Francesco Fiorito

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Dr
Francesco Fiorito
Lecturer in Architectural Technology
Room 587, G04 'Wilkinson Building', 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 7128

+61 2 9351 5601
francesco.fiorito@sydney.edu.au

Francesco Fiorito


Consultations and appointments

Consultation Hours: Tuesday 8.30 - 11.30
Consultation Rooms: Room 587 Wilkinson Building

Email Francesco to make an appointment outside of these hours.


Research Areas | Units and Programs | Academic Qualifications | Professional Experience | Memberships and Associations | Biography | Publications and Outputs

Units and Programs

  • MARC5101 ǀ Advanced Technologies 2
  • DAAE2008 ǀ Innovative Building Structures
  • DESC9192 ǀ Energy Code Compliance in Buildings

Research Areas

  • Structural and façade engineering
  • Energy modeling of buildings
  • Innovative building technologies and materials

Academic Qualifications

  • 2006 ǀ PhD (Building Engineering), Technical University of Bari (Italy)
  • 2001 ǀ MEng (Building Engineering, 1st class honors with special mention), Technical University of Bari (Italy)

Professional Experience

  • 2011 ǀ Lecturer in Architectural Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, The University of Sydney
  • 2007 – 2011 ǀ short-term lecturer of building components design, Faculty of Engineering, Technical University of Bari (Italy)
  • 2002 – 2011 ǀ teaching and research assistant of building technology, Department of Architecture and Town Planning, Technical University of Bari (Italy)
  • 2009 – 2011 ǀ Structural & Civil Director, Studio BFP s.r.l. Engineering Company, Bari (Italy)
  • 2002 – 2008 ǀ Engineering Consultant, Studio Vitone & Associati, Bari (Italy)

Memberships and Associations

  • Member ǀ Chartered Institute of Engineers of the province of Bari (Italy) since 2002
  • Member ǀ International Solar Energy Society
  • Member ǀ Ar.Tec. (Scientific Association for the promotion of relationship between architecture and building techniques, Italy)
  • Member ǀ ARIAP (Regional Association of Engineers and Architects of Apulia, Italy)
  • Associate Editor ǀ Architectural Science Review
  • Management Committee Member ǀ European Cost Action TU0905: “Structural Glass: novel design methods and next generation products” as delegate for Italy (2010-2011)

Biography

Francesco, M. Building Engineering PoliBA (2001) and PhD Building Engineering PoliBA (2006), spent his first 10 year of academic career at the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy), where worked, since 2002 as Research Assistant in Building Construction and, since 2007 as lecturer and coordinator the unit of study “Building Components Design” (M. Architectural Engineering).

In 2011 he joined the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning of the University of Sydney, as lecturer in Architectural Technology, involved in the activities of the Architectural and Design Science discipline.

His actual researches are oriented to:

  • The implementation of innovative transparent smart materials (photovoltachromic materials) on windows, for increasing indoor visual comfort and reducing building energy demand. This activity is carried out in collaboration with overseas partners.
  • Study of thermal storage capacity of building fabric, through the implementation of smart Phase Change Materials in lightweight constructions (timber envelopes) and in passive indirect solar systems (Trombe Walls).
  • Integration within the building envelope of active systems for the conversion of energy from renewable sources. Actually he is implementing a building integrated micro-wind generator based on the conversion of DEAP’s (Dielectric Electroactive Polymers) strain energy. This activity has been funded by Regional Government of Apulia (Italy) for 2011 and 2012.

Publications and Outputs

Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Conference Presentations and Publications | Public Presentations and Exhibitions

Books

2009 ǀ F. Fiorito. Involucro edilizio e risparmio energetico: soluzioni progettuali e tecnologie. Dario Flaccovio Editore, Palermo (Italy). ISBN 978-88-7758-863-0

Book Chapters

2006 ǀ F. Iannone, F. Fiorito. Il vano scala nei sistemi di ventilazione naturale degli edifici. Un approccio progettuale prestazionale mediante metodi numerici. Published on the book “Intervenire sul patrimonio edilizio: cultura e tecnica” edited by F. Astrua, C. Caldera, F. Polverino, Celid, Torino (Italy). ISBN 88-7661-718-3.


