Selected Papers of the CIRMARE 2023 – VI International Congress on Recovery, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Buildings

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate".

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Interests: construction; building inspection and refurbishment; project management; strategic management in production; civil construction planning; building rehabilitation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

CIRMARE 2023 aims to contribute to the knowledge and promotion of practices in rehabilitation that boost the resilience and adaptation of buildings as well as cities and identify new solutions to meet the future needs of contemporary societies that aim to be more sustainable in their principles and actions. Thus, this international congress will promote an ideal opportunity for the exchange of information between professionals and researchers working in the fields of the recovery, maintenance, and rehabilitation of built assets as well as cities. Thus, this Special Issue is composed of the following topics:

  • Technological updating of constructions.
  • Building quality assessment.
  • BIM and the digitization of construction.
  • Circular economy in the construction sector.
  • Near-zero-energy buildings.
  • Case studies in recovery, maintenance, and rehabilitation.
  • Information management in construction.
  • Housing, occupant comfort, and health.
  • Industrialization of rehabilitation processes.
  • Interventions in historical and cultural heritage.
  • Maintenance and requalification of built spaces.
  • Urban planning.
  • Innovation and inclusion.
  • Urban infrastructure rehabilitation.
  • Recovery of degraded urban areas.
  • Urban resilience and climate change.
  • Sustainability of buildings.
  • Service life and pathologies in buildings.
  • Accessibility of buildings and urban spaces.

Dr. João Carlos Gonçalves Lanzinha
Prof. Dr. Eduardo Qualharini
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Keywords

  • climate change
  • resilience
  • rehabilitation of buildings
  • building maintenance
  • urban spaces
  • digitization of construction
  • management
  • cultural heritage
  • sustainability
  • pathologies in buildings

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Comparative Analysis of Thermal Behavior in Different Seasons in Building Heritage: Case Study of the Royal Hospital of Granada
by María Paz Sáez-Pérez, Luisa María García Ruiz, Jorge A. Durán-Suárez, Joao Castro-Gomes, Alberto Martinez-Ramirez and María Ángeles Villegas-Broncano
Buildings 2023, 13(12), 3048; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13123048 - 7 Dec 2023
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The present investigation carries out a thermal evaluation of two rooms located in the Royal Hospital of Granada (Rector’s Office). This is a heritage building where have been done studies that allow the as-sessment of possible improvements in future interventions that guarantee improvement [...] Read more.
The present investigation carries out a thermal evaluation of two rooms located in the Royal Hospital of Granada (Rector’s Office). This is a heritage building where have been done studies that allow the as-sessment of possible improvements in future interventions that guarantee improvement in en-ergy and regulatory compliance are decisive. This article presents for the first time, through energy simulation, the behavior of two rooms in two temporal periods, thermally extreme (summer and winter) and with opposite orientations. This has allowed the potential benefits to be considered in real climate conditions. The results demonstrate and quantify that considering the location, orientation, arrangement of openings, and inclusion of transition zones between the exterior and the interior, an improvement in thermal comfort is obtained. The southwesterly orientation is favorable in the winter period and the northeasterly orientation in the summer period. It is also confirmed that the arrangement of thick masonry walls responds adequately in climates with high thermal amplitudes, favoring the mitigation of extreme conditions. It is concluded by stating that the orientation and the construction components are the main responsible factors for the thermal capacity in this type of building. In this context, the use of non-destructive study methods offers valuable scientific support through the results obtained. Full article
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SMARTS-Based Decision Support Model for CMMS Selection in Integrated Building Maintenance Management
by Rui Calejo Rodrigues, Hipólito Sousa and Ivo Almino Gondim
Buildings 2023, 13(10), 2521; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13102521 - 5 Oct 2023
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An Integrated Maintenance System (IMS) represents a coordinated methodology including different maintenance policies, such as preventive and corrective. These systems rely on Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMSs), specialized software available from multiple suppliers. Given the diverse features of commercial CMMS software, this work [...] Read more.
An Integrated Maintenance System (IMS) represents a coordinated methodology including different maintenance policies, such as preventive and corrective. These systems rely on Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMSs), specialized software available from multiple suppliers. Given the diverse features of commercial CMMS software, this work aims to develop a decision support model for CMMS evaluation emphasizing an integrated perspective within IMS. A Simple Multi-Attribute Rating Technique using Swings (SMARTS) method was used to build the decision model. Five existing market software were evaluated, and a minimum profile was defined for IMS requirements. Three of the assessed software types met these minimum IMS requirements, while the absence of certain features limited scores for others. The results obtained from the decision support model provide a simple and synthetic way to support decision-makers and promote a systemic view of the software features. The evaluation model has the advantage of adopting criteria that integrate software evaluation; its framing in a building maintenance management model; and new technological trends, such as Building information modeling (BIM), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Internet of Things (IoT). Considering these outcomes, future developments and alternatives can capitalize on these trends. Full article
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Building Information Modeling (BIM 6D) and Its Application to Thermal Loads Calculation in Retrofitting
by César A. Carrasco, Ignacio Lombillo, Francisco Javier Balbás, José Ramón Aranda and Karla Villalta
Buildings 2023, 13(8), 1901; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13081901 - 26 Jul 2023
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The purpose of this study is to propose optimal actions to improve the energy efficiency of large office buildings in tropical regions with cooling systems, while ensuring the users’ comfort at a reasonable cost. In tropical climates, the building envelope plays a crucial [...] Read more.
The purpose of this study is to propose optimal actions to improve the energy efficiency of large office buildings in tropical regions with cooling systems, while ensuring the users’ comfort at a reasonable cost. In tropical climates, the building envelope plays a crucial role in saving thermal energy as buildings are exposed to significant climatic impacts and require a significant amount of energy to achieve optimal indoor comfort conditions. In this context, BIM-3D simulation is considered to be effective since it can provide results very similar to those of its physical counterpart, which can be useful for decision making. For this purpose, a public building in Costa Rica is used as a case study, which is modeled in Revit 2019 to obtain a BIM-3D model and simulate its thermal behavior using the BIM tools of the referred software. The architectural characteristics are evaluated in the climatic context of the building, and results are simulated with different configured materials. The obtained results lead to the conclusion that simulation together the previous economic analysis is a valuable decision-making tool for design, enabling significant savings during construction and subsequent building use. Full article
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