has worked with LUSAS for 6 years producing code for use in their finite element software.

He is responsible for leading the software development team in the creation of the X-Ray engine for automatic template generation and BIM compliance checking.

PhD Researcher

Quality assurance

Alan has been involved with various roles from contractor side - Working on the Ice Arena Wales Project thought to Structural Design in a consultancy working from small to large designs involving multi-disciplinary teams.

He is currently working with various partners to deliver BIM Certification to various companies and government organisations. His passion for BIM includes the development of a quality assurance Framework for BIM and related practical tools. 

PhD Researcher

Compliance checking

Xiaofeng is a MSc student of Cardiff University, whose major is BIM for Smart Engineering. He graduated from Dalian University of Technology with a bachelor degree of Civil Engineering.

He has a solid foundation in mathematics and is good at numerical and mechanical analysis. He provides technical support to the team.

MSc Student


Carol is a Chartered Construction Manager and a professional qualified civil engineering surveyor who is currently the Technical Director of DDC Engineering Solutions Ltd. She has 11 years of working experience with the GIS engineering surveying and Highways asset data collection & management. She is also a PRINCE2 registered practitioner.