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Dr Claudio Benghi

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Claudio Benghi

Claudio studied as an architect at Politecnico di Milano in Italy because of his fascination with composition and complexity in the built environment. In time, expanding his interest in the area of information sciences, he has discovered the freedom and beauty of theoretical models, developing his career in the realm of information tools and technologies for the built environment, architecture, engineering and construction.

His PhD research investigated the issues of interoperability for construction and defined a strategy to promote the uptake of networked service solutions to support it.



  • Engineering PhD March 01 2004
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Automated verification for collaborative workflows in a Digital Plan of Work, Benghi, C. 1 Nov 2019, In: Automation in Construction
  • Geometric optimization of building information models in MEP projects, Hu, Z., Yuan, S., Benghi, C., Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Li, D., Kassem, M. 1 Nov 2019, In: Automation in Construction
  • Constraints in Authoring BIM Components, Benghi, C., Greenwood, D. 2018, Contemporary Strategies and Approaches in 3-D Information Modeling, IGI Global
  • Xbim.Essentials: a library for interoperable building information applications, Lockley, S., Benghi, C., Černý, M. 7 Dec 2017, In: The Journal of Open Source Software
  • IFC model checking based on mvdXML 1.1, Weise, M., Liebich, T., Nisbet, N., Benghi, C. Sep 2016
  • Interactive light and sound installation using artificial intelligence, Ronchi, G., Benghi, C. 2014, In: International Journal of Arts and Technology
  • Value optimisation in construction, from Building Information Models to Big Data, Benghi, C., Williamson, L. Oct 2014
  • Constraints in authoring BIM components for optimal data reuse and interoperability, Lockley, S., Greenwood, D., Matthews, J., Benghi, C. 2013, In: International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM)
  • Demo hour, Brock, A., Truillet, P., Oriola, B., Picard, D., Jouffrais, C., Wintergerst, G., Jagodzinski, R., Giles, P., Choi, S., Gu, J., Han, J., Heo, S., Kim, S., Lee, G., Ronchi, G., Benghi, C. 1 Jan 2013, In: Interactions
  • Which is your brass voice?: Using artificial intelligence to produce an interactive light and sound artwork, Benghi, C., Ronchi, G. 22 Mar 2013

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