Academic qualifications:

·       PhD. in Civil Engineering by University of Minho, 2009, Approved unanimously.

·       M.Sc. in Civil Engineering by University of Minho, 2009, Very Good.

·       Degree in Civil Engineering by University of Minho, Good.

 

Present position:

·       Assistant Professor of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Minho, since 2009.

 

Previous positions:

·      Assistant Teacher of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Minho from 2004 to 2009.

·      Training Assistant Teacher of the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Minho from 2002 to 2004.

 

Main scientific area of research: Sustainability Assessment

 

Other scientific areas of research: Life-cycle assessment. Building physics and technology. Sustainable construction, maintenance and refurnishing design.

 

Scientific and professional associations

·       Member of the Board of iiSBE Portugal (Portuguese Chapter of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment), since 2007.

·       Member of the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Built Environment Cluster of the C-TAC research centre.

·       Member of the Portuguese Institution of Engineers.

 

International cooperation

·      Working group member of COST Action C25 “Sustainability of Constructions Integrated Approach to Lifetime Structural Engineering”.

·      Working group member of COST Action C16 “Urban Civil Engineering Improving the quality of existing urban building envelopes”.

·      Member of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment iiSBE.

 

Participation in international technical committees

·      Member of iiSBE’s Technical Committee.

 

Participation in national technical committees

·       Coordinator of the iiSBE Portugal’s Technical Committee which aims to develop a set of methodologies to assess the sustainability of buildings and other built assets.

·       Member of the national standardization committee CT 171 – Sustainable Construction.

 

Conference organization

·       Coordinator of the Organizing Committee of iiSBE Portugal’s national conference series “Arquitectura e Construção Sustentável”.

·      Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference “Portugal SB10 – Sustainable Building affordable to all”, 1719 March 2010, Vilamoura.

·      Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference “Portugal SB07 – Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices: Challenge of the Industry for the New Millennium”, 1214 de September 2007, Lisboa.

·      Member of the Organizing Committee of the European Symposium on Environmental Acoustics and 4º Congresso IberoAmericano de Acústica, 1317 de September 2004, Universidade do Minho, Guimarães.

 

International scientific committees

·      Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference “Portugal SB10 – Sustainable Building affordable to all”, 1719 March 2010, Vilamoura.

 

Ongoing research projects

·       Researcher of the Project “Development of a Sustainability Assessment Tool to Assess the Sustainability of Office and Tourism Buildings and Urban Planning” - Projectos em Co-Promoção QREN SIFIDE (Sistema de Incentivos Fiscais em Investigação e Desenvolvimento Empresarial). Starting date: January 2011.

·       Project “Adjust Membrane”, with the reference FCT PTDC/ECM/AUR-AQI/102321/2008. Starting date: January 2010.

·       Project “SipdECO – Development of innovative eco-efficiente indoor partition walls”, Notice 09/SI/2008 – SI à inovação e desenvolvimento tecnológico, projectos de I&DT empresas em Co-promoção, nº 3419, 2009. Starting date: January 2009.

·      Researcher of the Project funded by FCT “PTDC/ECM/67373/2006 Reabilitação Energética de Edifícios”. Starting date: January 2008.

 

Publications books

·       Mateus, R.; Bragança, L. - Guia de Avaliação SBToolPT-H. iiSBE Editions, Portugal, 2009. ISBN: 978-989-96543-0-3. p 178.

·       Mateus, R.; Bragança, L. - Tecnologias Construtivas para a Sustentabilidade da Construção. Edições Ecopy, 2006. ISBN 978-989-95194-1-1. pp. 294.

 

Publications chapters of books

·       Almeida M. G., Lourenço J., Mateus, R. et al. Good, Green, Safe, Affordable Housing. In Frederico de Matteis (ed.). The Urban Act II Operation Programme 2007-2013 – Working Group HOPUS – Housing Praxis for Housing Sustainability. Supported by the EU, 2009. ISBN 978-88-6216-014-8.

·       Bragança, L.; Almeida, M.G.; Mateus, R. – State of the art: Portugal. In Andeweg M. T.; Brunoro, S.; Verhoef, L.G.W. (Eds.) - Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes – State of the Art. IOS Press: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2007. ISBN: 978-1-58603-734-5. p.147-154.

·       Almeida, M.G; Bragança, L.; Mateus, R. – General overview of the problems, needs and solutions in the Portuguese building envelopes. In Melgaard E;. Hadjmichael, G.; Almeida, M.G.; Verhoef, L.G.W. (Eds.), Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes – Needs. IOS Press: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2007. ISBN: 978-1-58603-735-2. p.121-129.

·       Bragança, L.; Almeida; M.G.; Mateus, R. - Technical improvement of housing envelopes in Portugal. In Bragança, L.; Wetzel, C.; Buhagiar, V.; Verhoef, L.G.W. (Eds.), Improving the Quality of Existing Urban Building Envelopes – Façades and roofs. IOS Press: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2007. ISBN: 978-1-58603-737-6. p. 115-126.

