Technische Universität Berlin


With more than 30 000 students, the TU Berlin is one of the leading technical universities in Germany. The research work on this project will be conducted by the chairs in Urban Resilience and Digitization and chair for Civil Systems Engineering. Both chairs belong to the Faculty VI - Planning Building Environment which is one of the seven faculties at the TU Berlin. The chair in Civil Systems Engineering focuses on understanding, designing, and engineering complex civil engineering systems, such as infrastructure and buildings. The chair is led by Prof. Dr. Timo Hartmann an experienced researcher in this area that has worked in this field for many years. The chair for Urban Resilience and Digitalisation is part of the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) and led by Prof. Jochen Rabe. The ECDF is an interdisciplinary research platform formed by all the Berlin universities researching a wide spectrum of research topics along the digitalisation of our society. It was formed in 2017 and will eventually see up to 30 professorships under one roof. The chair for Urban Resilience is closely linked to all major Berlin public housing organizations and can so draw on the ample experience that exists in Berlin with renovating buildings. Prof. Jochen Rabe combines both, extensive experience in research and private practice in the field of systemic city planning and will be responsible for research at the building cluster / neighbourhood scale.

Project Members

Prof. Dr. Timo HartmannProject Coordinator

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Timo Hartmann received his PhD from Stanford University where he was a student at the Center for Integrated Facility Management. His work has been published in Advanced Engineering Informatics, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Building Research and Information and ITCON. He is an assistant specialty editor for the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, a deputy editor of Advanced Engineering Informatics, and a deputy editor of Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management. Timo has significant experience in participating in Horizon 2020 projects (P2Endure, GoSAFE, DestinationRAIL, SAFE10T) as work package and task leader. His research and teaching focuses on integrated design for high performance buildings and facilities with a focus on BIM based simulation and advanced data analytics.

Prof. Dr. Jochen Rabe

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Jochen Rabe is the Einstein Professor for Urban Resilience and Digitalisation as part of the newly created Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) in Berlin. Jochen Rabe studied at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Hamburg and worked in interdisciplinary private sector consultancies such as Arup and BuroHappold for more than 20 years. Jochen is a trained Urban Planner and Architect and dedicated his professional life to the conception, planning and management of complex urban scale interdisciplinary projects. Jochen has and is directing major research projects such as BeMobility 2.0 (completed) and Be_Be Blockchain (Blockchain based Urban Participation Platform; 2018-2020).

Maryam Daneshfar , MSc

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Maryam Daneshfar is a research associate at the chair of  Urban Resilience and Digitalisation at Technical University of Berlin. She received her master degree in Applied Geoinformatics from Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg, and her bachelor degree in Geomatics and Surveying Engineering from University of Tehran. Maryam has work experience as GIS expert in architecture and urban planning company in Iran. In Germany, she worked as software developer, as well as researcher in applying GIS and Remote Sensing in landscape ecology field. Maryam contributes on the BIM-SPEED project mainly on the topic of collection and integration of environmental, climate and surrounding data into BIM data, to enrich BIM-based energy modelling.

Jerson Pinzon, MSc

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​Jerson is a research assistant at the Institute for Civil Engineering at the Technical University Berlin. Jerson received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia, in 2013. After two years of professional experiences in the industrial sector, He received a scholarship from the Sao Paulo Research Foundation to conduct a two-year research project and obtained his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil, in 2018. Jerson joined the BIM-SPEED project in March 2019. His tasks include the development of an ontology and a multi-criteria decision-making framework in the context of BIM applied on residential renovation projects. 


DEMO Consultants


DEMO Consultants is an independent consultancy dealing with strategic management, technical advice and software modelling for the real estate sector. DEMO creates innovative software products offering tools for investment appraisal, portfolio management, strategic decision making and maintenance planning. DEMO works for research institutions and government agencies. DEMO personnel consist of building engineers, real estate managers, building economists, and software developers. DEMO Consultants participates in national and international R&D-projects (Research & Development), working in close collaboration with its customers and selected associated companies and individual researchers. Much research focuses on sustainable development, energy conservation and the combination of technology with socio-economic factors.

Project Members

Andre van Delft, MScTechnical Coordinator

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​André van Delft (1970) is the CEO of DEMO Consultants. He holds a BSc in building engineering and an MSc in Real Estate Management (TU Delft, Netherlands). He is an experienced software developer and specialist in developing computer models for the real estate industry with the focus on information management and risk analysis. He has designed and developed software applications for ministries, municipalities, housing corporations, institutional investors and research institutions and participated in several European research projects.

Samaneh Rezvani, MSc

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Samaneh Rezvani (1984) is a researcher at DEMO Consultants and a part-time lecturer at TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and Built environment. She has a master of science degree in architecture from Politechnico di Milano (2013) and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Tehran Azad University (2007). Samaneh has worked as an architect in diverse architectural firms in the Netherlands (2013-2018) and Iran (2007-2009). Following her interests in the field of spatial analysis and computational design, she has worked in R&D projects as a guest researcher in the chair of Design Informatics at TU Delft, co-authoring papers and developing software tools. Her architectural design and analysis skills coupled with her experiences in computational design R&D, are complementary to DEMO reaching its goals. This is evident in working on our EU research projects like BIM-Speed and connecting the innovative research solutions to the software tools of DEMO.​

​Peter Allemekinders, Msc

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​Peter Allemekinders (1968) works at DEMO Consultants as Senior Developer and Team Leader software. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in developing advanced BIM and CAD (design) software for the real estate industry. Peter uses this knowledge and experience in the enhancement, development and expansion of the RE Suite, including in the area of integration with BIM and IFC. Peter participates on behalf of DEMO in various BIM-related standard committees. He also works on various international European research projects with a focus on the further development and implementation of BIM. He directly applies this knowledge in the projects that DEMO executes for housing associations, hospitals and civil infrastructure. His passion for technology, straight forward and analytical approach and substantive knowledge on functional requirements provide a very solid basis for effective and innovative implementations. Peter studied Technical Informatics at TU Delft, specializing in the design of information systems.

Oana Schippers-Trifan, MSc

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Oana Schippers-Trifan (1985) is working at DEMO as a knowledge dissemination manager and research management assistant in European research projects. She is originated from Romania where she achieved her bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communication Studies at the University of Bucharest. Subsequently, she completed her master studies at the University of Amsterdam in Communications Studies and European Studies in 2010. Oana completed an internship at the Dutch television programme "Nieuwsuur" (Newshour) during which she assisted foreign correspondents and broadcasted some of news items. At DEMO she commits her communication and management skills to the European projects.


Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment


CSTB is a public research centre in the construction sector, employing about 930 staff including ~500 engineers, researchers and experts in building science, building technologies and advanced ICT. CSTB core business covers four main fields: research, technical expertise, quality assessment (Avis Techniques, Pass Innovation, Appréciations Technique d’EXpérimentation, Certifications…), and knowledge dissemination. Following a multidisciplinary approach, it contributes to innovation and problem solving for the industry, and to transfer knowledge and technology to the wider community, in France and beyond. It provides expertise to the industry at large, and disseminates R&D results through various scientific media to practitioners and social and public authorities. CSTB is an active member of ENBRI (European Network of Building Research Institutes) which gathers main building RTD centers in Europe, and since 2004, CSTB is in charge of the General Secretariat of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP), which currently groups more than 23.

Project Members

Dr. Marc Bourdeau

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​Dr. Marc BOURDEAU is currently Project Manager and Deputy Head of the Smart and Connected Constructions Division within the IT Directorate. He has more than 25 years’ experience in R&D projects dealing with information systems, knowledge engineering, BIM, collaborative work, ambient intelligence, smart buildings and smart cities, including many EC-funded projects (OSMOS, CoMMA, e-COGNOS, COLLABORATOR, ICCI, ROADCON, REEB, IREEN, InPro, SWOP, FIEMSER, enPROVE, ODYSSEUS, RESILIENT, PERFORMER, STREAMER, etc.). He has been the technical manager of several European projects (SWOP, FIEMSER, PERFORMER and STREAMER).

Eric Pascual, MSc

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Eric PASCUAL is civil engineer from the Ecole des Mines of Nancy. He has 25 years of experience in software architecture and development (real‐time embedded systems, modelling, structured document management systems…). Member of the CSTB IT Directorate, he has been involved from the start in the development of the CSTB collaborative BIM cloud platform. He is also involved in the application of artificial intelligence techniques (genetic algorithms, neural networks, fuzzy logic) in several domains such as robotics or product configuration.

Bruno Fies, MSc

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Bruno FIES is a senior research engineer at CSTB within the IT Directorate. His skills include knowledge engineering, building information modelling and software engineering. He has been involved in many EC-funded projects (ODYSSEUS, Ready4SmartCities, EcoDistrict, V-Con, and STREAMER). He is currently the technical manager of the national project “Rules Digitization”.

