Partners

The Partners

The project involves 23 partners spread across 10 countries representing the whole residential renovation value chain.

BIM4REN gathers together some of the top European RTOs active in the Built Environment domain and members of the European Construction Technology Platform (Nobatek, CSTB, TEC, TNO, Fraunhofer FISE) alongside key industrial actors like EDF (also in ECTP governance) and CMB Carpi and ATI Project (leading BIM implementers in the EU market) with great Universities (Aachen, Vilnius Gedimas) and up to 11 SMEs (R&D performing, contractors and technology providers) with key institutions as the European Builders Confederation, the Green Building Council (Italian chapter) and a large Social Housing Organisation from France (Logirep, 70 K dwellings).

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Project Coordinator & Onsite Demonstration

French private non-profit technological research centre working to promote Sustainable Development Innovation and Energy Efficiency in building technology, architecture and urban planning. It employs 50 people with a turnover of around 4 Million € for 2014 and offices in two locations in France.

Operational Framework. IFC generation & Sustainable building retroffiting.

The leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, employing around 1,405 people and with income of 102.1 Million € in 2016. They are committed to one GOAL: to transform technology into GDP, meaning wealth to improve people’s quality of life through generation of business opportunities for industry.

BIM Models & 3D Scanning technologies

A public research center in the construction sector, it contributes to innovation and problem solving for the industry and to transfer knowledge and technology to the wider community. CSTB is an active member of ENBRI and is in charge of the General Secretariat of the European Construction Technology Platform, with more than 230 members across Europe.

BIM Management, Open Standards & Data Driven Renovation.

TNO is the research organisation of applied sciences in the Netherlands with more than 3000 researchers and staff. Very active in a large number of EU research proyects, their R&D is geared towards better design of construction, management, renovation and maintenance processes, and the use of sustainable materials. They are part of ETCP, ETPIS and EPBD Buildings Platform.

Data Driven Renovation & Analysis

IES works with building owners and communities, offering innovative strategies to increase resource efficiency and measure performance. Their IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) is an innovative, award-winning and in-depth suite of integrated analysis tools. It allows the design and operation of comfortable buildings that consume significantly less energy.

Exploitation & Standardisation

An integrated and multi-disciplinary consulting company that aggressively targets filling the gap between research activities and market implementation across the fields of Innovation Management, Engineering, Energy, and ICT/Automation. R2M provides leadership, links high performance exploitation-oriented networks, and leverages public and private funding instruments.

BIM workflows, data exchange & interoperability. IFC & Standardization.

A consulting company specialising in R&D and application of BIM tech in building and civil engineering. It works with clients helping them adopt and implement interoperable open BIM workflows. Relevant partner activities to the project include standardization, BIM data management methods and IT developments for energy efficient buildings.

BIM, Data Architecture, Standardisation & Scientific Dissemination.

The largest technical university in Germany and a hub for university spin-off companies and engineering firms. They have a considerable research portfolio: with 15 affiliated institutes with strong industrial ties, they host 5 Fraunhofer institutes and 1 Leibniz institute and have several cooperations with the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

Front End & Integration

VRM Tech developed an online platform called Refurbify, a unique cloud-based refurbishment platform enabling large housing stock owners and their supply chain to manage all refurbishment, repair and maintenance activities seamlessly. Current partners and clients include Local Authorities, Housing Associations and regulatory bodies in the UK, Ireland and Italy.

IDDS Framework. BIM Environmental and Circularity assesment.

Providing consultancy, research and engineering services shaped around the vision of sustainability and related EU policy, their interdisciplinary team has developed expertise in the fields of architecture and sustainable built environment together with information technologies, projecting a holistic approach and bringing different skill sets to all its projects.

Occupant behaviour Data Collection & Consolidation

EDF is an integrated energy company and a leader in the energy market in Europe. In France, 95% of the electricity output from their production facilities involve no CO2 emissions. They have strong involvement in industrial research in energy efficiency in transport, industry and buildings in a collaborative frame with both academic and industrial partners.

Analysis for HVAC and Heat Pump systems

Europe’s biggest solar energy research institution. A non-profit organization for applied research located in Germany, the work at the Institute ranges from the investigation of scientific and technological fundamentals for solar energy applications, the development of production technology and prototypes, to the construction of demonstration systems.

SaaS platform for BIM generation

WiseBIM is a spin-off of CEA that proposes services to digitalize existing building plans into a 3D model. From any kind of existing 2D plans, main building elements are automatically recognized and assembled into BIM, respecting the IFC standard in order to ensure the interoperability with most BIM software.

Renovation workflow & On-site Demonstration

A subsidiary company of the Polylogis Group, a non-profit social housing developer specialised in the construction, renovation and management of social housing. With more than 38,000 dwellings in the regions of Paris and Normandy, they are implementing new energy performance solutions while keeping costs at a reasonable level to guarantee the social service.

Communication, Dissemination & Training

The European Builders Confederation (EBC) is a European umbrella organisation representing national associations of construction crafts and SMEs. Based in Brussels, EBC currently has 17 members from 15 countries. They take part in the European Commission’s Standing Committee on Construction and is a partner of the Build Up Platform and BIM Community.

User-Centered Design & Communication

Comet is a SME based in Spain with the main objective to lead to effective commercialization of European R&D achievements, including both public-funded and private-driven initiatives; leaded by a core team of specialists composed by commercial technicians with over 20 years’ experience in Technical Business Development.

Testing & On-site demonstration

Kursaal is the pioneer in Guipuzcoa in insulation systems for façade retrofitting. They specialize in comprehensive building renovations through restoration, insulation and conservation and has carried out many successful examples of energy retrofitted buildings that have improved the energy savings, comfort, health and safety of their occupants.

Data collection & Solar energy integration. Decisional workflow.

EnerBIM develops specific BIM solutions, innovative configurators and 3D virtual workspaces, including SaaS. They are committed to the Energy Transition, with solid competencies in thermal simulation, solar energy modeling and bioclimatic design and wish to drive the digital transformation of the construction sector through collaborative workflows for energy efficiency.

Training & Communication Manager

GBC Italia is a national independent non-profit organization made up of businesses, organizations and building professionals working in the building and construction industry. They work  to advance green buildings at national level, as well as unite with other Green Building Councils to achieve environmental, economic and social goals on a larger, global scale.

Decision making & multi-criteria analysis. Renovation scenarios & cost analysis.

The 3rd university of Lithuania, with more than 11,000 students, their Department of Construction Management and Real Estate is committed to developing real-world applications for the sector, focusing its research on multi-variant decision support systems, health and safe house, energy efficiency, climate change, online artificial intelligence technologies, e-city, and big data analytics.

HVAC & Heat Pumps. Testing.

A Romanian private construction company with strong expertise on HVAC systems installation and efficient energy building. Employing around 40 people and with a turnover of 3,5 Million € for 2017, they have worked on various renovation projects like hospitals, university buildings and student’s residences and have developed sGEEB : smart Green Efficient Energy Building.

On-Site demonstration & Testing

Civil constructions, sky-scrapers, large infrastructures, project financing: CMB is a reliable construction company with successful, strong experience in the field. They defend the positive impact of using BIM in projects of large complexity: from better coordination during the design and construction phases to a timely management of buying and a more controlled work planning.

Workshops & On-Site demonstration.

With an international team of experts in architectural design, energy and bio-climate engineering, ATIProject provides its clients with a leading role in the decision-making process: granting them insight over the best technologies, making the most of renewable energy resources and promoting environmentally friendly construction and carbon neutral buildings.