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Start-up creation is the most distinctive feature of the entrepreneurial knowledge-based economy. It is also essential for economic growth and especially important in the current context of young graduate’s high unemployment rates that are expected to increase in the next few decades. There are other books on the creation of start-up companies, designed to be of value to academics wishing to exploit the commercial value of a new technology or business solution, but none of these existing titles focus on start-up creation in the construction industry. In the second edition of this extremely successful title the editors present a state-of-the-art review on advanced technologies, and their application in several areas of the built environment covering energy efficiency, structural performance, air and water quality to inspire the creation of start-up companies from university research. Part One begins with the key factors behind successful start-up companies from university research, including the development of a business plan, start-up financing, and the importance of intellectual property. Part Two focuses on the use of Big Data, Intelligent decision support systems, the Internet of Things and their use in the energy efficiency of the built environment. Finally, Part three is an entire new section that focuses on several smartphone applications for the smart built environment. While in the first edition the section concerning apps for smart buildings had just two chapters, one for app programming basics and a second a case study on building security in this second edition the core of the book is about app development that constitutes 50% of the book.
- Entire new section that was not available in the first edition on smart-phone applications and virtual assistance for infrastructure monitoring
- Chapters on business plans, start-up financing and intellectual property have been brought fully up to date as well as algorithms, big data and the Internet of Things for eco-efficient smart buildings
- Comprehensive guide to start-ups that arise from college and university research and how the application of advanced technology can be applied to the built environment
Researchers, civil engineers, graduate students, contractors and other professionals working and interested in the field of smart eco-efficient construction.
students in the field of civil engineering and architecture with entrepreneurial skills, but also from electronics/telecommunications/informatics, thanks to the larger space dedicated to apps development for smart houses; professionals from the same fields
PART ONE: BUSINESS PLANS, STARTUP FINANCING, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Ch.2 - Business plan for engineers
Ch.3 - Lean startup
Ch.4 - Startup financing
Ch.5 - Intellectual property
PART TWO: CARBON DIOXIDE SEQUESTRATION MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Ch.6 – Carbon sequestration on cement
Ch.7 – Carbon sequestration on alkali-activated mortars containing recycled aggregates
Ch.8 – Carbon sequestration on microalgae photobioreactor building integrated
PART THREE: ALGORITHMS, BIG DATA AND IOT FOR ECO-EFFICIENT AND SMART BUILDINGS
Ch.9 - Intelligent decision support systems and IoT for the smart built environment
Ch.10 - IoT and cloud computing for building energy efficiency
Ch.11 - Development of algorithms for building energy efficiency
Ch.12 – Monitoring of indoor air quality
PART FOUR: SMARTPHONE APPLICATIONS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE MONITORING
Ch.13 – Structural health monitoring
Ch.14 – Bridge health monitoring
Ch.15 – Monitoring urban noise
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2020
- 21st May 2020
- Woodhead Publishing
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F.Pacheco Torgal is a Principal Investigator at C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho. He holds the Counsellor title of the Portuguese Engineers Association. Authored almost 350 publications some that were cited by Highly Cited authors (SCI h-index>60) and in high impact factor journals like Nature Reviews Mat. (IF=52), Nature Energy (IF=47), Progress in Mater. Science (I.F=24), Physics Reports (IF=20) and Nature Climate Change (I.F=19). Citations received in ISI WoS journals-2819 (h-index=29), citations received in Scopus journals- 3580 (h-index=31). Citations prediction for the year 2029 (around 5.500 citations on WoS, 7.500 on Scopus (already has 7000 MR, h=45) and 16.000 citations on scholar google). Member of the editorial board of 9 international journals, 4 referenced on the Web of Science and three referenced on Scopus. Grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 14 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA.Emirates, Poland and also the EU Commission. Invited reviewer for 133 international journals for which he reviewed so far almost 900 papers. Lead Editor of 19 international books (9 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science).
Principal Investigator, C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal
Erik Stavnsager Rasmussen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing and Management, International Business and Entrepreneurship, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. His research areas include international new ventures and born global firms.
Department of Marketing and Management, International Business & Entrepreneurship, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Claes G. Granqvist is Professor of Solid-State Physics at the Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden. His research is focused on optical and electrical properties of materials, especially thin films for energy efficiency and solar energy utilization. He has written numerous scientific publications, books and proceedings volumes and is a member of several academies and societies.
Senior Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden
Volodymyr Ivanov is a professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and his research interests include nanobiotechnology and microbiotechnology.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Professor Dr Habil Artūras Kaklauskas is Head of the Department of Construction Economics and Property Management at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Dr. Stephen Makonin is a postdoctoral fellow in Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include data science, big data, computational sustainability, probabilistic modelling, disaggregation, and nonintrusive load monitoring (NILM). Other interests include open science; the making of hardware and software open source and the creation of public datasets.
Simon Fraser University, Canada
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