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A Lean Approach to Enable Sustainability in the Built Environment through BIM

Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Kamara



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Rating systems are assumed as instruments to endorse architectural quality, reliability, energy efficiency, economic convenience and finally expose a sustainability label. Moreover, these tools can be tied to a BIM model. The aim of this research is to set up a lean methodology to fulfil CESBA requirements through Construction to Operations Building information exchange – COBie in project on existing buildings adopting the BIM Bronze approach by UK Ministry of Justice - MoJ. This will allow to develop a semantic model and to extract sustainability reports in a post-construction phase, thereby minimising the cost of gathering information on existing buildings. An illustrated example regarding energy criteria of CESBA protocol will be presented to further the proposed approach.

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Author(s): Maltese S, Moretti N, ReCecconi F, Ciribini ALC, Kamara JM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Techne: Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment

Year: 2017

Volume: 13

Pages: 278-286

Online publication date: 08/08/2017

Acceptance date: 30/01/2017

Date deposited: 08/08/2017

ISSN (electronic): 2239-0243

Publisher: Firenze University Press


DOI: 10.13128/Techne-19743


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