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Avaliação e Gestão de Ativos Imobiliários

Construction Sustainability

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Publication in the Diário da República: Despacho n.º 8060/2020 - 19/08/2020

6 ECTS; 1º Ano, 2º Semestre, 42,0 TP , Cód. 314110.

- Anabela Mendes Moreira (1)(2)

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(2) Docente que lecciona

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Know the main functional safety and comfort requirements of buildings.
Promote the analysis of the factors that enhance the environmental impact in the construction sector.
Emphasize the importance of sustainable construction systems, materials and processes in the design of projects, execution of works, maintenance and deconstruction.
Know prevention and mitigation measures, and understand their application.
Develop critical analysis and self-learning skills.

1. Introduction. 1.1 Historical framework of the development of environmental consciousness. 1.2 Background on sustainable development models. 2. Environmental management. 2.1 EU framework for efficient energy and water resources management. 2.2 Life cycle analysis concept. 2.3 ISO - 14000 standard series. 2.4 Eco-labels in construction materials. 2.5 CDW management and its legislative framework. 2.6 Institutional instruments for the evaluation of sustainable projects. 2.7 Environmental noise and its regulatory framework. 3. Main functional safety and comfort requirements for buildings. 3.1 Hygrothermal performance. 3.2 Acoustic performance. 3.3 Fire safety. 4. Sustainable Building Industry. 4.1 Characterization of the construction industry in terms of environmental performance. 4.2 Sustainability indicators. 4.3 Integration and interconnection of sustainable construction principles. 4.3.1 Criteria for efficient material selection. Energy efficiency. Water efficiency. 4.3.2 Lighting and ventilation. 4.4 Main sustainability assessment systems for built systems. 4.5 Concept of nZEB. 5. Technology and innovation in the development of Sustainable Construction. 5.1. Redefinition of vernacular building materials and systems. 5.1.1 Vegetable fibers. 5.1.2 Wood. 5.1.3 Cork. 5.2 Materials obtained from industrial waste. 5.3 3D printing. 5.4. Smart cities and nZEB. 5.5 Nanotechnology in construction industry.

Evaluation Methodology
The continuous assessment methodology comprises two components:
(i) a practical work (TP) which is divided into two parts(TP1 and TP2)and carried out at term time (the two parts of the work are delivered on dates to be defined with the students), with the minimum classification of 9 values quoted to 20 values and weighting 0.5 in the final classification (TP1 has the weighting of 0.2 and TP2 has the weighting of 0.3, i.e. TP=0.2xTP1+0.3xTP2).
(ii) One written examination (PE1), taken during the examination period, with a minimum classification of 9/20 and a weighting of 0.5 in the final classification.
The final classification (CF) corresponds to the sum of the classifications of the two weighted components: CF=0.5xPE1+0.5xTP.
The assessment methodology by examination, for those students who (in the frequency period) do not deliver the TP on the defined date or do not reach the minimum mark in the TP, includes a written examination (PE2), held in the examination period or in the fallback examination, with the minimum classification of 10 values quoted to 20: CF=PE2.

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- Jalali, S. e Torgal, F. (2010). Sustentabilidade dos Materiais de Construção. (Vol. -). Lisboa: TecMinho
- Pinheiro, M. (2006). Ambiente e Construção Sustentável. (Vol. -). Lisboa: Instituto do Amabiente

Teaching Method
Expositive and cooperative methods. Expository lessons for analysis of theoretical and practical concepts with discussion of case studies to promote participation and foster critical analysis. Tutorial guidance for the development of practical work.

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