Ricardo Codinhoto

Ricardo Codinhoto
University of Bath | UB · Department Architecture and Civil Engineering

BSc, MSc, PhD

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Introduction
My research interests are focused on bringing together two areas of research I have carried BIM/Lean and Evidence-Based Design (in particular how the built environment impact on health and wellbeing). Currently I am doing research on environments for people with dementia and I am interested on how evidence can be converted into parametrical design patterns and how this process impact on design education.
Additional affiliations
April 2015 - present
University of Bath
Position
  • Associate Professor
Description
  • I am the Department Director of Education for all of our UG and PGT programmes. I teaching on all of our MSc programmes and the MArch. My teaching is focused on Research Methods and Building Information Modelling. My research is focused on BIM, Digital Twins as applied to Facilities Management, use and operation of Buildings, particularly Public Assets and hospitals. Buildings and Health and Wellbeing are also within my work and research interests.
April 2005 - January 2013
University of Salford
Position
  • Lecturer
April 2005 - November 2013
University of Salford
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
March 2006 - February 2013
University of Salford
Field of study
  • Design science
February 2000 - February 2003
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering
February 1993 - December 1997
Universidade Estadual de Londrina
Field of study
  • Architecture and Urbanism

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Publications (61)
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The lack of Building Information Modelling (BIM) knowledge appropriation by Architectural, Engineering, Construction and Operation (AECO) professionals is often considered one of the main obstacles to successful BIM implementation. Although barriers to implementation have been substantially investigated, a literature review on knowledge appropriati...
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The AEC industry is facing a digital transformation that is improving the efficiency of services involved in designing, building, and operating assets and the users' well-being. Such a transformation towards sustainable smart cities is underpinned by two disruptive technologies: building information modelling (BIM) and internet of things (IoT). In...
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A groundswell of opinion exist about the present and future use of smart cities and digital twin technologies and processes and, despite increasing use of information modelling, artificial intelligence, and internet of things, many challenges remain in designing and implement integrated smart systems in large scale contexts. Often, the big picture...
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Purpose Physical inactivity has a considerable negative impact on health. Physical activity has reduced partly due to workplace and lifestyle changes, causing people to spend more time in buildings and increasing sedentary behaviour. The purpose of this paper is to address a largely untapped opportunity for designers and managers to improve buildin...
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Advancing digitalisation and sustainability is a worldwide priority for the construction sector. With intertwined agendas, digitalisation enables the achievement of sustainable outcomes. That is the case of EU initiatives exploring Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a facilitator to Circular Economy (CE). Thus, standardising BIM implementation...
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Resumo As tecnologias digitais têm sido cada vez mais utilizadas na preservação do patrimônio cultural. A adoção de Heritage Building Information Modeling (HBIM) (Modelagem da Informação da Construção Histórica) representa um avanço socio-técnico em documentação e gestão do patrimônio. Para a conservação do bem edificado é essencial a adoção dessas...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been extensively studied and applied within the AEC sector, particularly in design and construction. In recent years, Facility Management (FM) processes are becoming more digitalised, thus requiring effective BIM-FM integration. BIM adoption in many countries, such as the UK, Italy and Brazil, has been publi...
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Reactive maintenance (RM) is a core service of the operation and maintenance (O&M) phase, the most prolonged and costly within the building lifecycle. RM is characterised by inefficient asset information and communication management, impacting critical FM problems and users’ experience. Building information modelling (BIM) and Internet of things (I...
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The implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) industry requires multidisciplinary teams equipped with new technical and managerial skills. Professionals that are inexperienced or unfamiliar with the BIM design process face difficulties in transposing complex concepts...
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To consider disassembly from project inception is becoming an essential part of the design process. This approach enables the reuse and recycling of materials at the end of the life cycle of buildings, reducing the need for raw materials to produce new products whilst increasing a building's flexibility during any potential reconfiguration. Above a...
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Thermal comfort within healthcare buildings has a significant impact on health. If buildings are not adequately designed, variations in hygrothermal can increase morbidity and lead to death. Thus, incorporating various thermal comfort solutions within building design is paramount, and there are various tools that can assist the design of thermal co...
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The AEC industry is facing a digital transformation that is improving the efficiency of services involved in designing, building, and operating assets and the users' well-being. Such a transformation towards sustainable smart cities is underpinned by two disruptive technologies: building information modelling (BIM) and internet of things (IoT). In...
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It is widely acknowledged in the literature that a buildings’ operational phase is directly related to the success of its occupants. Building operation demands continuous efforts to reduce waste and running costs whilst also improving service delivery. Of particular importance is the management of the Reactive Maintenance (RM) that if not managed e...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to develop a novel tool to support decision making for enhanced demolition process efficiency and material waste sortability through computerised 4D motion workflow simulation. Design/methodology/approach A time-lapse evaluation model was developed to classify and estimate the impact of building demolition proc...
