The paper aims at describing a supporting model for the decision-making process that may steer the location decisions of international businesses. This is made possible by a measurement system where the characteristics of a territory are assessed with reference to some key factors that are internationally known to investors, to the aim of spotting the best location to implement a property investment.

Journal of Corporate Real Estate | 2014

La crescita del peso dei mercati e dei sistemi finanziari induce a valutazioni che spesso sono riconducibili a due posizioni contrapposte: una che li ritiene elemento cardine per i modelli economici basati sulla centralità del mercato, l’altra è portata a rappresentarli come una degenerazione e, in qualche modo, l’affermazione di una “economia virtuale” rispetto all’economia reale.

Dedalo | 2014

Il Tripartite Working Group ha redatto una lista dei temi prioritari da affrontare per un’edilizia a basso impatto ambientale e un «General Report» sul costruire sostenibile, il testo fornisce linee guida su come si possa integrare questo modello dedicato all’analisi dei costi, nei processi decisionali a livello europeo.

Il nuovo cantiere | 2014

The aim of the article is to identify the limitations and critical issues in the way information in the real estate sector in Italy is currently managed, and propose the principles of a method that would provide information and comparison of the phenomenon of over-supply and non-rational land use. This study is based on a series of assumptions, the first of which is a definition of “unsold”, deemed to mean “the amount of new housing units neither occupied nor sold nor rented”. In effect, unsold stock can be considered as over-supply of construction.

International Journal of housing markets and analysis | 2014

The article describes the approach adopted within the framework of a multi-destination development project, the goal of which is to promote innovative technologies and methods to evaluate the environmental quality of an urban district under construction.

Journal of place management and development | 2014

Il caso di studio riguarda l’analisi svolta per conto di un ospedale localizzato nella provincia di Milano, con il confronto tra due tipologie di bagno per 10 camere di degenza per la scelta della soluzione con il miglior rapporto costi-benefici.

Il nuovo cantiere | 2014

La guida «Whole life costing and cost management guide», pubblicata nel Regno Unito, esplicita come deve essere effettuata un’analisi di whole life costing. Il principio fondamentale su cui si basa il successo di un appalto di costruzione, dice la guida, è caratterizzato dalla partecipazione attiva del cliente durante tutte le fasi di progettazione e realizzazione e da una gestione del progetto ben strutturata.

Il nuovo cantiere | 2014

Nelle iniziative di public private partnership, nel project financing, negli appalti di costruzione e gestione, nelle concessioni, la capacità di governare il ciclo di vita degli edifici risulta fondamentale: l’attività di gestione assume un fattore critico di successo ed è necessario ricorrere a modelli organizzativi e/o a formule contrattuali che la supportino efficacemente.

Il nuovo cantiere | 2014

Le tecniche del Life Cycle Cost rappresentano un approccio innovativo che abbraccia tutto l’arco temporale di vita dell’edificio. Tra i costi di produzione e di gestione di un edificio, esiste una relazione inversa: più sarà accurata e dettagliata la progettazione, maggiori saranno le spese in fase di costruzione e maggiore sarà il risparmio in fase di gestione.

Il nuovo cantiere | 2014

A study on the right to housing reveals the needy to face the topic of housing affordability. In fact, this is a topic which is currently likely to become a social issue. Globalization is strongly connected to our metropolitan cities: goods and individual mobility increases, lifestyles and needs change, new ways of living arise. The economic crisis is often seen as a brake on growth, but in reality it can turn into an opportunity to revitalize the research on new solutions and methods towards economic, environmental and social sustainability. Against this background, the problem of housing emergency comes to light. New policies designed to stimulate social housing provisions have to be improved in order to develop the supply of affordable housing. The Public Administration must recover its traditional role of promoting and financing housing initiatives. Publicprivate partnerships seem to be the best solution to share tasks and risks. The private actor collaborates as an investor, with means and resources, and the public body acts as a provider and supervisor of the process to protect general interest. The challenge is to achieve a rational approach towards social housing. The experience of a country, such as Austria, has been a good example owing to the implementation of effective procedures and efficient management. Analysing this model it is possible to identify problems in the Italian system and to outline guidelines to develop new housing policies towards the achievement of social and sustainable projects.