 

Publications sections of book´s chapters

·      Bragança, L. and Mateus, R.; “Sustainability Assessment Datasheet”. Section III.3.2. of the book Improvement of Building’s Structural Quality by new Technologies Outcome of the Cooperative Activities of COST Action C12, Balkema Publishers, pp. 621628 (2004).

 

Edition of proceedings

·       Bragança L.; Pinheiro M.; Mateus R.; Amoêda R.; Almeida, M.; Mendonça, P. et al (Eds.). Proceedings of the international conference “Portugal SB10: Sustainable Building Affordable to All. Vilamoura, Portugal, 17th to 19th, March, 2010. ISBN 978-989-96543-1-0.

·      Bragança L.; Pinheiro M., Jalali S.; Mateus R.; Amoêda R.; Guedes M.C. (Eds.). Proceedings of the international conference “Portugal SB07: Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices – Challenge of the Industry for the New Millennium”, Lisbon, 2007. IOS Press: Amesterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN: 9781 586037857, 1154 pp.

 

Publications in international journals

·       Bragança, L., R. Mateus, and H. Koukkari. - “Building Sustainability Assessment”. Sustainability Journal, 2010. 2(7): p. 2010-2023.

 

Publications in proceedings of international conferences

·       Mateus, R.; Bragança, L. - Is it possible to integrate accurate environmental assessment methods in building sustainability rating systems? Proceedings of the International Conference “CESB10 – Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building 2010”. Prague, Czech Republic: 30th June o 2nd July

·       Bragança, L.; Mateus, R. -  The adaptation of the SBTool to the Portuguese context. Proceedings of the International Conference “CESB10 – Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building 2010”. Prague, Czech Republic: 30th June o 2nd July

·       Bragança, L.; Mateus, R. - LCA Database for Portuguese Building Technologies. Proceedings of the International Conference “Portugal SB10: Sustainable Building Affordable to All”. Vilamoura, Portugal: March, 2010. In L. Bragança, M. Pinheiro, R. Mateus, R. Amoêda et al (Edts.), ISBN 978-989-96543-1-0. p. 489-496.

·       Mateus, R; Bragança, L. - Sustainability Assessment of an Affordable Residential Building Using the SBToolPT Approach. Proceedings of the International Conference “Portugal SB10: Sustainable Building Affordable to All”. Vilamoura, Portugal: March, 2010. In L. Bragança, M. Pinheiro, R. Mateus, R. Amoêda et al (Edts.), ISBN 978-989-96543-1-0. p. 581-588.

·       Bragança, L.; Mateus, R. - New Approach to Environmental Life-Cyle Analysis in Sustainability Rating Systems. Proceedings of the International Conference “CINCOS’08: Congresso de Inovação na Construção Sustentável”. Curia, Portugal: October, 2008. In Vítor M. Ferreira, Luís Bragança, A. Baio Dias, A. Silva Afonso e Jorge de Brito (Edts.), Plataforma para a Construção Sustentável. ISBN 978-989-95978-0-8. p. 331-345.

·       Mateus, R.; Bragança, L. - Sustainability Assessment of Residential Buildings: Metodology SBTool Portugal. Proceedings of the International Conference “CINCOS’08: Congresso de Inovação na Construção Sustentável”. Curia, Portugal: October, 2008. In Vítor M. Ferreira, Luís Bragança, A. Baio Dias, A. Silva Afonso e Jorge de Brito (Edts.), Plataforma para a Construção Sustentável. ISBN 978-989-95978-0-8. p. 347-359.

·       Bragança, L.; Mateus, R. - Global Methodology for Sustainability Assessment: Integration of Environmental LCA in Rating Systems. International Seminar “Sustainability of Constructions – Integrated Approach to Life-time Structural Engineering”. Dresden, Germany: October, 2008. In Luís Bragança, Heli Koukari, Rijk Blok, Helena Gervásio, Milan Velijkovic, Zbigniew Plowako, Raffaele Landolfo, Viorel Ungureanu, Luís Simões da Silva e Peer Haller (Edts.), Cost Action C25. ISBN 978-3-86780-094-5. p. 2.3-2.14

·       .Bragança L.; Mateus R. – Sustainability assessment of building refurnishing operations. International Conference “Portugal SB07: Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices – Challenge of the Industry for the New Millenium”. Lisboa, Portugal: Setembro, 2007. IOS Press: Amesterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-1-58603-785-7. pp.381-388.

·       Bragança L.; Mateus R.; Koukkari H. – Perspectives of building sustainability assessment. International Conference “Portugal SB07: Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices – Challenge of the Industry for the New Millenium”. Lisboa, Portugal: Setembro, 2007. IOS Press: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 978-1-58603-785-7. pp.356-365.

