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Identification of Sustainable Indicators for Decision-Making on Roof Stacking Construction Method
Amer, Mohamed [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Attia, Shady mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Sustainable Cities and Society
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[en] urban densification ; lightweight construction ; zero energy ; cost-optimal ; roof extension
[en] Accommodating populations in cities became increasingly a complex task. With the mounting local and global migration seeking better opportunities in cities, the current urban agendas has put forward compact cities as a promising solution towards sustainable urban development. Roof stacking is considered an approach towards increasing cities’ density. However, the selection of optimum roof stacking construction method is merely based on subjective evidence based on architects’ or owners requirements. There is an urgent need to identify sustainable indicators for decision making for roof stacking. Therefore, this research aimed to identify the influential criteria behind the selection and decision making on roof stacking methods. An intensive review of literature, individual interview, and pilot surveys have been carried out. A list of 37 sustainable indicators have been identified based on sustainability triple bottom line, i.e. environmental, economic, and social. A questionnaire has been design and distributed to architects and building engineers as active stakeholders. The importance of the identified indicators have been categorized and ranked. The outcomes of this research draws the line to develop a new tool that facilitates the construction of sustainable roofs in European cities.
Sustainable Building Design Lab
ULiege Welcome Grant
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Researchers ; Professionals

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