Dr. Mathieu Rivallain

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Dr. Mathieu RIVALLAIN, MSc, PhD, Head of Division in the Energy & Environment Department and is in charge of renovation and management of existing buildings stock group. His field of technical expertise covers the building physics, the life cycle assessment (LCA) and the application of mathematical methods contributing to an integrated approach for sustainable construction of new buildings or renovation of existing buildings stock. He leads and contributes as expert and project manager to various research projects in the fields of decision aiding for deep renovation, assessment and management of building stocks, and the energy performance guarantee. At CSTB, he is also responsible of the research project “Management and renovation of the existing buildings stock”, targeting the development of methods and tools for tangible strategies of management and renovation of a stock of buildings. He is involved in the development of a service to asset managers for assessment of intrinsic effective energy renovation impact. He is developing interdisciplinary activities targeting the decision levers towards deep renovation.


Fundación CARTIF


​Fundación CARTIF is a leading Spanish Applied Research Centre in terms of R&D and technology transfer activities created in 1994 formed up by some 150 researchers. CARTIF participation in international activities is promoted through the R&D Programmes Department and has been materialised in the current participation in 47 on-going international projects, including 20 projects from H2020 (4 of them coordinated). Specifically CARTIF coordinates H2020 project OPtEEmAL “Optimised Energy Efficient Design Platform for Refurbishment at District Level” closely related to BIM-SPEED activities. CARTIF is part of the European E2BA (Energy Efficient Buildings Association). Additionally, CARTIF is one of the founding members and main promoters of the Smart City VyP initiative carried out in the Spanish cities of Valladolid and Palencia (

Project Members

José L. Hernández, MSc

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​José L. Hernández received the Telecommunication Engineer's Degree in 2008 and the MEng in the Electronics and Communications program in 2010, both from the University of Valladolid (Spain). He has been working in CARTIF since 2010 where he develops tasks related to R&D and project management in several European projects, such as 3EnCult, BaaS, BRESAER, R2Cities and CITyFiED and has published several scientific articles. His career expertise lies within the area of energy efficiency with a specific focus on sensor networks: communication protocols, database technologies, data management, monitoring and control systems, automation networks, data interoperability and big-data. Regarding energy systems: solutions for energy efficiency (middleware, Building Energy Management Systems, control algorithms), integration of renewable energy resources in buildings, energy savings assessment (IPMVP, BREEAM, LEED) and retrofitting methodologies for historical buildings. Last but not least, he also has experience within energy efficient construction: integration and communication of BIM technologies and ICT systems, data models (IFC) and BIM data interoperability.

Sonia Álvarez Díaz, MSc

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Sonia Álvarez Díaz holds a MSc in Architecture in 2012 from the University of Valladolid (Spain) and a Master in Technologies for the Protection of the Immovable Cultural Heritage in 2013 from the University of Vigo (Spain) with the Thesis ‘Use of GIS technologies applied to conservation of the Immovable Cultural Heritage’. Since 2012, she has developed its career in the fields of new technologies applied in AEC environments (Architecture, Engineering and Construction). She has worked as researcher in a research group of the University of Valladolid in a project about semantic 3D models for visualization and interventions in historic buildings and in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Polytechnic of Milan (Italy) collaborating in the development of an experimental research using GIS technologies. She is co-author of 2 scientific papers in international journals and she has participated in different international scientific conferences. She currently works as researcher at the Energy Division in the CARTIF Technology Center in national and European research projects related to the use of technologies applied to energy efficiency management, renovations of urban areas, and semantic 3D models using GIS and BIM technologies.

Roberto Sanz Jimeno, MSc

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Roberto Sanz Jimeno is engineer in Automation and Industrial Electronics and graduated from the University of Valladolid in May 2010. In 2011 he also obtained a MSc degree in Engineering Processes and Systems at the University of Valladolid. Since 2005 Robert works at CARTIF in different divisions and tasks, such as electronic design of printed circuit board for automatic control, programming applications and databases, or designing electrical cabinets. Since 2011 he has worked as researcher in the Energy division collaborating in national and international projects focus within the framework of energy and energy efficiency. He carries out also tasks of programming of control networks for systems and energy-efficient buildings.

Dr. Manuel Andrés Chicote

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Dr. Manuel Andrés Chicote holds a PhD in Energy Engineering and Fluidmechanics of the University of Valladolid (2015). He is a HVAC Engineering specialist (2012) and holds a M.Eng in Industrial Engineering (2010) from the University of Valladolid. Since 2010, his professional career is associated to the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, having worked for the Spanish Association of Renewable Energy Companies (APPA) in Madrid. He is also linked to the teaching and research activity of the Thermal Engineering Area of the University of Valladolid. He has authored several scientific papers in high-impact journals and participated in different national and international scientific conferences. He currently works as a Researcher at the Energy Division of CARTIF Technology Center, where he collaborates in European R&D projects providing his experience in the analysis and simulation of energy systems for building and industrial applications.

Dr. Pedro M. Lerones

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Dr. Pedro M. Lerones obtained his Degree in Applied Physics in 1997, with further specialization in the design of optical systems for non‐contact measurement and 3D imaging. He obtained his PhD in 2007. He worked as Associate Professor in the Technical Hi‐School of Engineering ‐ University of Valladolid (Spain) between 2002 and 2011. Dr. Lerones is author or co‐author of 32 scientific papers and specialized studies (including impact publications), has been participating in 26 national and international RTD projects and commercial contracts mainly oriented to the application of digital technologies to Cultural Heritage and Construction. In addition, he is an evaluator of EU RTD proposals (Code: EX2006C113308); Reviewer for international journals; Core member of the European Focus Area of Cultural Heritage (FACH-ECTP); Member of the Spanish NCP for the JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change; Collaborator of the initiative: Research for Future Infrastructure Networks in Europe (reFINE); and Founding member of the International Platform: Economic Value of Cultural Heritage (EVoCH).




​HOCHTIEF ViCon is a leading consultant and service provider for virtual construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM). In many building and infrastructure projects ViCon has supported clients and projects with its state-of-the art software and hardware solutions, training sessions and field-tested processes and has supplied project-specific standards to support the BIM Implementation on project or enterprise level. As BIM consultants, we are involved in various projects in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and North America. ViCon’s online production systems offer solutions for the integrated data management of building and infrastructure projects. Amongst others this supports:

  • Full integration of general project information, live status data

  • Target/actual comparison of quality requirements, time scheduling

  • Mobile data entry using handhelds and standardize reports/forms

  • User-defined reporting and analysis tools

Project Members

Dipl-Ing. Jan-Derrick Braun

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Jan-Derrick Braun (1976) has made his Master of Engineering (civil) at the Ruhr-University of Bochum (Germany) in 2003 – course specializations are environment engineering and information technology in civil engineering. Until 2005 he worked in Taiwan Highspeed Rail Project as an engineer on site. In 2005 he started at ViCon and became in 2007 a Project Manager. He was Project Manager of BIM services (e.g. Clash Detection) for Lusail Project (a great infrastructure project in Qatar) at ViCon Headquarters in Essen, Germany. At HOCHTIEF he leads the H2020 research and development project “INSITER” which started in December 2014 and will end November 2018. Further core competencies are the implementation of BIM on projects, model QM, Clash Detection and BIM management.

Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Hecker

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Daniel Hecker (1974) has made his Dipl.-Ing. (Architecture) at the University of Applied Science in Münster (Germany) in 2005 – course specializations are Construction Management and Built Heritage Conservation. Until 2007 he worked as customer support engineer at a provider for Common Data Environment (CDE). In 2007 he started at ViCon in Essen, Germany as a BIM Project Manager. At ViCon he led numerous projects in the field of marketing/sales, digitizing business processes and as a companywide expert for CDE systems. In 2013 he moved to HOCHTIEF ViCon Qatar W.L.L. as BIM Project Manager and Contract Administrator and worked on huge infrastructure projects in Qatar such as “Lusail City Development”, different Metro projects (“Green Line”, “Red Line”) and in Oman for the “Madinat Al Irfan Urban Development” project. In 2017 he returned to ViCon Germany as a Project Manager and is currently working on research and development projects like “BIM Stufenplan” (BIM4INFRA) and “VR2WEB”. Further core competencies are the implementation of BIM on projects, BIM Management, process- and quality management and business process design.

Robin Bougardier, MSc

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Robin Bougardier has a Master degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Structural Engineering. He has worked in the field of Building Information Modelling since 2013. In the scope of BIM implementation projects, he helps optimizing business processes, mainly when it comes to defining the IT infrastructure and data handling. In addition, he develops project-specific desktop and web applications.

