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Opportunity Assessment for Renovation Processes Using Digital Twin
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The challenge of renovations in Europe is perhaps the biggest challenge for the AECO sector. Because the existing building stock is changing too slowly, the European Commission just launched its Renovation Wave Strategy. This strategy aims to boost the sector to transform existing buildings in using less energy on the path to climate-neutrality,...
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Last Week We Held SPHERE’s 4th General Assembly!
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From November 9th to 11th, partners gathered virtually for the 4th global meeting of the SPHERE project. The event was full of discussions and workshops concentrating on the SPHERE tools, user interfaces, blockchain and predictive maintenance algorithms and workflows that are helping shape our Digital-Twin platform. The agenda for the...
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Digital Twins to Boost the Performance of the NeroZero Houses
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Early this month, on the morning of October 5th, 2020, the first brick of the NeroZero houses was unveiled by council members Annette Groot and Monique Stam-de Nijs of the municipality of Heerhugowaard, in the province of North Holland of the Netherlands. These NeroZero homes respond to the need for...
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SPHERE project at the Congress of Advanced Architecture and Construction 4.0 REBUILD
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On September 30 in Barcelona, within the Congress of Advanced Architecture and Construction 4.0 REBUILD, took place a specialized forum focused on Digital Twin, where the coordinator of the SPHERE project, Eduard Loscos from IDP Engineering, made a presentation along with other experts in the field, such as Fernando Morales...
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Webinar on BIM and Three-dimensional Scannings of Buildings
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On the 21st of September 2020, as part of the internal training activities, R2M presented an interesting webinar entitled: "Three-dimensional scanning of building spaces and geometries and SCAN-to-BIM: solutions and expertise on field". The contents of the talk referred to the capability to provide three-dimensional scannings of the spaces and...
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(Online) General Assembly and Project Review
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This week has been a very busy one for our project: on Monday, 25th of May 2020, and Tuesday 26th we had the general assembly, and on May 27th, we had the project review by the EC. Both events had to be carried out in the digital domain due to...
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The Start of the Art Concepts…Efficiency. IDDS. Users’ needs. Efforts… The culmination of WP2 (Work Package 2)
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We have been busy working for the past year and a half on the identification of the generic requirements for the ICT platform, this includes the need for new construction works and retrofitting solutions for existing buildings. One of the main activities developed was to adapt and apply, for these...
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SPHERE’s Second Technical Meeting
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On the 11th and 12th February, in Dublin at VRM premises, a two day technical meeting took place between key stakeholders in SPHERE WP3 related to the design of data and ICT architecture for the Digital Twin implementation. Interested parties had an opportunity to join discussions online, 9 people were...
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Digital twin definitions for buildings White Paper released
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Click here: Digital twin definitions for buildings – How to move digital twin environments to the AECOO sector Sphere’s Consortium has released the “Digital twin definitions for buildings – How to move digital twin environments to the AECOO sector” white paper. The consortium has been working several months in the...
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