Mark Kelly

Mark Kelly
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology | GMIT · Department of Building and Civil Engineering

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Lean Construction (LC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are two of the prominent concepts challenging the traditional practices in construction management. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often constitute the largest group in construction supply chains. Increasing BIM and LC adoption amongst SMEs is a key condition for achieving th...
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In Ireland, there has been a clear connection between construction output and construction and demolition waste production, with estimates of 17.8 million tonnes (Mt) in 2007 dropping to just over 3 Mt in 2014, which has mirrored the dramatic economic growth and subsequent sharp decline over that period. During this time of economy recovery and imp...
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The construction sector generates approximately 9% of gross domestic product (GDP) in the European Union (EU), providing over 18 million direct jobs, demonstrating the role it plays in economic output and development. However, construction activities have a direct impact on resource efficiency with over half of all extracted materials and energy co...
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Microplastic (MP) polymers, 0.1 µm - 5 mm in size, are ubiquitous within aquatic environments. Due to their small size there is a risk that they may infiltrate and transfer within aquatic food webs. Though a limited number of laboratory studies can facilitate our understanding of species susceptibility, the lack of field data from freshwater enviro...
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To date, the construction and demolition waste research in Ireland has focused on end-of-pipe solutions by investigating the development of processing infrastructure, the generation of waste production indicators and the evaluation of different audit methodologies. This paper takes a more novel approach by examining the implementation of waste redu...
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The construction industry is estimated to account for 40% of annual global energy use and 30% of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has suggested the construction sector as best placed to improve its energy performance in order to help Ireland to meet the European Union (EU) GHG reduction tar...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) refers to a new collaborative way of working, which places a digital model at the epicentre of the construction process to inform decisions during the entire lifecycle of a project. In the UK, BIM Level 2 is now a mandatory requirement for all centrally-procured government projects. This is not the case in Irela...
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Building Information Modelling or 'BIM' refers to a new collaborative work method used in today's rapidly changing construction industry. BIM places a digital model at the epicentre of the construction process. It is a shared knowledge resource forming a reliable basis for decisions during the life cycle of a facility from earliest conception to ul...
Technical Report
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Technical Report
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Construction and demolition waste (C&D W) is estimated to account for one third of all waste generated in the European Union (EU). Generation rates in Ireland have fluctuated considerably over the past decade from 3 million tonnes (Mt) in 2001 to nearly 18 Mt in 2007 and back down to just over 3 Mt in 2014, demonstrating a direct correlation to the...
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The purpose of this paper is to examine how blogs, podcasts and Twitter contributed to the assessment strategy of two postgraduate modules on the M.Sc. in Environmental Systems at the Galway−Mayo Institute of Technology during the 2010/2011 academic year. The Sustainable Building Design and Construction module was delivered in Semester 1. Two in−cl...
Technical Report
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Reliable waste production estimates are essential to benchmark industry?s performance against the target set out in the Waste Management: Changing Our Ways policy document3 of recycling 85% of construction and demolition waste by 2013. In order to establish reliable benchmarks for industry, this Synthesis Report examines the generation of waste pro...
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This study has produced unit waste production factors (kg/m2) for new construction in Ireland for 2005. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that construction and demolition waste (C&D W) has increased from 1.52 million tonnes in 1995 to 16.28 million tonnes in 2006. These estimates are primarily based on C&D W quantities receive...

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