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The Spanish pilots: a living lab to test the BIM4Ren tools, monitor the renovation process and engage the stakeholders
Two case studies in Spain have been used as Living Labs to demonstrate the results of the BIM4Ren project in
With the final month of the project approaching, BIM4Ren has in store an extensive calendar of interesting events for its
Congratulations to Jyrki Oraskari, Oliver Schulz, Jacob Beetz from RWTH Aachen University and Jeroen Werbrouck from Ghent University on the paper “Enabling
Practical implementation of BIM for renovation: Demonstration of simple and affordable BIM tools for SMEs. Lessons learned in the BIM4Ren project
Entitled in Spanish” JORNADA: Aplicación práctica de BIM para Rehabilitación: Demostración de herramientas BIM sencillas y asequibles para PYMES. Lecciones aprendidas
The Digitalization Challenge
For this reason, our project will define digital ready renovation workflows adapted to the construction sector needs and elaborate an open, decentralized BIM environment as strong innovative basis for the core developments.
Methodologies, processes and hard technologies will be developed for data collection, data management and data driven design.
Finally a One Stop Access Platform will integrate all technologies as a single entry point to all end users. Impact will be ensured through standardization activities, training of hand-crafters and SMEs and demonstration on pilots used as living labs.
AN OPEN, DECENTRALIZED BIM ENVIRONMENT WITH
4 Strong Innovation Levels
Digital Driven Workflows
Development of BIM based workflows dedicated to the renovation of residential buildings adapted to the complexity of targets of construction sector and put into a systematic and integrated workflows (IDDS).
BIM4Ren Tools & Digital Environment
One Stop Access Platform
Pilots as Living Labs
Project pilots are used as a user-centred, open-innovation ecosystem with co-creation, exploration, experimentation and evaluation of the deployed tools.
At BIM4Ren we know that more energy-efficient buildings require innovative and adapted methods and tools for construction professionals, especially SMEs, and efficient, collaborative processes throughout the construction value chain.
Collection of heterogenous information about existing buildings into digitalized data.
To create a BIM model and then organise, consolidate and secure the data.
Analysis of technical and economic potential. Generation of renovation scenarios.
A digital ready renovation workflow based on stakeholders elicitations. A novel, state of the art, open, decentralized environment.
That are articulated around Data Collection, Data Management and Data-Driven Design. That make the most of the potential of BIM. That are adapted to the size, capacity and ambition of the project.
Through pilots as living labs for user-centred, open innovation ecosystems. By contributing to standardization bodies as BuildingSmart. Helping train a new generation of workers to the use of BIM tools.
The construction sector and specially SME contractors all around Europe can be key actors of both the green and digital revolution, by considering them alongside building residents, as a fundamental part of the new open innovation trends underpinning co-design and co-creation of the built environment.
BIM is the cornerstone. By putting in the hands of every kind of construction actor the adequate BIM based digital tools to improve their efficiency, they can address the most important challenge of the climate change fight: the refurbishment of the existing building.
On the basis of easy access, quick and straightforward operation, affordability and fast ROI with adapted business models, BIM4REN will be able to deliver an independent and collaborative service platform for all stakeholders to efficiently communicate and to optimize the management tasks and quality checks, during the supply or preparation phase, during the execution phase and further commissioning and operation.
Learn more of who we are and how we will help build a more energy efficient construction sector.