Our cities’ buildings and infrastructures need to be designed, constructed, operated and (eventually) demolished in entirely different ways to move towards a circular economy. Growing environmental and economic pressures force the construction industry to change conventional working practices to radically reduce waste. As Assistant Professor at the University of Twente, I study and teach new methods to accelerate those changes. These methods are based on insights from Systems Engineering, Building Information Modeling and design thinking.
Exemplary lines of research I am currently working on are:
- Mapping design interventions in a circular renovation project.
I aim to publish my scientific work in high-ranked journals, such as here in the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Additionally, this website covers accessible Building Science Stories. These Stories tell how I work on my research by building on previous (Building) Science. Read the Stories here or check out my timeline of recent Building Science activities!