BIM Technology and Material Innovation. The Environmental Dimension


  • Rossella Franchino 'Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Campania
  • Caterina Frettoloso 'Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Campania
  • Nicola Pisacane 'Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Campania



building information modelling, database, environmental compatibility, innovative materials, material load capacity


The considerations reported in the following paper take inspiration from interdisciplinary research carried out by authors and relative to the application of BIM technology for the management of the building process. In this regard, the research focuses on the role that this computer technology has in the choice and assessment of the use of different materials while considering their performance in the whole life cycle of the building. In particular, the present work summarizes the role that BIM technology has in the control of the environmental dimension of natural matrix innovative building materials. This evaluation is pursued through the processing of a set of criteria able to describe the quality of a given material especially in terms of compatibility.


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Author Biographies

Rossella Franchino, 'Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Campania

Engineer and PhD, she is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. She carries out research on the themes of quality and environmental characters control, with the detection of degradation phenomena caused by anthropogenic activity and with the identification means and intervention strategies for the recovery, improvement and protection.

Caterina Frettoloso, 'Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Campania

Architect and PhD, she is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. She carries out research on the themes of the qualification of the settlements and environmental systems with particular attention to the regeneration, in environmental and fruition key, of the open urban spaces and the sensitive contexts (archaeological areas and degraded landscapes).

Nicola Pisacane, 'Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Campania

Architect and PhD, he is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. He is a member of research project and author of scientific papers and proceedings of international and national congresses on the topic of landscape, territorial and architectural representation.


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How to Cite

Franchino, R., Frettoloso, C. and Pisacane, N. (2019) “BIM Technology and Material Innovation. The Environmental Dimension”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 5(online), pp. 41–50. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/552019.



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