Second General Assembly

From the 14th to the 16th of May the BIM4Ren consortium got together in Bilbao and San Sebastián in order to hold its Second General meeting. It was surprisingly sunny considering we were in the Basque Country in the North of Spain.The meeting was organised by Tecnalia at their premises in Derio near Bilbao. Tecnalia also organised an informal night gathering in Bilbao city centre on the 14th May were all partners could enjoy delicious local cousin in a relaxed atmosphere whilst interchanging technical ideas. A more serious gala dinner was also held in Bilbao on the next day were partners could carry on discussing project issues.

Tuesday afternoon was the time to visit some of Tecnalia gems: the Kubik and labs. We could appreciate  visiting Kubik how constant testing in a lab is performed.


On Wednesday 15th two workshos were held. The first one regarding the definition of BIM4Ren workflows looking at their high end and low end concepts. The second one concentrated on technical specifications that has to determined the correct functioning of the pilots that are included in their respective living labs. Both workshops procured a great amount of information that was boiled down to important technical decisions for the project.



Kursaal kindly organised a visit aimed at some partners to several buildings that had been renovated in the beautiful San Sebastian city centre. After the visit to the buildings we were also taken to Kursaal premises where staff members give us a much appreciated talk on retrofitting techniques and materials and its relation to BIM.

After the meeting and the visit to the retrofitting sites the consortium is looking forward to the next six months work that will lead to important advances.


We are an H2020 project boosting the renovation rate in EU through a set of easy-to-use BIM tools dedicated to collaborative construction energy renovation works.

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