Benjamin Sanchez is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Tecnológico de Monterrey campus Puebla and a Young Energy Professional (YEP) ascribed to the Energy Council of Canada (ECC). Benjamin's research is focused in the development and implementation of emergent technologies (BIM, CIM, IoT, Big Data, Machine learning, LCA, 3D scan to BIM) for increasing the performance of construction building projects in terms of sustainability and Circular Economy. Benjamin has done recent contributions on international journals for the valuation and monetization of the environmental impacts of the residual life of building stock in North America. His contributions add a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) perspective to the decision-making methodology involved in adaptive reuse of buildings, in order to contribute to sustainability and climate change through mitigation of CO2 emissions.
Benjamin is a Civil Engineer with a doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He is originally from the city of Puebla in Mexico. Before initiating his doctoral studies, he worked as infrastructure construction supervisor and environmental inspector of the State of Puebla. Puebla is the fourth largest state in Mexico with 6.1 million inhabitants. Some of his duties were verifying the fulfillment of the applicable laws inside of the construction and environmental jurisdiction for new and existing buildings. Benjamin has been active in the promotion and dissemination of his research work in important forums, through participating in international research academic experiences at Chalmers University in Sweden and ETH Zürich in Switzerland. Also, he has presented his original work in international conferences (ISARC, CIB WBC, CSCE, ASCE, NHICE), and he has collaborated in projects with international organizations such as the Energy Council of Canada (ECC), the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), and the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP23.