Sustainable Construction Management System in City as an Organism

Start Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

2355 GGB

Presenter: 
Professor Taehoon Hong

Special Seminar: Sustainable Construction Management System in City as an Organism

Presented by Professor Taehoon Hong of Yonsei University, Korea.

The rapid growth of cities and subsequent industrialization has led to the rise of various environmental issues, such as global warming and depletion of resources. This research aims to develop the Sustainable Construction Management System in City as an Organism so as to minimize the carbon emissions over the building’s life cycle. Toward this end, this research recognizes the building as an organism, and then reinterprets the whole life cycle, such as planning, design, construction, operation & maintenance, and demolition & disposal, from the perspective of “Urban Organism”. By proposing 3 step mechanism, Monitoring-Technology-Policy, this research develops a carbon emissions monitoring system, various optimal technologies for minimizing carbon emissions during whole life cycle of a project and green building polices. In addition, web-based management system can be implemented based on various optimal technologies developed in this research. This approach is a new paradigm for the sustainable urban construction, and an integrated management system from the perspective of the entire life cycle of the building.

Dr. Taehoon Hong serves as an Associate Professor of Department of Architectural Engineering, as well as Planning Vice President of Yonsei Engineering Research Park at Yonsei University in South Korea. He focuses on the research area of sustainable construction techniques and construction management skills to cope with emerging global trend in resolving environmental issues from the life cycle perspective of construction business. So far, Dr. Hong has authored and co-authored over 170 publications including international and domestic journal papers, as well as conference papers. He was selected as an outstanding research professor for 2010 and 2012 and also an outstanding teaching professor for 2009 and 2010 from Yonsei University. Dr. Hong received his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Yonsei University and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Purdue University.

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