BIM for Building Embodied Energy and Carbon Dioxide Evaluation

Session synopsis

The initial embodied energy and carbon dioxide of buildings is the energy expended in the extraction of its raw materials (indirect energy), as well as the energy used in the transportation of finished product to the job site and installation thereafter (direct energy). Also, the recurring energy and carbon dioxide of buildings is defined as energy expended to maintain, replace as well as recycle or dispose of it at the end of its useful life. While the science of computing operational energy is well established in building physics, the assessment of embodied energy and carbon dioxide is quite daunting to the complex web of sources of materials. Given the promises of BIM software in facilitating computation in general, their application in evaluating building performance vis-à-vis embodied energy and carbon dioxide is still very sketchy. This session will illustrate how, Revit and MS Excel can be integrated and used in evaluating the embodied energy and carbon dioxide of buildings. Recently, interest in evaluating the embodied energy and carbon dioxide with regards to the sustainability agenda has gained momentum amongst construction professionals. However, given the interwoven and complex supply chain sources of construction materials, professionals are facing challenges computing their embodied energy and carbon dioxide. Given the promises of BIM software in facilitating computation in general, their application in evaluating building performance vis-à-vis embodied energy and carbon dioxide is still very sketchy. This session will illustrate how, Revit and MS Excel can be integrated and used in evaluating the embodied energy and carbon dioxide of buildings. Objectives
  • Establish the lifecycle framework for the environmental performance evaluation (LFEPE) of construction projects
  • Identify and organise data for the LFEPE of construction projects
  • Critically appraise the different data format and sources for the LFEPE of construction projects.
  • Based on the LFEPE, use Revit and MS Excel in assessing the embodied energy and embodied carbon dioxide of buildings

Why should people attend?

People should attend my session to be able to: – appreciate the impacts of building projects on the environment; -appreciate the role of emerging Building Information Modelling (BIM) for environmental impacts evaluation; – learn how to evaluate the impact using conventional and emerging BIM methods

Language

English

Speaker

  • Henry Abanda Fonbeyin
    Henry Abanda Fonbeyin
    Reader (Associate Professor) - School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University

    Dr. Henry Abanda has a BSc (Hons) and Dipl.-Ing. in Mathematics/Physics and Civil Engineering from the University of Buea and École Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique (ENSP) de Yaoundé. After obtaining his degree in Civil Engineering in 2003, Henry worked as a Project Engineer on projects funded by the governments of Cameroon and Japan. Later, Henry obtained his PhD from the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University in the UK in 2011, where he is today a Reader (Associate
    Professor) in Construction IT. His research interest is in the area of emerging digital construction technologies. He has designed, implemented and delivered BIM related courses on the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in the School of the Built Environment.

    Henry worked as a Chapter Science Assistant at the Intergovernmental
    Panel on Climate Change where he contributed to the writing of the Fifth
    Assessment Report on climate change mitigation published in 2014. Henry has published 49 peer-reviewed journal articles, 37 peer-reviewed conference articles, 5 international reports, 4 book chapters and 2 books. Henry has delivered BIM lectures at the Universidad de Lleida-Spain, Ecole Nationale; Ingénieurs de Tarbes-Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse-France, UN-Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, School of Planning and Architecture-New Delhi-India-a top tier institution of learning in India, Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK), Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique de Yaoundé and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Travaux Publics-Yaoundé, Cameroun. Henry was the lead facilitator in training 180 UK-based construction professionals through hands-on workshops on the use of BIM for construction project management and quantity surveying as part of the European Regional Development Fund Programme FutureFit Build Assets funded project.
    Henry has accumulated great international experience from travelling and working in many countries including Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, France, Sweden, Finland, Canada, USA and Ecuador.

Date

Oct 15 2020
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Responses

  1. Hi Mr. Ambe, It was great session and thank you for liking my presentation. Let’s hope for many such opportunities. Africa cannot perpertually lag behind other continents in adopting digital technologies. Together we stand! Let’s keep in touch via LinkedIn.