Raquel is a PhD student in Civil Engineering at University of Aveiro. Her thesis is titled “Building Condition Assessment applied to Public Buildings”. The main objective of her research is to develop a new practical, reliable and unified platform for Sustainable Asset Management. During her time at Texas A&M University, she will improve the building condition assessment strategy, explore the sustainability in Facility management and connect Building Information Modelling Methodology with computer sciences, digitalization techniques, collaborative technologies and the built environment. Her research intends to contribute to sustainable development in the built environment by optimizing building maintenance management.

Universidade de Aveiro – Texas A&M University, College Station

Grant duration: 6 months