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Director: Prof. Gianluigi De Mare (Department Council Resolution 28 May 2020)

Welcome to the Appraisal and Economic Evaluation Laboratory
of the Department of Civil Engineering (DICIV) of the University of Salerno (UNISA)

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In the Appraisal field, the PEL carry out the evaluation of ordinary residential or commercial buildings and complexes and spacial larger entities such as industrial sites, power plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, infrastructures through the use of direct methods (MCA, linear and nonlinear regression analysis, neural networks, etc.) and indirect methods (capitalization of income, the analysis of financial flows, etc.). Great attention is paid to the set up of basic data for the development of comparative estimation samples, obtained with the application of a single procedure which identifies the economic and commercial needs that fall in the spatial and time horizon of interest


Economic Evaluation

In the evaluation field the PEL deals with the economic and financial evaluation of plans, programs and investment projects, according to the typical logic of the Cost-Benefit Analysis, which can tell one whether or not it is convenient – in monetary terms – to undertake project initiatives; according to the multi-criteria vision if, in the Economic Study, the purely financial effects, with a focus on Social Investment Impact. The construction of the business plan and the definition of main performance indicators (Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, Payback Period) are always accompanied by appropriate sensitivity analysis, aimed at stabilizing the solution algorithms and results


The PEL has scientific collaborations with foreign universities (Shanghai University, Université libre de Bruxelles, Universidad Nebrija) as well as transnational bodies and institutions (Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, AAIIC)

The Antonio Genovesi Award established in 2011 on the initiative of the PEL to collect the legacy left by Prof. Nicola Morano, emeritus of Appraisal of UNISA, and proposes cross-fertilization activities for the diffusion of the estimative culture

The research topics concern the two sovereign fields of valuation: Real Estate Appraisal and Economic Evaluation of Projects. With particular attention to the resolution of the conflict of interest between public and private and risk management in the civil projects

The goals achieved by the disciplinary contribution produced by the PEL is testified by more than 93 indexed publications (685 citations) and by the international awards achieved by the researchers

Learning & Consulting

By accessing the Learning section you can take advantage of the exclusive contents. The students of the Appraisal and Economic Evaluation of the Projects Courses will be able to download the didactic material (slides and notes), watch the video lessons, and make the final delivery of the exercise. By accessing the Consulting section, anyone interested can book an appointment with the members of the PEL. Register in the reserved area and access the Learning and Consulting sessions!

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The PEL contributes with its representatives to the scientific-professional debate conducted in study meetings, conferences and public events. In recent years, the recognition granted to the Laboratory by the highest national institutions (Chamber and Senate) on official occasions has been significant

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University of Salerno (Italy) 

Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 – 84084 – Fisciano (SA)