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PLENARY SPEAKERS

Biagio Fernando Giannetti

Biagio Giannetti

Towards more sustainable social housing projects. Recognizing the importance of using local resources.

Universidade Paulista

Brazil

Dr. Biagio Giannetti is a Full Professor at UNIP, where he holds the positions of Professor of the Graduate Program in Production Engineering and Coordinator of the Research Laboratory (LaProMA). Since 2016 he is a Visiting Professor at BNU (Beijing-China), under the National High-end Foreign Experts Recruitment Program. He also holds visiting professorships at UNISON (Sonora-Mexico) and UNIFI (Florence-Italy). He has works as books, articles and lectures, which deal with Production and Environment. In Scopus, his    h-index is 30 and his i10-index in Google Scholar is 91. He belongs to the Honorary Board Members of the Journal of Cleaner Production and is Associate Editor of the journal Frontiers in Energy Research. He is President of the International Society for the Advancement of Energy Research and Director of the Global Center of the Advances in Cleaner Production Network.

Cassia Ugaya

Cassia Ugaya

Switch over for sustainable and appropriate housing through 3D printing and solar energy

Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Brazil

Dr. Cassia Ugaya is a Professor at the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná. She worked as a consultant for UNEP (currently UN Environment) and was co-founder of the Ibero American Life Cycle Network (LCA), the Brazilian Life Cycle Association and the Social LCA Alliance. She also contributes to the private sector, participating in the Brazilian LCA Business Network. She is Coordinator of the Technical Committee of Life Cycle Impact Assessment of the Brazilian LCA Program. Her h-index by Scopus is 15.

Currently she coordinates a research project financed by CNPq, a project with O Boticário Group and another project with ecoinvent, financed by the European Commission and implemented by the Life Cycle Initiative of UN Environment. She coordinates the Working Group on Social Life Cycle Assessment (GTACV-S), since 2013. In 2020, he coordinated the project Plant and Share: For Nutrition and Food Security, one of the finalist projects of the NASA International Hackathon SpaceApps Challenge – Covid-19.

Jaime Sarmiento

Jaime Alberto Sarmiento Ocampo

Towards a light construction

Universidad Pontificia Nacional de Colombia

Colombia

Dr. Jaime Sarmiento is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture of the Universidad Pontificia Nacional de Colombia and Universidad Santo Tomás. He has also been a Professor at La Salle School of Architecture, and Ramón Llull University, Barcelona 2002-2009. He works in the areas of Projects and Theory and History of Architecture.

In parallel to teaching he has worked as a designer in Colombia and Spain, having built some works. He has been a speaker and guest lecturer at several universities in Colombia and Europe. He has publications in books and international magazines.

Masa Noguchi

Masa Noguchi

ZEMCH updates

University of Melbourne

Australia

Dr. Masa Noguchi is an Associate Professor in Environmental Design at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, specializing in “Environmental Experience Design (EXD)” decision-making analysis based on a mass customization framework that embraces machine learning and value engineering techniques for improvement of operational energy efficiency, affordability, and occupants’ wellbeing in the built environment. In parallel to EXD studies, he also initiated global movement on zero energy mass custom homes (ZEMCH) and vertical village/subdivision plug-in housing system research and development for future-proof city evolution.

In 2019 was nominated Extraordinary Professor at the San Pablo Catholic University (UCSP) in Arequipa.

Rodrigo Hernán García Alvarado

Rodrigo Hernán García Alvarado

Switch over for sustainable and appropriate housing through 3D printing and solar energy

Universidad del Bío Bío

Chile

Rodrigo García has been a Visiting Scholar at U. Houston, USA; U. Strathclyde, UK; U. Kaiserslautern and Bauhaus-Weimar Universität, Germany; U. de Guadalajara, México; Georgia Tech, USA; Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; U. Nacional del Litoral and U. Católica de Córdoba, Argentina; and Aalto U. of Finland. He is currently an Academic at the Department of Design and Theory of Architecture and Director of the Doctorate in Architecture and Urbanism at the Universidad del Bio Bio, Concepción, Chile. Professor and Researcher in Digital Media for Architecture, Energy Simulation and Housing.

John Vanderley

Vanderley John

Simple metrics for a low-carbon, circular construction industry: the Brazilian experience.

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil

Professor of Building Materials, Polytechnic School at the Universidade de São Paulo. Head of the CEMtec – National Institute for Advanced Cement-Based Technologies, and member of the board of the CICS USP – Sustainable Construction Innovation Center, University of São Paulo, ABC Modular – Brazilian Alliance for Modular Construction an hubIC, hub for innovation in Cement-Based Construction.

His research interests are on developing low-carbon & circular technologies for construction, particularly for the cement-value chain and on industrial ecology applied to construction, specially developing simple and practical LCA-based metrics.  Focusing on applied research, Prof. John work is mostly supported by industrial partners and government.  He published more than 100 papers on peer-review journals.

Carlos Formoso

Carlos Formoso

Modular construction in Brazil: challenges and opportunities for implementing mass customization.

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Brazil

Carlos Formoso is a full professor in Construction Management at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. He has a degree in Civil Engineering and M.Sc. from UFRGS, and a Ph.D. awarded by the University of Salford, UK. His main research interests are lean construction, mass customisation, production planning and control, safety management, social housing and value management. Formoso has published more than 110 journal papers and around 40 books and book chapters. He has supervised 113 M.Sc. dissertations and 25 Ph.D. theses, and he is a member of the editorial boards of six international journals. Regarding international academic collaboration, he has been a Visiting Scholar in several universities and research institutions outside Brazil, including USA, Norway, UK, Chile, and Ecuador. For more than thirty years of academic career, he has developed several research projects in partnership with the industry, including public and private client organizations, contractors, real estate developers, and companies that deliver prefabricated systems.

Adriana Petrella

Adriana Petrella

Carbon emissions in the construction sector & circular economy

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil

EED Fellow BD+C, LEED AP ID+C, Master in Corporate Real Estate (MCR), Fitwel Ambassador, Cradle to Cradle Accredited Assessor and GBC Casa e Condomínio Professional.  Environmental Engineer and master’s in chemical engineering from Universidade de São Paulo. Director of the Sustainability Unit at CTE, with more than 16 years of experience in Green Building. Her experience in implementing green building projects comprises different aspects such as energy efficiency, water use optimization, indoor environmental quality, sustainable materials analysis, and life cycle assessment to enhance the well-being of occupants, reduce environmental impacts and optimize operating costs. Associate Professor in the Mackenzie University, teaching at post-graduate level the class of sustainable materials and technologies. Chair on the GBCI Credentialing Steering Committee (CSC) and Member of Water Efficiency Technical Advisory Group – LEED Committee.

Carlos Zeballos

Urban resilience strategies

Universidad Católica San Pablo

Perú

Dr. Carlos Zeballos Velarde is a Peruvian Architect, Urban Planner and Researcher. He gained his PhD in Kyoto University, Japan, and did a Post PhD at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan. He did internships in the United Kingdom and the USA, and he has served as a visiting professor in Russia, Mexico and Colombia.
As the former Dean of the Universidad Católica San Pablo’s Faculty of Engineering and Computing, he joined the ZEMCH Network and led various initiatives for its introduction in Peru.
As a Researcher, he is the recipient of the “Outstanding Paper and Design Award” at the World Congress of Architects in Seoul, Korea. He has also written multiple books and scholarly papers, and he was given an honorable mention in the 2022 National Biennale in Cusco for his “Environmental Atlas of Arequipa”.
He is now the Peruvian Architects Association’s National Director of Technological Affairs.