Jessica Steinjan, MSc

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Jessica Steinjan works as BIM Modelling Expert at ViCon since 2011. Her focus is the modelling and data management of 3D models for all kind of models (civil, infra, MEP). She is responsible for the modelling of 3D models, including the superimposing of automated modelling processes, as well as the coordination of 3D modelling teams. Core competencies are the compilation of modelling guidelines and in this context the quality management of 3d models, along with the set-up of automated quality checks. Analysing export and import settings, especially for ifc and the general analysis of all BIM data, integrated to the 3D BIM model are current daily challenges of her work in several projects. In addition to this, she supports in the preparation of training materials for BIM training courses. Furthermore, she has experience in working with laser scanning point clouds and deviation analysis. Extract of reference projects are Lusail City (Qatar), King Khaled Airport (Saudi-Arabia), Education City CP3/CP6 (Qatar), A6&A7 Infrastruktur Hochtief PPP (Germany), BIM Zertifizierungskurs der Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany).




​CYPE is a Spanish RTD-intensive SME with more than 30 years of experience in the building sector. Located in Alicante CYPE’s 70 employees specialize in the development of software tools for construction applications. The company's products are designated to architecture, project engineering and construction professionals, giving support in the areas of design, development of civil works and technical facilities by means of numerous informatics solutions for the dimensioning and the generation of the various items which make up a technical project. They have programs for structures calculation, both concrete and metallic; generators of construction prices; business management of the execution and legalization of works; calculation and design of urban infrastructure. It has also developed tools for measuring energy efficiency and environmental impact related to buildings and districts. It has wide experience in the development of advanced construction and material tools for design, calculation and simulation of building components and their behaviour under different conditions (including seismic simulation). It has developed a multiparametric database with all the documents required in a project (thermal, acoustic, safety and security, life cycle analysis, waste management, maintenance, etc.), optimizing time and improving the quality of a project. CYPE software is highly interoperable with other software thanks to the generation of interchange files such as .dxf or IFC, which allow to communicate with reference programs within BIM technology. Currently CYPE is used worldwide by more than 60.000 users, with more than 100.000 licences acquired by construction professionals. CYPE also has agreements with around 400 universities which incorporate the software to their academic and research activities. The experienced growth since its creation and the following of a firm policy of R+D+i has allowed it to expand the market exporting its products since 1990 to many countries worldwide.

Project Members

Ane Ferreiro Sistiaga, Architect-Developer

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Born in Alicante in 1991. Architect, Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM-UPM) / Illinois institute of Technology, Chicago. / Final Thesis project, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

  • 2 years of experience in the EAC sector.

  • 2014 Forma Architecture Intern, Chicago

  • 2016 Project Assistant Julio Jimenez Corral Architecture and Design, Madrid.

  • 2015-present.Project Coordinator Cultural Association Over and Out, Alicante.

  • 2017-present. Software developer and project coordinator at CYPE. 

Pablo Gilabert Boronat, MSc

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​Born in Alicante on March 04, 1985, Pablo holds a MSc Architect by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and Master BIM Manager by Zigurat E-Learning. During his studies, academic periods are included in other architecture universities such as the Minho University (Portugal) and the University of Alicante. After this period, he was working on the design of national and international building projects as well as cooperation projects. Since 2011 he has been working in the CYPE SOFT company, where he oversees the technical development and dissemination of BIM applications. In recent years he has actively participated in research projects related mainly to new  technologies applied to construction such as Smart Glasses, 3D printing, CFD, Industry 4.0, BIM Workflows, or Zero-energy buildings. He has given numerous conferences and technical presentations about BIM work methodologies and optimized project development, addressing topics such as energy efficiency, facilities, bill of quantities, health and safety, maintenance, carbon footprint, or waste management. He currently holds the position of Innovation Director, boosting R&D investment in the various business units and creating professional networks nationally and internationally. Find below a list of projects connected to the present subproject. HOLISTEEC Project. The main objective of this project was to design, develop, and demonstrate a BIM-based, onthe- cloud, collaborative building design software platform, featuring advanced design support for multi-criteria building optimization, taking into account external neighbourhood-level influences. FIRE IN THE CLOUD – CloudFlow Project. The “Fire in the Cloud” experiment integrates within the CloudFlow platform CYPE-FDS, a state-of-the-art software based on FDS solver for fire simulation using computational Fluid Dynamics techniques (CFD). The fire-safety design of a real shopping centre, case proposed by Cottés Group (leader of the project), has been studied in the cloudified tool, focused on showing the great benefits of using Cloud computing in the building design industry for anti-fire mechanism design. 3DCONS Project. The 3DCONS project aims to introduce 3D printing technologies in the construction industry, both in the field of new construction and in the rehabilitation and restoration of heritage. ACCEPT Project. Assistant for quality Check during Construction Execution Processes for energy-efficienT buildings. The assistant runs on Smart Glasses and unobtrusively guide workers during the construction on site. This provides a standardized and coordinated process for all workers, ensuring that all benefits of energy-efficient building components are maintained.

Benjamín González Cantó, MSc

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Born in Alicante on February 12, 1978, Benjamin is an Industrial Engineer graduated from the Superior Industrial Engineers Technical School (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Benjamin works with CYPESOFT since 2003 with participation in the following projects related with the present subproject. Hidrofive Project, which included the design and implementation of an informatics application with a 3D graphic environment that will carry out the design for a hydronics HVAC system by the calculation of thermal loads, calculation and graphic design of conducts, pipes, aside from the selection of energy producing equipment and terminal elements. NBE - CA - 88 Project. Implementation of the justification of the basic edification Spanish norm in the MEP Facilities Program by CYPE Engineers. CYPEVAC II Project. Informatics tool for the application of the "Regulamento dos requisitos acústicos dos edifícios" (Building Acoustics Norm) according to the Decree - Lei nº129-2002 of Portugal. CYPEVAC III Project. Informatics tool for the application of the "Regulamento dos requisitos acústicos dos edifícios" (Building Acoustics Norm) according to the Decree - Lei nº96-2008 of Portugal. RCCTE Project. Informatics tool which allows to obtain supporting records according to the models of the Decree - Lei nº80/2006 from April 4th, Regulamento das Características de Comportamento Térmico dos Edificios (RCCTE) of Portugal. HE-1 Project. Informatics tool which allows to carry out the justification of the fulfillment of the basic HE-1 requirement Limitation of the energetic demand of the Technical Building Code (Código Técnico de la Edificación). Cypebat Project. Informatics tool which allows the application of the French Thermal Norm (RT, 2005), including the detection, calculation and tabulation of the thermal building bridges. Project: Development of a software tool which allows the integration of numerical analysis of thermal bridges in the calculation of the energetic demand of buildings, financed by the Center for Industrial Technological Development (Centro para Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial, CDTI) and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional, FEDER). Project: Development of a software tool for a general calculating method for a 3D analysis of "D" regions and its informatics application to the calculation of pile caps (Strut 3D), financed by the Center for Industrial Technological Development (Centro para Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial, CDTI) and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional, FEDER). Besides these projects, has given lectures in topic related forums such as HVAC Fair and the National Congress of Thermal and Acoustic Insulation.

Mª Carmen García Pastor, MSc

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Born in Alicante on March 02, 1980, Carmen holds a Civil Engineer (ICCP) degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Before working with CYPESOFT in 2008, she was working as site and engineering manager for various companies supporting a number of Spanish building and infrastructure projects. Since December 2008 she works for CYPESOFT supporting the CYPECAD tool to perform the analysis and dimensioning of reinforced concrete and metallic structures, submitted to vertical and horizontal actions, for housing, buildings and civil works projects. She also supported the metal 3D Project developing a tool to conduct 3D analysis of structures in wood, steel and aluminum bars, including its foundation with pad footing, pile caps, tie beams and centering beams, the Concrete Cantilever Walls Project a tool to carry out the calculation, verification and dimension of reinforced concrete cantilever walls for soil retention and its corresponding continuous foundation (pad footing or pile cap), the Embedded Retaining Walls Project to develop tool to calculate, verify and dimension embedded retaining walls for different typologies, and the development of software to conduct 3D analysis of pile caps (Strut 3D).

Dr. Bárbara Torregrosa Jaime

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Born in Alicante on July 3, 1987, Barbara holds a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master Degree of Energy Engineering for a Sustainable Development and an Industrial Engineer degree of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). From December 2010 to December 2016, she worked for the University Research Institute for Energy Engineering (IUIEE) (UPV) as a researcher, with participation in the following projects:

- EU Project FP7 ICE: This project aimed to develop an innovative efficient air-conditioning system for fully electric vehicles based on magnetocaloric refrigeration technology and to design a new thermal power distribution and microclimate control strategies.

