2. July 2018 – Built2Spec

Built2Spec workshop

Built2Spec organised a workshop at the Sustainable Places Conference in Aix-Les-Bains, 27 June 2018.
Almost 30 attendees learnt more about the tools developed within this project.

Xiaofeng (Ken) Zheng from Univeristy of Nottingham explained how the pulse technique is used as a tool for airtightness measurements.

Marcel Janer Angelet from EURECAT presented the new technique for undertaking sound insulation measurements, using a user-friendly App in combination with a novel parametric omnidirectional loudspeaker.

Paul Bonnamy from Nobatek presented new methods and tools to help the workers achieve the foreseen indoor air quality.

Divya Deepankar from BSRIA presented the use of Thermal Imaging for energy efficiency checks in the context of Built2Spec. The presentation aimed to explain the principles and need for thermal imaging, thermal performance of buildings, infrared cameras and thermography, thermographic surveys, and supplementary testing.

Andrea Costa from R2M demonstrated how automated tools for work quality assessment and work progress tracking on construction sites can drastically simplify established working routines and everyday tasks of architects, inspectors and construction workers. The H2020 project Built2Spec has developed and implemented innovative approaches that combine state of the art technologies to support people on-site avoiding errors, improving efficiency and therefore cut-down construction times and costs while improving quality.

Leon Van Berlo from TNO presented the integration of BIM with other technologies through the concept of BIM Bots in the context of self-inspection and quality checking in buildings.

Aurelia Lippolis from Passive House Institute explained the challenges and solutions found in the Built2Spec project on how to prepare a BIM-model by introducing energy efficiency properties into BIM authoring tools. By exporting the model to the IFC format, the project data can be converted and imported into the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), the reliable energy efficiency design and Passive House Verification tool.

Federico Seri from National University of Galway explained the development of an innovative system for embedding sensors in precast concrete building elements, collecting data from the embedded sensors and analysing the structural and environmental performance of the building through the whole life cycle.

Last but not least, Rizal Sebastian from DEMO Consultants presented the INSITER EU research project which has developed new process methods, optimised measurement protocols, and interoperable software tools to enable construction workers, site supervisors and technical specialist to perform self-quality checks during construction and refurbishment.

We would like to say thank you to all workshop speakers and to the interested attendees, it was a great event!

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