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Barriers To Use Of Cross-Laminated Timber In Maine, Shane R. O'Neill Dec 2023

Barriers To Use Of Cross-Laminated Timber In Maine, Shane R. O'Neill

Forest Resources Faculty Scholarship

To increase understanding of both the adoption rate and in-state manufacturing of mass timber In Maine, the 131st Legislature and Governor Mills passed LD 881, a resolve directing a study of the barriers facing cross-laminated timber In Maine and provide recommendations to promote their use in construction. This study was developed in response to the resolve. The study engaged 108 unique participants to define available training, education, and experiences across the stakeholders throughout the building lifecycle process in the state.

From this information, the following five recommendations are proposed:

  1. Understand the policies and initiatives of other states to develop …


International Information Management And Bim Best Practice Report, Ted Mckenna, Davitt Lamon Nov 2023

International Information Management And Bim Best Practice Report, Ted Mckenna, Davitt Lamon

Reports

In order to inform the Digital Leadership and Cultural Change pillar of the Build Digital, a study of international best practice in digital adoption within the built environment sector globally was undertaken and is presented here-in. In order to identify key learnings for Ireland in the context of digital transformation, eight countries were included in this study, namely, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom (UK), New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. These countries were selected for various reasons, including the level of digital maturity, the scale of the built environment sector and geographic spread. Key data for each country is included …


Digital Construction Annual Survey 2022 Report, Davitt Lamon, Ted Mckenna Nov 2023

Digital Construction Annual Survey 2022 Report, Davitt Lamon, Ted Mckenna

Reports

The Annual Survey 2022 was conducted to assess the state of digital transformation in the Irish construction and built environment sector. This report presents the analysis of survey data, with a focus on implications for the Build Digital project and Build Digital’s five pillars: Digital Leadership & Cultural Change, Digital Standards, Digital Education & Training, Digital Procurement, and Sustainability & Circular Economy. Key findings from the survey indicated that a significant number of organisations have started their digital transformation journey, with many identifying themselves as proactive and possessing a clear business-focused strategy. However, a considerable cohort of respondents are keen …


Sustainability And Circular Economy Horizon Scan And Needs Analysis, Sadaf Dalirazar, Mark Kelly, Derek Sinnott, James O'Donnell Nov 2023

Sustainability And Circular Economy Horizon Scan And Needs Analysis, Sadaf Dalirazar, Mark Kelly, Derek Sinnott, James O'Donnell

Reports

The construction industry plays a crucial role in addressing the climate crisis as it is the largest global consumer of raw materials and contributes significantly to global energy consumption and emissions. Considering the world’s continuous population growth and the imperative to address infrastructure and housing demands the construction sector needs to adopt further sustainable strategies in its activities to reduce the pressure on natural resources. In addition, the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) sector is responsible for generating substantial amount of waste known as Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW), which is projected to increase due to the future construction developments. …


Information Management And Bim Standards And Supports Inventory, Ryan Dempsey, Barry Mcauley, David Burke Nov 2023

Information Management And Bim Standards And Supports Inventory, Ryan Dempsey, Barry Mcauley, David Burke

Tools

The Digital Standards pillar consists of industry experts who champion the benefits of common rules, guidelines, and workflows that facilitate the improvement of information flow and information management across asset life cycles. Digital standards provide a common language that can be translated to technical specifications enabling clients, designers, contractors, and facilities managers, irrespective of their preferred tools, to communicate efficiently and reduce cost, rework, and disputes. Working closely with the Digital Procurement and Digital Education and Training pillars, this pillar is developing and delivering Irish Information Management/BIM (Digital Construction) guidelines for the sector.

This report summarises existing digital construction standards, …


Industry Colloquium Report, Robert Moore Sep 2023

Industry Colloquium Report, Robert Moore

Reports

In the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry, digital transformation has emerged as a pivotal force reshaping the way projects are conceived, executed, and delivered. This transformation, fuelled by cutting-edge technology and innovative practices, holds the promise of greater efficiency, sustainability, and collaboration within the construction sector.