- Project: Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage (LHTES) Installations. Application of phase-change materials to air-conditioning installations in buildings, for energy efficiency and energy demand shifting. Funded by the company ACCIONA Infraestructuras, S.A.

- Project: Application of heat pumps in domestic appliances. This project aimed to implement a heat pump in a dishwasher, in order to achieve energy efficiency 30% better than A+++ label. Funded by the company BSH, S.A. Since January 2017 she works in CYPESOFT S.L., with participation in the following project:

- CYPETHERM EPlus Project. Development of a software tool for the simulation of the energy consumption of buildings using EnergyPlus, adapted to the Energy Codes of several countries. Implementation of HVAC systems.

She is author of 9 papers published in scientific journals and has participated in several scientific congresses. She has given practical lessons of Heat Transfer at UPV.


Planen-bauen 4.0

Planen-bauen 4.0 Gesellschaft zur Digitalisierung des Planens, Bauens und Betreibens mbH


​Planen-bauen 4.0 (pb4.0) was founded in Feb. 2015 by 14 major professional association of the construction industry in Germany to coordinate and accelerate the implementation of BIM. It is a national platform and centre of excellence coordinating BIM research, standardisation and market implementation. Via the members of its shareholders planenbauen 4.0 has also strong support by and access to experts of all kind within the industry. In 2015 planen-bauen 4.0 developed in a joint effort with private and public clients as well as BIM experts from industry and academia a strategic road map for the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to mandate BIM on all its infrastructure and infrastructure related building projects until 2020. A core concept in this strategy is the use and further development of open data standards as well as transparent definition of data requirement within project procurement processes. The implementation of BIM within road authorities and public clients on federal and state level will be the main focus of activity within the next years. This also includes setup of advanced education programs for professionals and the development of supporting guidelines and tools, and strong practical experience in BIM consulting and research on international projects.

Project Members

Dr. Jan Tulke

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Director of planen-bauen 4.0 with a background of civil engineering but strong emphasis on construction informatics. He has more than 13 years working experience in the industry. Since 2004 he worked in the field of virtual design and construction. From 2009 he was head of product development and research in a specialised BIM consulting firm where he also developed BIM implementation strategies for several infrastructure clients in US, UK, Australia, Qatar and Germany. He was involved in several national and EU BIM Research projects. In 2011/12 he led the research project “Intelligent road infrastructure through 3D models and RFID tags” of the Federal Highway Research Institute in Germany. He is also a former developer of open IFC tools a software toolkit, decorated by first price “AUF IT GEBAUT” sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, to process BIM models based on the open data format IFC. As experienced researcher and BIM expert Jan is member of several BIM standardization committees. He also holds lectures at BIM lecturers at the Ruhr University Bochum.

Dr. Thomas Riedel

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As BIM Manger he has more than 12 years of professional international experience in Germany, Qatar and Australia specialized in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Especially he is experienced in implementing and managing BIM & GIS as well as developing strategies and data standards to ensure an efficient handover of As-Built data on large scale projects. He is also a former team member of open IFC tools, a software toolkit, decorated by first price “AUF IT GEBAUT” sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, to process BIM models based on the open data format IFC. He acted as head of the GIS Department at Bauhaus Universität Weimar active in lecturing courses for civil and environmental engineers (BSc./ MSc.).


Università Politecnica delle Marche


Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM) includes 5 Faculties: Engineering, Medicine and Surgery, Economy, Science and Agriculture. The organization is subdivided in 12 Departments for a total amount of 523 units among professors of I, II level and fixed-term researchers. Technical and Administrative personnel is composed of 578 people, 18 of which have a fixedterm contract, and support didactics, technical-scientific activities and administrative-financial activities related to the individual structures and the whole university in general. With reference to the activities to be performed during the project the research group in Mechanical and Thermal Measurement (MTM), belonging to the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (DIISM) within the Engineering Faculty, will be involved. The Group is at present composed of 5 professors, 2 lecturers, 10 research engineers, 16 PhD fellows and a variable number of young engineers with contracts. The members of the group are partly mechanical engineers, partly electronic engineers; this cross-sectorial range of competences is an element of strength for developing research in the transversal domain of measurement techniques. Main areas of research relate to the development and application of new sensors and experimental techniques for material characterization, structural and environmental monitoring, non-destructive testing and embedded systems.

Project Members

Associate Professor Gian Marco Revel

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Experience (highlight activities related to the role in the project): Gian Marco Revel is Associate Professor in Mechanical and Thermal Measurement, with research interest in the field of sensor and measurement technologies for industrial applications, with focus on the construction sector, building energy efficiency, in-field material characterization and non-destructive testing. He is Leader of the Material & Sustainability Committee of ECTP and Coordinator of the Italian Construction Technology Platform. He is author of more than 100 publications and Scientific Responsible for several projects (5 in FP7, 5 in H2020) around technologies for Energy Efficiency and Materials in Buildings. He is currently Deputy Rector for European Research.

Dr. Marco Arnesano

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Experience (highlight activities related to the role in the project): Researcher with 8 years of experience in the development of innovative systems and sensors for indoor environments monitoring and building management. Research interests include ICT for Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, sensors, signal processing, simulation modelling, and software development. His research activity is mainly performed within FP7 and H2020 projects.

Giulia Sbano

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Experience (highlight activities related to the role in the project): Innovation assistant working with the Group at UNIVPM since 2006. She is responsible for the management and dissemination tasks of Research Projects. She supported the staff in the dissemination activities of 4 projects within the 7th FP and 7 within the H2020, organizing also public events and workshops.



Sviluppo tecnologie e ricerca per l'edilizia sismicamente


STRESS SCARL, an acronym which in Italian stands for Development of Research and Technologies for Sustainable and Seismically Safe Building, is a non-profit consortium established in 2010. It is a legal entity established according to Italian law and its legal form is that of a consortile company, set with the aim of promoting research activities and experimental demonstrations of innovative technologies for the construction sector. STRESS SCARL is an association that includes the most important Universities of the Campania Region, private companies of the construction sector, engineering firms and other research organizations. It is a SME operating through its own technical structure but also involving in its activities the staff of its associated companies and institutions. It has a fixed structure that carries out research activities addressed to the construction sector, but also it has a flexible organization with the ability to assemble an interdisciplinary team of experts to address a specific problem. STRESS SCARL, also through its associates, has the skills to undertake complex, multidisciplinary, and integrated projects covering both technical aspects and project management issues. Its mission is to operate in the Research & Development field, with attention to the construction sector, addressing integrated aspects of safety, environmental impact, energy efficient and maintainability. Its action strategies are based on the definition and development of "Best Practices", derived by the design and the realization of technology demonstrators, intended as applications of innovative technologies and methodologies studied and developed during the research activities.

Project Members

Fabio De Astis, MSc

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Fabio De Astis graduated, with honours, in Architecture at University of Naples “Federico II” in 2012. He is architect & BIM Coordinator at STRESS His activities focus on the application of tools, innovative technologies and methodologies to support the design, renovation and enhancement of existing building heritage. BIM expert, particularly in "ScanToBIM" approach. He has got a Master’s degree as "BIM Manager" at Politecnico of Milan. He has attended many conferences and seminars on the theme, also as a speaker.

Dr. Loredana Napolano

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Loredana Napolano graduated, with honours, in Civil Engineering at the University of Naples Parthenope in 2011. She earned a PhD in Life Cycle Assessment at the University of Naples Federico II in 2014. Since 2014 she has been working, as LCA senior researcher, at STRESS in research projects focusing on sustainability assessment of the built environment. She is author of several scientific papers, on the LCA analysis applied to construction industry. She is involved in LCA analysis of products/services/processes developed in National and European projects.

Carmine Pascale, MSc

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Carmine Pascale, graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Naples “Federico II” in 1995. He has been cooperating with the Department of Urban Planning of the University of Naples and with the Institute of Territorial Planning of CNR (Italian National Research Council) since 1997, working on both research activities and consultancy services for public administrations. He has also worked as freelance consultant on building design and urban planning projects. Since 2003 he has been involved in research projects focusing on sustainability assessment of the built environment. He currently coordinates a research team at STRESS involved in various H2020 research projects and also coordinates the technical activities of the company.

Ennio Rubino, MSc

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Ennio Rubino, has a degree with Honours in Physics at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome. Researcher at ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, he has been Direction Assistant and then Activity Coordinator of the Technological Services Division. He has been Responsible of the Technical-Scientific Unit on Materials and New Technologies Responsible of the Unit on Physics and New Materials. From 1998 to 2004 he has been Member of the Board and Vice-President of Consorzio TRE, consortium for the development of technologies for the construction sector; from 2004 to 2009 he has been member of the Board of IMAST, Research District on Polymeric and Composite materials; from 2010 to 2014 he has been Member of the Board of STRESS Scarl - High Technology District for sustainable construction; from 2014 he is President of STRESS Scarl. As President of STRESS he is responsible of research projects, focusing on R&D and technology transfer actions at national and EU level and is involved in awareness and dissemination activities.

