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Construction 4.0. Advanced Technology, Tools and Materials for the Digital Transformation of the Construction Industry. Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering

  • Book

  • November 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5342346

Developments in data acquisition technologies, digital information and analysis, automated construction processes, and advanced materials and products have finally started to move the construction industry - traditionally reluctant to innovation and slow in adopting new technologies - toward a new era. Massive changes are occurring because of the possibilities created by Building information modeling, Extended reality, Internet of Things, Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning, Big data, Nanotechnology, 3D printing, and other advanced technologies, which are strongly interconnected and are driving the capabilities for much more efficient construction at scale.

Construction 4.0: Advanced Technology, Tools and Materials for the Digital Transformation of the Construction Industry provides readers with a state-of-the-art review of the ongoing digital transformation of the sector within the new 4.0 framework, presenting a thorough investigation of the emerging trends, technologies, and strategies in the fields of smart building design, construction, and operation and providing a comprehensive guideline on how to exploit the new possibilities offered by the digital revolution.

It will be an essential reference resource for academic researchers, material scientists and civil engineers, undergraduate and graduate students, and other professionals working in the field of smart ecoefficient construction and cutting-edge technologies applied to construction.

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Table of Contents

1. Toward a new building era
2. Holistic building design approach
3. Building digital revolution
4. Building information modeling
5. Building performance simulation tools
6. Advanced digital design tools and methods
7. Advanced construction materials
8. Advanced building construction methods
9. Advanced site management tools and methods
10. Building automation systems
11. Advanced facility management
12. Smart building and smart cities


Marco Casini Faculty of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Prof. Marco Casini is a leading academic in the Green and Smart Building sector with more than 25 years'
experience in Building Sciences. He is an environmental engineer with a PhD in environmental engineering and
is Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning, Design and Technology of Architecture at Sapienza
University of Rome, Italy, where he also teaches in several Masters, PhD, and Graduate schools on subjects
pertaining to energy and environmental sustainability for buildings.

His area of expertise concerns sustainable architectural design and construction, focusing on advanced materials,
technologies, and strategies for smart buildings and smart cities. His professional activities include international
scientific and technical consultancy on technological, environmental, and energy aspects related to the design
and construction of high-performance buildings, as well as training on Green Building and Smart Cities strategies
and policy-making for public authorities.