BIM workshop in Munich
The 22nd International Passive House Conference in Munich on March 8-11, offered a fully booked workshop on BIM based quality assurance and efficiency design. Here, participants could learn how to prepare a BIM-model for IFC-export to then either import it into PHPP or into a Virtual Construction Management Platform for quality assurance of energy efficient projects. The workshop also introduced a BIM-enabled and cloud-based Virtual Construction Management Platform currently under development in Built2Spec.
A team of VRM Tech, Ecofix Ltd, and Passive House Institute hosted the workshop which was attended by almost 40 people. Jay Stuart of Ecofix Ltd showed how Ecofix has used the early version of the VCMP for quality assurance on airtightness on a certified Passive Housing project in Dublin.
A team of Passive House Institute (PHI) described the main challenges of extracting relevant geometry data or energy efficiency properties from the various BIM models and BIM authoring tools via the IFC format. They explained how the PHI solution using BIM templates works in principle. Aurelia Lippolis of PHI introduced in detail how to work with PHI’s BIM templates for Revit. She led the participants through a hands-on exercise working on a real model on their computers during the workshop.
Neill Ryan of VRM Tech explained the benefits of online quality assurance platforms, as already used in VRM’s district heating monitoring platform Clarity. He explained how this concept is going to be used in the Virtual Construction Management Platform (VCMP) being developed for Built2Spec. Together with Jay Stuart he demonstrated how a task can be assigned to a construction site worker to document materials being used on site by taking pictures with the camera on a smartphone or mobile device. The VCMP automatically receives these date stamped and geo-tagged photos in the correct job folder and notifies the pre-selected team members (eg architect or engineer) to view and approve the material information.
Dragos Arnautu introduced the Passive House Certification Platform and how the VCMP will connect to this internationally used platform to provide it with construction site evidence in a convenient
We would like to say thank you to the organisers, speakers and attendees of this inspiring Built2Spec workshop!
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