Daniela Reccardo, MSc

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Mrs. Daniela Reccardo is a Civil Engineer specialized in Structural Engineering and Energy Efficiency in buildings, with an extensive expertise in evaluation of building energy performance and control as well as experience in developing innovative solutions, products and services both at research and implementation level to improve the energy efficiency in different fields, especially in the construction sector, at building and district level. She has a long experience in National and European projects on this topic such as NEED4B where she is responsible for the development of an open methodology for designing, constructing and operating new low energy buildings integrating approaches and methods like BIM, IPD, LCA and LCC with traditional scientific, technical, energetic and economic criteria.

Fabrizio Tavaroli, MSc

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Fabrizio Tavaroli graduated from the University of Genoa in 2001 with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation Mr Tavaroli continued his research at University of Genoa (DISEG) and later joined D’Appolonia in 2003 where he has been involved as a structural engineer in several projects including: structural works at the S.ta Maria di Castello cloister in Genoa; design of new RC buildings within the US Air Force base of Aviano. He is responsible for structural computer analysis.

Michele Mililli, MSc

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Michele Mililli is an environmental engineer with a specialization on RES. He is cooperating with DAPP since 2013. He is expert in the evaluation of energy efficiency and comfort analysis of a building and in the design of building envelope and mechanical plants. He is involved within different national and European projects dealing with the sustainability of buildings with reference to LEED and BREEM protocols. He has experience in dynamic energy simulation of buildings aimed to the definition of the energy needs for conditioning, lighting, ventilation and indoor moisture control. He is involved in a H2020 project being responsible for the design development and maintenance of ventilated facades. Mr. Mililli is performed a Dynamic Energy Simulation of a shopping centre located in Stezzano (Bergamo). The building was modelled following the legal requirements Ashrae 90.1 under the purpose of the achievement of credits for BREEAM certification. Recently involved in a LEED v4 certification process as MEP expert.




​Arcadis is the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate €3.4 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Arcadis. Improving quality of life.

Project Members

Eng. Iuliu Datcu

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Eng. Iuliu Datcu is active in the Building Services field since 2007, tackling local and international projects, maintaining and developing new relations with clients and business partners. He holds a Master Degree on Management and Special Technologies for Building Services, graduating with the dissertation thesis “Management of small and medium organizations in Constructions Industry”. Currently Iuliu leads the department of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering within Arcadis Romania, which successfully delivers project for Europe and Middle East.

Eng. Bogdan-Andrei Tofan

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Eng. Bogdan-Andrei Tofan graduated “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Building Services Department and has also a dissertation thesis in “Building Energy Efficiency” from the same University. Currently involved in a PhD program in which he studies the technical and economical implication of integrating CCHP systems in Romania. He designed several MEP systems such as: HVAC systems, lighting and power systems, water and waste water systems. The projects involved different types of buildings: education buildings, office buildings, industrial buildings. Also, he was involved in modelling MEP systems, using Autodesk Revit, in several types of projects (Groningen University, Utrecht University, Twente University, Hooglviet logistic headquarter) as modeler and design leader.

Eng. Ciprian Prepeliuc

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Eng. Ciprian Prepeliuc received his Master’s degree from “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iași, where he was a student at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services. Here he studied different types of installations for buildings, of which we can mention: Heating Installations, Ventilation Installations, Sanitary Installations and Electrical Installations. Ciprian has 2 years of experience in modelling HVAC and sanitary installations for residential and commercial buildings.




Architectural Spies (abbreviation: ASP) is an entity from the non-academic sector, registered in “Classification of the Economic Activities in Republic of Bulgaria” in the sector 7219 “Scientific, Research and Development Activity”. It was founded in 2003 by the Bulgarian and American architects Nadya Stamatova and Scott Skipworth. ASP is a holder of a grant of The Japan Foundation for the book Architectural Spies: Japan (2005) and the award of the Union of Architects in Bulgaria at the Architectural Saloon Varna’2006 for the reconstruction of the main hall of the Central Post Office in Varna. The most of the design activities of ASP after 2007 were detached in the newly formed architectural studio Architectural Space and ASP focused its efforts to the scientific field. ASP partnered in FP7 project EINSTEIN ( (2012-2016). It was one of the 6 entities, testing the first phase (2013) of the platform ”Connect and Construct” ( and worked in its 2-nd phase testing, incl. the BIM platform (2014). ASP submitted the following H2020 proposals: DATABUILD “Development of Complete and Interactive Database for Buildings”(2014), AR4VM “Augmented Reality for Virtual Museums” (2016) and DR4VR “Digital Reconstruction for Virtual Museums” (2016), initiated and played leading role in IMMERSE ”Interactive Museums in Manipulated Environments for Real Sense Experience” (2015) and had been involved as a key partner into BUSTEG “Energy Harvesting from Building and District Heat Sources via Solar and thermal hybrid Thermo-Electric Generators” (2017) and SOLARGREEN “Energy Harvesting solutions for the use of solar heat in industrial processes via Solar and thermal hybrid Thermo-Electric Generators” (2017). So far it trained students and young architects, engineers, and industrial designers from Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Cyprus on programmes Erasmus /Erasmus+ (2014, 2015, 2016), Cornelius Hertling /Leonardo da Vinci (2012, 2013, 2014) and Students Internships (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017).

Project Members

Dr. Nadya Stamatova

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​Dr. Nadya Stamatova: Ph.D. in Architecture of Buildings, Facilities and Details, with a doctorate on the topic “Impact of the New Information Technologies on the Architectural Spaces of the Libraries” - VFU “Chernorizets Hrabar”, Varna, Bulgaria; M.Arch. (Master of Architecture) - University of Architecture, Construction and Geodesy (UASG), Sofia, Bulgaria. Professional membership: member of the Varna council of SAB - Union of Architects in

Bulgaria (member of UIA and ACE), founder of KAB - Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria (member of ACE), representative of Bulgaria at the congress Tokyo’98 of the International Union of Women Architects (UIFA), Colour Group Bulgaria (member of AIC); Varna Historical-Architectural Society VIAD Research: Effective Integration of Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage Systems in Existing Buildings (EINSTEIN); Connect and Construct (C&C); Interactive Museums in Manipulated Environments for Real Sense Experience (IMMERSE); Virtual Reconstruction of the Roman Thermae of the Ancient Odessos; Functional and Aesthetic Aspects of the Japanese Urban

Environment; Prefabricated Modules for Balcony Parapets for Precast Manufactured Apartment Buildings, Energy  Efficiency UNDP-ECE RER/006/89 Courses and training: AR&VR: Getting started with Augmented Reality; Coursera Mentor Community and Training Course (teaching AR); VR&360 Video Production IoT&AR: Internet of

Things & Augmented Reality Emerging Technologies GIS: The Location Advantage; Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps; Going Places with Spatial Analysis; Gamification: Digital Storytelling for Virtual Museums; Story and Narrative Development for Video Games; Welcome to Game Theory; Introduction to Game Design; World Design for Video Games; Character Design for Video Games; Architecure&Design: Accessibility for Handicapped People, Colour in

Architecture and Artistic Design, Town-planning course for chief architects; Design for Enterprises, Scenography for Theatre and Film Productions Certificates: Unlimited Design Capacity – Architecture; Revit Architecture; Internet of Things & Augmented Reality Emerging Technologies (IoT&AR), The Location Advantage (GIS); Do-

It-Yourself Geo Apps (GIS); Going Places with Spatial Analysis (GIS); Getting started with Augmented Reality (AR); Coursera Mentor Community and Training Course (teaching AR); VR&360 Video Production; Recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste; Technical Passports of Buildings; Construction and Technical Rules and Regulation for Securing Fire Safety; Occupational Health and Safety in the Construction Sector; Digital Storytelling for Virtual Museums; JLPT; Raven's Advanced Standard Test; Introduction to Game Design; World Design for Video Games; Character Design for Video Games; Story and Narrative Development for Video Games.

Competences for this project: architectural design; 3D data acquisition; ortho-photo; GIS; AR;VR; IoT; Serious games.

