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Construction 4.0 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128217979

Construction 4.0

1st Edition

Advanced Technology, Tools and Materials for the Digital Transformation of the Construction Industry

Author: Marco Casini
Paperback ISBN: 9780128217979
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st December 2021
Page Count: 450
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Towards a New Building Era
3. Holistic Building Design Approach
4. Building Digital Revolution
5. Building Information Modelling
6. Advanced Digital Design Tools and Methods
7. Advanced Construction Materials
8. Advanced Building Construction Methods
9. Advanced Building Management Tools and Methods
10. Building Automation Systems
11. Advanced Facility Management
12. Smart Building and Smart Cities


Description

At the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the advent of digitalization, innovative technologies and materials, and new construction techniques have begun transforming the way that infrastructure, real estate, and other built assets can be designed, constructed, and operated in order to create a more attractive, energy-efficient, comfortable, affordable, safe, and sustainable built environment. Developments in materials and cutting-edge technologies (such as artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and biotechnology) have finally started to move the construction towards a new era. Massive changes are occurring as a result of the possibilities created by big data and the Internet of Things, along with the technological advances that are driving down the cost of sensors, data storage, and computer services.

Construction 4.0: Advanced Technology, Tools and Materials for the Digital Transformation of the Construction Industry presents a thorough review of developments in materials, emerging trends, cutting-edge technologies, and strategies in the fields of smart building design, construction, and operation, providing the reader with a comprehensive guideline on how to exploit the new possibilities offered by the digital revolution.

It will be an essential reference resource for academic researchers, material scientists, and civil engineers, undergraduate and graduate students, and other professionals working in the fields of smart eco-efficient construction and cutting-edge technologies applied to construction.

Key Features

  • Features discussions on how nanomaterials, bio-based materials, and recycled materials are applied in the construction of buildings
  • Analyzes the lifecycle of materials, buildings and design and construction operations
  • Covers new methodologies and construction processes
  • Provides case studies on cutting-edge digital technology such as AI and machine learning
  • Examines all aspects of sustainability, including end-of-life of buildings

Readership

Academic researchers, materials scientists and civil engineers, undergraduate and graduate students, and other professionals working and interested in the field of smart eco-efficient construction and cutting-edge technologies applied to construction


Details

No. of pages:
450
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2021
Published:
1st December 2021
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Paperback ISBN:
9780128217979

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About the Author

Marco Casini

Marco Casini has been a professor of architecture technology and of environmental certification of buildings at “Sapienza” University of Rome since 2002. He is on the Editorial Board of the journals Ponte and Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. He is also a member of the Interregional Working Group for Sustainable Construction at the Italian Institute for Innovation and Transparency in Government Procurement and Environmental Compatibility. He carries out research in the fields of zero energy, green and smart buildings and nanotechnologies, smart materials, and renewable energy for buildings. He has written many essays, articles, books, and proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy