The development of a Microsoft Excel based model checker to verify the completeness of a building model

The building industry is an environment in which collaboration is key for the success of a project. The industry requires constant exchanges of data and communication among different formats and stakeholders. New criteria are developed regularly, ranging from building codes and safety rules to techniques of fabrication. As the complexity

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Truck Platooning: A framework to optimize traffic management near the port area of Rotterdam

Future road transportation can be more safe, environmentally friendly, accessible and secure. Truck platooning can optimize the collective behavior to reduce fuel consumption and increase safety and throughput. Mixing platoons with other vehicles can reduce these benefits and can influence lane change performance. This research focuses on the impact of

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Ontology Base Requirement Management For Project Standardization

In the context of building information modeling technologies more and more data is produced to represent the complex system of systems structures in architecture, engineering, and construction domain projects. More and more, the issues of interoperability, accessibility and semantic meaning arise as complex analysis tools are used to complement the

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Redundancy Optimization in Power Distribution Networks

In this study, a two-stage stochastic mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model is developed for the optimized design of a distributed power system, with components that are prone to errors. When a component fails is uncertain. The model will optimize the topology of a network based on costs minimization while

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Renovate or new estate? – D. van der Weerdt

Housing corporations are facing a major challenge, the early post-war neighborhoods. They are over 60 years old and are characterized by poor technical quality and a lot of social problems. In order to solve those problems and realizing a more sustainable future two possibilities are possible, renovate or new estate.

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The competitive position of a generation iv nuclear power plant – T. van de Wiel

Nations worldwide encounter energy provision related difficulties like air pollution, fossil fuel availability, reliability and security. The Dutch government set forth its aims in the reliable, affordable and clean policy stressing that the Netherlands should become less reliant on other countries, high prices and polluting fuels. New nuclear power plant

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Supporting tenants’ decisions on energy saving measures – R. Wolters

Housing corporations experience reluctance in tenants to accept energy-saving measures, even when the expected financial outcomes are positive for the tenant. Possibilities to improve the presentation of the proposed energy measures are looked for. Previous research in decision-making suggests that advantages of the measures can be made more prominent to

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Sustainability – does it influence investors’ decision? – C. Kuijstermans

In the indistinct exploration for more sustainable investment in the build environment, this research tries to provide insight in the consideration framework of investors into the office investment decision process. In this research the Analytic Netwwork Process (ANP) is applied to determine the influence of sustainability in the investment decision

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Impact of the energy neutral concept for leisure park investors – T. van Loo

Energy neutral development is one way to coop with the current climate changes and the awareness fur sustainability in the real estate industry. In contrast to the housing and office market, the leisure market is not that far with adopting this sustainable concept. Best feasible techniques for developing an energy neutral recreation unit is to

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Target group clustering for applications of energy effective renovation concerning privately owned dwellings – P. van Loon

In programs for energy effective renovation of dwellings it is hard and still not clear how to select the right target group regarding the dwellings saving potential  (hardware) and decision making private homeowner (software). In this research linear components of different factors and variables of dwellings and their occupants are

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Sustainable Development of Industrial Areas – P. Martens

This paper is about the research that has been done towards the importance of land allocation policy within the sustainable development of industrial areas. In the  theoretical framework industrial areas are explored and factors that contribute towards sustainable development described. Argued is that the policy and governance plays an important

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Private housing within reach – J. Oberdorf

Due to several different developments in the housing market it has become more difficult for medium income households to find an attainable private dwelling with  corresponding mortgage. This has a negative influence on the number of transactions and deteriorates the flow through in the private housing sector. Since a first

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