Partners – Sample 1

Tipperary Energy Agency

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering

ÉMI

Óbuda University

Institut de Tecnologia de la Construcció de Catalunya

CIM – UPC

Architects’ Council of Europe – ACE

North West Regional Energy Agency

Tipperary Energy Agency

Duis mollis, est non commodo luctus, nisi erat porttitor ligula, eget lacinia odio sem nec elit. Duis mollis, est non commodo luctus, nisi erat porttitor ligula, eget lacinia odio sem nec elit. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue laoreet rutrum faucibus dolor auctor. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Vestibulum id ligula porta felis euismod semper. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Maecenas faucibus mollis interdum. Aenean eu leo quam. Pellentesque ornare sem lacinia quam venenatis vestibulum. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Etiam porta sem malesuada magna mollis euismod.

Morbi leo risus, porta ac consectetur ac, vestibulum at eros. Vestibulum id ligula porta felis euismod semper. Nullam id dolor id nibh ultricies vehicula ut id elit. Maecenas faucibus mollis interdum. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum. Cras mattis consectetur purus sit amet fermentum. Integer posuere erat a ante venenatis dapibus posuere velit aliquet.

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering

The Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Zagreb is the oldest civil engineering faculty (established in 1919) in Croatia conducting university education at an undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in all branches of civil engineering. It is continually developing and advancing higher education, scientific research activities and overall education, and actively participates in the development of the profession and implementation of new technologies.

Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb (UZ-FCE) provides a significant contribution in developing the learning content and training delivery methodology as well in the piloting and evaluation of the trainings due to its experience in education of experts in civil engineering through its basic activities in training and lifelong learning. UZ-FCE is focusing on enhancing the importance of the multidisciplinary approach when teaching students (future middle and senior level professionals) in the field of energy efficiency and is also introducing BIM into its curricula. Additionally, UZ-FCE has knowledge of the qualification and/or certification requirements for developing different trainings and courses as it develops didactical material for engineers and Architects, installers, and workers. Furthermore, UZ-FCE contributes enhancing the general image of the construction sector: it is working intensively on improving market recognition of skills in the building sector through their participation in the work of numerous professional organisations and technical committees as well as on professional conferences, together with publishing numerous professional and scientific papers. Through numerous projects, UZ-FCE has proven its capacity to involve different stakeholders and to organize national events discussing specific topics.

More information about Faculty can be found on website: www.grad.unizg.hr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.grad.hr/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/fce-univ-zg/?originalSubdomain=hr

ÉMI

ÉMI Non-Profit Llc. for Quality Control and Innovation in Building (ÉMI) is Hungary’s largest complex institute in construction and building materials industry with more than 200 employees. Our activities are issuing technical approvals and assessments, testing, inspection, expertise, research and development, certification and trainings for professionals from blue collar workers to engineers and inspectors. We also have experts and experiences related to the nuclear field. Working with more than 3000 clients yearly, the main mission of the institute is assistance of securing the high quality of the implementations of the construction sector. In the field of innovation we are working from applied research to the market uptake. Our operation covers the entire country and also includes several international markets. ÉMI was the technical project manager of the Hungarian national residential refurbishment programme and has been acted as technical assessor of the structural funds of the project getting funded by the structural fund in the national environmental and energy operation programme (KEOP).  ÉMI is an active member of a number of European and international organizations (EOTA, EGOLF, ENBRI, WFTAO, CIB, ECTP, UEA etc.). ÉMI was taken part in several EU funded projects from FP5, FP6, FP7 and H2020 related to sustainable construction and energy efficient buildings, having experience in demonstration works as well and large-scale implementation of NZEB and renewable energy utilization in district scale. Currently ÉMI is also participating in H2020 Smart Cities and Communities projects. In 2019 ÉMI organized the Solar Decathlon Europe competition (http://sde2019.hu/index_en.html) which is the ultimate international university competition in innovative homebuilding, after that we established a national model house park and living lab in our Science and Technology Park in Szentendre. ÉMI is also an accredited adult education institution in different construction fields. Furthermore we are currently working on large national constructions, such as the Buda Castle.

ÉMI has experience in projects aiming at upskilling the actors of the construction field. ÉMI coordinated Pillar I. (BUSH) and Pillar II. (TRAINBUD) of the Hungarian Build up Skills projects where an energy efficiency training scheme and material were developed for HVAC skilled workers. Currently ÉMI is workpackage leader in NEWCOM project and responsible for the development and piloting of nZEB training for flat roofers. ÉMI is also workpackage leader in BIMzeED project and is responsible for WP5 Piloting and evaluation.

Óbuda University

Óbuda University (OU) has 6 faculties: Alba Regia Technical Faculty, Donát Bánki Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering, Kálmán Kandó Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Károly Keleti Faculty of Business and Management, John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics, and Sándor Rejtő Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Engineering with approximately 11000 students (of which ~ 650 are international ones), cca. 900 employees, and 580 teaching stuff.

OU is a young Scientific University having 3 doctoral schools, 1 excellence centre, and 8 dedicated research labs. The university has 15 strong practice oriented bachelor programs, 10 strong theory based master programs, and 4 strong, internationally recognized doctoral programs focusing on the fields of engineering, informatics, natural sciences, economics, and teacher training.