2005 ǀ F. Fiorito, P. Pastore. Valutazione prestazionale delle facciate a doppia pelle in clima mediterraneo. Published on the book “La ricerca universitaria sul costruire sostenibile. Studi recenti nell’Università italiana” edited by I. Garofolo, EdicomEdizioni, Monfalcone (Gorizia - Italy). ISBN 88-86729-55-3


2003 ǀ G. Fuzio, F. Fiorito. La parete tra tecnologia ed energia: facciate fotovoltaiche per il Politecnico di Bari. Published on the book “Sostenibilità nelle costruzioni – Lo stato della ricerca nell’università italiana” edited by I. Garofolo, EdicomEdizioni, Monfalcone (Gorizia - Italy). ISBN 88-86729-37-5

Journal Articles

2011 ǀ A. Cannavale, F. Fiorito, G. Gigli. Nanotecnologie e nanodispositivi. Opportunità per involucri edilizi intelligenti ed efficienza energetica in edilizia. L’ingegnere: edilizia, ambiente, territorio. 39-40/2011 pages: 52-54. Mancosu Editore (Roma - Italy).


2010 ǀ A. Cannavale, F. Fiorito, M. Manca, G. Tortorici, R. Cingolani, G. Gigli. Multifunctional bioinspired sol-gel coatings for architectural glasses. Building and Environment 45 (2010) pages: 1233-1243, Elsevier, ISSN 0360-1323, DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2009.11.010. (12 citations on Scopus)

Conference Presentations and Publications

2012 ǀ F. Fiorito. Trombe Walls for lightweight buildings in temperate and hot climates. Exploring the use of phase-change materials for performances improvement. Proceedings of International Conference “SHC 2012”, July 9-12 2012, San Francisco (USA). In print


2012 ǀ G. Lobaccaro, F. Fiorito, G. Masera, T. Poli. District geometry simulation: a study for the optimization of solar facades in urban canopy layers. Proceedings of the International Conference “SHC 2012”, July 9-12 2012, San Francisco (USA). In print


2006 ǀ F. Fiorito. Innovative technologies for the control of solar radiation in Mediterranean Areas: analysis of solutions for transparent envelopes. Proceeding of International conference “Eurosun 2006”, June 27-30 2006, Glasgow (United Kingdom). ISBN 0-904963-73-1.


2006 ǀ G.R. Dell’Osso, F. Fiorito, F. Iannone. Componenti di copertura e integrazione del fotovoltaico per il controllo del comfort. Il caso di studio di villa Romanazzi-Carducci in Putignano (BA). Proceeding of the conference “Architettura e Tecnica delle coperture. Storia, tecnologia e progetti dal sistema ai temi generali dell’involucro”, march 10-11 2006, Ancona (Italy). ISBN 88-7143-266-5.


2006 ǀ F. Fiorito, G. Fuzio. Tecnologia ed innovazione del controllo della radiazione solare in area mediterranea. Analisi di soluzioni per l’involucro trasparente. Proceeding of the conference “Architettura e Tecnica delle coperture. Storia, tecnologia e progetti dal sistema ai temi generali dell’involucro”, March 10-11 2006, Ancona (Italy). ISBN 88-7143-266-5.


2005 ǀ F. Iannone, F. Fiorito. Use of the stairwell as a component of natural ventilation systems in residential buildings. Comparison of technologies for the external envelope. Proceedings of “26th AIVC Conference – Ventilation in relation to the Energy Performance of Buildings”, Brussels (Belgium). ISBN 2-9600355-8-5


2005 ǀ F. Fiorito, P. Pastore. Performances of double-skin envelopes in Mediterranean Areas. Proceedings of “Third International Conference on Construction in XXI century - Advancing Engineering, Management and Technology”, September 15-17 2005, Athens (Greece). ISBN 960-254-655-7.


2004 ǀ F. Fiorito, G. Fuzio. Involucri innovativi per il controllo della radiazione solare. Proceedings of the first congress of Ar.Tec.: “Intersezioni e mutazioni nei rapporti tra Architettura e Tecnica, December 3-4 2004, Roma (Italy). ISBN 88-6026-035-3 (CD-ROM).


