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 Amalia Banteli

Amalia Banteli

Research student, Welsh School of Architecture

Amalia is a qualified architect (Part 2 equivalent) and a member of the Technical Registration Board of Greece since 2010. Her first degree was a five year Ptychion awarded by the National Technical University of Athens and she also holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Design of Buildings awarded by the Welsh School of Architecture (WSA), Cardiff University.

She has worked in several private practices and since 2012, she has been involved in research and teaching in the WSA. She has been a researcher for the Welsh Energy Sector Training Project, the dissemination arm of the Low Carbon Research Institute Convergence Energy Programme (LCRI CEP) and an MSc Tutor for the Architectural Science Masters Suite of the WSA.

She covered for the Leader of the Distance Learning route of the MSc in Environmental Design of Buildings (Lecturer) and has now returned to her role during which she supports teaching as a tutor for the MSc in Environmental Design of Building and the Architectureal Science Masters Suite.

She is currently also pursuing a PhD in Architectural Science and her research interests lie in the investigation of modern building design methods, Building Information Modelling (BIM) in particular, and how they can facilitate the integration of embodied carbon calculations in early design decisions.

Her research interests also relate to education and dissemination of sustainable design practices related to the built environment through blended learning. This includes Continues Professional Development as well as the enhancement of technology and tools to provide inclusive virtual learning environments.

Selected publications

  • Banteli, A. and Gwilliam, J. A. 2014. Linking Higher Education training and industry in the Welsh low carbon sector. Journal of International Scientific Publications 12, pp. 277-288.

Thesis

Whole building embodied energy and carbon calculation potential and its inclusion to early-stage design through Building Information Modelling

The main aim of this research is to analyse the early-stage design decision process in relation to Embodied Energy and Carbon (EEC) and Building Information Modelling (BIM). The overarching question that this research aims to address is: ‘How can BIM facilitate EEC calculation inclusion to early stage design decision of building projects?’. Under this wider scope, this research also aims to reveal the current methodologies used by built environment professionals to calculate EEC for new projects and its role in early-stage design. Whilst looking at current practice and EEC methodologies, the actors that provide information that is required for EEC calculations will be revealed as well as when during the project design this information is provided.