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Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber

Journal Article
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, F., & Hart, J. (in press)
Global potential for material substitution in building construction: the case of cross laminated timber. Journal of Cleaner Production,
The building and construction sector is a large contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and consumes the vastest amount of natural resources. Widely considered a...

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...

Embodied vs. Operational Energy and Carbon Emissions of Doe Reference Buildings from a Life-Cycle Perspective

Presentation / Conference
Arehart, J., Srubar, W., Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2020, June)
Embodied vs. Operational Energy and Carbon Emissions of Doe Reference Buildings from a Life-Cycle Perspective. Presented at ASHRAE 2020, Online
While the reduction of operational energy and associated emissions has been the focus of the building design community in recent decades, focus must now be given to reducing t...

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...
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SHELTERs: Sustainable Homes Enabling the Long Term Empowerment of Refugees

2020 - 2023
This project addresses this major moral, humanitarian, and knowledge gap by following on from a highly successful seed-funded project, which developed—through participatory design and interdisciplinar...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £299,712

Research informed teaching of sustainable development in South Africa: The case of 'Local' Building Materials and their Environmental impacts

2019 - 2021
The study examines the properties and benefits of selected local materials (such as clay and recycled elements) and whether their use as construction materials enhances environmental protection. The r...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £10,000

Circular design of emergency sheltering for Africa: a holistic approach

2018 - 2019
Africa is the continent with the highest number of displaced people due to wars, humanitarian crises, resource scarcity, and extreme climate events. Emergency sheltering always sets out with the best ...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £38,887

Getting the numbers right and getting the right numbers: quantifying the embodied carbon of building structures

2018 - 2019
Building-related carbon emissions in the UK total over 200MtCO2e, which is more than 40% of the national figure. The correct measurement of the embodied carbon of structural materials would enable a r...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £100,852

Informational Database for Sustainable and Energy Efficient materials in sub-Saharan Africa

2018 - 2019
The population in Africa is growing rapidly, and thus the urbanization is accelerated. The need for detailed information on the performance of materials is a crucial part of the decision-making proces...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering
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Biogenic construction materials for a circular economy and climate change mitigation: scalability and sustainability

2018 - date
Jim Hart | Director of Studies: Dr Francesco Pomponi | Second Supervisor: Dr Bernardino D'Amico

Transition to circular refurbishment: Enviornmental impacts of high rise residential buildings in Mexico City

2018 - 2022
This project aims to decarbonise the Built Environment of Mexico City through Circular Econ...
Miss Ana Karen Hernandez Garcia | Director of Studies: Dr Suha Jaradat | Second Supervisor: Dr Francesco Pomponi

Life cycle assessment of energy efficiency upgrades in residential buildings based on government approaches to reduce carbon emissions of the built environment.

2018 - date
Ina Peukes | Director of Studies: Dr Francesco Pomponi | Second Supervisor: Dr Bernardino D'Amico

Retrofit Evaluation of Non Domestic Buildings in Scotland prior to connection to 4th generation district heating

2018 - date
Antoine Reguis | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie

Interdisciplinary systematic approach for anticipatory decision making in cities

2018 - date
Mr Ricardo Weigend | Director of Studies: Dr Francesco Pomponi | Second Supervisor: Dr Bernardino D'Amico

Racking performance of platform timber framed walls

2012 - 2019
In platform timber frame construction, timber walls and diaphragms provide the overall stability for the structure to resist forces that are generate...
Dr Roshan Dhonju | Director of Studies: Dr Bernardino D'Amico | Second Supervisor: Prof Abdy Kermani