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COVID-19: Main challenges during construction stage (2021)
Journal Article
Sierra Fanlo, F. (in press). COVID-19: Main challenges during construction stage. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-09-2020-0719

Purpose: This paper reviews the current literature on the major challenges faced by building contractors in the UK due to COVID-19 to create an evaluation framework. Design/methodology/approach: A PRISMA scoping review systematically maps the informa... Read More about COVID-19: Main challenges during construction stage.

Impact of occupant behavior on CO2 emissions in social houses (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sierra Fanlo, F. (2019, June). Impact of occupant behavior on CO2 emissions in social houses. Paper presented at Researcher Links Workshop Investigation of the Impact of Occupant Behaviour on Building Performance, Coventry University, UK

Comparison of prediction tools to determine their reliability on calculating operational heating consumption by monitoring no-fines concrete dwellings (2018)
Journal Article
Sierra, F., Mahdjoubi, L., Gething, B., Alzaatreh, A., Fitton, R., & Marshall, A. (2018). Comparison of prediction tools to determine their reliability on calculating operational heating consumption by monitoring no-fines concrete dwellings. Energy and Buildings, 176, 78-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.07.012

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Nowadays most retrofit decisions are based on reducing CO2 / heating consumption. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of three tools (RdSAP, SAP and IES) often used to predict these reductions. Three no-fines c... Read More about Comparison of prediction tools to determine their reliability on calculating operational heating consumption by monitoring no-fines concrete dwellings.

Disaggregating high-resolution gas metering data using pattern recognition (2018)
Journal Article
Alzaatreh, A., Mahdjoubi, L., Gething, B., & Sierra, F. (2018). Disaggregating high-resolution gas metering data using pattern recognition. Energy and Buildings, 176, 17-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.07.011

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Growing concern about the scale and extent of the gap between predicted and actual energy performance of new and retrofitted UK homes has led to a surge in the development of new tools and technologies trying to address the probl... Read More about Disaggregating high-resolution gas metering data using pattern recognition.

A BIM based approach for optimization of construction and assembly through material selection (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Gbadamosi, A., Mahamadu, A., Manu, P., Akinade, O., Sierra, F., Lam, T. T., & Alzaatreh, A. (2018, June). A BIM based approach for optimization of construction and assembly through material selection. Paper presented at Creative Construction 2018

During the design phase of construction projects, professionals seldom consider implications of design choices in terms of the ease with which it can be constructed. This contributes to wastage when chosen design features and materials result in the... Read More about A BIM based approach for optimization of construction and assembly through material selection.

Impact of the position of the window in the reveal of a cavity wall on the heat loss and the internal surface temperature of the head of an opening with a steel lintel (2017)
Journal Article
Sierra, F., Gething, B., Bai, J., & Maksoud, T. (2017). Impact of the position of the window in the reveal of a cavity wall on the heat loss and the internal surface temperature of the head of an opening with a steel lintel. Energy and Buildings, 142, 23-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.02.037

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. The interface between the head of the window and the wall represents one of the largest thermal bridges of a building and one of the areas with the highest risk of surface condensation. This paper confirmed the importance, and in... Read More about Impact of the position of the window in the reveal of a cavity wall on the heat loss and the internal surface temperature of the head of an opening with a steel lintel.

Impact of current steel lintels on the thermal performance of cavity wall buildings under the elemental recipe of Part L1A 2013 (2014)
Journal Article
Maksoud, T., Bai, J., & Sierra, F. (2014). Impact of current steel lintels on the thermal performance of cavity wall buildings under the elemental recipe of Part L1A 2013. Energy Procedia, 62, 299-308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.12.391

This study investigates the impact of current steel lintels on the CO2 emissions of a notional building when trying to comply with the new PART L1A 2013 of the Building Regulations of England and Wales. For this purpose different families of lintels... Read More about Impact of current steel lintels on the thermal performance of cavity wall buildings under the elemental recipe of Part L1A 2013.