Topic of the Month

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What is Topic of the Month?

 

In Build Up we want that everyone feels involved. That is what the Topic of the Month is for, so all the community can contribute with articles, events and much more under the same topic. 

 

This month of January our topic is 'Digitalisation of the building and construction sector'​​.

 

Which content is related to the topic?

  • BIM
  • Regulation Framework
  • ICT Practices and Tools
  • BEM
  • Automation and Standardization
  • Materials - Technologies and Case Studies
  • IoT
  • 3D printing / Fab Labs / Drones
  • Smart Cities technologies

Here you have the remarkable contributions of this month:

 


Overview Articles

 

overview.jpgThe crest of the Renovation Wave: A toolkit to decarbonise the European building stock  Renovation toolkits are integrated packages of prefabricated components, such as insulation/façades, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning.

 

 

 

overview.jpgE-learning for building professionals  The building sector presents a considerable unexploited potential for cost-effective energy savings. Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) standards have become a mandatory requirement in Europe for new construction from 2020, however increasing the rate.

 

 


Expert talks

 

expert.jpgExpert talks – Myriam Olivier , PhD in civil engineering, Mission head at ASTUS-construction, France.  She has worked in the domains of Energy Efficiency and Building Information Management and Modelling for several years and has coordinated and worked in a number of international research projects, including the recently completed H2020 BIMplement project.

 

 

 

expert.jpgExpert Interview - Eugenio Quintieri Secretary, General of the EBC  Eugenio Quintieri is the Secretary-General of the European Builders Confederation (EBC) since June 2017. In addition to managing EBC secretariat, Eugenio represents EBC in the European Social dialogue committee, supervises several legislative fields, including the digitalisation of the construction sector.

 


Events

 

ISH digital 2021. ISH will take the form of a purely digital event from 22 to 26 March 2021. Take advantage of the numerous digital business functions for interaction and networking.

 

 

 

Masters of Digital 2021 – Digital as the driver for Europe’s recovery. This unique virtual edition will focus on the role of digital in strengthening Europe’s emergence from the global pandemic, and look at how deeper collaboration between business, government and civil society will deliver on the goal of a stronger digital Europe.

 

 

The International Standards Virtual Summit Spring 2021. BuildingSMART promotes international consensus among stakeholders on specific standards to accelerate implementation and uptake. buildingSMART standards cover a wide range of process and information capabilities unique to the built environment industry

 

 


Learn

 

TripleA-reno project: Entertain and Engage with the Energy Transition Game. Turning the boring into the interesting is a key aspect of public-sector initiatives that energizes people, be it public employees or residents! Gamification can accomplish that! Games are fun — they are not always about winning or losing, but about engaging people in an idea and a process. 

 

 

“My Europe 2050” e-learning tool. My Europe in 2050 lets you choose how we will change the European "Machine" in the next decades. How we will move, live, eat and consume, how we will change the agriculture, transport, energy generation and production systems. 

 

 


News

 

original.jpgQ&A: ‘We need to reduce the ‘embodied energy’ of buildings Retrofitting Europe’s buildings for energy efficiency is not enough to slash the carbon footprint of the construction sector and cut emissions in time to meet the Paris climate agreement goals, according to Dr Catherine De Wolf, assistant professor of design and construction management at TU Delft in the Netherlands.

 

 

original.jpgThe Horizon 2020 project NEWCOM at its final stages With the aim of a Europe-wide comparability of acquired skills, NEWCOM has created training schemes for flat roof and structural waterproofing, comfort ventilation and quality assurance and developed a competence database for the Europe-wide comparability of acquired skills. 

 

 

original.jpgBIM4EEB – Project Second year During 2019, the first year, the BIM4EEB project outlined needs and requirements to be satisfied during the renovation process in order to ensure the best adaptation of the methodological and technological features of BIM4EEB toolset to the specific needs of the users. 

 

 


Publications

 

original.jpgPromoting energy efficiency standards and technologies to enhance energy efficiency in buildings An important goal of public policy to stimulate transition to a sustainable energy system is to improve energy efficiency –a target clearly set out in Sustainable Development Goal 7.

 

 

 

original.jpgRenovation Wave - the European Green Deal To reduce emissions by at least 55% in 2030 and build the foundations for a climate neutral Europe by 2050, the Renovation Wave aims to renovate 35 million inefficient buildings by 2030.Renovating them is essential to reducing emissions and energy use.

 

 


Cases

 

resalta.jpgSvart hotel in Norway: how to reach the Plus Energy target The architect firm Snøhetta, in collaboration with Arctic Adventures of Norway, Asplan Viak and Skanska, has designed “Svart”, the world’s first Plus Energy hotel in a Northern climate.

 

 

 

sykesNotarjeva vila.The house was built after the 1st world war as notary's villa in the former periphery of Tolmin where richer buildings were located.The house expresses the characteristics of secession and is listed in the Register of Slovene cultural heritage.

 

 


Explore

 

sykesWATTELSE project WATTALPS masters the battery technology (cooling, power electronics…) and can deliver high power rate or high energy density, depending on the customers’ needs.

 

 

 

sykesFAST-SMART project The overall goal of the EU-funded FAST-SMART project is to apply novel manufacturing techniques on a large scale, recently developed by project members for synthesising smart nanomaterials for energy harvesting.

 

 

 

sykesSMART5GRID project 5G is envisioned to be the first global technology standard that will address the variety of future use cases of the energy sector, by ensuring that both the radio and core network performance requirements can be met in terms of end-to-end latency, reliability and availability.

 

 


 

Get ready for February's Topic of the Month 'Building operation and smart buildings' and prepare your next publications.

 

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