Big Data Analytics in Civil Engineering: The Case of China

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2017 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 4 Issue 10
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : YouseokKang, JiayanYu, JiaruiChang
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YouseokKang, JiayanYu, JiaruiChang, "Big Data Analytics in Civil Engineering: The Case of China," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 4,  no. 10, pp. 1-6, 2017. Crossref,


 China has the world’s largest construction market and exports a wide range of construction products to the world. With the increase of investment each year, the construction industry has played a crucial role in China’s economic development, contributing 6.7% to China’s GDP. In 2016, the construction industry achieved 17% growth in industry value, an increase of 5% over 2015. It is evident that China’s construction industry has given rise to China’s vast sea of high-rise structures, particularly with ICT advances. This paper presents how big data analytics can be applied to civil engineering and for various predictions in the construction sector for further improvement and for budget estimates and tender participation. Further, the study shows how improvements to the construction industry can be achieved through the estimation of the life and health of structures.


Civil Engineering, Construction Industry, Big Data, Data Mining, Construction Management, Civil Engineering Use Cases.


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