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Members of the Holcim Awards jury for Latin America 2011 (l-r): Vanderley M John, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Construction Engineering, Polytechnic School, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil and Daniel Bermúdez Samper, Professor of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá – presentation of Acknowledgement prizes
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The Holcim Awards jury for region Latin America met in Mexico City, Mexico in July 2008 to select projects using the “target issues” for sustainable construction (l-r): Fernando Diez, Yolanda Kakabadse, Marc M. Angélil, Hans-Rudolf Schalcher, José Luis Cortés (Head), Sara Topelson, Bruno Stagno, Daniel Bermúdez Samper, Vanderley M. John.
Vanderley M John is Associate Professor of Construction Engineering at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP); and was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for Latin America (2005, 2008, 20011 & 2014).
Last updated: July 07, 2021 São Paulo, Brazil
Vanderley M John is Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Engineering, Polytechnic School at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and is the coordinator of Post-Graduate Studies.
Working in collaboration with industry, he is involved in several research projects in the fields of eco-efficient solutions and sustainable buildings policy; durability of materials and development of sustainable building materials like asbestos-free reinforced concrete, natural fiber reinforced materials, the use of waste as a raw material, advanced cement-based materials (FGM, biomimetic and self-cleaning), and development of LCA-based tools. He is also active in education for sustainability, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as organizing conferences and giving lectures to engineers and architects.
Vanderley M John holds a BSc from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil, an MEng in civil engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and a PhD in civil engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo. He was also guest researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
He is a Member of the Board of the Brazilian Council for Sustainable Construction (Conselho Brasileiro de Construção Sustentável, CBCS), Vice-President of the Building Committee of the Brazilian Standards & Technology Association (ABNT), and Vice-President of the Science Society, Brazilian Association for Built Environment Technology (ANTAC).
He is a member of the National Committee for Quality & Productivity on “Habitat” (the Brazilian Research Program for Housing Technology), as well as a member of the São Paulo State Environmental Chamber of the Construction Industry.
He is co-author of The Challenge of Sustainable Construction / O Desafio da Sustentabilidade na Construção Civil (Blucher Editora, 2011).
Vanderley M John was a member of the Global Holcim Innovation prize jury in 2012. He was a member of the Awards jury for Latin America in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014.