Mohamad Razkenari

Mohamad Razkenari
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry | SUNY-ESF · Department of Sustainable Resources Management

PhD

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Publications (41)
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Existing buildings are one of the most important sources of carbon emissions in the United States, accounting for a larger energy-sector use than transportation or industry. Within total building energy use, the largest impact is from space heating and cooling. More than half of the buildings in the United States have major air leakage and inadequa...
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The simulation of thermal resilience of buildings to extreme weather events has been usually separated from that of building energy efficiency technologies. Their interconnections are rarely quantified for residential energy retrofit studies. This study develops a method to assess multiple benefits through residential building energy retrofit and t...
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The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has set a goal of 30% reduction in energy use intensity (EUI) in the building sector by 2030. The majority of opportunities to meet this clean energy goal will be in retrofitting the existing building stock. Approximately 50-90% of energy reduction of existing buildings has been achieved through deep ret...
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The simulation of thermal resilience of buildings to extreme weather events has been usually separated from that of building energy efficiency technologies. Their interconnections are rarely quantified for residential energy retrofit studies. This study develops a method to assess multiple benefits through residential building energy retrofit and t...
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Buildings account for 40% of annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. There is a significant need for affordable low-emission building retrofit solutions to meet clean energy and climate goals. Building inspections, such as structural assessment and energy audits are essential steps to characterize the existing condition and enable des...
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Building energy retrofit has a significant role in achieving clean energy goals in the United States, creating a vast construction market. The initial step to improving energy efficiency is a detailed building inspection. However, building inspections are often time-consuming and not scalable. Therefore, the application of drone thermography, which...
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In the physics-based simulation of urban geometries, the outdoor environment was usually simulated separately from buildings – until recently, when the holistic assessment of the urban environment began to attract more attention. Although analyzing design alternatives with multiple objectives is still a challenge, computational tools enable generat...
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Predicting building occupancy is crucial to design and operation of energy systems in buildings. The common method to model building occupancy is using static occupancy schedules, recommended by energy standards. Data-driven approaches are used to provide a more dynamic and accurate prediction of occupant interactions with buildings. This study bui...
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In the context of climate change, the architectural sector slowly turns its interest toward holistically assessing effects of design on the neighborhood scale. In addition to the importance of residential energy performance, improving well-being in outdoor spaces should be considered in the design stage that can potentially decrease the cost and en...
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Industrialized construction, because of its factory-based nature, has significant potential for successful adoption of emerging technologies compared to traditional construction. The main objective of this review is to identify the current mainstream research directions and research gaps in applying emerging technologies in industrialized construct...
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The concept of a circular economy (CE) encompasses a comprehensive approach to conscious design and material choice, in addition to keeping products at their utmost utility during production, operation, and reuse cycles through the implementation of closed loops. A blockchain allows for a fast, secure, and accessible information network by providin...
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The benefits of modular construction, that include addressing the shortage of labor, reducing bulks of construction waste, minimizing construction schedule delays, and providing a safer environment for workers offsite, drive the building industry toward prefabrication and industrialization. However, industrialization requires the transformation of...
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Building operational energy, mobility energy, and materials embodied energy contribute to a significant portion of the global greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings stand at the intersection of these three contributors and, as a result, are largely responsible for the scale of society's carbon footprint. The global consensus on limiting climate change...
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In recent years, a growing amount of research has focused on improving the performance of industrialized construction using emerging technologies. It is still necessary to have an in-depth understanding of the industry practitioners’ perspectives on the application of emerging technologies. Thus, a well-designed survey was distributed to industry p...
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New offsite construction practices are emerging in the construction industry to address a broad set of productivity issues that cut across organizational, technological, and strategic domains. Despite all its benefits from sustainable and economic perspectives, offsite construction still faces significant resistance from both the construction indus...
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In the recent years, industrialized construction (IC) is moving the construction industry toward integrating emerging manufacturing technologies into offsite construction and factory component assembly practices to improve productivity and efficiency. The key to success in the IC business is providing mass customization and mass production simultan...
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Changes in the patterns of life in the late 20th and early 21st century have created new challenges for educational systems. Greening the physical environment of school buildings has emerged as a response to some of those challenges and led to the design of energy efficient K-12 school buildings. In the last few decades, the advancement of knowledg...
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In 2015, the construction had the highest rate of fatalities among all industries in the United States. Unsafe operation of construction equipment is one of the main causes of fatal incidents. Operation, management and interactions between construction equipment and construction crews should be thoroughly regulated to minimize the risk of fatal inc...
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The carbon emissions associated with the built environment represent the dominant fraction of the total carbon footprint of society. As a result of the intense debate over how to address climate change, Life-Cycle Carbon Emissions Assessment and carbon footprint standards such as the PAS2050, ISO/TS 14067, and the GHG Protocol, are receiving increa...
