Felipe Ossio

Felipe Ossio
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile | UC · Escuela de Construcción Civil

PhD in Sustainable Architecture

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Introduction
I am Associate Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, School of Civil Construction. My main research interests are two: (1) the physical processes affecting energy consumption, thermal environments, and air quality in sustainable buildings; and (2) the construction waste management to enhance the productivity and sustainability of the construction industry.
Additional affiliations
February 2016 - present
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
March 2008 - January 2016
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
September 2013 - August 2014
Université Catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain
Field of study
  • University Certificate "Le bois dans la construction"
September 2011 - August 2015
Université Catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain
Field of study
  • Ph.D, Art de Bâtir et Urbanisme
January 2007 - July 2007
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Field of study
  • Academic Exchange

Publications

Publications (38)
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La industria de la construcción es actualmente la mayor consumidora de recursos y materias primas, y genera un 35% de los residuos a nivel mundial. Esto puede ser contrarrestado con la implementación de estrategias que estén en línea con los principios de la economía circular, motivo por el cual el sector de la construcción es considerado uno de lo...
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El manejo de Residuos de la Construcción y Demolición (RCD) se está abordando en Chile hoy en etapas iniciales a través del trabajo conjunto de Ministerios, los gremios, la academia, CORFO y otras instituciones. Ellas, en un esfuerzo común, han desarrollado la 'Estrategia de construcción sustentable' y la Hoja de ruta RCD economía circular en const...
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In order to encourage increased rates in respect of sorting, recycling and the diversion of construction and demolition waste (C&DW), the world’s more advanced economies have developed innovative new technologies and studies to improve the creation of sustainable societies. To achieve this, it is important to dedicate greater efforts to the elabora...
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La industria de la construcción es actualmente el mayor consumidor de recursos y materias primas y genera un 35% de los residuos a nivel mundial. Esto puede ser contrarrestado implementando estrategias que estén en línea con los principios de la economía circular, motivo por el cual el sector construcción es considerado uno de los sectores claves p...
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This research aims to evaluate a realistic timber adoption scenario as a way of reducing carbon emissions of construction in Chile and the UK for the period 2020-2050. The study finds that a gradual increase of timber construction could complement the emission reduction targets set by traditional materials, providing the needed carbon storage. This...
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Taller Organizado por el Centro de Políticas Públicas UC, con el objeto de discutir la pertinencia del tema y del foco de la investigación, en conjunto con invitados de los ámbitos público y privado
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Taller Organizado por el Centro de Políticas Públicas UC, con el objeto de discutir la pertinencia del tema y del foco de la investigación, en conjunto con invitados de los ámbitos público y privado
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The scientific literature lacks comprehensive and updated information regarding the airtightness of building components, this hindering the development and improvement of models for a robust prediction of their performance. To fill this gap, this paper presents a meta-analysis conducted on literature studies reporting laboratory and in-situ measure...
Technical Report
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El presente documento tiene por objetivo generar un catastro nacional de los sitios de disposición final ilegal. Para ello se elaboró un instrumento de consulta que permitiese recolectar información sobre los sitios ilegales de disposición de residuos en las comunas de Chile. La solicitud de información fue enviada a las 345 municipalidades de Chil...
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This database classifies the 345 municipalities in Chile into Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) generating municipalities and CDW receiving municipalities. In the first place, we define a generating municipality as one that generates a high proportion of the waste in its region and that does not have any legal waste disposal sites. On the oth...
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En la actualidad, los residuos de construcción y demolición (RCD) corresponden desde un 24% a un 35% de los residuos generados a nivel mundial. Su generación y disposición produce impactos a nivel ambiental, social y económico. En Chile, esta problemática se ve agudizada, entre otros factores, por la carencia de políticas públicas relativas a la ge...
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La presente Edición Técnica de la Corporación de Desarrollo Tecnológico CDT se desarrolla en el marco del Programa CONSentido que busca encaminar a las empresas del sector de la construcción hacia una economía circular
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La presente Edición Técnica de la Corporación de Desarrollo Tecnológico CDT se desarrolla en el marco del Programa CONSentido que busca encaminar a las empresas del sector de la construcción hacia una economía circular
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Dentro de los nudos críticos reflexionados por un grupo de 5 docentes, se encontró que las ayudantías podrían ser factibles de estudiar y mejorar. Por ello, se propuso caracterizar las ayudantías de cursos de ciencias exactas de la UC en base a la participación académica de los y las estudiantes mediante grabaciones en 360°. A su vez, se elaboraron...
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Global warming will affect the heating and cooling energy demands of houses. Thus, it is necessary to measure this impact in different areas of a country to influence future public policies, guidelines, and regulations. This paper proposes to forecast the energy demand for five house archetypes located in eight cities in Chile. These archetypes are...
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Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) affect the environment in multiple ways: they contaminate the ground, the water and the air, they change the natural surroundings among other degradation to the ecosystem. The objective of this study is to estimate the amount of CDW generated in Chile in one-year period to predict, evaluate and mitigate envir...
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Faced with implementing policies that seek to improve the energy efficiency of housing and reduce the impact of CO2 emissions, several countries are introducing (unilaterally or by international agreement) energy certification systems that allow the effects of these policies to be evaluated. This study aims to compare the energy efficiency certific...
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El Glosario Técnico de Edificación Creole-Castellano, iniciativa de la Escuela de Construcción Civil, tiene por finalidad eliminar las barreras idiomáticas y permitir un acercamiento entre las culturas haitiana y chilena en el rubro de la construcción. El documento pretende facilitar la adaptación e integración de los ciudadanos haitianos en los pr...
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Taller Organizado por el Centro de Políticas Públicas UC, con el objeto de discutir la pertinencia del tema y del foco de la investigación, en conjunto con invitados de los ámbitos público y privado
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This article presents a study of economic assessment and classification of construction and demolition waste (CDW) in a high-rise building project located in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile Chile generates over five and half million tons of CDW per year and affect the environment in multiple ways. Likewise, the CDW are also a symptom of...