Orlin Perfanov, MArch

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Orlin Perfanov: M.Arch. (Master of Architecture), VFU “Chernorizets Hrabar”, Varna, Bulgaria; Professional membership: SAB - Union of Architects in Bulgaria (member of UIA and ACE), KAB - Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria (member of ACE) Research practice: Effective Integration of Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage Systems in Existing Buildings (EINSTEIN); Connect and Construct (C&C) - governance group member; Interactive Museums in Manipulated Environments for Real Sense Experience (IMMERSE); Virtual Reconstruction of the Roman Thermae of the Ancient Odessos. Certificates: Unlimited Design Capacity – Architecture, Revit Architecture, Programming Basics, Software Technologies, Programming Fundamentals, Databases Basics – MS SQL Server, Databases Advanced – Entity Framework, Recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste; Technical Passports of Buildings; Construction and Technical Rules and Regulation for Securing Fire Safety; Occupational Health and Safety in the Construction Sector; JLPT; Competences for this project: architectural design, digital modelling; ICT; 3D data acquisition ; BIM; IoT; thermal scanning; building performance analysis.

Karina Kondova, MArch

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Karina Kondova: M.Arch. (Master of Architecture), Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” Professional membership: SAB - Union of Architects in Bulgaria (member of UIA and ACE), KAB - Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria (member of ACE) Courses and training: Intro to Autodesk Building Performance Analysis, Climate, Energy Literacy Solar Measurements, Airflow, Daylighting, Whole Building Energy Analysis, VR&360 Video Production Research practice: Virtual Reconstruction of the Roman Thermae of the Ancient Odessos Certificates: Limited Design Capacity – Architecture , Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certificate; Digital Marketing; English for Specific Purposes in the Field of Architecture; VR&360 Video Production Competences for this project: architectural design, 3D data acquisition; ortho-photo, digital modelling, BIM, building performance analysis.

Krasimira Yordanova, MSc

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Krasimira Yordanova: Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.), University of Economics, Varna, Front end, WordPress developer, Web developer, Graphic Designer Skills: PSD to HTML, PSD to WordPress, WordPress Themes Development, WordPress Plugins, Custom PHP work, WordPress Themes installation, Bugs Fixes, Bootstrap, CSS 3, HTML5. Certificates: Programming with PHP Pi academies (Varna, Bulgaria). Competences for this project: ICT; GIS; IoT; 3D data acquisition.


Van Berkel & Bos U.N. Studio B.V.


Founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, UNStudio is a Dutch architectural design studio specialising in architecture, urban development and infrastructure projects. The name UNStudio stands for United Network Studio, referring to the collaborative nature of the practice. Major UNStudio projects include the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the luxury residential tower Canaletto in London and the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. In 2016, Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos were awarded the Gouden Kubus award by the Royal Dutch Institute of Architects, the highest honor in Dutch architecture. Between 2011 and 2016, Ben van Berkel held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. UNStudio published a book of its research entitled ‘Knowledge Matters’ in 2016.

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Ben van Berkel, Architect

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Ben van Berkel, Founder and Principal Architect of UNStudio, studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy inAmsterdam and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987. He was awarded the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor’s Chair at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and was previously Professor Conceptual Design at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.

Astrid Piber, MSc

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Astrid (Partner / Senior Architect) received her Architecture Diploma at the Technical University Vienna and completed the Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University, New York. Since joining UNStudio in 1998, Astrid has gained diverse practical experience, first as a design architect on urban studies and international competitions and later she followed through on all design and construction processes on a number of UNStudio’s realised projects in Asia. Astrid guides the knowledge management processes within UNStudio and is an active participant in its research projects.

Filippo Lodi, MSc

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Filippo (Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management) earned an M.Sc Architecture degree and an M.S. Civil Engineering degree from the University of Bologna in 2006, and he completed a Master’s degree in Advanced Architectural Design at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in 2008. He earned an MBA degree from the University of Amsterdam in 2016. As the Head of Knowledge and Innovation, Filippo leads the internal knowledge management at UNStudio as well as the collaborative research projects including those receiving H2020 funding.

Harlen Miller , MArch

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Harlen earned his Master of Architecture at the University of California in Los Angeles. Since joining UNStudio he has been involved in numerous projects of varying scale and complexity where he was integral in developing strategies and tools for rationalising buildings through computational and parametric modelling. Harlen leads UNStudio’s Computation Knowledge Platform and is responsible for assuring a high level of parametric control and quality following UNStudio’s standards. With his advanced skillset in computation design, he leads researching projects, teaches workshops and contributes to complex design.





Fasada is a SME construction company established in year 1992. The company is active in retrofitting and construction of new buildings. Fasada provides services for real-estate investors, public authorities, building administrators and individual clients. The company scope of work contains both: acting as the general contractor and competent consultancy regarding the best solutions for building components and systems that help to minimize energy consumption and increase the sustainability of the buildings. The strategy of the company is to implement innovative building components and innovative façade systems on construction market. Fasada also executes the works on the buildings that are under cultural heritage protection. The company has been involved in construction works in many prestigious buildings e.g. Summer resort of the President of the Republic of Poland. From the 2011 year the company is performing research and development activities. Fasada has experience in application of the innovative building components to different type of buildings: dwellings, office buildings, commercial and historic buildings. The company has participated in introduction on polish market new insulation brick cladding systems - Gebrik. Currently the company is involved in research activities within five research projects that are realised under FP7 (EASEE, ADAPTIWALL, H-HOUSE) and H2020 (AMANAC, E2VENT, P2ENDURE).

Project Members

Agnieszka Lukaszewska, MSc

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Agnieszka Lukaszewska graduated Civil Engineering Department at Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland) and Structural Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). Mrs. Lukaszewska was a Chairman of the Steering Committee of the strategic project “Integrated System of Reducing Energy Demands of the Building” coordinated by The National Centre of Research and Development in Poland. Mrs. Lukaszewska has experience in innovative research international projects from FP 6, FP 7 and Horizon 2020. She has been involved also in the activities of the Polish Construction Technology Platform (PPTB) and European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP). Currently she holds the position of Head of R&D in Fasada.

Marek Giluń, MSc

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Marek Giluń graduated Maritime Engineering at Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland). He has more than 30 years of experience in construction area with a focus on the façade systems. He has experience in retrofitting of many prestigious buildings e.g. old town in Prague in Czech Republic and Summer Resort of President of Poland.

Magdalena Bogucka-Dzik, MSc

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​Magdalena Bogucka-Dzik graduated Faculty of Architecture Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland). Mrs. Bogucka –Dzik has an experience in 3D modelling of the buildings in Sketch up and Revit and in designing of renovation plans for residential buildings.




Mostostal Warszawa S.A. is one of the largest construction companies in Poland with 73-years history rich in traditions. The company is active in all basic sectors of the construction market specializing in bridges and steel construction, public utility buildings, industrial components, environmental protection projects as well as roads and underground constructions. Company acts as a general contractor of investment projects and provides turnkey execution of construction assignments. Mostostal Warszawa S.A provides variety of across-the board services, ranging from execution of reinforced concrete and construction works, through delivery and erection of steel and structural elements to assembly of high pressure piping and boilers. Mostostal Warszawa S.A. has experience in building residential buildings and housing estates, office complexes and public utility buildings, production halls, warehouse facilities, as well as technological installations and steel structures for heavy industry. Mostostal Warszawa S.A. has its own Research and Development Department (R&D), whose members are experienced in performing and coordinating national and European projects within FP6, RFCS, FP7 and H2020.

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Piotr Dymarski, MSc

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MSc. Piotr Dymarski holds an Engineering Degree in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering by the Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), specialized in Radio Communication. From 2006 until 2016 he coordinated the ICT Group of the R&D Department in Mostostal Warszawa and was involved in several National and European RTD Projects e.g.: Flexoline@home (FP6), EnPROVE (FP7), E3SoHo (FP7), STREAMER (FP7). He coordinated TIBUCON project (FP7). In H2020 programme he works in P2Endure and BIMPlement project, which both are related to the BIM technology. From 2017 he coordinates BIM team and implementation of BIM technology in own organisation. Mr. Dymarski is involved also in the activities of E2B Association being responsible for ICT activities of the company

Marta Dębska, MSc

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MSc. Marta Dębska holds an Engineering Degree in Environmental Engineering by the Warsaw University of Technology (Poland). In Mostostal works as a BIM engineer specialised in HVAC installations. Supports offer divisions by preparing measurements based on bim models. She creates BIM models based on 2D drawings or cloud of point. She is involved in the implementation of BIM technology in the company.

Adrian Bałazy, MSc

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Msc. Adrian Bałazy holds an Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering by the Warsaw University of Life Siences SGGW (Poland). In Mostostal works as a BIM engineer specialised in general construction. Supports offer divisions by preparing measurements based on bim models. He creates BIM models based on 2D drawings or cloud of point. He is involved in the implementation of BIM technology in the company.




