SPHERE IS A BIM DIGITAL TWIN PLATFORM

SPHERE is a 4-year, Horizon 2020 project that aims to provide
a BIM-based Digital Twin Platform to optimise the building lifecycle,
reduce costs and improve energy efficiency in residential buildings.
PLATFORM AS A SERVICE
(PaaS)

An underlying ICT Systems of Systems infrastructure based on Platform as a Service (PaaS) service to allow large scale data, information and knowledge integration and synchronization.

VERTICAL INTEGRATED PROCESSES

During any phase of the building’s lifecycle, different stakeholders will be able to interact with this BIM Digital Twin model, based on the building’s information and a scalable set of different software tools.

BUILDING SPECS &
REAL TIME DATA

Seamless and efficient updating based on IDDS framework, where any action can be analysed in a virtual environment prior to physical implementation and consequent expenses.

USER CENTERED DESIGN
(UCD)

To accelerate market uptake & social acceptance in order to help promote standards and policy that paves the way for a more extended use of ICT-tools in Building design, construction and operations.

Digital Twin
Environment

Twinning this virtual information model with the reality helps significantly in decision-making during each phase of the whole building’s lifespan, increases collaboration and reduces inefficiencies, while improving the energy efficiency and reducing time and costs.

Learn how
better design, construction and performanceSPHERE will help boost a building’s energy performance throughout it's lifecycle and reduce time, costs & the environmental impact of the construction process
25% Reduction in construction time
15% Less energy demand during the operational phase
25% Less CO2 and GHG emissions in buildings
SPHERE integrates two planes
of research, innovation
and improvement:
A Building-centred Digital Twin Environment, involving not only the design and construction of the Building but including also the manufacturing and the operational phases.
The seamless and efficient updating and synchronization of SPHERE’s Digital Twin platform based on an Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions (IDDS) framework.
STO-01

Development & Integration of the Digital Twin System of Systems Architecture and Ontology and its releated process and stakeholders.

STO-02

To integrate circular economy criteria into de decision taking process (including manufacturing).

STO-03

Deelopment & integration of Technology System Applications to integrate Design & construction phases and smart tenders.

STO-04

Development & Integration of Technology System Applications for the Operationl ^hase in Digital Twin Instances.

STO-05

To demonstrate the Digital Twin Environment and its technologies and tools by deploying SPHERE’s PaaS and SaaS Apps (tools) into the renovation operations of our Pilot Residential Buildings in 3 different climate zones.

STO-06

Scalability & Replication: to use project activities as a vehicle to attain the maximum post-project uptake of the project foreground and impact on the widest possible audience of EU worker and contractors, construction professionals & the general public.

Consortium
The Consortium is composed of 20 partners from 10 different EU countries consisting of multi-purpose technology leaders in Europe as well as Software tool providers.
Pilot Sites
For the duration of the project, we will provide demonstration in 2 new buildings and 2 renovation residential buildings in Finland, Austria, Italy and Neatherlands.
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