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Architecture firm Dialog has revealed plans for a cross-laminated timber higher education building in Canada, which it says will be the first of its kind.   The project, called A-Block Building Expansion, is a six-storey addition to an existing building at Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology in Scarborough, which is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Toronto.  
Post date: 2 jan 2021
Type: Cas

  The European Council approved the European Union’s EUR 1.82 trillion seven-year funding package and sent it to the European Parliament. The regular budget is worth EUR 1.07 trillion and the remaining EUR 750 billion is a recovery instrument called NextGenerationEU.   The bloc’s leaders called for a cut in emissions by 55% in the next decade.  
Post date: 2 jan 2021
Type: Actualité

Concept:   The EU’s building stock is relatively old. Half of all homes in most EU countries were built pre-1970 and before the first thermal regulations.   This is why upgrading the energy efficiency of the building envelope – the physical barrier between indoor and unconditioned environment – is important.  
Post date: 23 déc 2020
Type: Lien

Introduction   3D printing (sometimes referred to as Additive Manufacturing (AM)) is the computer-controlled sequential layering of materials to create three-dimensional shapes. It is particularly useful for prototyping and for the manufacture of geometrically complex components.   It was first developed in the 1980s, but at that time was a difficult and expensive operation and so had few applications.
Post date: 23 déc 2020
Type: Lien

How does the building certification process work? Why should buildings be certified? These are just some of the questions that the new series “iPHA Q&A with PHI” answered. Once a month, the iPHA Team sits together with experts from different departments at the Passive House Institute to hear about the work they do, what they offer and how you can make the most of those offerings.
Post date: 23 déc 2020
Type: Lien

Find out what the benefits of certifying your Passive House building are in this blog post.
Post date: 23 déc 2020
Type: Lien

The Passive House Standard offers a proven implementation of the nZEB with over 25 years of experience. It can be applied to any climate. Design tools, training and quality assurance are available to help ensure reliable performance –thus avoiding any “performance gaps”. The standard is public and available for anyone to use free of charge. This blog post details the important contribution the Passive House Standard makes to achieving nZEBs.
Post date: 23 déc 2020
Type: Lien

  iPHA Q&A Session with PHI: Professional Certification and Training with Susanne Winkel: Thursday, 28 Jan 2021, 8:00 PM CET   Join the team from the International Passive House Association for their iPHA Q&A with PHI series.  
Post date: 23 déc 2020
Type: Évènement

Concept:   Current architectural and engineering design programmes enable complex and creative designs to be easily and accurately modelled.   Using advanced virtual reality (VR) applications, designers can immersively perceive and interact with their creations.  
Post date: 22 déc 2020
Type: Lien

Concept:   The acceleration of digitalisation in lean building/infrastructure construction will facilitate the industrialisation of the construction sector.   The EU-funded COGITO project proposes to materialise the digitalisation benefits through a digital Construction 4.0 toolbox that harmonises Digital Twins with the Building Information Model concept.  
Post date: 22 déc 2020
Type: Lien