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This article presents a study of economic assessment and classification of construction and demolition waste (CDW) in a high-rise building project located in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile Chile generates over five and half million tons of CDW per year and affect the environment in multiple ways. Likewise, the CDW are also a symptom of...
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The national and international overview has shown that residential energy consumption is increasing. As a result, efforts have focused on reducing the initial demand for housing and its associated consumption. One of the most used tools for this purpose is bottom-up energy modelling, specifically on the archetypes branch. This method proposes that...
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Last years, interest in airtightness increases among all construction fields and airtightness becomes a major issue in the reduction of energy consumption in buildings. Nevertheless, there is a lack of understanding of air displacements through weak spots in buildings (airpaths). We develop first the concept of Potential Improvement Graph (PIG char...
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The energy consumption in Chile is strongly influenced by the residential (Gobierno de Chile, 2012a). The Chilean government sets at 30% the reduction potential of the energy used for heating in the residential sector, namely 6% of total energy consumption in the country (Gobierno de Chile, 2012c). Therefore, the residential sector can and must pla...
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Improving the airtightness of housing is an issue that concerns the Chilean state. Building ordinances do not currently include any requirement to limit infiltration and its associated energy loads. This situation affects the energy and environmental performance of housing, and has economic and social consequences of great importance for inhabitant...
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Improving the airtightness of housing is an issue that concerns the Chilean state. Building ordinances do not currently include any requirement to limit infiltration and its associated energy loads. This situation affects the energy and environmental performance of housing, and has economic and social consequences of great importance for inhabitant...
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The indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort in public and residential buildings is relevant when in operation. However, to date it is not regulated nor subject to control in Chile, despite the consequences of a poor IAQ due to high concentrations of CO2 on learning, concentration, productivity and health. At a first stage, the IAQ of 2 classro...
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The construction and demolition waste in many ways impact the environment: They pollute the soil, the water, and the air. They change the landscape among other degradations of the ecosystem. Chile generates over five and a half million tons of construction and demolition waste a year. This figure represents about 10% and 30% of the total urban coun...
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The indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort in public buildings and residential is relevant when their rooms are in use. However, to date it is not regulated nor controlled in Chile, despite the consequences of poor IAQ due to high concentrations of CO2 on learning, concentration, productivity and health. Satisfaction polls were conducted betw...
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In the last years, there has been growing concerns on the impact of the conditions of comfort, on the performance of the students in educational buildings. Research has provided evidence that when the quality of indoor environment increases, there are positive impacts on productivity and reducing of absenteeism, among others benefits for the studen...
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Este Manual se enmarca en el Proyecto Innova Chile Corfo 09CN14-5706, que lleva por título: "Evaluación de estrategias de diseño constructivo y de estándares de calidad ambiental y uso eficiente de energía en edificaciones públicas, mediante monitorización de edificios construidos" desarrollado por el Instituto de la Construcción.
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Los Estados miembros de la Unión Europea se han comprometido a reducir para el 2020 el consumo de energía primaria en un 20%. Dado que el consumo de energía en los edificios residenciales y comerciales representa aproximadamente un 40% del consumo total de energía final, se han definido una serie de políticas de Eficiencia Energética que mejoren el...
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The Member States of the European Union have pledged to reduce by 20% the primary energy consumption to 2020. Since the energy consumption in residential and commercial buildings represents approximately 40% of total energy, it is possible to define a series of energy efficiency policies that allow improving the energy performance of dwellings as w...
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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer a growing range of teaching and learning tools. This paper explores the use of blogging as a means of achieving a greater understanding of teaching and learning, and the impact ICTs can have on professional practice. This research has been developed with a group of final year construction mana...
Data
Indoor and outdoor data from real-time sensors of CO2 concentrations, temperature (air and wall surface) and relative humidity, of the project´s monitoring campaign.
Raw Data
Indoor and outdoor real-time sensors data for two school classrooms. It includes air and wall surface temperature, CO2 concentrations, and relative humidity data of the winter and summer monitoring campaigns.
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This paper analyzes in a scientific way the evolution of the criteria for intervention in National Monuments in Santiago, Chile with the aim of knowing where is found this discipline and how was reached the current status regard to the heritage restoration and intervention. To that end, and to ensure the objectivity of the work, the information use...
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This paper analyzes in a scientific way the evolution of the criteria for intervention in National Monuments in Santiago, Chile with the aim of knowing where is found this discipline and how was reached the current status regard to the heritage restoration and intervention. To that end, and to ensure the objectivity of the work, the information use...

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Hello everyone, I am searching for information on how much CDW is generated (m3/m2 or ton/m2) in infrastructure projects, ideally in road and port projects.
Many thanks
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Hi everyone, for you, What is the link between greenhouse gas emissions and construction and demolition waste?
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Dear Researchers:
I would like to find information about current normative/laws for the management of construction and demolition waste around the globe.
Is there anyone who has information about the subject?
Greetings

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Projects (6)
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This project aims at formulating a public policy proposal that adequately foments the incorporation of material and building systems with circular attributes in the construction industry
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The general objectiveof this project is: To determine the circular design qualities that best allow increased reversibility in Chilean housing designs with the least impact on construction costs.
Archived project
The project, developed as a Master degree thesis, is aimed to evaluate the inclusion of waste (in particular paper) into the design of a constructive system for social housing in Santiago de Chile.