Sustainable building design and construction

Alternate Term Label:
Sustainable construction
Journal article

Critical factors influencing the sustainable construction capability in prefabrication of Chinese construction enterprises

Compared with the conventional cast-in-situ method, prefabricated construction (PC) is a sustainable construction method. Results of this study suggest that incentivised strategies formulated by the Chinese government would improve industry practitioners’ capability of implementing sustainable PC projects to eventually expedite the industry’s transformation towards leaner...
Conference paper

Barriers to implementing solar energy systems in buildings: the resident’s perspective in Malaysia

In Malaysia, solar energy has been used in numerous industrial buildings as a source of electricity generation since the country benefits from high solar radiation throughout the year. However, solar energy is still not used in residential buildings despite a wide interest from the sector.
Conference paper

Models of ownership and development for enhancing housing affordability and sustainability in Australian cities

Assessing models for affordability and sustainability in housing developments, this paper draws on ecological and permacultural theory as transcribed into urban spaces, often referred to ecocity theory and practice, in which cities and therefore housing, are seen as an integral part of ecosystems, with design...
Journal article

Additive manufacturing technology and its implementation in construction as an eco-innovative solution

This paper highlights the key roles of interdisciplinary research and importance of material formulations.
Journal article

Integrated BIM-based LCA for the entire building process using an existing structure for cost estimation in the Swiss context

The main objective of this study is to develop an integrated BIM-LCA method for the entire building process by relating it to an established workflow.
Journal article

Automatic structural design by a set-based parametric design method

Modern structural design faces new challenges, such as addressing the needs of several stakeholders and satisfying the criteria for achieving sustainability. In this project, the selected method was successfully applied and it was observed that it resulted in bridges that were more efficient in terms...
Journal article

Evaluation of BIM-based LCA results for building design

Various tools that use a Building Information Modelling (BIM) model for automatic quantity take-off as a basis for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) have been developed recently. This paper describes the first application of such a BIM-LCA tool to evaluate the embodied global warming potential (GWP)...
Journal article

Additive manufacturing: technology, applications, markets, and opportunities for the built environment

This paper aims to provide a comprehensive and evidence-based baseline along with progresses in relevant disciplines related to 3DP in construction, which will provide an opportunity to experts in all domains to understand the multi-dimensional constraints and to specify the future research directions in these...
Journal article

Modern structure of the higher architectural and construction education

The analysis of higher education in the sphere of sustainable development shows that there is a need to include the concept of sustainable and practical design thinking at all levels. Starting from ideological level (stability as conceptual and ethical justification of architecture), methodological level (the...
Journal article

A three methods proactive improvement model for buildings construction processes

This paper proposes a proactive model to improve the overall performance of construction processes. The main advantage is that potential waste and associate impacts could be identified in the early stages of a project before the construction phase.