Circular Engineering Using Computational Tools for Building Adaptation Projects

An integrated methodology and platform are proposed to improve circular engineering of the built environment to reduce construction waste, carbon emissions, and costs associated with the adaptation of dated existing buildings. Novel design methodologies and technologies are explored for optimizing design option generation using various spatial, environmental and economic factors simultaneously. This investigation will allow the industry partners to expand expertise in building adaptation design option generation and optimization, develop and validate methodologies for benchmarking the embodied carbon of existing buildings, expand expertise in circular engineering and methods for optimizing the implementation of such strategies in building adaptation projects, and develop interactive decision-making tools and interfaces for accessibility of optimized design decision-making.

Faculty Supervisor:

Carl Haas


Sheida Shahi


Adaptis Studio Inc.


Engineering - civil


Professional, scientific and technical services


University of Waterloo


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