EDA – Esempi di Architettura | 2014

Atti di convegno

According to the literature approximately 40% of global energy in 2007 has been using in the buildings which is responsible for 30% of total carbon emission. This human- induced carbon emissions cause climate change by increasing global temperature. In this sense, energy consumption in the life cycle of buildings results in two different components: embodied carbon and operational carbon. Embodied carbon, encompasses extraction and processing of raw materials; manufacturing, transportation and distribution; use, reuse, maintenance, recycling and disposal. Operational energy is consumed in operating the buildings, e.g. heating and cooling systems, lighting, and home appliances which accomplish some household functions. A number of measures and targets have been introduced, including various fiscal and regulatory instruments to handle climate change and move towards low and zero carbon buildings. Overall, the increase in efficiency of energy use is as vital as production of energy and results in direct or indirect energy savings, and subsequently mitigates high energy cost. The aim of this paper is to highlight the impact of “different strategies” on embodied energy and ultimately on the environment.

40th IAHS World Congress on Housing “Sustainable Housing Construction” | Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)

This article deals with the issue of quality in construction and its processes and transparency of information in Italy as determining factors in the design and manufacture of products in line with the needs and demands of the end customer, in accordance with resources, common interest and the environment. By analysing the relevant literature, the article describes the approach, methodology and tools typically used in manufacturing and production. Based on these ideas, which are strongly oriented to encompass the needs of this context, the paper attempts to assess similar actions that can be undertaken as part of the process of creation or alteration of a building product, considering its constraints and uniqueness. Some elements in particular are investigated in depth. The first is the consideration of the specifications of the “customer” and the stakeholders that revolve around the building product; many of the inefficiencies in the system come from processes that are complementary to the physical process of manufacturing the goods and are not directly related to the perception that the end user has of the product, also due to the context of demand, which in recent years has changed significantly. The second is the influence of the crisis, which has highlighted the need to investigate the reasons that have led to the failure to absorb the building product in recent years. The article analyses the characteristics of the stock of unsold assets, identifying the reasons for this, and proposes an approach where centrality is represented by the needs of the application, the quality of the processes that characterise building production and their mapping. The final objective of this work is to provide useful insights into the housing market in different contexts, identifying tools and referring to some international experiences, in order to manage the quantities produced in relation to what the market can actually absorb.

40th IAHS World Congress on Housing “Sustainable Housing Construction” | Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)

Social “or” sustainable? The article is focused on the matter of housing affordability, which is becoming increasingly urgent in the last years, not only because of the economic crisis, but also because the housing need seems to have changed from the traditional housing scarcity to a new demand of housing which hardly finds proper solutions in the market supply. In this panorama, the concept of “sustainability” can represent the answer to renovate and innovate the supply of affordable housing, by combining social, quality and cost-optimization purposes, in order to satisfy the new request with a new approach and a new method. The aim of the present work is to understand how the affordable housing process can be better structured in order to reach the goal of sustainability. After a thorough examination of the different housing policies adopted in several European countries, the Austrian model has been identified as the best practice owing to the implementation of effective procedure and efficient management, based on the development of an operative partnership between Public Administration and private sector (PPP). The effectiveness of this model is clearly proved by the case studies presented, which have been observed through the whole process. From this analysis it becomes clear how the key-factor of affordable housing success lies on a correct balance between the three fundamental elements that generate the all-round sustainability: economy and finance, environment and comfort, society and people life. The public-private partnership applied in Austria represents a virtuous example of “Participation” between State Administration and professional operators. The public actor shapes and structures the “Policies” in order to guarantee the respect of the general interest, whereas the private subject manages the “Process”, bringing economic resources and sharing know-how. Those are the three “P-drivers” (Participation-Policy-Process) that increase the strength of the Austrian PPP approach. In conclusion, by analysing the Austrian model it is possible to outline guidelines suitable for the development of new housing policies/processes towards the fundamental achievement of social “and” sustainable projects

40th IAHS World Congress on Housing “Sustainable Housing Construction” | Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)