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Zhu, P. (author)
Since the mid-20th century, the Chinese government in collaboration with various governmental petroleum authorities, first with the Ministry of Petroleum and later with state-owned companies, has transformed the built environment on multiple levels, creating interrelated infrastructures and production sites, installing refineries and...
conference paper 2018
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Grunewald, S. (author), Schutter, G (author)
conference paper 2016
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van der Lugt, P. (author), Bongers, F (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author)
In the global climate agreements made during COP 21 in Paris, the role of forests and wood products have gained more attention considering their important impact – both negative and positive – through deforestation, forest conservation, afforestation and increasing application of wood in durable (construction) products acting as carbon sink. A...
conference paper 2016
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Zhuang, T. (author), Qian, QK (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author)
China’s fast growth of economy and urbanization has created a world record on its own since its reform and opening-up policy in late 1970s. This drives mass demolition and reconstruction and leaves a short lifespan of existing buildings through unsustainable urban renewal. Many developed countries/regions, such as the UK and Hong Kong, have long...
conference paper 2016
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Nijsse, R. (author)
This paper is new developments in structural engineering related especially to the use of the material glass. After a philosophical discussion about why glass is the material for the Future, all glass elements and related techniques are presented from which an all glass building can be assembled. To conclude this paper ,all glass structures like...
conference paper 2015
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Wilkinson, S.J. (author), Remøy, H.T. (author)
The built environment contributes 40% to total global greenhouse gas emissions and 87% of the buildings we will have in 2050 are already built. It follows, if predicted climate changes are correct, we need to adapt existing stock sustainably. In city centres outside Australia there is a history of office to residential conversions. These types...
conference paper 2015
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Koonath Surendran, S. (author), Rolvink, A. (author), Coenders, J.L. (author), Welleman, J.W. (author), Den Hollander, J.P. (author), Hoekstra Bonnema, B. (author)
About 40-50% of global raw materials are currently used in the building industry in the assembly/construction phase and in the use phase of the building and are responsible for 40-45% of total worldwide anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions (Huovila [5]). These problems have led to the development of legislative policies, regulations and...
conference paper 2015
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Lousberg, L.H.M.J. (author), Heintz, J.L. (author), Prins, M. (author)
Problems that present project managers have to deal with are more and more concerning complexity, i.e. unexpected, uncertain, unstable or unique situations. This seems also the case with sustainable building projects. It is therefore necessary that project managers are trained to deal with these problems, especially by learning from their...
conference paper 2015
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Van der Helm, A.W.C. (author), Bhai, A. (author), Coloni, F. (author), Koning, W.J.G. (author), De Bakker, P.T. (author)
Three years after Zaatari camp was established in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to host Syrian refugees, its population has grown to 82,000 persons. Zaatari is one of the largest refugee camps in the world, in one of the most water scarce areas on earth. Since its establishment, drinking water has been delivered by trucks to communal...
conference paper 2015
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Wever, R. (author), Schermer, R. (author), Smit, L. (author), Vos, L. (author)
Besides contributing to the actual sustainability performance of a product-packaging combination, packaging can also play a role in communicating about sustainability. Such green marketing aspects of packaging may either focus on the sustainability credentials of the packaging itself, or on the credentials of the product contained (or even the...
conference paper 2015
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Nijsse, R. (author)
This paper is new developments in structural engineering related especially to the use of the material glass. After a philosophical discussion about why glass is the material for the Future, all glass elements and related techniques are presented from which an all glass building can be assembled. To conclude this paper ,all glass structures like...
conference paper 2015
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Meacham, B. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Chan, C. (author), Chan, E. (author), Laubscher, J. (author), Neng Kwei Sung, J. (author), Dodds, B. (author), Serra, J. (author), Tenorio, J.A. (author), Echeverria, J.B. (author), Sanches-Ostiz, A. (author)
This session brings together policy-makers, government officials, researchers and others to present perspectives on how innovation in building regulation and control, such as performancebased approaches, are currently being used to advance sustainability concepts in buildings, and where and how we might see further innovation in the coming years...
conference paper 2014
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Read, S.A. (author)
Sustainability sits at the top of the policy agendas of the EU and other governmental bodies. But sustainability is complex and not one thing, it relates to different sectors and multiple systems, and also to different zones, scales, ‘levels’ those systems occupy. Theoretically and practically we are involved with different questions depending...
conference paper 2014
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Kamerling, M.W. (author)
The structural efficiency of arches, subjected to several variable loads, can be increased by strengthening these arches with cables. For these structures it can be necessary, especially in case the permanent load is small, to post-tension the cables to avoid any compression acting on the cables. A method to analyse the load transfer is...
conference paper 2013
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Aquino, R.J. (author), Koleva, D.A. (author), Koenders, E.A.B. (author), van Breugel, K. (author)
conference paper 2013
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Van Der Hoek, J.P. (author), Struker, A. (author), Danschutter, J.E.M. (author)
Amsterdam has the ambition to develop as a competitive and sustainable European metropolis. The flows of energy, water and resources within the urban environment have a large potential to contribute to this ambition. The overall mass balances of phosphate, food, water, energy and material imports in the Amsterdam region have already been mapped....
conference paper 2013
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Lopes Gil, J.A. (author), Read, S.A. (author)
conference paper 2013
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Kamerling, M.W. (author)
The paper presents the structural design of a thin barrel vault constructed with Fusée Ceramique infill elements. The load transfer is analyzed and validated. For the structure composed of Fusée Ceramique elements, steel and concrete the stresses are calculated and compared to the stresses given in the codes used from 1950 to the present. The...
conference paper 2013
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Coenders, J.L. (author)
This paper presents two novel open source software developments for design and engineering in the built environment. The first development, called “sustainability-open” [1], aims on providing open source design, analysis and assessment software source code for (environmental) performance of buildings, structures and infrastructure. The aim of...
conference paper 2013
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Kamerling, M.W. (author)
This paper presents the design of a light and robust temporary emergency shelter with a triangulated polyhedral grid to transfer the lateral and vertical loads efficiently. To simplify the construction the variety of the elements is minimized, only two sizes of elements are applied. For the structural grid alternatives are designed using varying...
conference paper 2013
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