OU is an active player of the international scientific community, participating in many international organizations and in bilateral and international programs (of which more than 20 are EU financed scientific projects). The institution has international relations with 90 countries in Europe, Asia, USA, Australia, and South-America. OU participates in 300 higher education programs and partnerships and has 185 education and 143 mobility contract agreements.

The University offers a thrilling, up-to-date, student-friendly, creative and supporting environment for the studies, laying emphasis on both basic and applied researches, internationalization, green and sustainable development, improvements in technology, research, and innovation, lifelong learning, and interaction and cooperation with the industry.

Óbuda University is one of the most significant Technical Universities in Hungary aiming to achieve the triplet of excellence in education, excellence in research, and excellence in innovation.

Institut de Tecnologia de la Construcció de Catalunya

ITeC is a non-profit private foundation working in the field of the construction sector since 1978. Our goals as an organization to support innovation are: (1) The generation and transfer of information and knowledge; (2) The provision of technological services to improve the competitiveness of the construction sector agents: organizations, companies and professionals; (3) To be a benchmark institution in terms of information, innovation and sustainability applied to the construction sector. We are focused on 6 main activities: (1) Certification of innovative and non-standardized products; (2) new methodologies and tools to manage and make decisions during the construction processes; (3) databases and BIM libraries; (4) sustainability in construction; (5) market research; (6) training activities

ITeC has a strong link with construction industries in Spain. It is a point of reference in the building sector for databases, process management methodologies and for BIM evolution.

Due to its BIM knowledge, its experience in transfer of information and its connection with industry, ITeC’s contribution is relevant for WP2 and WP3 (Literature Review and Needs Analysis and Training Material Development).

It has been analysed and detected that the educational offer must be improved; the application of BIM in the design of nZEB buildings must go from theoretical to practical level because the professionals have an insufficient level of knowledge to carry out the projects, at a practical level (BIM and/or nZEB).

ITeC develops a training needs and skills gaps roadmap, before piloting 12-16 relevant Learning Units LUs with 400-500 construction students, site managers, craftworkers and other experienced operatives, therefore improving their employability. ITeC is also in charge of the coordination and development of the training methodology together with the participation of the partners. It will train and update 120 educators in European HEIs and VETs by implementing pilot tests of the new training resources and training materials, which will be available as transferable Learning Units.

Moreover, being mainly involved in specific technical assessments and certifications, ITeC can give also important support also for WP5 during the testing and piloting of the e-learning platform.

ITeC’s databases includes information on construction products, prices, technical specifications, certificates, product images and environmental data. It also provides users with all the construction sector regulations, including building, industrial and civil works current legislative framework and developments. It represents the source of information to facilitate the prescriber decision-making process.

In relation to process management, ITeC has developed a methodology on construction process management called TCQ. This methodology is based on the Bedec Database and the TCQ2000 software, which covers the construction work life cycle including planning, quality, cost and environmental management. TCQ connects with the BIM work environment software, using multi-platform solutions that guarantee interoperability. Process management skills and background can also be useful for WP6.

 

CIM – UPC

Architects’ Council of Europe – ACE

The Architects’ Council of Europe is the European organisation representing the architectural profession at European level. Its headquarters and Secretariat are located in Brussels. Its membership currently consists of 43 Member Organisations, which are the regulatory and professional representative bodies in all European Union (EU) Member States, and accession Countries, Switzerland and Norway. Through them, the ACE represents the interests of over 565.000 architects from 31 countries in Europe.
Considering the expected contribution of the building sector to the 2050 objectives and beyond, it is clear that the role of the architects is crucial, as they are expected to deliver new or retrofitted buildings that offer high performance. The need for appropriate training of architects is substantial as the building sector is confronted with a constant evolution of building materials and technologies.  Moreover, innovative approaches both regarding the planning and management of the construction process are necessary in order to reach nZEB standards. For the above reasons, the availability of information and of appropriate training materials for future architects is vital.

The ACE is the dissemination and communication leader of BIMzeED project.

North West Regional Energy Agency

REGEA is a regional energy agency and a recognized center of knowledge and excellence with references and projects implemented across the European Union. It was established back in 2008 by the City of Zagreb, Karlovac County, Krapina-Zagorje County and Zagreb County and is full owned by them.

Its activities include:

  • Supporting the development and implementation of national, regional and local energy investment projects (e.g. building energy renewal and construction).
  • Developing long-term strategies, energy efficiency programmes and action plans (e.g. national strategies, SMART City strategies, SEAPs and SECAPs…).
  • Developing innovative mechanisms for financing energy projects such as Energy Performance Contract – ESCO model and Public-Private Partnership – PPP.
  • Preparing background papers, technical calculations and analyses, feasibility and pre-feasibility studies, business plans and other financial analyses.
  • Construction project management, supervision and technical supervision.
  • Energy examinations, energy certifications.
  • Education and promotion of best practice, issuing educational publications.
  • Launching promotional and crowdfunding campaigns.

As a part of the BIMzeED project REGEA leads work package 6 which is responsible for quality assurance and evaluation. REGEA will also give an important contribution to the Needs Analysis and the content of the Learning Units within  work package 2 and 3.“