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Currently, the construction industry produces significant amount of waste which generates more than 30% of the total industrial waste in many European countries. The large proportion of material waste generated in relation to materials consumed shows how waste has been unsustainably treated today. In general, this poor performance is due to dynamic...
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Despite significant progress for the adoption of BIM in AEC, currently its adoption for FM has been sparse, scarce, and extraneous. There are few cases in the world where robust adoption has taken place that are able to demonstrate success and are willing to disseminate the positive impact of BIM FM on sustainability, operational efficiency, and co...
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Both historic and recent natural events continue to reveal weaknesses in the capacity and capability of buildings to respond and cope with natural events such as flooding. The subject of this paper is both topical and significant because the prevailing approach continues to overlook this fundamental factor for resilience, in favour of larger scale...
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As England's demographic changes with an increasing ageing population so does the burden of long-term diseases such as dementia. Our current care system is no longer appropriate to deal with these changes. An integrated system, which can provide streamline care for both the health and social care needs is required. It is widely acknowledged that an...
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Relatively little information exists about the use of BIM in the operation and maintenance of buildings. Reported cases of BIM adoption to support facilities management and lifecycle management reveals that the implementation of BIM for FM processes is, in general, limited to an experimental scale. Even large public owners who have been using BIM f...
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Relatively little information exists about the use of BIM in the operation and maintenance of buildings. Reported cases of BIM adoption to support facilities management and lifecycle management reveals that the implementation of BIM for FM processes is, in general, limited to an experimental scale. Even large public owners who have been using BIM f...
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An often-introduced claim is that BIM can be a powerful tool for facility managers to improve buildings' performance and manage operations more efficiently throughout the life-cycle of buildings. Although this claim has been common since the early introduction of BIM, there is relatively little information about the real use on BIM in the operation...
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In comparing deliberation to the analysis of a geometrical figure, Aristotle made a highly significant theoretical statement on design, which has largely gone unnoticed. Through an interpretation of the accounts given by Aristotle and the Greek geometer Pappus, seven features of the method of analysis can be identified, concerning the types of anal...
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An often-introduced claim is that BIM can be a powerful tool for facility managers to improve buildings' performance and manage operations more efficiently throughout the life-cycle of buildings. Although this claim has been common since the early introduction of BIM, there is relatively little information about the real use on BIM in the operation...
Technical Report
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Paul Morrell, the former Government's Chief Construction Adviser has pronounced the UK Government's intention to use BIM for all public sector construction work B and the private sector will no doubt follow this lead. As the use of BIM expands, it will seriously affect product specification and procurement. Understanding the implications now will e...
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Considerable amount of research has been developed that investigate the benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for design and construction. However, as suggested in the UK Government Strategy, the relevant gains and difficulties related to the adoption of BIM in the operational stages of the project life cycle are considerably less explor...
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An IHEEM-supported conference staged recently at Salford University by the University's Dementia Design Group (HEJ - November 2012), examined the impact that different hospital environments have on people with dementia. Ricardo Codinhoto of the International Dementia Design Network, a qualified architect with practical, teaching, and research exper...
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This study focuses on identifying how implementing the Last Planner System (LPS) tools can mitigate collaboration-related problems in design. The theoretical approach of the study is based on the cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) and the data collection involved the observation of collaboration between designers in traditional design meeti...
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The adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within design and construction has provided increased efficiency and efficacy within construction projects. The positive results achieved through BIM within these disciplines have inspired its use in other areas such as facilities management. However, the path for implementation and the implicati...
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As a consequence of the lack of solid conceptual foundation, the project management concepts and techniques usually applied within the construction sector are fragmented and have proved to be incapable of solving the complex problems of design management. As a result, healthcare providers have become frustrated with the outcomes such as cost and sc...
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DefinitionsThe built environment and health outcomes: considerations about evidence-based designSearching for evidenceHealthcare environments and impacts on healthOrganising informationConclusion AcknowledgementsReferences
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This chapter sets out the main findings of a review developed for the Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing. The aim was to understand and identify how the physical environment impacts mental capital and wellbeing. Data were gathered through an extensive review of 280 academic articles about the physical environment and its direct and i...
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Lean knowledge management is defined here as: getting the right information, in the right form, to the right people at the right time. This definition highlights series of practical problems for knowledge management in the built environment which, in turn, have implications for lean theory. In the terms of TFV theory, the problems that arise from g...
