Maryam Kouhirostami

Maryam Kouhirostami
University of Florida | UF · Rinker School of Construction Management

Ph.D. Candidate in Construction Management | MSc in Architect | MAE
Research/Teaching Assistant, Powell Center, University of Florida _ Life Cycle Assessment of Off-site Construction


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Ph.D. Candidate in Construction Management at the Rinker School of Constriction Management, University of Florida. Research Assistant at the Powell Center for Sustainable Construction and Environment. Contact Information: Google scholar:
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - November 2021
University of Florida
  • Research/Teaching Assistant
May 2019 - July 2020
Perkins + Will
  • Intern
May 2018 - July 2018
  • Intern
August 2019 - May 2022
University of Florida
Field of study
  • Construction Management
August 2016 - October 2018
Texas Tech University
Field of study
  • Architecture
September 2011 - March 2014


Question (1)
I am looking for a comprehensive OpenLCA tutorial for calculating the environmental impacts of buildings by LCA.


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Projects (3)
This study aims to compare the life cycle carbon emissions of modular and site-built homes and recommend measures, methods, and strategies to mitigate the carbon footprint of modular homes. 
Archived project
Natural ventilation is one of the most effective parts of sustainability. In fact, it can improve thermal comfort to expand the comfort zone area. Designing an optimum natural ventilation system is not so simple, however, it has a long-lasting effect on human health and economic benefit. There are many different items that have a significant impact on air movement rate in a façade such as an angle and geometry of louvers, building orientation and wind direction. Therefore, the geometry of louvers and wind direction can have a considerable influence on the cross-ventilation flow. Many studies on natural ventilation have been released in the past, however, a review of the literature shows that most of them just considered the angle and direction of louvers. The purpose of this research is finding the efficient wind direction in Lubbock and optimum geometry for a design of a louvered window to improve natural ventilation in a classroom. This paper shows the Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulation to analyses natural ventilation flow with five different geometry of louvers and five different wind direction as well in the generic isolated room. To make the study valid the geometry and dimension of the wind tunnel is the base for this simulation. The louvers operate in a circular motion about a central pivot and all louvers are at 30-degree. Wind direction based on results generated from wind direction simulation is 15-degrees toward the north-west to simulate louver models. The results show that aerodynamic geometry has the best impact to improve air movement through the louvers. This design would increase the air velocity from 80 in/s in model without louver to 120 in/s in model with louver. Furthermore, it would conduct air to the upper side of the room. This result would be beneficial for designers and industry to design and produce high-performance façade in future.
A project sponsored by Department of Housing and Urban Development to design an affordable, modular, and energy efficient post disaster house.