​LKS group is one of the main references in the Spanish professional services sector. It has around 700 people on its staff and generates an annual turnover of more than 50 million. It is part of the Consulting and Engineering Division of MONDRAGON, the leading Basque business group and the seventh in Spain, consisting of 239 companies, more than 75,000 people and 15 technology centres. It provides services in the fields of management and energy technology consulting among others (legal advisory, architecture and engineering in urban planning, construction and infrastructure, promotion, real estate consulting and design). LKS is partner of MISE SERVICIOS ENERGETICOS SL and is also focused in Energy Performance Renewable energies, Energy Efficiency improvement, Intermediation of CO2 trading, Industrial processes design and Energy Efficiency analysis. LKS sustainability research team is member of several recognized associations and platforms, including the International Project Management Association (IPMA), Energy Efficiency in Buildings (E2B) of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP); Business Eco efficiency (Founding members); Sustainable Development in Architecture and Town Planning (GIHA); Sustainability and Architecture Association (ASA). LKS services are managed with several recognized certifications, including ISO 9001 for Quality Management, 14001 for Environmental Management and ISO 14.006 for Eco design related to product life cycle management. LKS has recently been certificated by Environment National Ministry on the carbon footprint, CO2 compensation as Carbon Neutral Company on the period 2010 – 2015. LKS has broad experience on sustainable development, retrofitting and energy efficiency in building. Locally, LKS has carried out the Design Guides for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Town planning as well as for Green Buildings for the Environment Agency (IHOBE), the assessment of the Technical Guidelines for Sustainable Town Planning, Sustainable Commercial Buildings, and Sustainable Building Retrofitting developed for the Environmental Department of the Government of the Basque Country (IHOBE), the ‘Eco Euskadi 2020’ Sustainable Development Strategy for the Basque Government, including RE / EE / Emission Reduction and the Development of Investment Road Map (up to 2025): Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings Sectors in the Basque Country. Internationally, LKS has developed some remarkable projects, such as Consultancy Services to develop the Sustainable Energy Framework in Trinidad and Tobago, a market study for the potential of Green Buildings in Costa Rica, a Green Building Code in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, among others.

Project Members

Joxe Oleaga, MSc

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​ Joxe Oleage is director of the LKS BIM Committee and responsible for the implementation of BIM methodologies in LKS. As architect with more than 20 years of professional experience, Joxe has also a broad experience in project management in the field of urban regeneration and building renovation: Development of Investment Road Map (up to 2025): Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings Sectors in the Basque Country, Urban Regeneration of the Lourdes District in the city of Tudela. Concerto-Ecocity project; Master Plan for the development of an ECO-district in the San Josepe Quarry in Arrasate-Mondragón. and Urban Regeneration for Coronation district in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Alava, Spain) (H2020 SmartEnCity Project).

Imanol Agirre Peña, MSc

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​ Imanol Agirre Peña is currently the Innovation Manager of LKS Ingeniería S.Coop. He is both Building Engineer (A Coruña University) and Architect (UPV-EHU) and has a specialisation Master in Façades (UPV-EHU), Energy Efficiency (UPV-EHU) and Innovation Thinking (Mondragon). He worked as building engineer from 2000 until 2004, and he continued his career in LKS Ingieneria S.Coop. until today as an architect in diverse fields such as Construction, Energy Efficiency and Innovation. He joined the Innovation Department in 2007, where he runs several European H2020 and LIFE projects. He is the Innovation Responsible since 2012, focused on European project management and coordination that are related to Energy Efficiency, Smart Cities and Rehabilitation:

- H2020 SmartEnCity “Towards Smart Zero CO2 Cities across Europe”

- H2020 BRESAER “Breakthrough Solutions for Adaptable Envelopes in building Refurbishment”, H2020 2015 Rennovates “Flexibility Activated Zero Energy Districts”

- H2020 2015 CPSBuDi “Multidisciplinary design of Cyber-Physical Systems for smart energy control in Buildings and Districts”

Eva Hernán, MSc

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Eva Hernán Architect from the University of Madrid (ETSAM- UPM), with 6 years of professional experience. She is BIM expert, certified by Autodesk (Certificate No. 17F241FQF1), after completing the BIM multidisciplinary management Master's Degree. She is currently Architect BIM Manager and Coordinator and has participated in more than 20 multidisciplinary BIM projects in LKS Ingeniería. She is member of the working groups of the Technical Committee of the BIM Spain Commission, “esBIM”, for BIM implementation at a national level, and member of the BIM Euskadi user group, “eBIMe” (Euskadiko BIM Erabiltzaileen Taldea), for BIM implementation in the Basque Country. He has also participated as a speaker in seminars organized by Autodesk, such as Bimagination BIM Congress.

Ana Belén de Isla, MSc

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​ Ana Belén de Isla Chartered Architect, specialized on City Planning and Sustainable Construction with over 17 years of professional experience. She has additional training in areas of energy efficiency, bioclimatic construction, ecodesign, green building rating systems etc…. thanks to the Msc on Sustainable Construction finished in 2008 and the Phd Programme, Pre-qualification for Research with Honors, finished in 2003. Ana Belen has taken part in many projects related to sustainable construction, Ecodesign implementation in constructions and infrastructure works (according to the ISO14.006 certification) and green building certifications (LEED, BREEAM, ERAS, PASSIVHAUS, etc…). She has also led the consultancy feasibility studies for governments and environment agencies in the development of green building policies and sector transformation PPP initiatives. For the last years, he has assisted the Basque Environmental Agency (IHOBE) on Sustainable Construction. She has led the team responsible for the following publications:

•Guide to environmentally sustainable building and restoration: Housing in the Basque Autonomous Community.

•Guide to environmentally sustainable building and restoration: public authority buildings and offices in the Basque Autonomous Community.

Olatz Pombo Rodilla, MSc

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​Olatz Pombo Rodilla Architect, with a Master in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at University of the Basque Country and PhD at Technical University of Madrid. She has more than 4 years of experience in bioclimatic architecture, sustainability certification and housing renovation. Recently, she has collaborated with the Green Building Council Spain (GBCe) in updating VERDE tool, that aims to provide a methodology for evaluating the sustainability of buildings. She is a lecturer on Sustainability in the Master MAYAB and MAYAB-La in the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain and the Central University of Chile (UCen), respectively.


Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam


​Erasmus University Rotterdam is an internationally oriented research university with a strong social orientation in its research and teaching. Its scientists and students endeavour to solve global social challenges, drawing inspiration from the ever dynamic and cosmopolitan Rotterdam. Its academic education is intensive, active and application-based, and its research is increasingly carried out in multidisciplinary teams, which are closely interlinked with international networks. With its research impact and study quality, EUR can compete with the top European universities. Important values for Erasmus University Rotterdam are daring, curiosity, social engagement, working at the frontier and striving for success. More than 3.000 persons are employed by the Erasmus University.

Project Members

Dr. Jason PridmoreExploitation Manager (EM) and Data Security Manager (DSM)

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Jason Pridmore (male) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication. His work focuses on practices of digital identification, mobile devices, security issues, privacy, social media use, and consumer data. Jason participated in an advisory/managing capacity for a range of EU and Dutch projects, including PRISMS, the MOSAIC project, and the Privacy in the 21st century project. Currently, Jason leads the NWO-funded project Mapping Privacy and Surveillance Dynamics in Emerging Mobile Ecosystems. He is co-editor of Digitising Identities with Routledge, associate editor of Surveillance & Society and has published on surveillance, security, and consumer marketing. Jason worked as senior researcher on the Digideas Project on the social and ethical issues that arise in relation to digital identification. He completed his PhD at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

Dr. Yijing Wang

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​ Yijing Wang (female) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication. Her research focuses on organizational and corporate communication, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, corporate reputation management, investor relation and crisis communication. She has published in a variety of leading management, business and communication journals, including Business Horizons, Journal of Business Ethics and Corporate Reputation Review. Yijing is a member of the Reputation Research Center at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), and a co-organizer of the RSM Symposium on the economic value of corporate reputation (2011) and the media and business symposium (2017). She also founded the PhD in Finance programme in collaboration with the Central University of Finance and Economics in China when serving as the Associate Dean of TIAS School for Business and Society. This programme was the first of its type accredited by the China Ministry of Education. Yijing completed her PhD at RSM, Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2013.

Dr. Vidhi Chaudhri

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​Vidhi Chaudhri (female) is Assistant Professor of Media and Communication at Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC), Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, crisis communication and corporate reputation, social mediated communication, and employee engagement. Her recently co-authored book (Corporate Communication through Social Media) brings together academic and practitioner perspectives to examine social-mediated developments in organizational communication and attendant implications for stakeholder relationships, trust, engagement, leadership, and reputation. She has also published in international, peer-reviewed journals including Management Communication Quarterly, International Journal of Business Communication, Public Relations Review, and Journal of Corporate Citizenship. Chaudhri is also (co-)author on several business cases and has contributed book chapters to The Handbook of Crisis Communication; Corporate Reputation Decoded: Building, Managing and Strategising for Corporate Excellence; and The SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation. She received her Master and Ph.D. from Purdue University, USA.


