Global Summer/Winter School
S026 Green City Green Future

Duration: 2018.7.11-2018.7.26 (2 weeks) 


Campus: Xuhui


Course Description

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of environmental and resource implications of construction activity within the context of green development. It considers the theoretical and methodological basis of approaches to evaluate and justify various design choices made at different stages of the construction life cycle. It also introduces state-of-the-art green technologies and tools that may contribute to the sustainable design via visits to exemplar projects or the engagement of hand-on activities.




  • First class delivery team comprising world class academics and industrialists rich in global experience in the subject area;


  • Well-mixed delivery methods including class-teaching, virtual reality simulations, site/office visits, a group project and hand-on activities;


  • A visit to the world’s second highest building, the highest LEED platinum project and the Shanghai Tower located in Shanghai;


  • A visit to the world’s first 3D printing building, Winsun, located in Suzhou;


  • To opportunity to interview the project management team of the Shanghai Disney Project, one of the world’s most complicated projects;


  • Two site visits, i.e. an off-site construction project and an award winning green building;


  • Tours of Shanghai and its municipal construction together with a visit to the Shanghai Construction Museum;


  • Experience in working on a real life global project mentored by practitioners of Arcadis Shanghai, one of the most renowned consultancy companies in the world;


    • Have social network activities with the students/graduates/chartered members of ICE (the largest the learned society in Civil Engineering in the world) in a region near Shanghai.




      Prof. Jian Yang 



      Prof. Jian Yang, deputy head of the department of civil engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, has over 15 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy at various universities/companies, most of which was in the UK. He is one of the youngest fellows at the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a chartered member of the Institute of Structural Engineers (MIStructE). He serves on several international and national professional committees, e.g. UK Concrete Society, IStructE, ICE and Chinese Ceramic Society. He sits on the editorial board of the Magazine of Concrete Research, Glass Structures and Engineering and the Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. In his present role, he leads a team mainly focusing on the research in the field of sustainable construction materials and advanced structural systems including recycled concrete and other newly emerging construction materials such as integrated structural and functional glass. He also conducts research on modern construction methods including PC and 3D modular steel constructions. In 2016, he was named one of the ’10 Kaiyuan Lecturers’.


      Prof. Charalampos Baniotopoulos



      Prof. Baniotopoulos (LB) is the professor and chairman of the sustainable energy systems department at the school of engineering in the University of Birmingham, UK. He is also Visiting Professor at the Taylor’s University in Malaysia and honorary professor at JUST, Jordan. He is the head of the group of structural engineering, as a lecturer for graduate and post-graduate civil engineering courses. In the period between 1998-2014, LB was a professor and the director of the Institute of Metal Structures at the school of civil engineering in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He also acted as head of the school between 2006-08 and 2008-10. He has been to Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) as a visiting professor at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany (2011), HCM visiting fellow at the JRC-Ispra, Italy (1993-94) and AvH Research Fellow at the TU Aachen, Germany (1987-88). He acted as member of management committees of several COST actions of urban development (1996 to date) and chair of the COST Action TU1304 (2014-2018). As a project leader he coordinated more than 50 research projects funded by national and international research organizations in the private sector (industry). He has authored and edited 18 engineering books and co-authored more than 300 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.


      Prof. Jamal Khatib



      Prof. Khatib is currently a professor in civil engineering (Sustainable Construction Materials) at faculty of science and engineering at the University of Wolverhampton (UoW) - UK. He was named the ‘Shanghai Foreign Expert’ in 2015 and is now a visiting professor in SJTU. His research areas mainly revolve around sustainable construction materials. The products of his extensive research activities have been comprehensively disseminated in over 250 refereed academic journals & conference papers; text books, research seminars and workshops and articles/features in the construction press. He sits on the technical committees of many international research conferences. He is an editorial board member of four academic journals and an associate editor for the Journal of Emerging Trend in Engineering & Applied Sciences.


      Mr. Gonzalo Ortega Barnuevo



      Mr. Barnuevo is the Director of OSA Spain. He is a chartered architect with over 25 years’ architectural design experience, resulting into over 100 design projects. One of his key design philosophies is to design buildings passively, where natural resources can be fully utilized. His work has won numerous awards both internationally and nationally.



      Attendance and professionism: 10%

      Reports: 40%

      Project presentation and Q&A: 40%

      Innovation/critical comments: 10%



      Program Director : Prof. Jian Yang (

      Program Coordinator: Dr. Qinfeng Liu (

                                          Dr. Wanyang Gao (   

                                          Dr. Bai Li (

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