Infrastructure Engineering - Theses
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Evaluating and reducing exposure to indoor pollutants from volatile organic compounds
Indoor air pollution now ranks as a top environmental health risk globally. Poor indoor air quality can detrimentally affect human health and the economy. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are pervasive indoor air pollutants. ...
Investigation of sustainable water use and blue water scarcity at state and monthly scales
India is the second most populous country and the largest freshwater consumer in the world. The country faces severe freshwater scarcity primarily driven by increasing water demand and declining freshwater availability. ...
Impact-resistance of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Reinforced concrete (RC) protective barriers such as rockfall barriers and vehicular barriers need to be designed to resist impact actions. However, there are uncertainties over the required stability of the barrier to ...
A place graph database as a qualitative human place knowledge base
Place, as a human spatial concept, has been studied extensively in the fields of philosophy and psychology. Recently, place-based research has received an increasing amount of attention in the domain of GIScience, and the ...
Enhancing outcomes for end-users by incorporating innovation in social PPP projects
Public-private partnership (PPP) contracts are unique in features in comparison to other procurement models because of the private sector’s long-term engagement in the operational phase. Evaluating ex-ante and ex-post ...
Novel approaches to investigate the complex interactions of bioturbation and clogging in the hyporheic zone
Bioturbation activity by macroinvertebrates in freshwaters may influence the hyporheic exchange processes in river systems. In this study, I focus on understanding the complex interaction of bioturbation by upward conveyor ...
Crowdsourcing in land administration
Currently, 75% of the world’s estimated land parcels are not registered in land administration systems. This indicates that there is an enormous tenure gap worldwide. In addition, many existing land administration systems ...
Optimisation of evacuation process in tall buildings
The growing demand for residential and commercial space in urban areas has resulted in increased number of constructed tall buildings around the world. Regarding the safety, tall buildings were subject of many disaster ...
Further understanding ground source heat pump system design using finite element methods and machine learning techniques
Ground-source heat pump (GSHP) systems can efficiently provide renewable energy for space heating and cooling. Even though these systems have shown great potential, contributing towards the continuously increasing energy ...
Design optimisation for off-site manufacture and assembly of MEP systems
Modularisation and Standardisation for prefabrication of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems have become more prevalent during the last decade with the growth of the prefabricated construction industry. Speedy ...