Dr Mariangela Zanni

About

I am a qualified architect (ARB Registration Number 093380E), graduated with a Diploma in Architectural Engineering by Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH).  I also hold an MSc in Environmental Design of Buildings by the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University). As a freelance Architectural Engineer Consultant, I led the architectural design and master planning of residential buildings of the private sector. As a teacher in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering of Loughborough University, I taught Architectural Design to the Architectural Engineering and Design Management BSc students.

My research interests provide a link between architecture, sustainability, and construction management, and I have published conference and journal papers in these fields. My PhD project, entitled "Communication of Sustainability Information and Assessment within BIM-enabled Collaborative Environment", explored the managerial issues of the multidisciplinary sustainable building design process. As a result, I developed a standardised approach for integrating environmental design considerations within Building Information Modelling (BIM) multidisciplinary workflows. As a KTP Research Associate at Cartwright Pickard Architects I investigated how a 7D BIM project can be delivered. The research project was supported by Innovate UK while eight industry partners also provided generous financial support. These partners represented a broad cross section of the industry from building insurance, construction, manufacturing, engineering, and property development. It has resulted in the development of a prototype software application. The decision-support tool integrates whole life cost and carbon considerations throughout design development using BIM. The project won Building magazine's Digital Construction Award (November 2020), and received High Commendation at the AJ100 Best Use of Technology Awards (September 2020).

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Building Information Modelling and Management

Qualifications

  • PhD in Digital Design and Information Management (Loughborough University)
  • MSc in Environmental Design of Buildings (Cardiff University)
  • Diploma in Architectural Engineering (Democritus University of Thrace)

Research

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES 

Zanni, M., Ruikar, K., and Soetanto, R. (2020). Systematising multidisciplinary sustainable building design processes utilising BIM. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 10 (5), 637-655. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-05-2020-0088  

Zanni, M., Sharpe, T., Lammers, P., Arnold, L., Pickard, J. (2019). Developing a Methodology for Integration of Whole Life Costs into BIM Processes to Assist Design Decision Making. Buildings 9 (5), 114. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9050114   

Zanni, M. A., Soetanto, R., and Ruikar, K. (2017). Towards a BIM-enabled sustainable building design process: roles, responsibilities and requirements. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13 (2), 101-129. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2016.1213153  

Zanni, M. A., Soetanto, R., and Ruikar, K. (2014). Defining the sustainable building design process: methods for BIM execution planning in the UK. International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 8 (4), 562-587. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJESM-04-2014-0005  

Asane, Kofi A. B., Ruikar, Kirti D., and Zanni, M. (2020). BIM-Based LCA and Energy Analysis for Optimised Sustainable Building Design in Ghana. SN Applied Sciences (SNAS), 2(11), pp.1-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-03682-2 

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS 

Zanni, M., Sharpe, T., Lammers, P., Arnold, L., and Pickard, J. (2020). Towards a BIM-based decision support system for integrating Whole Life Cost estimation into design development. IN: Toledo Santos E., Scheer S. (eds) Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering. ICCCBE 2020. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 98. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51295-8_16  

Zanni, M., Sharpe, T., Lammers, P., Arnold, L., and Pickard, J. (2018). Standardization of Whole Life cost estimation for early design decision-making utilizing BIM. IN: Advances in Informatics and Computing in Civil and Construction Engineering. Springer, Cham, 773-779. 35th CIB W78 2018 Conference, 1-3 October 2018, Chicago, IL, USA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00220-6_93  

Zanni, M. A., Soetanto, R., and Ruikar, K. (2013). Facilitating BIM-based sustainability analysis and communication in building design process. IN: Proceedings of the 6th Civil Engineering Conference in Asia Region (CECAR6), Jakarta, Indonesia, 20-22 August 2013, 8pp. 

