Bernardino D'Amico

Bernardino DAmico

Dr Bernardino D'Amico - Laurea Arch PhD FHEA

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Biography

Bernardino D'Amico is Lecturer in Structural Design at Edinburgh Napier University, UK, and is a professionally qualified Architect, Italy.
After obtaining his Laurea Magistrale (Master's degree) in architecture in 2010 from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, Bernardino took up an internship at CMMKM. He was working as an architectural engineer on various research-driven projects, such as gridshell.it, where he was responsible for the structural design of a series of prototypes, including ReSonant String Shell, a timber acoustic shell for outdoor chamber music concerts. He was also involved in a joint research collaboration between the department of Construction and Mathematical Methods in Architecture (University of Naples Federico II) and the department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (University of Chieti-Pescara G. D’Annunzio, Italy) where he carried out theoretical and laboratory test-based investigations on a novel lightweight cold-formed steel beam. In October 2012 he joined the School of Engineering and the Built Environment of Edinburgh Napier University, as a PhD candidate, to develop computer-aided methods for the design of free-form grid-shell structural systems.

Bernardino's research interests lie in the general realm of design, analysis and fabrication of sustainable buildings and structures with focus on Computational Structural Design and Optimization.

In February 2017, he created with his colleague Dr Francesco Pomponi the REBEL (Resource Efficient Built Environment Lab) Group, which aims to address sustainability issues in the built environment holistically.

News

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of the departmental Student Staff Liaison Committee
  • Member of the School Research Degree Committee

 

Editorial Activity

  • Guest editor for "Sustainability" journal - MDPI (Low Energy Architecture and Low Carbon Cities: exploring links, scales, and environmental impacts)
  • Guest editor for "Structures" journal - Elsevier (Special Issue on sustainable structures: whole-life analysis, environmental impacts, and material efficiency)

 

External Examining/Validations

  • PhD external examination, Polytechnic University of Bari

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Winner of the RISE award for Design, Innovation and Creativity
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Queen's Anniversary Prize 2015, Innovation in Timber Engineering and Wood Science.
  • Member of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, (IASS).

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Review for the TRAIN@Ed Fellowship, part of the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND scheme
  • Reviewing activity for the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the national research council of the Netherlands
  • Review activity for Edinburgh Napier University internal funding competition (AY 2018/2019).

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Lecture: Numerical form-finding of “compression-only” structures.

 

Reviewing

  • Peer review of SEBE research outputs for REF 2021
  • Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer award 2016
  • Reviewer for more than 10 internationally leading research journals - Full details at: https://publons.com/researcher/1468865/bernardino-damico

 

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The Future of the Circular Economy & the Circular Economy of the Future

Journal Article
Weigend, R., Pomponi, F., Webster, K., & D'Amico, B. (in press)
The Future of the Circular Economy & the Circular Economy of the Future. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-07-2019-0063
In the published online version the abstract suffered minor changes. The new abstract reads: The circular economy (CE) has gained momentum in recent years as a new economic pa...

On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures

Journal Article
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2020)
On mass quantities of gravity frames in building structures. Journal of Building Engineering, 31, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.101426
This paper introduces a numerical study aimed at analysing and quantifying existing correlations between structural masses of the gravity frame in building structures (i.e. ex...

Qualifying the Sustainability of Novel Designs and Existing Solutions for Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Sheltering

Journal Article
Alshawawreh, L., Alshawawreh, L., Pomponi, F., Pomponi, F., D'Amico, B., D’Amico, B., …Guthrie, P. (2020)
Qualifying the Sustainability of Novel Designs and Existing Solutions for Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Sheltering. Sustainability, 12(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/su12030890
During the course of 2018, 70.8 million people globally were forcibly displaced due to natural disasters and conflicts—a staggering increase of 2.9 million people compared to ...

Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach

Presentation / Conference
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, L., Montaruli, M., Alshawawreh, L., Snaddon, S., Moghayedi, A., …Pomponi, F. (2019, September)
Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach. Poster presented at RISE Awards 2019
The constrained environment dominating Post-disaster Post-sheltering design solutions often results in a lack of consideration of sustainability and social dimensions. Neglect...

Futures studies & the circular economy: an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable development

Journal Article
Weigend Rodríguez, R., Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2019)
Futures studies & the circular economy: an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable development. Economia Creativa, 11, 38-60
While the Circular Economy (CE) is gaining traction as a new economic paradigm to overcome the linear economy, it has not yet developed an understanding on how to transition f...

Sustainability of post-disaster and post-conflict sheltering in Africa: What matters?

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., Moghayedi, A., Alshawawreh, L., D'Amico, B., & Windapo, A. (2019)
Sustainability of post-disaster and post-conflict sheltering in Africa: What matters?. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 20, 140-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2019.06.007
Africa is the continent with the highest number of displaced people due to wars, humanitarian crises, resource scarcity, and extreme climate events. Post-disaster and post-con...

A compactness measure of sustainable building forms

Journal Article
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2019)
A compactness measure of sustainable building forms. Royal Society Open Science, 6(6), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181265
Global population growth and urbanisation require countless more buildings in this century, causing an unprecedented increase in energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, ...

Who Is (Likely) Peer-Reviewing Your Papers? A Partial Insight into the World’s Top Reviewers

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., D'Amico, B., & Rye, T. (2019)
Who Is (Likely) Peer-Reviewing Your Papers? A Partial Insight into the World’s Top Reviewers. Publications, 7(1), 15. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7010015
Scientific publishing is experiencing unprecedented growth in terms of outputs across all fields. Inevitably this creates pressure throughout the system on a number of entitie...

Influence of parameters affecting the racking strength of partially anchored timber framed walls

Conference Proceeding
Zhang, B., Dohnju, R., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., & D'Amico, B. (2018)
Influence of parameters affecting the racking strength of partially anchored timber framed walls. In WCTE 2018
A test-based assessment of the racking performance of partially anchored timber framed walls is described in this paper. The tested wall specimens were constructed and tested ...

Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2018)
Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK. Procedia CIRP, 69, 189-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.10.007
The circular economy has set out a new paradigm for a much needed shift from eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness. Buildings are top contributor globally for resource use and w...

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