Book: BIM, Building Performance, Design and Smart Construction


Very pleased to intruduce this book that charts the path toward high performance sustainable buildings and the smart dwellings of the future.

The volume clearly explains the principles and practices of high performance design, the uses of building information modelling (BIM), and the materials and methods of smart construction.

Power Systems, Architecture, Material Science, Civil Engineering and Information Systems are all given consideration, as interdisciplinary endeavours are at the heart of this green building revolution.

The sections covered are outlined below:

Part I Concepts in Sustainability

1. The Problem Is Also the Solution: The Sustainability Paradox; Patricia A. Aloise-Young and Peter M. Young

2. Appreciating the Wicked Problem: A Systems Approach to Sustainable Cities; Barbara Colledge

3. A Theoretical Framework for Circular Economy Research in the Built Environment; Francesco Pomponi and Alice Moncaster

Part II Building Information Modelling

4. Building Information Modelling (BIM) a Paradigm Shift in Construction; Farzad Khosrowshahi

5. Using Agile Project Management and BIM for Improved Building Performance; Mohammad H. Sakikhales and Spyros Stravoravdis

6. Use of Simulation Through BIM-Enabled Virtual Projects to Enhance Learning and Soft Employability Skills in Architectural Technology Education; Barry J. Gledson and Susan Dawson

7. Development of a Building Information Modelling (BIM)-Based Real-Time Data Integration System Using a Building Management System (BMS); Muhammad Umar Khalid, Muhammad Khalid Bashir and Darryl Newport

8. Procurement Route and Building Information Modelling (BIM) Implementation Effect on Sustainable Higher Education Refurbishment Projects; Mohammad Alhusban, Salam Al bizri, Mark Danso-Amoako and Mark Gaterell

Part III Building Performance and Design

9. QUB/e: A Novel Transient Experimental Method for in situ Measurements of the Thermal Performance of Building Fabrics Johann Meulemans, Florent Alzetto, David Farmer and Christopher Gorse

10. Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; A. Al kanani, N. Dawood, and V. Vukovic

11. Fossil Fuel Reliant Housing in Nigeria: Physio-climatic Regionalism as an Energy/Cost Efficient Perspective to Providing Thermal Comfort; Alolote Amadi and Anthony Higham

12. Predicting Future Overheating in a Passivhaus Dwelling Using Calibrated Dynamic Thermal Simulation Models; James Parker, Martin Fletcher and David Johnston

13. A Method for Visualising Embodied and Whole Life Carbon of Buildings; Francesco Pomponi and Alice Moncaster

14. Models for Sustainable Electricity Provision in Rural Areas Using Renewable Energy Technologies - Nigeria Case Study; Abdulhakeem Garba, Mohammed Kishk and David R. Moore

15. Local Energy Mapping Using Publicly Available Data for Urban Energy Retrofit; Rajat Gupta and Matt Gregg

Part IV Smart Construction

16. Things Change: Exploring Transformational Experiences Within the UK Construction Industry; Alison Pooley

17. Comparison of Transient Hygrothermal Modelling Against In Situ Measurement for Thermal Transmittance; Cormac Flood, Lloyd Scott, and William Gleeson

18. It’s Housebuilding But Not as We Know It: The Impact of Neighbourhood Planning on Development in England; Quintin Bradley

19. Integrated Façade System for Office Buildings in Hot and Arid Climates: A Comparative Analysis; Yahya Ibraheem, Poorang Piroozfar, and Eric R.P. Farr

20. Decarbonising Construction Using Renewable Photosynthetic Materials; Craig White and Oliver Styles

21. The Replacement of Wood or Concrete in Construction Projects: An Industrial Case Study Demonstrating the Benefits of Intrusion Moulded Waste Plastic; Howard Waghorn and Paul Sapsford

Available from Springer publishing here