Digital and green management of the built environment


ROTILIO Marianna Rotilio

Marianna Rotilio

University of L'Aquila, Italy

Villa Valentina Villa

Valentina Villa

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Corneli Alessandra Corneli

Alessandra Corneli

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Marchionni Chiara Marchionni

Chiara Marchionni

University of L'Aquila, Italy


The need to upgrade the built environment, often dated and inefficient, have a consistent weight in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 7 set by the 2030 Agenda. For this reason, the subject of debate in the scientific community must be its proper knowledge and representation and the identification of sustainable redevelopment strategies.

This session focuses primarily on the topic of state-of-the-art knowledge through insights related to the use of nondestructive techniques, such as thermography and thermpflussimetry, and and digitization of knowledge and information as a tool for integrating interdisciplinary aspects toward the management of the built environment.

Having identified the critical issues, the efficiency of the built heritage is realized through the evaluation of the most compatible green strategies and sustainable materials to be used, also with a view to reducing waste. Hence, it is crucial to efficiently integrate processes and scales, in a comprehensive system capable of leveraging proactively the combined value of interdisciplinary data and models to simulate, predict, measure, and access sustainability, using technology as an opportunity to mitigate impacts.

This special session focuses on technologies, methodologies and future perspectives with a strong focus on nondestructive investigation techniques, the digital twin, artificial intelligence, emerging technologies, in order to increase the energy efficiency of the built environment and, consequently, the sustainability of cities.

All with the aim of ensuring management efficiency of built environment as well as the highest reduction of possible impacts on the environment.


Marianna Rotilio, is senior researcher at the Department of Civil, Construction-Architecture, Environmental Engineering of the University of L'Aquila, Italy. Her research has been focused on issues relating to building production and components, and in particular it was directed towards the analysis of the hygrothermal behavior of masonry and monitoring of components and construction elements in building, also in a multidisciplinary key; to technologies and processes for the reuse, re-manufacturing and recycling of products, components and materials and the definition of new materials and new technologies for safety. Finally, her research has been focused on the ratio nalized management of the on-site construction process and worker safety. The field of study is mainly that relating to historical and particularly complex contexts, also through the use of intelligent and innovative systems. She is member of ISTeA scientific society and scientific team member of the “Capacity Building in Sustainability for Architectural Heritage - SAH” project, funded under the European Program CBHE (Capacity Building for Higher Education). During her research career, she published over one hundred papers and partecipated in several conferences to present her research.

Valentina Villa, is associate professor at the Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. She's the principal of the Polytechnic of Turin for the scientific area of building production and construction management. Her research has been focused on issues relating to Building Information Modeling, public procurement and digitization of the tender phase, Digital Twin and using Iot for Facility Management, project management of the on-site construction process, construction management and works scheduling.
She's the scientific responsible, for Polytechnic of Turin, for "A Distributed Digital Collaboration Framework for Small and Medium-Sized Engineering and Construction Enterprises" project. She’s team member of the “ReCharged” project, “Climate-aware Resilience for Sustainable Critical and interdependent Infrastructure Systems enhanced by emerging Digital Technologies, (2023-2026)” UE - HE - Excellent Science – MSCA.
She published over one hundred papers and partecipated in several conferences to present her research.

Alessandra Corneli, is a young researcher at the Department of Construction, Civil Engineering and Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Marche. She is focused on digitization of processes in the AECO sector. She works on integration of technologies and in her research, she worked with artificial intelligence, mixed reality, high performance sensors and blockchain. The field of her studies mainly focused on the management of built environment and construction processes with a specific interest in developing framework for digital twin applications. She is part of the UNIVPM team of the PRIN 2017 project “A distributed digital collaboration frame work for small and medium-sized engineering and construction enterprises". She gave lectures on the topics of her research in postgraduate master’s programs. She presented her research work in international conferences such as ISARC, EC3 and CONF.ITECH. She has been asked to give a talk on digital twin at ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES 2021 conferences. She is member of ISTeA scientific society.

Chiara Marchionni, is young researcher at the Department of Civil, Construction-Architecture, Environmental Engineering of the University of L'Aquila (DICEAA), Italy. Her research has focused on sustainable redevelopment of built environment, with definition of best practices for nondestructive diagnostics and energy efficiency of builduings and their components, in particular of hygrothermal behavior of historic masonry. The field of her studies mainly focused on development of methodologies and protocols from an environmental sustainability perspective and life-cycle approaches to reduce product/process environmental impacts, including of building elements and components.
She presented her research works in international conferences and published a lot of papers. She is member of ISTeA scientific society.