2004 ǀ F. Fiorito, G. Fuzio. Smart materials for the control of natural light. Proceedings of XXXII IAHS world congress: “Sustainability of the housing projects”, September 21-25 2004, Trento (Italy). ISBN 88-8443-070-4 (abstract book) – 88-8443-071-2 (CD-ROM)


2004 ǀ F. Fiorito, G. Fuzio. L’involucro edilizio: evoluzione della progettazione e del processo realizzativo. Proceedings of the conference “L’involucro Edilizio”, 24 aprile 2004, Bari (Italy), published on www.edilportale.com


2004 ǀ F. Fiorito, F. Palmisano, A. Vitone, C. Vitone. Interventi di miglioramento della affidabilità di pilastri in c.a. di edifici esistenti. Proceedings of the conference “Giornate A.I.C.A.P. 2004”, 2004. ISBN 88-555-2754-1


2004 ǀ F. Fiorito, F. Palmisano, A. Vitone, C. Vitone. Strategie per il miglioramento della sicurezza strutturale di edifici esistenti. Un caso esemplare di applicazione. Proceedings of the conference “Giornate A.I.C.A.P. 2004”, 2004. ISBN 88-555-2754-1

Public Presentations and Exhibitions

2011 ǀ Invited speaker at the conference:” Expomeeting: efficienza energetica sostenibilità” organized by EdicomEdizioni at Majesty Hotel in Bari (Italy), with a speech on “Renewable energy sources and new guidelines of Apulia Region (R.R. 24/2010)”. 17 May.


2010 ǀ Invited speaker at the conference: “Expomeeting: efficienza energetica e sostenibilità. Progettare e costruire in Puglia” organized by EdicomEdizioni at Garden Inn Hotel in Lecce (Italy), with a speech on “The new EU directive on building energy saving: a critical analysis”. 3 December


2010 ǀ Invited conference “Envelope role in buildings’ energy efficiency” SAIE 2010 – Fair of Bologna (Italy). 27 October


2010 ǀ Invited speaker at the conference “costruire con il legno: la sostenibilità come possibilità concreta” organized by Frezza Legnami S.p.A. and Formedil Bari (Italy), with a speech on “The benefits of timber structures: from seismic improvement to environmental sustainability”. 1 October


2010 ǀ Invited speaker at the seminar “Abitare sostenibile: la certificazione di sostenibilità ambientale e la certificazione energetica” organized by ANCE Puglia and by Association Energy Managers at Technical University of Bari (Italy), with a speech on “protocols for building certification of sustainability”. 14 June


2009 ǀ Invited Conference on “building envelope” at SAIE 2009 (Fair of Bologna, Italy) – Officine della Cultura. 30 October


2006 ǀ Invited speaker at the conference “Costruzioni esistenti. Per mitigare i rischi, per conservare o rinnovare il patrimonio, per bonificare il territorio. Chiarezza normativa e priorità delle valutazioni di affidabilità strutturale” – Ostuni (Brindisi, Italy), with a speech on “Example of structural assessment”. 14 July


2006 ǀ Speaker at the International Conference “Eurosun 2006” – Glasgow (UK), with a speech on “Innovative technologies for the control of solar radiation in Mediterranean Areas: analysis of solutions for transparent envelopes”. 29 June


2006 ǀ Selected speaker at the conference “Architettura e Tecnica delle coperture. Storia, tecnologia e progetti dal sistema ai temi generali dell’involucro” – Ancona (Italy), with a speech on: “Technology and innovation of solar radiation control in Mediterranean Area. Analysis of solutions for transparent envelopes.” 11 March


2005 ǀ Speaker at 26th AIVC Conference – Brussels (Belgium), with a speech on: “Use of the staiwell as a component of natural ventilation systems in residential buildings. Comparison of technologies for the external envelope”. 23 September


2005 ǀ Speaker at the Third International Conference on Construction in XXI century – Athens (Greece), with a speech on: “Performances of Double-Skin envelopes in Mediterranean Areas”. 16 September


2004 ǀ Speaker at XXXII IAHS World Congress – Trento (Italy), with a speech on “Smart materials for the control of natural light”. 24 September


2004 ǀ Invited speaker at the conference “L’involucro Edilizio (Building Envelope)”, organized by Edilportale in Bari (Italy), with a speech on “Building envelope: evolution of design and construction process”. 24 April