BIM training to enhance energy efficiency of buildings

22.09.2017

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology is coordinating BIMEET, a new European project bringing together 9 partners around BIM technology as a key digital support for the energy efficiency of the built environment.

On 13 and 14 September 2017, the official launch of the BIMEET "BIM-based EU-wide Standardized Qualification Framework for achieving Energy Efficiency Training" project was held at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). Focusing on qualifications and training in BIM (Building Information Modelling), the project is funded by Horizon 2020, the European framework programme for research and innovation. Running for two years, this initiative brings together nine partners from the UK, France, Finland, Greece and Luxembourg, and numerous European experts.

When BIM and energy efficiency meet


Faced with unprecedented challenges, whether in terms of energy efficiency, including the roll-out of passive or positive construction standards, or the digital revolution, with the increasing interest stirred by BIM and "Smart Building" technologies, the European construction sector is central to this new project. The project ties in these two challenges with an ambitious goal: to create a standardised skills framework applicable across the EU, based on BIM, in order to develop without delay new training modules focusing on energy efficiency and BIM.

To achieve this, the project has the backing of a consortium of partners from the research and training sectors, harnessing their respective skills to:

- develop a matrix of skills linked to BIM and energy efficiency, for the disciplines of   architecture, engineering, construction and building operation;

- develop a European qualification framework and its national roll-out;

- deploy a platform in order to distribute information to the public on these topics, and to improve professionals' skills by integrating the BIM and Energy training offer.

BIM takes centre stage


Improving the skills of middle and senior level professionals and blue collar workers in the area of sustainable energy efficient construction is of key importance for the European Commission, resulting in several calls for projects through the Horizon 2020 program. Professionals and blue collar workers need to be aware of new upcoming challenges relating to nearly-zero energy buildings, including novel methods and ICT such as BIM, improving multidisciplinary approaches and understanding across different trades.

In Luxembourg, the result of the work carried out as part of the "Third Industrial Revolution" in 2016 highlights the role of BIM technology in the smart building and smart city sectors, presenting it as one of the pillars guaranteeing the circularity of materials and structures. The report also recommends the development of a national BIM strategy. On this topic, the "BIM implementation guide", the first national reference document on BIM, was published by the Resource Centre for Technologies and Innovation in Construction (CRTI-B), with the support of LIST.

For further information about BIMEET, visit www.list.lu/en/project/bimeet or contact Sylvain Kubicki, sylvain.kubicki list lu

Metropolia: paivi.javaja@metropolia.fi


First self-driving bus in Helsinki to Scheduled Service operated by Metropolia

15.05.2018

The driverless bus on public roads paves the way for regular automated bus service in Helsinki. A self-driving electric minibus supplied by NAVYA to the Helsinki RobobusLine accepted the first passengers on board on May 14, 2018, launched scheduled service in regular traffic on roads in the Kivikko ...

Read More

Edunation and Metropolia co-operate to accelerate international on demand education

09.05.2018

The Finnish education export company Edunation and Metropolia have signed a cooperation agreement regarding the international on demand education.
Metropolia seeks growth by investing in international on demand education, where Edunation's role is to support and strengthen this activity in the targ...

Read More

Robotbuses in Helsinki this spring

26.04.2018

From this spring onwards, there will be record numbers of robot buses driving on the roads of Helsinki. The first robot bus of the spring will start operating in Suvilahti from Thursday 26 April onwards – weather permitting! The route of the bus, which was developed in the SOHJOA project betwe...

Read More

Testing phase for Metropolia’s new campus profiles begins – let your voice be heard!

10.04.2018

Are the students of Myllypuro’s campus engineers of well-being and does developer campus describe Leppävaara perfectly?
We have now reached the testing phase of Metropolia and Miltton’s co-creation project where special charasteristics of each campus are defined together with stude...

Read More

28.03.2018

Students Helped Fulbright Foundation to Organise and Host Cybersecurity Conference

An eager group of international second year Metropolia Business School students assisted the Fulbright Finland Foundation in organising the seminar Making Democracies Resilient to Modern Threats which took place in the Grand Festive Hall at Metropolia’s Bulevardi campus on 14 March 2018.
The stude...

Read More

12.03.2018

3UAS-Professional Summer School has started and first it's time for Cambridge Venture Camp!

The Cambridge Venture Camp got 78 applicants, and 17 students were chosen to participate the camp. The camp is organized by 3UAS – Haaga-Helia, Laurea and Metropolia Universities of Applied Sciences. The program for the camp is organized by Laurea Entrepreneurship Society, LaureaES.Suvi Lehtonen &n...

Read More

23.02.2018

Changing the world through encounters – fundraising campaign launched

Metropolia has launched its fundraising campaign. We are inviting our partners to join us in encounters that speed up renewal in society, changing the world around us. Our campaign theme is “Meaningful encounters that change the world”. These meaningful encounters will be created through the ...

Read More


Displaying results ###SPAN_BEGIN###%s to %s out of ###SPAN_BEGIN###%s