An approach for the material selection and use in industrial-energy facilities


  • Ürün Biçer image/svg+xml Beykent University

    Ürün Biçer was born in 1979 in Adana. After graduating from Yıldız Technical University, Department of Architecture in 2001, she completed her master's and doctoral studies in the Department of Architecture of the same university. Between 2001-2011 she worked as a Research Assistant at Yıldız Technical University, Department of Architecture, Department of Building Elements and Materials. Ürün Biçer, who has undertaken administrative duties besides her academic studies since 2001, has many publications in different fields of the discipline of architecture such as building elements and materials, design, education and studio experiences. Ürün Biçer, who served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Architects of TMMOB between 2012-2020, has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Interior Architecture (TR) at Istanbul Beykent University since 2012 and continues to serve as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.

  • Rana Ayça Derviş

    Rana Ayça Derviş recieved her bachelor degree in faculty of engineering and architecture from Beykent University (2004) and she received master of science degree (2023) about Architectural Materials of Industrial Buildings in the same university. In her 19 year of professional life, she worked in several companies and be part in building design and construction management side.  Projects are mostly related in industrial and mixed used projects (office, residence and shopping malls). Currently Derviş is work at industrial building design company. As a principal architect her role is controlling detail engineering & design project and support architectural procurement packages. This is her first article.



building construction & materials, criteria of industrial facilities, design of industrial facilities, industrial & energy buildings, selection of materials for industrial facilities


The place and characteristics of architectural structures in the developing production, industry and energy fields are important at the point of architecture being a versatile and interdisciplinary practice. Industrial-energy facilities are buildings that are mostly established in areas outside the city and designed to be protected against environmental factors, where energy and industrial activities are carried out. Since it is a production-oriented system, it includes many different operational processes. These buildings are used for a wide range of purposes such as manufacturing, storage, and distribution. The design of an industrial building plays an important role in determining the productivity, efficiency and safety of the facility. In this view, material selection has been evaluated as a critical factor in architectural design of industrial-energy facilities. It affects the environmental sustainability, structural performance, and aesthetic appeal of the built environment.  The materials used in the construction of an industrial building should also be carefully selected. These buildings experience heavy wear and tear, and therefore need to be durable and long-lasting. Steel and concrete are popular materials because of their strength and durability, while also being flexible in accommodating the changing needs of the business. This paper presents a scientific approach to material selection that considers sustainability, performance, and aesthetics criteria. Studies on the structure and other characteristics of industrial-energy facilities, which constitute the main problematic of the study, has been examined, and it has been aimed to reveal the theory and knowledge at the point of the experience of the authors. In this context, the aim of the study is to reveal the architectural features, commonly used materials and material selection criteria of industrial-energy facilities by determining them through theoretical knowledge, analysis, observation and professional experience.


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How to Cite

Biçer, Ürün, & Derviş, R. A. (2023). An approach for the material selection and use in industrial-energy facilities. Journal of Design for Resilience in Architecture and Planning, 4(2), 232–243.



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