·       Bragança, L.; Mateus R.; Koukkari, H. – Assessment of building sustainability. 1st Workshop of the COST Action C25 “Sustainability of Constructions – Integrated Approach to Life -time Structural Engineering”. Lisboa, Portugal: Setembro, 2007. ISBN 978-989-20-0787-8.

·       Silva N.; Mateus R.; Bragança; L.. Environmental characterization of gypsum-PCM plasters. 1st Workshop of the COST Action C25 “Sustainability of Constructions – Integrated Approach to Life-time Structural Engineering”. Lisboa, Portugal: Setembro, 2007. ISBN 978-989-20-0787-8.

·       Mateus, R.; Silva, P.; Bragança, L.; Almeida, M.; Mendonça, P. – Sustainability assessment of an energy efficient optimized solution. 2nd Palenc Conference & 28th AIVC Conference. Creta, Grécia: Setembro, 2007.

·  Bragança, L.; Mateus, R. - Sustainability Assessment of Building Solutions. A Methodological Approach. SB04MED International Conference Sustainable Construction: Action for Sustainability in the Mediterranean. 9 11 June 2005. Athens, Greece.

·       Bragança, L., Koukkari, H.; Mateus, R. - Sustainable Design Principles in Construction Sector. SB04MED International Conference Sustainable Construction: Action for Sustainability in the Mediterranean. 9-11 June 2005. Athens, Greece.

·       Bragança, L., and Mateus, R. - Comparative Assessment of Exterior Walls Construction Solutions Sustainability. COST C12 Final Conference Improvement of Building’s Structural Quality by new Technologies, Innsbruck, Austria, 20-22, January, 2005.

·       Bragança, L., Koukkari, H. and Mateus, R. - Sustainable Design in Construction Sector. COST C12 Final Conference Improvement of Building’s Structural Quality by new Technologies, Innsbruck, Austria, 20-22, January, 2005.

·       Bragança, L.; Almeida, M.; Silva, S.; Mateus, R. - Acoustic Evaluation of Beam and Pot Slabs With Lightweight Regularization Layers - A Case Study. European Symposium on Environmental and Building Acoustics, Guimarães, Portugal, 14-17, September, 2004.

·      Bragança, L.; Almeida, M.; Mateus, R.; and Mendonça, P. - Comparison between Conventional and MBT Constructive Solutions from an Economical and Environmental Point of View Case study. IAHS International Association of Housing Science XXX World Housing Congress, Coimbra, 2002.

 

Publications in proceedings of national conferences

·       Vale, C.; Mateus, R.; Bragança, L. - Avaliação de Impactes Ambientais de Ciclo de Vida de um Edifício de Habitação Unifamiliar. Livro de Actas da Conferência Internacional “CINCOS’10: Congresso de Inovação na Construção Sustentável”. Curia, 4 a 6 de Novembro, 2010.

·       Bragança, L.; Mateus, R. – A Construção Sustentável e o Novo Código Dos Contratos Públicos. Conferência Nacional “BE2008: Betão Estrutural 2008”. Guimarães: Novembro, 2008.

·       Mateus, R.; Bragança, L. - Avaliação Comparativa da Sustentabilidade de Soluções Construtivas. Construção 2004 - 2º Congresso Nacional de Construção, Porto, 13 a 15, Dezembro, 2004.

·       Mateus, R.; Bragança, L. - Avaliação da Sustentabilidade da Construção: Desenvolvimento de uma Metodologia para a Avaliação da Sustentabilidade de Soluções Construtivas. I Congresso Sobre Construção Sustentável, Exponor, 28 e 29, Outubro, 2004.

·       Bragança, L.; Mateus, R. - A Contribuição da Nova Regulamentação Energética de Edifícios para a Sustentabilidade da Construção. Civil’04 – Jornadas de Engenharia Civil, Universidade do Minho, 26 a 29, Abril, 2004.

·       Bragança, L.; Almeida, M.; Mateus, R. - Anomalias Mais Comuns nas Fachadas de Edifícios do Concelho de Guimarães. PATORREB – 1º Encontro Nacional de Patologia e Reabilitação de Edifícios, Porto, Portugal, 18 e 19 de Março de 2003.

·       Bragança, L.; Almeida, M.; Mateus, R.; Lopes, S. - Algumas Causas de Patologias em Fachadas – Caso de Estudo. Congresso Nacional da Construção Construção 2001. Lisboa, Dezembro de 2001.

 

Ricardo Filipe Mesquita Mateus

 

Professional address

University of Minho,

Department of Civil Engineering,

Alameda da Universidade

4800-058, Portugal

 

Phone:       +351 253 510 200

Extension: 517 209

Fax:          +351 253 510 217

 

e-mail: ricardomateus@civil.uminho.pt

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