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Centre for Digital Built Britain

 

Dr Xiang Xie

Research background

Xiang Xie is a research associate working in the Asset Management group in Institute for Manufacturing. Xiang’s research mainly focuses on the application of building level and campus level Digital Twin to support better-informed decision-making. Particularly, he is interested in establishing a digital-twin enabled building energy quantification and performance assessment framework in Operations and Maintenance management.

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Dr Darshil Shah

Research background

Dr Darshil Shah is a senior researcher within the Centre for Natural Material Innovation, working to combine sustainability with performance and functionality in natural materials. He collaborates with scientists across disciplines on developing biomaterials, such as engineered wood, bamboo and natural fibre composites, as light-weight, sustainable and structural alternatives to conventional materials for diverse application sectors, including wind energy, construction, transport, health care, and consumer products.

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Dr Aftab Jalia

Research background

Dr Aftab Jalia studied architecture at the University of Pune in India before pursuing postgraduate degrees at MIT and the University of Cambridge.

He worked for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in New Delhi and Hyderabad for 5 years on non-profit heritage conservation and environmental development projects. At the Centre for Natural Material Innovation, University of Cambridge, he was a Commonwealth Trust scholar studying building crafts and masonry vaulting techniques that use environmentally responsible materials.

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Antiopi Koronaki

Antiopi Koronaki is an architect engineer working in the Centre for Natural Material Innovation. Her research explores the potential of engineered timber in off-site manufactured school buildings in the UK. She holds a PhD from the University of Bath on the optimisation of large-scale structures for construction. 

CDBB projects involved with

Precision Engineered Timber - digital design and delivery of healthier schools

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Read more at: Publication: Final Report - Integrated Management of Margins through Evaluation, Design, Analysis, Tracking and Negotiation

Publication: Final Report - Integrated Management of Margins through Evaluation, Design, Analysis, Tracking and Negotiation

10 July 2019

immediate.png Project background Over-engineering of systems is an often-hidden source of inefficiency in systems, which can add significantly to their building and running costs, and reduce the sustainability of systems. One cause of over-engineering is a cumulative effect of different stakeholders adding margins to the...

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Read more at: Publication: Final Report - Digital Energy Estimation Tool (DEET)

Publication: Final Report - Digital Energy Estimation Tool (DEET)

10 July 2019

screenshot_2020-07-01_at_15.28.01.png Project background How can buildings’ energy use and embodied energy both be optimized at the design stage? This project aims to enable the generation of real-time data from operational energy use and from energy embedded in building components. It will do this through 3-D computing...

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