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1st European conference | BIM and energy performance of buildings, 25 June 2018

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June 25 2018 1st European conference ‘BIM and energy performance of buildings’ Brussels –Belgium
Context of the conference The market uptake of BIM (Building Information Modelling) is rapidly growing in nearly all European countries and one can assume that this trend will continue and even accelerate in the coming years. In practice, there was until recently in most countries little to no attention for BIM as a support tool for the regulatory assessment of the energy performance of buildings. A smart use of BIM can be a win-win situation for both areas, whereby there surely are still several bottlenecks and challenges ahead of us. This first conference, organised by INIVE EEIG on behalf of the QUALICHeCK platform, aims to present the status of BIM and opportunities and challenges regarding BIM use for the regulatory assessment of the energy performance of buildings. The aim is also to explore possibilities and challenges for an accelerated interaction/integration. The programme will cover visions of needs, on-going research and development work as well as demos of already existing solutions and panel discussions. 
Provisional programme

 8:30 Welcome coffee

 9:00 Session 1 - chairs: Amandine De Coster - Lacourt (EASME) and Peter Wouters (QUALICHeCK) - Welcome and context of the conference – Johan Willemen (past president FIEC and president BBRI) - Interactive voting moderated by Prof. Arnold Janssens (UGent) - Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive – Sylvain Robert (DG ENER) - History of BIM developments and expectations for the future – prof. Stefaan Boeykens (KUL and D-Studio) - BIM implementation in EU member states and other regions and expected developments – Léon Van Berlo (TNO) - Demonstration “BIM as working today” – Thomas Vandenbergh (Besix and president BBRI technical committee ‘ICT and BIM’)

 10:30 Coffee break

 11:00 Session 2  - Commission initiatives for the modernisation of construction: digitalisation, BIM and energy performance of buildings – Lutz Köppen (DG GROW) - Product and system modelling with BIM – Prof. Pieter Pauwels (President LBD-W3C and UGent) - Panel discussion “Construction 4.0 and BIM” o DG GROW – FIEC – EBC and others - Application of BIM to the assessment of the energy performance of buildings – Peter Wouters (INIVE EEIG and QUALICHeCK platform) - Demonstration “Focus on energy, environment, indoor climate modelling and simulation with BIM – Benjamin Gonzales (CYPE) and Patrick Corrales (CSTB)

 13:00 Lunch

 14:00 Session 3 – chairs: Jens Laustsen (EPBD CA coordinator) and Philippe Moseley (EASME) - Horizon 2020 support for BIM in energy efficient buildings – Philippe Moseley (EASME) - BIMplement – BIM and energy efficiency skills - BERTIM – Using BIM for renovation with prefabrication - Could we rethink the French building legislation in the context of BIM? – Thomas Welsch (Directorate of Housing, Urbanism and Landscape)

 15:15 Coffee break

 15:45 Session 4 – chairs: Gunnar Grün (Fraunhofer IBP) and Jean-Christophe Visier (CSTB) - Standardisation challenges for the energy performance assessment in a BIM context – Dick van Dijk (EPB-research) - Demonstration “Use of BIM for design of installations, energy performance and comfort evaluation” – Nielst Vercaemst (Ingenium) - Panel discussion about BIM and the energy performance of buildings assessment with representatives from government and stakeholders o DG ENER – BPIE – CEN – NVBV - eu.bac - EURIMA – venticool - Interactive voting part 2 – moderated by Prof. Arnold Janssens (UGent) - Conclusions – Jean-Christophe Visier (CSTB)

 17:00 Reception 



The conference will take place in the Conscience Building (Auditorium Hadewych, Koning Albert II-laan / Boulevard Roi Albert II, 1210 Brussels. It is within walking distance of Brussels North railway station.



For additional information, please contact Stéphane Degauquier at BBRI: Avenue P. Holoffe 21, B 1342 Limelette, Belgium – tel: +32.2.655.77.11 -


This conference is organised by INIVE EEIG on behalf of the QUALICHeCK platform The members of INIVE EEIG are BBRI, CETIAT, CSTB, eERG, Fraunhofer IBP, NKUA, SINTEF, TMT US and TNO. 
Supporter and endorsement
The conference receives support and endorsement from the following international organisations (preliminary list): • BPIE  • ES-SO  • eu.bacEURIMAEuroACEREHVATightVent platform venticool Platform .         
In addition, there is specific support at Belgian level from:
The cluster BIM  • The Technical Committee ‘BIM and ICT’ of the Belgian Building Research Institute • The Strategic Basic Research Project NEPBC, supported by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) • The pre-normative research project CODEC supported by the Federal Public Services


International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance (INIVE EEIG)
Contact Name:
Peter Wouters
Contact Email: Contact Phone:
+32 27164211