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Xinghua Gao

Assistant Professor, Construction Engineering and Management
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1345 Perry St
410C Bishop-Favrao Hall
Blacksburg VA 24061

Role and Background

Dr. Xinghua Gao serves as the Assistant Professor for the Construction Engineering and Management program at the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. He joined Virginia Tech in 2019.

Xinghua’s research focuses on Building Information Modeling and Internet of things (IoT)-enabled smart built environments that encompass automated data collection, analysis, and visualization for more efficient, effective, sustainable, and secured construction and facilities management. In his current research, Xinghua is exploring renewable energy's impacts on occupant behavior and the indoor environment. He aims to improve the building’s energy efficiency, affordability, and human-centeredness to meet the increasing demands of electrification, sustainability, and ambient intelligence for the future living environment.


Xinghua holds a Ph.D. in Building Construction and two Master of Science degrees, one in Computational Science and Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and the other in Structural Engineering from Cardiff University, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Central South University, China.