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Giovanni Ciccarelli, actually operating as independent consultant, was General Manager at CIS Ecologia, a construction and project management firm in Italy. Dr. Ciccarelli has worked on a RTD project, Eurolifeform that allows for great competitive advantages in PFI and PPP projects. In this project, European construction companies, universities, and research institutions were involved. Previously, he was a Project Manager at Acieroid, an EPC contractor. Dr. Ciccarelli has over 25 years of professional experience in project management, tenders, and contracts based on international FIDIC regulations. He is knowledgeable about building construction and infrastructure projects as well as preparation of feasibility studies and technical proposals. As an Operation Manager and Director in public and private construction and consulting companies, Dr. Ciccarelli has acquired knowledge of the project cycle of the important international donors and the local authorities in a number of countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa and latin America.

Intelligenza Artificiale ed Etica

Trasformazione o Trasformismo? “Winning the transformation game” è il titolo di un redazionale comparso su un noto quotidiano americano di economia e finanza in cui una multinazionale del tabacco racconta e spiega come e perché sta cambiando, dopo quasi un secolo, la natura dei suoi prodotti. Cercando di tradurre al […]

Energy and Economic Efficiency

While we are trying to achieve  ENERGY EFFICIENCY in the  building sector introducing  classifications, certifications and whatsoever, a couple of questions arises: 1. is there any possible energy efficiency without economic efficiency? (how do we measure it without a life cycle approach?) 2. why are we looking for smart houses in smart […]

Eurolifeform Life Cycle Costing

This is to interact with people interested in life cycle costing / whole life costing calculation and analysis in buildings and infrastructures. After ten years from the european RTD project EUROLIFEFORM the efforts to introduce LCC and Whole Life Cost culture in the construction world seems not completely successful. How is the situation […]