Topic of the Month

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
  • Internet of Things 
  • 3D printing / Fab Labs / Drones
  • Smart Cities technologies


Here you have the remarkable contributions of this month:



Overview Articles


theodore.jpgRenovate Europe’s REDay 2019: Deep Energy Renovation Already All Around Us. The Renovate Europe Campaign celebrated its annual REDay beacon event on the 8th of October 2019 in the European Parliament. Researchers, policy experts and practitioners joined the moderated debate around the topics of Financing Renovation and gave feedback from Projects in Action.


Socioeconomic and technical approaches to building stock renovation. Deep renovation of buildings has the potential to cut 36% of their energy consumption by 2030, while reducing the EU’s dependency on imported energy, creating growth, innovation and employment, reducing fuel poverty and resulting in more comfortable and healthier buildings. 





KLIMAHOUSE 2020. Its strategic location at the heart of the Alps makes it the perfect meeting point for companies to exchange ideas, innovations and insights on the latest trends on energy-efficient and sustainable construction. Klimahouse positioned itself as the leading trade show on sustainable construction in all of Italy.


WEBINAR - BIM for manufacturers: alternative ways to promote products in BIM. As a manufacturer, you probably ask yourself how to attract designers' attention, how to increase their interest and thus the use of your products in many projects or how to increase sales. You can easily and quickly convince designers to actively use your BIM libraries in their projects.


CONSTRUCTION 4.0 Conference. This day, dedicated to Construction 4.0, is organized in partnership with the AdN, the CCW and the CSTC, Build4Wal and benefits from an organizing committee representative of the various construction trades.





The Templater tool. The Templater tool is been conceived by BRE in order to facilitate the implementation of BIM data standards across the asset lifecycle. This is achieved by providing a free to list opportunity for manufacturers and a free to access for Designers, Constructors, Owners, Operators and Maintainers.


Webinar on the STUNNING project: conclusions and important results for promoting energy-efficient building renovation. The goal of the EU’s H2020 STUNNING project is to promote successful and innovative building-renovation packages and business models around a virtual and collaborative knowledge-sharing platform. The STUNNING Renovation Hub aims to accelerate their adoption.





original.jpgLast trends in energy-saving applications.From home automation to bill management, our relationship with the electric systems in buildings is nowadays mainly based on the use of applications. In 2019 energy-saving software is hardly a novelty, and app stores are full of solutions to help consumers to manage electricity.


theodore.jpgConstruction skills: Equipping building professionals with new skills to achieve European energy targets. CORDIS Results Pack focuses on 11 EU-funded projects based across Europe that have driven forward the BUILD UP Skills initiative. The EU launched the BUILD UP Skills initiative in 2011 to answer to the lack of adequate construction skills which hampers the developmennt of NZEBs and effective renovations.





resalta.jpgDeep Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings: Addressing Knowledge Gaps and Skills Training in Ireland The primary intent of this research project is to review the current state of knowledge and risks relating to the deep energy renovation of traditional buildings, which have different hygroscopic and thermal behaviours to buildings of modern construction.


resalta.jpgBenchmarking of promising experiences of integrated renovation services in Europe The report aims to identify, analyse and extract lessons learnt and guidelines from several promising home renovation services in Europe with a focus on target group audience, offered service, relations between involved stakeholders, data required for operating the service...


resalta.jpgBuilding renovation in the Clean Energy Package: implications at local, national and EU levels The Clean energy package for All Europeans is a comprehensive set of legislation that defines European climate and energy policy for 2020 and beyond, composed of eight different pieces of legislation aimed at accelerating the energy transition in Europe.






Bexel Consulting Applied Integrated BIM Approach for Large Hotel and Resort Project. Bexel Consulting is a high-tech, construction and engineering consultancy company. They designed, built, and constructed the Sensatori and Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts. This beachfront resort, placed on the east coast of Dominican Republic, features 460 suites.


theodore.jpgWorld's tallest Passive House: high-rise Bolueta (Bilbao-Spain). The developers and architects of this project have set very high goals. With the Bolueta building, they wanted to set a new Passive House record and at the same time ensure the quality of the building through certification. Bolueta is now the tallest Passive House building in the world.





theodore.jpgSWITCH2SAVE project. Switch2save targets active management of radiation energy transfer through glass-based building envelopes by integrating transparent energy smart materials with switchable total energy transmission values (g-value).




theodore.jpgIDEAS project. The IDEAS project is creating an innovative building-integrated renewable energy system. As a result of IDEAS, it will cost less to generate electricity, heat, and cooling in multi-family buildings (such as apartments and blocks of flats).



Get ready for January's Topic of the Month 'Digitalisation of the Building and Construction sector' and prepare your next publications.


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