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The Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre is a collaboration between existing research centres at Imperial College London and the Universities of Loughborough, Reading and Salford. Additional partners from other universities, industry and the care system are involved in specific research projects. Together this represents a...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a conceptual framework that categorises the features and characteristics of the built environment that impact on health outcomes. Design/methodology/approach – An extensive literature review was carried out. A total of 1,163 abstracts were assessed, leading to 92 papers being reviewed. Findings –...
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Challenging performance targets have been set for the UK National Health Service. In order to respond to these targets, the NHS has adopted approaches such as Lean Healthcare to reduce waste and improve its effectiveness. This paper explores the topic of Performance Management and the consequent redesign of services in the NHS. Using the lens of th...
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Service design research recognises the importance of infrastructure design in the achievement of streamlined service delivery. Although research about service design and building design is abundant, very little is known about the integration of these processes. Therefore, this research aimed at identifying facilitators and barriers to the integrati...
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The method of analysis was developed by ancient Greek geometers to identify and solve problems related to geometry. From that period, well known scientists such as Newton and Descartes have applied the method. More recently, Polya has presented the method of analysis as a heuristic template to solve mathematical and other problems. Despite its cont...
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In the disciplines related to the design of products and services, such as New Product Development and Design Science, there is a lack of a commonly accepted theoretical and methodical basis. This papers starts with the proposition that the ancient method of analysis and synthesis, developed originally by Greek geometers, is the basis of models tha...
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Product Development Process (PDP)has become an important research topic in c o n s t r uc t i o n s i n c e t h e 80’s .H o w e v e r , t h e r e a r e f e w r e s e a r c h e f f o r t s f o c us i n g o n understanding the integration between design andproduction planning andcontrol.This paper discusses how to plan andcontrol the design process i...
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Constraints must be identified at the look ahead planning level and their removal is necessary to to create a window of reliability for the production system. Such constraints must be thoroughly identified and monitored. The aim of this paper is to propose a concept for look ahead planning constraints and to suggest a performance indicator for the...
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Traditionally, the product development process (PDP) has been carried out by the sequential achievement of goals that are associated to separate phases. However, the increasing complexity of products and processes in the last few decades has forced companies to change the way this process is conducted. In this context, fast and effective responses...
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Since its conception, the PCP/NORIE model has been improved by several researchers. This model is based on reducing the uncertainties of the production process through the hierarchisation of planning at long, medium and short-term levels. Medium-term planning has the following functions: to plan activities for a time window greater than short-term...
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This paper describes an empirical study carried out in a construction company aiming to investigate the connections between building design process and production as part of the Product Development Process (PDP). The objective in this study is the investigation and implementation of tools that can support the management of PDP in a construction pro...
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ea r d im operational ef H lthcare buildings are designed to achieve diverse objectives, anging from providing appropriate environments where care can be elivered to communities to increasing operational efficiency and proving patient flows and the patient experience. Improvements in ficiency should result from state-of-the-art buildings, more appr...
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This document outlines the scope of the proposal which will investigate the application of Lean production theory to service-based industries such as educational bodies with the view of eliminating waste i.e. eliminating redundant processes, waiting times, rework, etc whilst increasing the efficiency of the new programme development processes (e.g....
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Recent introduction and coupling of digitally mediated design and production environments facilitated a radical deviation from the traditional ways of using representations, knowledge assets, organizational forms and standards. Consequently, we observe an abundance of the traditional views of design and the emergence of new cognitive models/constru...
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This paper briefly summarises the evolution of Agile Project Management (APM) and differentiates it from lean and agile production and ‘leagile’ construction. The significant benefits being realized through employment of APM within the information systems industry are stated. The characteristics of APM are explored, including: philosophy, organizat...

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Relatively little information exists about the use of BIM in the operation and maintenance of buildings. Reported cases of BIM adoption to support facilities management and lifecycle management reveals that the implementation of BIM for FM processes is, in general, limited to an experimental scale. Even large public owners who have been using BIM for managing their construction projects have not implemented it into their FM activities. Therefore, there is little evidence of the benefits of BIM in the operational phase. In addition, the challenges involved in shifting from traditional FM processes to new BIM-based processes are not well known. What is your opinion about the subject?
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The terms analysis and synthesis has been used interchangeably in design science to explain the design process. The terms analysis and synthesis was first used in ancient times in geometry as a problem-solving method with a well established process. However, in design science the use of the term analysis and synthesis does not refer back to the method in geometry. We enquire here, what is meaning of analysis and synthesis and where do their meanings comes from? We seek information from experts in any design discipline.

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Projects and activities that research and promote the architectural and technical design, management and implementation of buildings. Hiigh quality journal papers welcome and can be submitted to: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/taem20
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