Start Date: Jan 1, 2019
End Date: Sep 30, 2022
Budget: € 6.933.320
HYPERTECH Energy Labs have been awarded a new R&D contract from the European Commission (Project Acronym: BIMERR) focusing on the development of develop an ICT-enabled Renovation 4.0 toolkit comprising tools for Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) stakeholder support throughout the energy efficiency renovation process of existing buildings. It will enforce semantic interoperability among its own tools as well as with third-party ICT tools to enable seamless BIM creation and information exchange among the AEC community in an effort to boost the rapid adoption of BIM in renovating of the existing EU building stock. HYPERTECH is the technical manager of BIMERR project and will leverage its expertise and tools by leading several project activities of the ICT solution, including development and configuration Building Energy Performance Modelling system components and a Human-Centric Energy Profiling module, while actively participating in the integration activities of the project.
In a nutshell, BIMERR is related to the Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its main target are stakeholders from the AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction) field. The project has the intention to design and develop a new toolkit to support renovation stakeholders during the renovation process of existing buildings, from concept to delivery. Mainly, it should comprise of various tools:
- An automated creation of enhanced building information models
- A renovation decision support system to aid the designer in exploring available renovation options through an the accurate estimation of renovation impact on building performance
- A process management tool which will optimize the design and on-site construction process toward optimal coordination and minimization of renovation time and cost.
- Finally, the project is about an interoperability framework among BIMERR tools as well as with third-party legacy ICT tools in order to enable seamless BIM creation and information exchange among AEC stakeholders in an effort to enhance the rapid adoption of BIM in the renovation of the existing building stock in the EU countries, as a start.