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Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Purpose: This paper aims to evaluate the quality control systems for constructions in seven countries in Europe with the purpose to trace innovative approaches and best practices that can serve as examples for other countries. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a series of research projects carried out over a number of years....
journal article 2017
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Fan, Ke (author), Qian, K. (author), Chan, EHW (author)
About 40% of global energy consumption and nearly one-third of global CO2 emissions are on account of buildings. In Hong Kong, buildings consume up to 90% of electricity during construction and operation, where all the design and construction of private developments is subject to control under the Buildings
Ordinance. The way building...
conference paper 2016
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Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Demands on the energy performance of new and existing buildings hold a prominent place in the regulations of all European countries. The influence of EU policy goals and contents of EU Directives reverberate strongly in the energy regulations. Goals set by the European Union are that all newly built constructions must have a zero energy level by...
conference paper 2016
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
The goals of energy saving and CO2 reductions to create an energy neutral building stock seem only to be reached by strict and supportive governmental policies. In Europe the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive are driving forces for Member States to develop and strengthen energy performance regulations...
conference paper 2016
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Visscher, H.J. (author)
The urgent need for a dramatic reduction of fossil fuels in the built environment is without any doubt. The energy saving potential of the building stock is considered to be large and to be the most cost efficient sector to contribute to the CO2 reductions. Goals set by the European Union are to build net zero energy buildings in 2020 and to...
conference paper 2015
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
Considerations of climate change, but also other political and economic reasons urge for the reduction of use of fossil fuels and the minimization of environmental impact by the built environment. The energy saving potential of the building stock is large and considered to be the most cost efficient sector to contribute to the CO2 reduction...
conference paper 2014
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), dos Santos, C.P. (author)
This paper presents an analysis of the main initiatives implemented in Portugal aimed at improving the environmental performance of buildings. The study is focused on the building regulatory system. However, to describe its framework a wider context is analysed for the following reasons: a) strategies and plans on environment and energy...
conference paper 2011
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
conference paper 2011
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The purpose of this paper is to compare technical building regulations in European Union (EU) countries. Three research questions are addressed: what are the main differences and similarities? what are the main types of organization and formulation? what are the main trends and developments? The following tasks were carried out in order to...
conference paper 2010
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Itard, L.C.M. (author)
Since a few years the attention for building regulatory systems and enforcement procedures is growing. Various developments in society, politics and the construction industry have influenced changes in the systems of building control in the last 20 years. The influence of climate change and the related demands on buildings will have a very...
conference paper 2010
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Itard, L.C.M. (author), Guerra Santin, O. (author)
Since a few years the attention for building regulatory systems and enforcement procedures is growing. Various developments in society, politics and the construction industry have influenced changes in the systems of building control in the last 20 years. The influence of climate change and the related demands on buildings will have a very...
conference paper 2010
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Sheridan, L. (author)
There is still broad variety of systems of technical requirements for buildings in the various European countries, despite the existence of the Construction Products Directive of the European Union and the development of Euro Codes. The goals and topics are quite similar, but detailed study reveals considerable variety of functional requirements...
journal article 2009
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Van der Heijden, J.J. (author)
Facing issues with regulatory enforcement through municipal agencies, governments in Australia have reformed the enforcement of public building regulations. As a result, the private sector has been introduced in building regulatory enforcement regimes with differences amongst jurisdictions. In this paper account is given of the present day...
conference paper 2008
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Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
During the last ten years OTB has studied building regulations in various European countries. Developments in the building regulatory systems are being placed within the context of general trends in the regulatory sciences, particularly with reference to Europeanization studies. Within the regulatory sciences, there is broad consensus about the...
conference paper 2008
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
Systems of building control have a long history. Technical regulations and control seems to be the subject of an ongoing debate between, on the one hand, those in favour of deregulation and reducing the administrative burden and, on the other hand, new quality demands that require government intervention. Currently in the Netherlands, both sides...
conference paper 2008
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
conference paper 2006
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Meijer, F.M. (author), Vijverberg, G.A.M. (author)
conference paper 2006
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
conference paper 2006
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van der Heijden, J.J. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
conference paper 2006
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author)
conference paper 2005
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