The article is Open Access. It was originally published on August 30th, 2019 on MDPI. Link to article.
An analysis of the barriers of the renovation process, the potential of digitalization to overcome those barriers, and the requirements to ensure a successful digital workflow. This paper focuses on the Italian market where surveys, interviews, and a workshop were conducted, and then a diagnosis was made on the results obtained. Results show that technological innovation on BIM tools cannot be a stand-alone action to reach a full digitalization of the renovation sector, but it shall be supported by a major awareness of the actors involved, improved skills, and competences, as well as an important change of approach in the current construction practice
Authors: by Mohamed Elagiry (*1), Valentina Marino (*2), Natalia Lasarte (*3), Peru Elguezabal (*3), and Thomas Messervey (*1)
1 R2M Solution Srl, Research 2 Market, 27100 Pavia, Italy 2 GBC Italia, Green Building Council Italia, 38068 Rovereto, Italy 3 TECNALIA Research & Innovation, E-48160 Derio, Bizkaia, Spain