Jianpeng Cao

Mr Jianpeng Cao


Contact Data

Tel.: +41 44 633 81 70


ETH Zürich
Jianpeng Cao
Inst. Bau-&Infrastrukturmanagement
HIL  F 27.3
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich

Organisations Student / Programme Doctorate at D-BAUG
Research Field

Design for Manufacturing & Assembly, Industry 4.0 Configuration Platform, Industrialized Construction

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Education Background

Jianpeng Cao is a PhD student at the Innovative and Industrial Construction Group (IC). His research focuses on the area of design for manufacturing and assembly in the industrialized construction, particularly timber and steel modular buildings. The goal of his research is to transform the traditional construction to advanced manufacturing. He is interested in applying Building Information Modeling (BIM), graph theory & graph database and artificial intelligence in fabrication-aware design. He also engages in ontology-based product configuration.

Jianpeng obtained the degree of Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Tongji University in 2016. He also received the degree of Master of Science in the area of Sustainable Design and Construction from Stanford University in 2019. Currently, he is working as a research scientist in the Design ++ Center, on the 7DayHouse: Fabrication-Aware Design.

Jianpeng is also interested in working with industries. He works with Project Frog, BokLok and Implenia to apply his research to practice.


- Cross-phase product configurator for modular buildings using kit-of-parts

- Ontology-based Product Configuration for Modular Buildings

- An Overview of Configurators for Industrialized Construction: Typologies, Customer Requirements, and Technical Approaches


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