How to Enhance Building Decision-Making Processes Through BIM

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an innovative methodology that revolutionized how construction projects are conceived. BIM can be used throughout the entire building lifecycle, from the initial phases of project design to the building demolition phase. Nevertheless, several BIM application possibilities are still not widespread in the market. Many professionals worldwide are still limited to... View Article

The Energy Transition - How Will It Evolve?

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What does 'energy transition' mean? As with any definition, there are many we could use. One proposed here is this, "Energy Transition is the specific change/s from one state to another of energy systems. Energy systems have specific patterns of both energy supply and demand quantities and qualities; this is their given state". Quite a... View Article

Current Trends on Concrete as Construction Material to Capture CO2

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Worldwide concrete is the most widely consumed civil construction material regarding its versatility, strength, and durability, among other benefits. Concrete is used in almost every type of construction, including homes, buildings, roads, bridges, airports, and tunnels. However, the environmental impacts of cement (and thus concrete) production are significant, considering a mean value of 0.948 kg... View Article

The Importance of Considering the Three Sustainable Pillars in Construction

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A common misconception is to understand sustainability as related to just environmental aspects. Indeed, sustainability is a concept based on a triple-bottom-line framework comprised of environmental, social, and economic aspects. It is clear that addressing any of the three pillars of sustainability in isolation will often result in a trade-off. Therefore, in order to achieve... View Article

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