The European portal for energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings
29 January 2019
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 820773
BIM4REN is a European funded research project involving 23 European partners. Its general objective is to help improving the low productivity rate of the European construction sector in the market segment of energy renovation. By innovating and allowing every kind of construction actor to easily use novel and adequate BIM based digital tools, the project aims to overcome current barriers in culture, knowledge, tradition, affordability and opportunity that hinder the access to the digital revolution.
With this ambition in mind, the project will propose an independent and collaborative service platform, which has the ambition to engage all stakeholders in the whole technology design and development process in line with the Open Innovation 2.0 paradigm.
As part of the initial stages of the BIM4REN Project, the preliminary works are oriented to identify and better understand the role of the main agents and stakeholders involved in renovation works as well as their current level of knowledge in relation with digital technologies. Taking into consideration those different roles as well as the variety of different renovation possibilities, the aim of this stage is to identify the main requirements and constraints for each stakeholder in each renovation case. The objective is on the one hand, to try to detect and capture the knowledge of a wide variety of stakeholders and on the other hand, to identify and describe a set of different renovation scenarios to provide useful inputs for the upcoming activities and WPs. This information will be very valuable to later guide how the BIM4REN platform will be structured and designed.