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Journal article

Sustainability and interoperability: an economic study on BIM implementation by a small civil engineering firm

In the area of civil engineering, due to the local nature of many of the software tools used, interoperability problems are frequent, with few studies addressing the economic impact of this, especially in small engineering firms. The main contribution of this paper is a design...
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...
Journal article

BIM-LEAN as a methodology to save execution costs in building construction - an experience under the Spanish framework

The most representative trends in the construction industry that enable improvements are both Building Information Modelling paradigm (BIM) and Lean Construction philosophy. However, there is a scarcity of works on the synergy of both paradigms. Therefore, this paper is focused on the benefits of both...
Journal article

Using Photovoice to examine physical activity in the urban context and generate policy recommendations: the Heart Healthy Hoods study

A current challenge in physical activity research is engaging citizens with co-creating policies that support physical activity participation. Using Photovoice, a participatory action research method, the objectives of this study were to:
Draft report

Assistant Building’s addition to Retrofit, Adopt, Cure And Develop the Actual Buildings up to zeRo energy, Activating a market for deep renovation (ABRACADABRA) - toolkit regulatory

The ABRACADABRA project is developing a toolkit, targeting policy makers, with a focus on regulatory challenges and opportunities for boosting energy retrofitting of buildings. For this purpose, the project will investigate regulatory issues, as well as available good practices, in the project’s target countries (Bulgaria...
Briefing paper

Policy Pathways Brief: Modernising Building Energy Codes 2017

Evidence gathered by the International Energy Agency has identified six critical factors to guide policy makers in realising potential savings in both new and existing buildings through the modernisation of building energy codes.
Report

Inquiry into the future of the private rental sector

This study focused on the Australian private rental sector including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices), and reviewed the sector in ten countries.
Report

PLACED-BASED POLICIES FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT - EXTREMADURA, SPAIN (CASE STUDY)

1. The work that the OECD Rural Working Party has carried out in the previous years has led to the conclusion that traditional top-down approaches and sectoral subsidies to rural areas have not given the expected results and that there is a need for place-based...
Report

Lessons from previous ‘coal transitions’ high-level summary for decision-makers

This report aims to provide a deeper understanding of what a "just transition" away from coal production and use might look like in practice. It provides six historical case studies of regional coal mining transitions that have occurred or are ongoing in Europe and the...