Two projects called BERTIM and MORE-CONNECT have demonstrated ways of retrofitting prefabricated façade and roof panels that incorporate energy efficiency improvements. This kind of offsite construction means building renovations take less time on the building site, as little as a couple of days.
Post date: 17 Mar 2020
BIMcert provides an easily accessible portal for training the vast middle tier of construction industry supply chain professionals of all profiles. The framework and materials supporting the portal is aimed at improving workers’ BIM, sustainable construction and energy efficiency skills, thus leading to better collaborative working that guarantees energy efficient, sustainable buildings and increased quality throughout the entire construction supply chain.
Post date: 16 Mar 2020
BUILD UP Skills Advisor
app was first released in 2015, with the aim of providing construction workers with job-specific advice and short upskilling opportunities. By turning on the app notifications for specific techniques, the user automatically receives updates on the most current course offers as well as question sets based on practical real-life situations.
Post date: 5 Feb 2020
Both Northern Ireland business and European government have embraced a new digital construction training platform introduced by Belfast Metropolitan College in partnership with six other European partners.
Post date: 3 Feb 2020
BIM4EEB is a European funded project that aims to develop a BIM-based toolkit for energy-efficient building renovation. The project has just completed the first year of activities in full steam. Along the year, project partners have run surveys, interviews, conducted researches and are now strongly engaged in the development of the BIM4EEB platform and the Building Information Modelling (BIM) toolkit.
Post date: 29 Jan 2020
BIM is a key part of the fourth revolution (digitalisation) of the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) and an enabling tool for a cleaner and more sustainable build environment.
This has been recognised by the European commission, and several H2020 funded projects, including BIMcert, are focusing in providing training frameworks and support in order to upskill the industry.
Post date: 20 Jan 2020
What makes you think BIM is the way forward for the construction sector to meet carbon emission targets?
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) the global buildings sector is now responsible for 36% of global final energy consumption as well as accounting for nearly 40% of total direct and indirect carbon dioxide emissions.
Post date: 15 Jan 2020
As part of the sustainability planning within BIMcert and with other EU BIM projects we have collaborated to form BIMalliance. The primary aim of this is to enable BIMcert to develop an exploitation plan in collaboration with other partners. This collaboration also enables all partners in BIMalliance to share materials, modules and learning material.
Post date: 15 Jan 2020
Digitalisation of the economy is one of the priorities set by the European Union (EU). The Strategy for a Digital Single Market, developed by the European Commission (EC) in 2015, outlined the path for the EU to build the right digital environment. The aim is to maximise the growth potential of the digital economy in Europe and to ensure European industries are at the forefront of developing and exploiting digital technologies of the markets of the future.
Post date: 13 Jan 2020
Through its BUILD UP Skills initiative, the EU aims to equip the next generation of construction sector workers – from on-site workers to design professionals and senior management – with the skills and knowledge needed to ensure building and renovation projects meet stringent energy-efficiency requirements.
Post date: 10 Jan 2020