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Manufactured Housing (MH) is the process of producing building units or entire buildings in an offsite factory and transporting them to the site for installation and assembly. The application of advanced manufacturing technologies into the housing process not only will increase productivity, but also can provide a safer work environment, stable wor...
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Offsite construction is facing slow adoption despite the fact it can be a suitable solution for addressing historical problems faced by the construction industry, such as labor shortages, construction safety, time and costs overrun, and waste. The controlled factory environment creates room for innovation similar to the techniques used in the manuf...
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Advanced prediction tools for building energy consumption have become essential as buildings now consume almost half of the total energy production worldwide and the consumption is still rising. There have been three main streams in predicting building energy consumption: physical models, statistical models, and data-driven models. Over the past fe...
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Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) are remote controlled or autonomous vehicles that can safely operate on the surface of water bodies such as oceans, seas, and lakes. USVs, along with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can operate without direct or even indirect human control. Use of UAVs in construction has been discussed extensively in the literature...
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During the past few decades the concept of net zero energy (NZE) has gained significant attention and shaped vigorous energy targets at local, state, and federal level. This study aims to evaluate the availability and potential for utilizing different renewable resources in Florida to comply with the NZE strategy as stated in the definition of this...
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NZE building is "An energy-efficient building where, on a source energy basis, the actual annual delivered energy is less than or equal to the on-site renewable exported energy." Energy Performance of Building Directive "A building that first, has a very high energy performance, and second, generates this low amount of energy usage from on site or...
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There are over 50 net zero energy (NZE) verified buildings in the U.S. in addition to approximately 280 NZE emerging buildings that have designed for and targeted net zero status, yet have not demonstrated achievement of that goal. Simply, a NZE building consumes only as much energy as can be produced from onsite renewable sources in the course of...
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Industrialized construction (IC) is the process of producing prefabricated systems, building components, or building structures in a protected factory environment and transporting them to the construction site for installation or assembly. The IC process engages an enormous amount of information from different sectors of industry, including design,...
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Offsite construction is facing slow adoption despite the fact it can be a suitable solution for addressing historical problems faced by the construction industry, such as labor shortages, construction safety, time and costs overrun, and waste. The controlled factory environment creates room for innovation similar to the techniques used in the manuf...
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Manufactured Housing (MH) is the process of producing building units or entire buildings in an offsite factory and transporting them to the site for installation and assembly. The application of advanced manufacturing technologies into the housing process not only will increase productivity, but also can provide a safer work environment, stable wor...
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Training for Manufactured Construction (TRAMCON) is a program designed to provide a vetted, educated and trained workforce for the manufactured/ modular housing industry. TRAMCON is designed to be delivered by community and state colleges that are typically engaged in workforce training. In this final course on Manufactured Construction, we will ad...
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There are over 50 Net Zero Energy (NZE) verified buildings in the U.S. in addition to approximately 280 NZE emerging buildings that have designed for and targeted net zero status, yet have not demonstrated achievement of that goal. This paper aims to provide a qualitative and descriptive analysis for the factors that are essential in the developmen...
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Prefabricated construction is widely known for employing construction techniques that minimize construction time and project costs. This construction method is defined as “A factory-produced pre-engineered building unit that is delivered to the project site and assembled as a building component.” In addition to their construction benefits, prefabri...
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Training for Manufactured Construction (TRAMCON) is a program designed to provide a vetted, educated and trained workforce for the manufactured/ modular housing industry. TRAMCON is designed to be delivered by community and state colleges that are typically engaged in workforce training. The Advanced topics in Manufactured Construction segment cove...
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Training for Manufactured Construction (TRAMCON) is a program designed to provide a vetted, educated and trained workforce for the manufactured/ modular housing industry. TRAMCON is designed to be delivered by community and state colleges that are typically engaged in workforce training. This course, Basics of Manufactured Construction, is a part o...
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The assessment of building materials and products in the US has been rapidly evolving since the onset of the contemporary American green building movement in the early 1990s. Presently three green building organizations, the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the Green Building Initiative (GBI), and the International Living Futures Institute (ILFI)...
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The Depot Park in Gainesville, Florida is an urban space project located in the proximity of a large CO2 emitters, John R. Kelly Power Plant, a concrete ready mix plant, and the Depot Park stormwater park facility. By using emissions from the industrial plants and the stormwater as sources of nutrition, the project plans to cultivate microalgae in...

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While research on computer vision applications in construction sites is growing, in most cases, the datasets are not shared for public use.
I'm Looking for public datasets of video, image, or RGB-D, collected from outdoor or indoor construction environments. Any data, collected using fixed camera (security or time-lapse) or moving camera (attached to equipment or workers) would work.

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This project presents trends in building materials/products toxicity assessment and provide an analysis of Hazard-based and Risk-based approaches regarding their impacts on the stakeholders in the US design and construction industry.
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The construction industry struggles with regulating new, innovative and smart equipment such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that are recently introduced to construction job sites. This project employs the basic principles of UAVs flights and construction spatial safety theories to develop a UAV flight simulator in construction environments.