Isolda Agustí Juan

In October 2018, Isolda received an InnovateUK grant from the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), University of Cambridge to develop a holistic performance assessment framework for automation in construction: https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/CDBBResearchBridgehead/2019ECRs/2019ECRAgustiJuan. As a result, she has been leading the research project “From Norm to Swarm: development of a balanced scorecard for evaluating automation in construction” at The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL until July 2019. Recently, she has been appointed as Performance Lead of the BRE team from the Construction Innovation Hub. This UK governmental initiative aims to be a catalyst for transforming the UK construction sector through manufacturing technologies and digital ways of working that are trusted and secure – boosting productivity, exports and asset performance to benefit society. More information: https://constructioninnovationhub.org.uk/

Dr Isolda Agustí studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2005-2011) and she specialised in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Building Construction at Jaume I University (2011-2013). During her specialisation Master, she received a fellowship to work with the INGRES research group on the study of sustainable certification systems in construction. Her work experience also includes collaborations with architectural firms such as Van Schagen Architekten and Venster Architekten (2013-2014). In 2014, she joined ETH Zürich and the Swiss NCCR Digital Fabrication as PhD researcher and leader of the research project “Sustainability Assessment”. Her work focused on the environmental and socio-economic assessment of digital fabrication in construction and the development of guidelines for its sustainable implementation in the construction industry. As a result, she is author of several publications in the field of digital fabrication and automation in construction, including but not limited to:

•Agustí-Juan, I., & Habert, G. (2017). Environmental design guidelines for digital fabrication. Journal of cleaner production, 142, 2780-2791.
•Agustí-Juan, I., Müller, F., Hack, N., Wangler, T., & Habert, G. (2017). Potential benefits of digital fabrication for complex structures: Environmental assessment of a robotically fabricated concrete wall. Journal of Cleaner Production, 154, 330-340.
• Garcia de Soto, B., Agustí-Juan, I., Hunhevicz, J., Joss, S., Graser, K., Habert, G., & Adey, B. T. (2018). Productivity of digital fabrication in construction: Cost and time analysis of a robotically built wall. Automation in Construction, 92, 297-311.
• Agustí-Juan, I., Jipa, A., & Habert, G. (2018). Environmental assessment of multi-functional building elements constructed with digital fabrication techniques. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 1-13.
• De Schutter, G., Lesage, K., Mechtcherine, V., Nerella, V. N., Habert, G., & Agusti-Juan, I. (2018). Vision of 3D printing with concrete—technical, economic and environmental potentials. Cement and Concrete Research.
• García de Soto, B., Agustí-Juan, I., Joss, S., & Hunhevicz, J. (2019). Implications of Construction 4.0 to the workforce and organizational structures. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-13.

Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication: Alumni

Projects: “From Norm to Swarm: development of a balanced scorecard for evaluating automation in construction”

Affiliation: The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL

Email: Dr Isolda Agustí

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