Start-Up Creation - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128199466

Start-Up Creation

2nd Edition

The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environment

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Editors: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal Erik Rasmussen Claes Granqvist Volodymyr Ivanov Habil Kaklauskas Stephen Makonin
Paperback ISBN: 9780128199466
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 8th May 2020
Page Count: 510
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Business plan for engineers
3. Lean startup
4. Startup financing
5. Intellectual property
6. Carbon sequestration on cement
7. Carbon sequestration on alkali-activated mortars containing recycled aggregates
8. Carbon sequestration on microalgae photobioreactor building integrated
9. Intelligent decision support systems and IoT for the smart built environment IoT and cloud computing for building energy efficiency
10. Development of algorithms for building energy efficiency
11. Monitoring of indoor air quality
12. Structural health monitoring
13. Bridge health monitoring
14. Monitoring urban noise


Start-Up Creation: The Smart Eco-efficient Built Environment, Second Edition presents a state-of-the-art review on advanced technologies and their applications in several areas of the built environment, covering energy efficiency, structural performance, and air and water quality to inspire the creation of start-up companies from university research. Sections cover key factors behind successful start-ups, including the development of a business plan, start-up financing, and the importance of intellectual property. Other chapters cover Big Data, Intelligent decision support systems, the Internet of Things, their use in the energy efficiency of the built environment, and several smartphone applications for the smart built environment.

Key Features

  • Includes chapters on business plans, start-up financing and intellectual property
  • Discusses algorithms, big data and the Internet of Things for eco-efficient smart buildings
  • Provides a comprehensive guide to start-ups that arise from college and university research


Researchers, civil engineers, graduate students, contractors and other professionals working and interested in the field of smart eco-efficient construction


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About the Editors

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Minho, Portugal

Erik Rasmussen

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Marketing and Management, International Business & Entrepreneurship, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Claes Granqvist

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden

Volodymyr Ivanov

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Habil Kaklauskas

Professor Dr Habil Artūras Kaklauskas is Head of the Department of Construction Economics and Property Management at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

Stephen Makonin

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Simon Fraser University, Canada