Dr Jorge Ochoa is an expert in knowledge sharing for sustainable urbanisation, urban sustainability assessment and sustainable construction management. Dr Ochoa’s work has focused on the development of systems for improving processes in assuring the delivery of sustainable urban products. During his PhD studies, he focused in the development of a planning system for assuring the implementation and delivery of sustainability features in building projects. As a postdoctoral fellow he adopted a systems thinking approach for finding effective methods to implement and monitor urban sustainability. His PhD thesis and publications are all in the field of sustainable urbanization, sustainable construction, systems development and decision... Read more
The School plays a leading role in improving environmental and socio-economic sustainability through education and research.
Dr Jorge Ochoa is an expert in knowledge sharing for sustainable urbanisation, urban sustainability assessment and sustainable construction management. Dr Ochoa’s work has focused on the development of systems for improving processes in assuring the delivery of sustainable urban products. During his PhD studies, he focused in the development of a planning system for assuring the implementation and delivery of sustainability features in building projects. As a postdoctoral fellow he adopted a systems thinking approach for finding effective methods to implement and monitor urban sustainability. His PhD thesis and publications are all in the field of sustainable urbanization, sustainable construction, systems development and decision making.
Findings obtained during Dr Ochoa’s PhD studies demonstrated for the first time with empirical data the importance of the production planning process in the delivery of sustainable building projects. Later, his work on comparing the application of urban sustainability indicators in various cities around the world has produced important evidence that proves the inadequacy of standard urban sustainability assessment systems. More recently, his work on the establishment of a knowledge system for sustainable urbanisation research has proved the importance of sharing experiences obtained in sustainable urbanisation best practices.
In presenting his work in international conferences and forums, he was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the largest and most influential conference in the field of sustainable development. He was also invited to run a training session on sustainable cities for 120 city leaders from around the world.
Despite Dr Ochoa being an early career researcher, his work has created great interest in the research community to the point that one of his articles has been listed in the Top 25 Hottest Articles in ScienceDirect since 2010 reaching #1 position in various occasions. His articles have also being referenced on influential reports emitted by the Asian Development Bank and the US Global Change Research Program. Dr Ochoa has also secured several research grants, some as Chief Investigator, totalling AUD$180,000. He has secured some of these grants in collaboration with top professors from Australia and Hong Kong. He has also built a collaboration record with UN-Habitat since 2012.
Dr. Ochoa is currently working on the development of the pilot version of an expert system for assisting the development of sustainable urbanisation strategies. The system is based on best practices from around the world and it’s being developed in collaboration with UN-Habitat. This idea has been presented in various international conferences and has already awaken great interest from the research community.
Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)
The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management
The International Society for Productivity Enhancement
The Lean Construction Institute
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Association for Global Project Management Professionals in Japan
Mexican Society of Civil Engineers
Doctor of Philosophy The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Excludes commercial-in-confidence projects.
Urban Best Practice Expert System, UN-Habitat, 01/07/2016 - 31/12/2016
Developing the mock-up of an Urban Sustainability Expert System (USES), United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 2016.
Best Practices and Critical Success Factors for Sustainable Urbanisation in China, HKPolyU, 2015 - 2017.
Developing the Architecture of an Expert System for Sharing Sustainable Urbanization Experiences, Bond University Vice Chancellor’s Research Grant Scheme, 2012 - 2013.
Identification of Critical Success Factors for Implementing Sustainable Urbanization, Bond University Vice Chancellor’s Research Grant Scheme, 2012 -2013.
Establishing a Knowledge System for Sustainable Urbanization Research, HKPolyU Central Research Grant, 2010.
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Tan, Y, Langston, C, Wu, M & Ochoa, JJ 2015, 'Grey forecasting of construction demand in Hong Kong over the next ten years', International journal of construction management, vol.15, no. 3, pp. 219-228.
Tan, Y, Ochoa, JJ, Langston, C & Shen, L 2015, 'An empirical study on the relationship between sustainability performance and business competitiveness of international construction contractors', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 93, pp. 273-278.
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Xundi, D, Liyin, S, Saixing, Z, Ochoa, JJ & Xiaoling, Z 2010, 'Relationship between energy consumption and economic development in construction industry', Journal of engineering, design and technology, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 257-273.
Keisewetter, T, Elmualim, A, Ochoa, J, McGinley, T, Aranda-Mena, G & Stabile, A 2016, 'The impact of sustainable higher education building spaces design on staff and students' experience', in N Singhaputtangkul (ed.), The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA), Central Queensland University, pp. 398-407.
Cerimagic, S, Smith, J & Ochoa, JJ 2015, 'Communication and relationship building in cross-cultural project management: an Australia-UAE study', Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors & The Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association Conference, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, pp. 1-10.
Peng, Y, Shen, L-y, Zhang, X-l & Ochoa, JJ 2011, 'Investigation on why the practice of rural residence land exchange is different under development driven condition and disaster induced condition', 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, vol. 2, pp. 731-738.
Ochoa Paniagua, JJ & Shen, L 2009, 'A fuzzy analysis based decision support method (FABDSM) for defining the performance of sustainable buildings during project appraisal stage', 1st International Postgraduate Conference on Infrastructure and Environment, IPCIE 2009, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Ochoa Paniagua, JJ, Shen, L & Hao, J 2009, 'The use of six sigma and lean construction for assessing the production planning process of sustainable building projects?', 1st International Conference on Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions, CIB IDS 2009, V T T Technical Research Centre of Finland.
Founding Member – Network Eleven, United Nations Human Settlement Programme
Member – International Council for Building
Working Group 116 - Smart and Sustainable Built Environments
Task Group 86 - Building Healthy Cities
Focal Point – UN-Habitat Partner University Initiative.
External engagement & recognition
|Chongqing Jiaotong University||CHINA (EXCLUDES SARS AND TAIWA|
|City University of Hong Kong||HONG KONG|
|Hong Kong Polytechnic University||HONG KONG|
|National Institute of Construction Management and Research, India||INDIA|
|Shanghai Jiao Tong University||CHINA|
|University of Adelaide||AUSTRALIA|
|University of Miami||UNITED STATES|
|University of New South Wales||AUSTRALIA|
|University of Newcastle||AUSTRALIA|
|University of South Australia||AUSTRALIA|
|University of Western Sydney||AUSTRALIA|
|Zhejiang Agricultural and Forestry University||CHINA (EXCLUDES SARS AND TAIWA|
|Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics||CHINA (EXCLUDES SARS AND TAIWA|
Supervisions from 2010 shown
|Thesis title||Student status|
|Developing projects quantitative risk analysis technique using artificial neural network based on historical information and lessons learned||Current|
|Improving the utilisation of building information modelling in a university facilities management setting||Current|
|Influence of culture and stakeholder management of current Corporate Social Responsibility practice and its implications on socio-economic developments: Papua New Guinea oil and gas industry||Current|
|Investigating project performance measurements based on the complexity level of IT-enabled projects||Current|
|The impact of building information modelling on construction sustainability||Current|