Topic of the Month

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What is Topic of the Month?


In Build Up we want that everyone feels involved. That is what the Topic of the Month is for, so all the community can contribute with articles, events and much more under the same topic. 


This month of September our topic is 'Architecture and Construction 4.0'​​.


Which content is related to the topic?

  • BIM - Building Information Modelling
  • Parametric design
  • Life cycle cost analysis
  • Design and optimisation of technical solutions
  • Information and communication technology (ICT) and smart technologies to ensure buildings operate efficiently: level of implementation
  • LCA - Life cycle analysis
  • Best practices of effective design processes and case study presentation

Here you have the remarkable contributions of this month:



Overview Articles


overview.jpgBuilding automation as a means for efficient building operation.Thermal comfort, indoor air quality and daylight are key factors in the comfort of building occupants. Despite the interconnection of these aspects and the related requirements, the way to achieve indoor air quality and thermal comfort are not clear enough in some EU countries.




CU WEBINAR | Sustainable Construction through Circular Economy under the Green Deal. As part of the European Green Deal, the Circular Economy Action Plan aims at accelerating and promoting the transition to a circular economy. This second webinar will focus on the contribution of ceramic construction products to circular and sustainable construction and the challenges that lie ahead.


GREENCITIES - 11th Forum of Urban Intelligence and Sustainability. Greencities invites you to cocreate projects, establish contacts, count ideas, offer services, approach new technologies and obtain inspiration. Greencities is the only event in the sector that offers a unique, real opportunity to network between companies and cities.





Webinar | Catalysing the EU Renovation Wave in the transition to the next-generation Energy Performance Certificates. Three Horizon 2020 projects, QualDeEPC, U-Cert and X-tendo will come together in this webinar to present the issues related to current EPC schemes in Europe and the potential solutions to shift.





original.jpgAlgorithms are designing better buildings. At a basic level, algorithms can be a powerful tool for providing exhaustive information for the design, construction and use of a building. Building information modelling uses comprehensive software to standardise and share data from across architecture, engineering and construction that used to be held separately.



original.jpgHow to grow a “living” building. The core idea for living buildings was popularized by ILFI, and it’s really about a building being regenerative—whether that’s generating more energy than it uses, harvesting and treating water on site or diverting waste from landfill and reusing materials..





resalta.jpgNew Circular Economy Action Plan and the ambitious vision of the European Green Deal We are pleased to see that the Action Plan contains coherent, long-term measures to enhance the life span of construction works (through durability, maintenance, repair and reuse) and to increase the recycling and reuse of construction waste.





resalta.jpgSvart hotel in Norway: how to reach the Plus Energy target The architect firm Snøhetta, in collaboration with Arctic Adventures of Norway, Asplan Viak and Skanska, has designed “Svart”, the world’s first Plus Energy hotel in a Northern climate.





sykesdomOS project. Digitisation in existing buildings is not as widespread as in other sectors. A consequence is that buildings owners and occupants have generally a limited understanding of their building as an energy system. Improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings can and should be achieved through deep renovation.


sykesQuad2BIM project. QUAD2BIM's mission is to promote Smart Heritage turning BIM (Building information modeling) in a functional instrument of knowledge, design and management for historical architecture.



Get ready for October's Topic of the Month 'Financing energy efficiency of buildings​' and prepare your next publications.


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