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Farrow, Robert (author), Weller, Martin (author), Orr, Dominic (author)
conference paper 2018
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Andrade, Joana B. (author), Bragança, Luís (author)
Sustainability concerns are in all sectors’ agendas, and building industry is not an exception. Sustainable design should both, reduce the environmental impact caused by buildings throughout their life cycle and positively contribute to people’s well-being by addressing and being adaptable to their needs. There is the need for an early design...
conference paper 2017
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Pacheco, J. (author), de Brito, J. (author), Chastre, C. (author), Evangelista, L. (author)
This paper investigates whether the model uncertainty of reinforced recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) beams subjected to bending differs from that of reinforced natural aggregate concrete (NAC) beams. An introductory remark concerning the importance of the codification of RAC structural design is made and notions concerning model uncertainties...
conference paper 2017
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Van der Hout, E. (author), De Doelder, B. (author)
In the urban area of Rotterdam many different groundwater extractions take place, which affect the groundwater system. Urban groundwater Management is a tool to prevent the risk of non-intended effects of these extractions and notsustainable use of groundwater. The main goal is to exchange information and knowledge for a better understanding of...
conference paper 2015
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Huovinen, P. (author)
The on-going literature review has revealed a platform of the 62 construction-related business management (BM) concepts, published mainly via the journals between the years 1990-2009. The aim of this paper is to enhance the managing of construction-related businesses in highly environmentally sustainable ways. A focused review resulted in the...
conference paper 2011
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Garcia-Erviti, F. (author), Valverde, L.R. (author)
This paper is presented in CIB: Management and Innovation Sustainable Built Environment 2011, as the study and analysis of the residential model of a rural area from the Iberian Peninsula, specifically applied to the case of the province of Cáceres, in the autonomous region of Extremadura, in Spain. To this end, from a database made up of...
conference paper 2011
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Wilkinson, S. (author)
Given the relationship between energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, the built environment has significant potential to lessen overall emissions. With around half of all greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the built environment; it has a significant role to play in mitigating global warming. With large percentages...
conference paper 2011
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Volker, L. (author)
Sustainability remains an important issue for the construction industry. Yet, sustainable real estate developments are still considered as highly ambitious projects. To find out how and why sustainable renovation projects actually became sustainable we systematically evaluated 21 leading Dutch real estate renovation projects. In each project we...
conference paper 2011
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Remoy, H. (author), van der Voordt, T. (author)
Financial and real estate crises and “new ways of working” reduce the need for office space. As a consequence, office markets become replacement markets without a quantitative need for new office buildings: new buildings drive out bad buildings. In the Netherlands, currently 14% of the office space is vacant, of which 60% is redundant or...
conference paper 2011
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Lees, T. (author), Sexton, M. (author)
The UK has set a target for a reduction in CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. The domestic sector accounts for 25% of UK emissions from the generation of heat and electricity for homes. For this sector to move to a low-carbon path, it will need to transform the environmental performance of housing. The transformation will...
conference paper 2011
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Pinder, J. (author), Schmidt III, R. (author), Gibb, A. (author), Saker, J. (author)
This paper explores the business case for designing more adaptable buildings, an issue that has, for the most part, been overlooked in the literature. It reviews some of the existing literature on adaptability and discusses the drivers for and barriers to designing buildings that are more adaptable. In doing so, it draws upon lessons from the...
conference paper 2011
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Van Loon, P.P. (author), De Graaf, R. (author)
This paper concerns the definition, construction and application of a decision based design model which able the integration of the allocation of a variety of urban land uses with the distribution of different urban densities, in particular of residential urban areas. Urban planning is, among others things about the spatial distribution of human...
conference paper 2011
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Huovinen, P. (author)
The background involves the multiplication of Porter's (1980) five forces framework and the prior design of the 8-arena framework for capturing complexity of managing businesses within each of hundreds of (inter)national construction markets. In turn, the aim of this theoretical paper is to advance environmental sustainability as part of...
conference paper 2011
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Bismarchi, L.F. (author), Loschiavo dos Santos, M.C. (author)
The building sector is one of the most strategic sectors everywhere in the sustainability context because of it´s socioeconomic role as one of the largest employers and also because of it´s evironmental role as one of the world´s biggest polluter. The adoption of a performance based procurement process to implement the Brazilian public housing...
conference paper 2011
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Kelly, G. (author), Schmidt III, R. (author), Dainty, A. (author), Story, V. (author)
For many years the issue of how to design buildings which can adapt to changing demands has posed a considerable challenge. This debate has had renewed significance given the emergence of the sustainability agenda and the need to extract additional value from built assets through life. Developing a better understanding of how buildings change...
conference paper 2011
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Preece, C. (author), Phen, L.S. (author), Padfield, R. (author), Papargyropoulou, E. (author)
Increasing calls for action on addressing the negative impact of human activities on the natural environment have lead to the growth of new markets for sustainable solutions. At a more macro level, the role of construction and marketing in economic development has been well established. In striving towards economic growth, a balance between...
conference paper 2011
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Pryke, S.D. (author), Kougia, I. (author)
The UK committed in 2008 to reduce its greenhouse gas emission by 80% by 2050. The construction industry is a key contributor to the greenhouse emissions and future legislative adjustments for the built environment are well underway. The industry will face many challenges and it is expected that its profile will be very different by 2050. The...
conference paper 2011
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Ozorhon, B. (author), Abbott, C. (author), Aouad, G. (author)
Climate change has led to the global recognition of the need to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings. In the UK increasingly demanding building regulations require contractors to use innovative products and processes in their construction processes in order to deliver the specified environmental sustainability performance levels. Cost...
conference paper 2011
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Glass, J. (author), Achour, N. (author), Parry, T. (author), Nicholson, I. (author)
Responsible sourcing (RS) provides a means to manage and ensure the attainment of sustainability objectives by procuring materials with a certified provenance. It is demonstrated typically through an organisation?s procurement policy, via its purchasing decisions and practices, and addresses a range of environmental, economic and social...
conference paper 2011
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Rapoport, E. (author), Vernay, A. (author)
This paper presents the results of a discourse analysis of documents describing six different eco-city projects: Dongtan Eco-City, Masdar City, Sonoma Mountain Village, Hammarby Sjöstad, Eco-village Ithaca, and Malmö bo01. The aim of the research was to uncover the diversity underneath the various uses of the term eco-city, and to determine the...
conference paper 2011
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