Role within the project
  • Embedding of structural/environmental performances sensors, including RFID, to ORAN construction elements
  • Using embedded sensors data for self-inspection and quality assurance of building components
  • Linking sensor information to performance benchmarks generated by calibrated numerical simulation models

The Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering (IRUSE) at National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) is the research group providing a unique expertise in the multidisciplinary area of energy efficiency in buildings, focusing on different aspects of energy simulation, building information modelling (BIM) and novel measurement frameworks (

Through the expertise in numerical simulation (whole building simulation, computational fluid dynamics, reduced order modelling), access to the demonstration buildings (two industrial scale demonstrators: Engineering Building and Life Science Institute at NUI Galway), live weather monitoring (IRUSE weather station ( ) and access to high-end structural and environmental laboratories (Engineering Building at NUI Galway), IRUSE can provide the complete real-time, experimental and numerical data sets describing structural and environmental performance of buildings and building components.