The Horizon 2020 project BIM4Ren had a very busy month behind, made of internal meetings and external events as the number of discoveries and developments is accelerating in this Research & Innovation project focused on simplifying access to easy-to-use BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools in renovation projects for energy efficiency.
It started with the very first BIM4Ren Technical day on 16 November, a technical meeting with the aims of reviewing the various tools developed within the project. Tools were not only pitched by the partners in charge, also demonstrations were carried out in order to provide a general overview of their functionalities and assess their commercial potential. The discussion continued and expanded during the BIM4Ren General Assembly taking place that same week, however focusing this time on testing in the pilot buildings and identifying technical gaps.
The project General Assembly took place over two days, on 18 and 19 November. The first day focused on the integration of the different tools & services to the BIM4REN one-stop-access-platform, while having parallel workshops related to the pilot sites in France, Spain and Italy in order to define specific workflows, articulation between the tools and a deployment calendar. On the second day, after monitoring all running activities, three additional workshops were organized, dedicated to modelling renovation scenarios, preparing the future training program on tools & the platform, and deepening exchanging on workflows.
Last but not least, on the 27 November, BIM4Ren held its second webinar for stakeholders. Led by the French Research Centre CSTB and the Green Building Council – Italian chapter, this webinar focused on geometry acquisition and data enrichment, with presentations of the PlansBIM tool by WiseBIM, the different scanning technologies experimented on the French pilot (AR2Build, Matterport camera and Navvis trolley), of the LODlifter and “Catalog editor” by CSTB. Very soon the recording will be available.
BIM4Ren enters the second half of its lifecycle, ending in September 2022; more webinars to inform its community of stakeholders on BIM tools developed by the partnership and other findings are in the pipelines in 2021. Please visit www.bim4ren.eu for more information.