SEAI Breakfast BIM briefing

USING BIM TO CONTROL ENERGY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

 

On March 30-31, 2022 the SEAI Breakfast Briefing was held at the SEAI Energy Show in Dublin. The briefing focused on: USING BIM TO CONTROL ENERGY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

 

The panel members included: Dr Avril Behan, Project Director, Build Digital, TU Dublin, Michael Curran, Chairman CIBSE Ireland and Head of Building Services, Energy and Utilities, NUIG, Michael Early, BIM Champion and BIM Manager, DAA, Joseph Mady, MD, Digital Construction technologies and Eamonn Sheils, SEAI Programme Manager-Commercial Retrofit.

 

While digitalisation of the construction process is now recognised as the way forward if we are to realise net zero energy and carbon buildings, BIM is the enabling tool that will make the transformation possible. BIM can transform traditional information processes into data that is easier analysed and shared across the AEC sector so that architects, engineers and contractors communicate on a common platform.

However, as with all new processes and technologies, there is a learning curve for those involved. Hence, this breakfast briefing comprised a panel discussion between experts from each of the key construction disciplines who  shared their experience and opinions on how BIM can best be utilised, and the various challenges posed can be met.

The presentations and discussion covered four primary quadrants of the energy cycle – Plan: Potential energy; Design: Embedded energy; Build: Operational energy; and Operate: Sustainable energy.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6-TYTruJSc

 


Stimulating the demand for skills article

ARISE Programme Manager Paul McCormack has had his 6th article published in a series of 6 for the Dublin magazine, Building Services Engineering. The article by Paul, titled: 'Stimulating the demand for skills' is on pages 44 and 45 of the April 2022 issue. You can read it here:

https://buildingservicesengineering.ie/https-buildingservicesengineering-ie-wp-content-uploads-bim-part-6-pdf/

 

 


ARISE Webinar-May 18, 2022: Using digitalisation to overcome vocational exclusions for training

 

The ARISE project are holding an ARISE webinar on May 18th, 2022-11.00-12.30 (CET)

 

Title: Using digitalisation to overcome vocational exclusions for training.

 

This webinar will present BIMcert and ARISE toolkits which provides an agile work/learning marketplace where speed and agility are critical and where the workforce needs to be provided with the tools to do their job in a continuous cycle of learning commensurate with the demands of their daily workload.

A BIM qualified building workforce is required across the UK and Europe to meet the energy challenges of construction.

The toolkits ensure that blue-collar workers and some middle and senior-level professionals across the building value chain have the required BIM, interconnect IT and technological skills, as well as practice.

Webinar Schedule

 

11:00 - 11:10      Introduction–Revolutionising the learning process

Paul McCormack Belfast Met

 

11:10 - 11:20      Digitalisation accelerating vocational engagement

Barry McAuley TUDublin

 

11:20 - 11:30      Task Based learning

ANNA Moreno IBIMI

 

11:30 - 11:40      Beyond Blended–adaptive learning

Andrew Hamilton/Eduardo Rebelo Belfast Met

 

11:40 - 11:50      Micro Pathways modules, accreditation and certification

Jan Cromwijk ISSO

 

11:50 - 12:00      Authentication–blockchain

James Harty KEA

 

12:00 - 12:10      Measurable success

Dijana Likar IECE

 

12:10 - 12:20      Summary–what success looks like

Paul McCormack Belfast Met

 

12:20 - 12:30      Question and Answer session and Event closure

Paul McCormack Belfast Met

 

 

Registration link-Registration (gotowebinar.com)

 


The benefits of a digitally informed and empowered workforce article

ARISE Programme Manager Paul Mc Cormack has had his 5th article published in a series of 6 for the Dublin magazine, Building Services Engineering. The article by Paul titled, 'The benefits of a digitally informed and empowered workforce' is on pages 10 and 11 of the January 2022 issue. You can read it here : https://issuu.com/patlehane/docs/building_services_engineering_jan_feb_2022_web_fil?fr=sYWRiNjcyNDY0