The European Union has set out ambitions targets for energy efficiency and climate change over the coming decades. These targets have major implications for the construction sector, in terms of its overall resource efficiency and specifically the energy performance of buildings in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2018/844/EU).
Post date: 15 Feb 2019
The BIMzeED project focuses on the training needs for the current and future construction industry with the main purpose to encourage 1) better employability 2) low-carbon growth, 3) green and nZEB skills 4) increase in youth employment. The challenge of the BIMzeED project is to overcome skills mismatching and improve employability in the current European construction market by improving and extending the existing skills of Trainers, SMEs, site managers, craftworkers and other experienced operatives.
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
E=0 project will support the development of home makeovers to net zero energy levels in FR, NL, UK and LUX.
Post date: 13 Feb 2019
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is the process of creating and managing information digitally across a building life-cycle. This information included in the model is not just the 3D geometrical data such as width, height, and depth, but “object oriented” and potentially comprises further dimensions such as time (4D), cost (5D), and operation (6D).
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
Sustainable Places 2019 (SP2019), the 7th edition of SP, will be held from 5th – 7th June 2019 in Cagliari, Italy – within the region of Sardinia – and is to be co-hosted locally by the Municipality of Cagliari, the Metropolitan City of Cagliari, and the University of Cagliari.
Post date: 8 Feb 2019
BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation.
Post date: 7 Feb 2019
BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation. By innovating and allowing every kind of construction actor to easily use novel and adequate BIM based digital tools, the project aims to overcome current barriers in culture, knowledge, tradition, affordability and opportunity that hinder the access to the digital revolution.
Post date: 29 Jan 2019
This report collects findings and outcomes from an open learning environment which involved several workshops and thematic deep dives. As an in-depth study, the report provides a reference for building commissioners and real estate developers to pioneer circular construction. Specifically, this report covers the following themes:
-circular construction, building layers and the hierarchy of Elements, Products and Materials (EPMs) (Chapter 2);
Post date: 22 Jan 2019
Ecobuild is one of the worldwide largest events for ecological design, sustainable construction and enviromental protection. Exhibitors represent the complete spectrum of sustainable construction products, for new build and refurbishment, residential and commercial projects. The best-known names in the sector continue to choose Ecobuild as their most important marketing platform seeking out and highlighting the continuing opportunities for sustainable construction.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
CONSTRUCTION – RENOVATION – REDEVELOPMENT– EFFICIENCY
These are the watchwords in the construction industry today.
The goal is to move from energy-hungry buildings to ones that actually produce energy thanks to intelligent use of solar panels and geothermal systems.
Passive homes featuring insulation materials and technologies with the capacity to minimize heat loss and wasted energy.
Post date: 8 Jan 2019