The purpose of this report - Needs and Opportunities Definition Report for Renovation based on IDDS Framework - is to to deliver an understanding for the digitalisation potential in the Architecture Engineering Construction Owner & Operation (AECOO) sector at three levels: i) the potential and needs of improvements in construction and renovation, iii) and an assessment of barriers and needs for
change management in the AECOO sector, iii) the identification of the SPHERE Digital Twin positioning and related requirements to address these barriers. The bring this understanding the report contains a wide-ranging literature review, scans of the construction sector in various countries, and workshops and interviews carried out with AECOO experts. The result is a deep understanding of existing barriers
and potential solutions in the AECOO sector to improve performance in the delivery of newbuilds and renovation through implementing digital transformation. Specific solutions to be taken on-board for the SPHERE project are identified, and broad requirements for the platform are described. These include a workflow of the SPHERE renovation and new build pilots and their workflows to integrate
the digital solutions, who will be the potential users of the SPHERE platform, what emerging technology requirements should be taken on board, what regulatory requirements and standards need to be aligned with to ensure a state-of-the-art Platform, and the start of the operational and change management requirements identification.