Below is a short description of each Learning Unit of the course.
Learning Unit 1 – Collaborative BIM to achieve NZEB
Learning Unit 1 aims to give all tools and knowledge necessary to all project team members for BIM workflow generation and application. For this purpose, roles and responsibilities of the different construction team members will be taught, as well as the necessary documents and regulations to consider for BIM methodology application. BEP, BIM Management Plan, statement of requirements or statement of work are some of the topics we will deal in an innovative way.
Learning Unit 2 is intended to inform workers of the BIM methodology that has been used during project design, in this way, not only is the process speeded up, but there is an awareness to prevent and anticipate solutions. For this reason, digital communication using BIM tools on site between the design team and the construction team is essential. Knowledge of NZEB will help you recognise the parameters which you should pay more attention to and execute effectively.
Learning Unit 3 – NZEB Realization and commissioning: Building Envelope and Air Tightness
Learning Unit 3 is aimed at the creation of BIM objects suitable for NZEB design and their correct use within the BIM model. Therefore, principles and parameters affecting building envelope and air tightness, quality controls to guarantee NZEB values as well as best practices will be studied. All this with an active and innovative methodology, thanks to the digital tools that provide greater ease in the application of solutions in the design.
Learning Unit 4 – NZEB Realization and commissioning: Building Services and Smart Technologies
Learning Unit 4 is aimed at the creation of BIM objects suitable for nZEB design and their correct use within the BIM model. Therefore, principles and parameters affecting building services and smart technologies, quality controls to guarantee nZEB values as well as best practices in the field will be studied. All this with an active and innovative methodology, thanks to the digital tools that provide greater ease in the application of solutions in the design.
Learning Unit 5 – NZEB Realization and commissioning: Quality Assurance
Learning Unit 5 focuses on quality assurance of the elements granting a NZEB qualification to the building, like energy production systems and constructive elements, using BIM methodology as a communication tool.
Learning Unit 6 – BIM Model Uses during construction
Learning Unit 6 focuses on the uses that BIM models provide for optimization during construction and a digital twin design. In an innovative way, solutions for clashes between different disciplines and engineering calculations via a BIM model, will be explained. Likewise, special emphasis will be placed on an active work methodology aimed at anticipating and solving problems.
Learning Unit 7 – BIM Model Uses for specification and quantification
Learning Unit 7 is intended for the model data exploitation through cost extraction, site planning and material listing. Furthermore, you will acquire knowledge in the design of a construction model considering time (4D) (construction planning, tasks management…), cost (5D) (budgeting, cost efficiency…) and environmental aspects (6D) (bill of materials, LCA…).
Learning Unit 8 – BIM Model Standardization for NZEB Design
Learning Unit 8 is based on standardizing the structure of the BIM model based on European regulations and national requirements to achieve an NZEB design. Also, the necessary documentation to validate NZEB will be studied and thus optimize the workflow.
Learning Unit 9 – Building Energy Modelling (BEM) Design and Export
Learning Unit 9 will teach you how to develop a Building Energy Model (BEM) and how it affects the design of NZEB buildings. BEM grants advantages to thermomechanical and energy performance fields. Export properties and functionalities will be explained to deliver a BEM to an energy simulation tool. Considering the knowledge acquired in this training you will speed up your work, be able to prevent future needs and provide a preventive solution.
Learning Unit 10 – Energy Simulation with BIM Tools
Learning Unit 10 focuses on the analysis and interpretation of a Building Energy Model (BEM). In order to guarantee economic viability and to provide solutions, advanced knowledge in BEM analysis is indispensable in the first steps of the construction design process. Aspects and parameters involved in a NZEB qualification will be studied and analysed to ensure NZEB values before construction. Preventing and anticipating future problems will speed up your work and all the agents involved.
Learning Unit 11 – Nearly Zero Energy Building Facility Management
Learning Unit 11 provides you with knowledge to improve efficiency during facility management. Preventing and anticipating future problems or improvements and documenting them in a digital communication system between the design team and the facility team is essential. This learning unit will give you the knowledge to understand the building parameters to consider in order to guarantee its NZEB qualification during its use, like spaces and users schedules, climate control changes, etc.
Learning Unit 12 – BIM in Facility Management Software (CMMS)
Learning Unit 12 focuses on the object classification, data structure and model generation in order to create a correct BIM model for facility management systems. This unit will focus on standards like COBie and best practices documents. A facility management software (CMMS) with the support of a BIM model is essential to speed up urgent interventions and to communicate issues to other agents detailing placement and situation in the building.