This report offers a comprehensive summary of the Build Digital Project colloquium. It provides actionable insights and recommendations for clients, supply chain partners, and for prioritisation within the Build Digital Project pillars. As the industry partners seek to build a more efficient, sustainable, and collaborative construction sector, understanding and harnessing the invaluable insights …


Comparing Oranges Versus Grapes As A Metaphor Of The Nurse+Engineer, Daniel B. Oerther, Sarah Oerther Jun 2022

Comparing Oranges Versus Grapes As A Metaphor Of The Nurse+Engineer, Daniel B. Oerther, Sarah Oerther

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

No abstract provided.


Module 06: Hvac, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin Jan 2022

Module 06: Hvac, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin

ENTC 2160: Architectural CAD

No abstract provided.


Module 05: Plumbing Plans, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin Jan 2022

Module 05: Plumbing Plans, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin

ENTC 2160: Architectural CAD

No abstract provided.


Module 03a: Floor Plan Intro, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin Jan 2022

Module 03a: Floor Plan Intro, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin

ENTC 2160: Architectural CAD

No abstract provided.


Module 07: Wall Sections, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin Jan 2022

Module 07: Wall Sections, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin

ENTC 2160: Architectural CAD

No abstract provided.


Module 03b: Detail Floor Plan Layout, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin Jan 2022

Module 03b: Detail Floor Plan Layout, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin

ENTC 2160: Architectural CAD

No abstract provided.


Module 08: Roof Plans, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin Jan 2022

Module 08: Roof Plans, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin

ENTC 2160: Architectural CAD

No abstract provided.


Module 09: Site Plan, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin Jan 2022

Module 09: Site Plan, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin

ENTC 2160: Architectural CAD

No abstract provided.


Module 03c: Dimensioning, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin Jan 2022

Module 03c: Dimensioning, Keith Johnson, Mohammad Moin Uddin

ENTC 2160: Architectural CAD

No abstract provided.


Building Services Engineering January/February 2022 Jan 2022

Building Services Engineering January/February 2022

Building Services Engineering

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Building Services Engineering November/December 2021 Nov 2021

Building Services Engineering November/December 2021

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Building Services Engineering September/October 2021 Sep 2021

Building Services Engineering September/October 2021

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Propositions For A Resilient, Post-Covid-19 Future For The Aec Industry, Hala Nassereddine, Kyung Wook Seo, Zofia K. Rybkowski, Christian Schranz, Harald Urban Jul 2021

Propositions For A Resilient, Post-Covid-19 Future For The Aec Industry, Hala Nassereddine, Kyung Wook Seo, Zofia K. Rybkowski, Christian Schranz, Harald Urban

Civil Engineering Faculty Publications

The coronavirus outbreak has challenged and continues to challenge every aspect of the supply chain within the AEC industry, forcing stakeholders to cope with increasing uncertainties and continuous change. The notion of resilience is especially salient now. While the need for the AEC industry to focus on resilience has been highlighted in recent articles, there is a need for a comprehensive discussion on what resilience means for the AEC industry and how companies can create built-in resilience. This paper takes the form of a high-level overview of where the industry is headed and aims to establish eleven propositions for a …


Building Services Engineering July/August 2021 Jul 2021

Building Services Engineering July/August 2021

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Journeyman International: Dwell Being Jonestown, Mississippi, Autumn Wagner Jun 2021

Journeyman International: Dwell Being Jonestown, Mississippi, Autumn Wagner

Architectural Engineering

Journeyman International is a non-profit organization that works with countries all over the world to support humanitarian projects by pairing clients with design professionals and volunteers to oversee the design and construction of projects. This specific project partners with Third Lens Ministries and But God Ministries, two organizations that are hoping to empower the community in Jonestown, Mississippi. Dwell Being promotes sustainability and affordable housing in a new housing community in Jonestown that is designed for healthy living and community interaction. Jonestown is a very small 0.4 square acre town that has roots in systemic racism and oppression. A once …


Building Services Engineering May/June 2021 May 2021

Building Services Engineering May/June 2021

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News March/April Mar 2021

Bs News March/April

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Building Services Engineering January/February Jan 2021

Building Services Engineering January/February

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News November/December Nov 2020

Bs News November/December

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News September/October Sep 2020

Bs News September/October

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Bs News July/August Jul 2020

Bs News July/August

Building Services Engineering

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Bs News May/June May 2020

Bs News May/June

Building Services Engineering

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Bs News March/April Mar 2020

Bs News March/April

Building Services Engineering

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Bs News January/February Jan 2020

Bs News January/February

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.