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28 Mai Considerations on the district heating system of Bucharest / Consideratii privind sistemul de alimentare centralizata cu energie termica al Mun. Bucuresti

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The paper presents the district heating system (SACET) of Bucharest, one of the largest systems in Europe, and its associated problems. The wrong decisions of economic and energy policy affecting this energy sub-sector in Romania are briefly discussed, technical and economic characteristics of SACET Bucharest, general studies and solutions to restructure and make more efficient the system, considering its extremely high social impact.
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28 Mai The way to the smart cities of the future – “Smart Cities” / Catre orasele inteligente ale viitorului – “Smart Cities”

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The topic approached in this paper follows the actual trends of power system modernization through the smart grid(s) concept. In particular, the smart metering, smart home and electric vehicle concepts are developed simultaneously with the idea of smarter cities through development of advanced electric equipments, telecommunications and computing technologies and robust infrastructure.
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28 Mai On seismic vulnerability evaluation in dense Urban Residential Areas using Spatial Information System SIS

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
Following the experience gathered for the past decade by various research team research projects, this paper presents the applicability of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to assess the building seismic vulnerability, exemplified on urban city sample of Iasi municipality, with direct consequences on seismic risk mitigation.
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28 Mai Redevelopment of the MacDonald warehouse

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2012
The MacDonald warehouse was built in 1970 on the Boulevard Macdonald in the 19th district of Paris, France. To ensure that the warehouse is re-used, not demolished, the conversion must use the existing structure to accommodate the programme, but without adding extra constraints by comparison with a new structure.
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28 Mai Engineering a low carbon built environment: The discipline of Building Engineering Physics

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2010
This report presents an overview of the field of building engineering physics and identifies opportunities for developments that will benefit society as a whole, as well as employers, universities, professional engineering institutions and in particular professionals who are following careers with building engineering physics as the basis. The report makes key recommendations for Government policy, academic and industry research directions and professional development in the field to achieve the skill levels necessary to deliver mass market low carbon buildings.
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01 Mai Net zero: a systems perspective on the climate challenge

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2020
Authors: National Engineering Policy Centre (see report for working group members) This paper introduces the National Engineering Policy Centre’s (NEPC) project on decarbonisation, which will explore systems implications of the transition to net zero and offer advice to government and other stakeholders to support urgent and difficult decisions. The project will be underpinned by engineering realities that inform technological and commercial feasibility, cost, integrity, safety, security and resilience, and timescales for deployment.
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01 Mar Ideas for the Programme for Government

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2020
Programme for Government – Key Points During the next ten years the country faces a range of major challenges that need to be addressed by integrated Government programmes and related allocation of resources. This report highlights a number of these issues and suggests practical measures to address these challenges including : CLIMATE CHANGE, HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION, BALANCED REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT and ENTERPRISE, INNOVATION, EDUCATION.  
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01 Mar Global engineering capability review

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2020
Authors: Economic Intelligence Unit, see report for full list of team Prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit, this report measures the abilities of 99 countries to conduct key engineering activities in a safe and innovative way.
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01 Mar Futurist Lecture Series

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI)
2020
As a result of the cooperation between the Royal Academy of Engineering and Fundación La Caixa (La Caixa Foundation), a series of lectures are being held under the title Futurists: Engineering and its new challenges, in Madrid, and will continue in the cities of Seville and Zaragoza, and are given by academicians of the RAI. Due to the global health situation, only two of the planned lectures could be held in 2020. The first of these lectures, Will we run out of water?, was given by Mr Elías Fereres, academician of the RAI, on 5th March 2020, who recalled that life on the Planet is not possible without water, and in the case of human beings, in addition to hydrating one’s body, water is essential for the production of food. http://www.raing.es/es/actividades/nos-quedaremos-sin-agua-por-el-fereres The second of these conferences, Artificial Intelligence: Fiction and reality, was given by Nuria Oliver on 24th September 2020. http://www.raing.es/es/actividades/inteligencia-artificial-ficci-n-y-realidad-por-nuria-oliver    
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