Zanni, M. A., Soetanto, R., and Ruikar, K. (2013). Exploring the potential of BIM-integrated sustainability assessment in AEC. IN: Proceedings of the Sustainable Building and Construction Conference (SB13), Coventry, UK, 3-5 July 2013, pp. 186-195 

Zanni, M. A., Maurogonatou, S., and Barkas, N. (2010). The acoustic function of stage design in contemporary performances of Greek Ancient Drama (1950–1975). IN: Proceedings of 5th Pan-Hellenic ELINA Conference (ACOUSTICS 2010), NTUA, Athens, Greece, 4-6 October 2010, 8pp.

OTHER

7D BIM @ Cartwright Pickard: 7D BIM • Research + foresight • Cartwright Pickard

7D BIM in the press: (i) Building magazine: https://www.building.co.uk/technical-case-studies/projects-7d-bim-the-bim-identity/5103780.article , (ii) the RIBA journal: https://www.ribaj.com/products/7d-bim-design-tool-cartwright-pickard-mackintosh-school-of-architecture , (iii) BIM+ : https://www.bimplus.co.uk/technology/7d-bim-tool-predicts-whole-life-cost-and-carbon-im/ , (iv) BIM today: https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/bim-news/7d-bim-revolution/71090/  

Interview on Forecasting Whole Life Cost to Etex Building Performance. Available at: https://etex-bp.co.uk/insight/whole-life-cost/

Publications

Number of items: 10.

Article

Zanni, Mariangela, Ruikar, Kirti and Soetanto, Robby (2020) Systematising multidisciplinary sustainable building design processes utilising BIM. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 10(5), pp. 637-655. ISSN (print) 2044-124X

Asare, Kofi A. B., Ruikar, Kirti D., Zanni, Mariangela and Soetanto, Robby (2020) BIM-based LCA and energy analysis for optimised sustainable building design in Ghana. SN Applied Sciences, 2(11), p. 1855. ISSN (print) 2523-3971

Zanni, Mariangela, Sharpe, Tim, Lammers, Phillip, Arnold, Leo and Pickard, James (2019) Developing a methodology for integration of Whole Life Costs into BIM processes to assist design decision making. Buildings, 9(5), p. 114. ISSN (online) 2075-5309

Zanni, Maria Angeliki, Soetanto, Robby and Ruikar, Kirti (2017) Towards a BIM-enabled sustainable building design process : roles, responsibilities, and requirements. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13(2), pp. 101-129. ISSN (print) 1745-2007

Zanni, Maria-Angeliki, Soetanto, Robby and Ruikar, Kirti (2014) Defining the sustainable building design process : methods for BIM execution planning in the UK. International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 8(4), pp. 562-587. ISSN (print) 1750-6220

Conference or Workshop Item

Zanni, Mariangela, Sharpe, Tim, Lammers, Philipp, Arnold, Leo and Pickard, James (2020) Towards a BIM-based decision support system for integrating whole life cost estimation into design development. In: ICCCBE/W78 Virtual Joint Conference : 18th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering ​& 37th International CIB W78 Conference; 18 - 20 Aug 2020, Sao Paulo, Brazil (held online).

Zanni, Mariangela, Sharpe, Tim, Lammers, Philipp, Arnold, Leo and Pickard, James (2018) Standardization of whole life cost estimation for early design decision-making utilizing BIM. In: 35th CIB W78 2018 Conference : IT in Design, Construction, and Management; 01 - 03 Oct 2018, Chicago, Illinois, U.S..

Zanni, Maria A., Soetanto, Robby and Ruikar, Kirti (2013) Facilitating BIM-based sustainability analysis and communication in building design process. In: 6th Civil Engineering Conference in Asia Region (CECAR6); 20-22 Aug 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Zanni, Maria A., Soetanto, Robby and Ruikar, Kirti (2013) Exploring the potential of BIM-integrated sustainability assessment in AEC. In: Sustainable Building and Construction Conference (SB13); 03 - 05 Jul 2013, Coventry, U.K..

Thesis

Zanni, Maria Angeliki (2016) Communication of sustainability information and assessment within BIM-enabled collaborative environment. (PhD thesis), Loughborough University, .

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