Journal article

BIM, augmented and virtual reality empowering lean construction management: a project simulation game

Concepts and technologies from Industry 4.0 are mainly transforming the manufacturing industry and only few applications have been implemented to construction and its connected supply chains. This paper shows how new technologies like Building Information Modeling connected with Virtual and Augmented Reality could empower Lean...
Journal article

Optimization of green building design processes: case studies within the European union

Two case studies in Italy and two case studies in Spain are analyzed, and the effects of the project management issues are evaluated under three different points of view: Time, cost, and level of sustainability of the building. A poorly planned process for the achievement...
Report

Political trust and democracy in times of coronavirus: is Australia still the lucky country?

Public trust as a political resource is particularly important in times of coronavirus. This report presents findings from a survey of a representative sample of 1059 Australians aged between 18 and 75 years. The survey was conducted between May and June 2020 in Australia, Italy...
Discussion paper

Six-country survey on COVID-19

This paper provides a data set for public use of roughly 6,000 individuals in six countries relating to beliefs about the pandemic, behaviour change, work and living situations, income, and exposure to the virus, socio-demographic characteristics and pre-pandemic health characteristics.
Journal article

Challenges and opportunities for the implementation of H-BIM with regards to historical infrastructures: A case study of the Ponte Giorgini in Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto - Italy)

Historical Building Information Modeling (H-BIM) has been widely documented in literature and is becoming more popular with government bodies, who are increasingly choosing to make its use mandatory in public procurements and contracts. Our research describes a procedure to optimize the workflow of information for...
Conference paper

Prefabricated timber facade for the energy refurbishment of the Italian building stock: The Ri.Fa.Re. project

This paper describes the Ri.Fa.Re. timber-based solution, an innovative timber-based prefabricated panel for the energy refurbishment of the existing Italian building facades. Although similar technologies have already been tested in several European countries, they are not feasible to be used in the Italian context characterized...
Journal article

Towards an evolutionary design in Lebanese vernacular dwellings

This paper promotes the integration of renewable energy resources into the fabric of the structures that formulate today’s buildings. It describes a project that promotes bioethics and urges awareness in the Lebanese construction industry to view buildings as organisms that enhance ecological health and enriches...
Report

State of the art and mapping competencies report

The Creative Industries are considered as one of the most promising fields of economic activity in highly developed economies, but also a promising sector to contribute to significant job creation. This report shows that the Creative Industries in Greece, Italy and Spain develop innovations as...
Report

Digital identity in the migration & refugee context: Italy case study

For migrants and refugees in Italy, identity data collection processes can “exacerbate existing biases, discrimination, or power imbalances." This report analyzes the challenges arising from this digital ecosystem and identifies three major areas of concern: bureaucratic bias in identity systems; privacy and mistrusted systems; and...
Case study

Biogas and biomethane in Europe: lessons from Denmark, Germany and Italy

At a time when the European Union is discussing its long-term climate strategy and drafting new legislation to foster the decarbonisation of its gas sector, this case study report looks at the experiences of Denmark, Germany and Italy with renewable gas production.