VISESA Vivienda y Suelo de Euskadi, S.A.


Vivienda y Suelo de Euskadi, S.A. is a public-sector company attached to the Basque Government's Department of Environment, Land Planning and Housing. Its primary mission is to develop high-quality subsidised housing in the Basque autonomous community, as part of the regional government's determination to ensure the right to decent housing for all sectors of society. VISESA is also actively involved in urban regeneration, as well as in the rehabilitation of housing and public infrastructures, promoting accessibility, improvement of the people quality of life and the sustainable development of the region, from the perspective of territorial balance. With a capital of around 37 million euros signed by the BASQUE GOVERNMENT and the main Basque saving banks, Kutxabank and Caja Laboral, VISESA has a healthy balance sheet that allows it to act as an engine for policy public housing, self-financing and therefore without posing a financial burden on the Basque Government. VISESA was set up in 1990 and is the leading developer in the Basque region, with more than 14.700 homes completed and 1.250 under construction. 2013 turnover 48, 2012 turnover 83 million, employing around 70 people. VISESA is an equal opportunity employer. Current ratio of femalee/male employees is 60/40.

Project Members

Alberto Ortiz de Elgea, MSc

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​Alberto Ortiz de Elgea (Gender: Male): Industrial Engineer, specialized in Energy, graduated at the Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications School of Bilbao (Basque Country University). He has a master degree on thermal installations in buildings (Basque Country University). With more than 20 years of experience as energy projects manager, currently he works for VISESA as Head of Innovation and Sustainability and his main activities and responsibilities are: coordination of R+D projects, some of them co-financed by the EC, the implementation of sustainability concepts in the product of VISESA (social housing) and the activity of energy services provided in social housing buildings. Nowadays, Alberto is the local coordinator of the SmartEnCity (SCC1 – H2020) project for the LightHouse City of Vitoria Gasteiz. He was local coordinator of the PIME´s (Concerto-FP7) project and was local coordinator of the TetraEner (Concerto-FP6) project and member of the E2B Steering Committee. Prior to joining VISESA, Alberto worked for the Basque Energy Agency (EVE). 

David Grisaleña, MSc

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​David Grisaleña (Gender: Male): Industrial Engineer on Industrial Organization, graduated at the Faculty of Engineering of Vitoria-Gasteiz and with an Executive Master of Innovation. With more than 10 years of experience on Innovation projects at both regional, national and European level. In the last years he has been working on different projects related with energy efficiency and he currently works at VISESA as Innovation and Sustainability Technician where his main responsibilities are: implementation of R&D projects, mainly co-financed by the EC, management of Energy Services provided as ESCO in social housing buildings and the implementation of sustainability concepts in the product of VISESA (social housing). He is now currently working in two European Projects: SmartEnCity (SCC1 – H2020) and “AZEB: towards Affordable Zero Energy Buildings” (H2020).




The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is the representative organisation for the architectural profession at European level. Its headquarters and Secretariat are located in Brussels. Its membership currently consists of 44 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 600.000 architects from 31 countries in Europe. The principal function of the ACE is to monitor developments at EU level, seeking to influence those areas of EU Policy and legislation that have an impact on architectural practice and on the overall quality and sustainability of the built environment. The ACE is dedicated to the better understanding of technical, environmental and cultural values and to the promotion of the highest standards of education and practice in architecture. Its mandate is to ensure that the views and expertise of the profession are delivered to the institutions of the European Union and to seek, as far as possible, consensus among its Members in all of its policy positions. Its policy is defined and approved by the General Assembly of all the Member Organisations, meeting twice yearly.

Project Members

Dr. Veronika Schröpfer

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​Dr. Veronika Schröpfer (Project Officer). Diploma in Architecture, Master of Engineering in Real Estate Economics and Facilities Management, PhD in Construction Management on: ‘Social network analyses of knowledge transfer in sustainable office building projects in the UK and Germany’. Over ten years work experience in different sectors of the built environment, from small independent companies to global blue chip groups in Europe and the US. Expertise on a broad range of sustainability issues in the built environment and knowledge management. Working on various EU funded projects (FP7, H2020, Erasmus+) for four years, leading work packages on communication, dissemination, exploitation, stakeholder involvement, international workshops and policy paper development.

Ian Pritchard

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​Ian Pritchard (Secretary General). Modern languages graduate with 30 years’ experience of working for professional bodies in the third sector (architecture) at national, European and international level. Responsible for researching and analyzing documentation to inform decision-making and policy development with a view to representing architects interests and influencing EU legislative proposals; managing the ACE team.

Caroline Andre

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​Caroline Andre (Head of Administration). Master in Sociology. Assisting the Secretary General in general Management Activities, accounting tasks, administrative management of personnel, preparation of the administrative papers for project proposals and administrative follow-up of approved projects, financial reporting of projects, organisation of events, preparation and implementation of questionnaires, statistical analysis of the results.

Larissa De Rosso

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​Larissa has eleven years of experience in design and construction. She is passionate about the way BIM is changing the working process within Architectural Practices and in the Construction Industry. She has a keen interest in sustainable architecture, collaborative design and self-built projects. She is a graduate Architect and Urbanist with a Masters of Civil Engineering from USP (Brazil), a Masters of Science in Sustainable Environmental Design from AA School (UK) and has successfully completed the Professional Studies in Architecture - Part 3 programme at UCL (UK).


Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations


REHVA, the Federation of European HVAC Associations, represents +120.000 HVAC engineers and technicians from 27 European countries and supporter companies representing European HVAC industry. REHVA is the leading independent professional HVAC organization in Europe dedicated to the improvement of health, comfort and energy efficiency in all buildings and communities. In these areas, REHVA has an impact on national and EU level policy making, implementation and research initiatives. REHVA’s mission is to promote latest technologies, knowledge exchange and support capacity building in the field of buildings energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality. This mission is line with BIM-SPEED objectives, that aims at exploiting the potential of BIM to analyse and improve the energy performance of the existing building stock.

Project Members

Dr. Tiziana Buso

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​Tiziana (Project Officer) holds a PhD (2017) in Energetics from Politecnico di Torino about the energy and economic evaluation of multi-functional nearly Zero Energy Buildings. Since her Master’s Thesis (2012), her fields of research embraced different aspects influencing energy uses in buildings. Starting with a focus on energy-related occupants’ behaviour and stochastic models in energy simulations, she then drove her interests towards the combined energy and economic evaluation of high performing retrofits. Her research efforts were often framed in the context of international projects. Beside the academia and before joining REHVA, her experience in European projects was enriched by the collaboration with the Italian research institute “SiTI – Higher Institute on territorial Systems for Innovation”. Occasional collaborations with design firms and building construction companies were the chance to also have insights on the on-field building design practice. Since April 2017 Tiziana has been working for REHVA as Project Officer, as the technical expert responsible for the development of H2020 projects and secretary of the Technology and Research Committee.

Anita Derjanecz, MSc

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​Anita (Managing Director) is MSc in European studies specialized on EU energy, research and regional policies. She has been working as Project Officer at REHVA since 2012 and has 12-year working experience in the fields of EU public affairs, strategic planning and EU programme and project management with a track change of €13.5 million total project budget managed. Before joining REHVA, she has worked for 3 years as regional representative in Brussels focusing on EU RDI and energy policies and at a market intelligence and EU public affairs consultancy company specialised on sustainable energy and natural refrigeration sector.


Fédération de l’lndustrie Européenne de la Construction


Created in 1905, through its 29 national member federations in 26 European countries (23 EU, Switzerland, Norway and Turkey), it represents, without discrimination, construction enterprises of all sizes (from one person entrepreneurs, builders and SMEs through to the large firms), of all building and civil engineering specialities, engaged in all kinds of working methods (whether operating as general contractors or as sub-contractors). This wide-ranging representativeness was officially recognised in a study undertaken on behalf of the European Commission (* Commission register ID number: 92221016212-42) so that FIEC has the status of "Social Partner" representing the employers in the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee "Construction". This is the institutionalized continuation of the Social Dialogue which FIEC and EFBWW had successfully practiced already for many years before.

Project Members

Susan Arundale, MA




Established in 1990, the European Builders Confederation (EBC) is a European professional organisation representing national associations of craftsmen and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises working in the construction sector. EBC has an observer status in the European Social Dialogue Committee for Construction. With its secretariat based in Brussels, EBC is a non-profit organisation covering all trades ranging from masonry and building structure to technical contractors (electricians, plumbers, HVAC…) and finishing works in the building sector. EBC is a member and partner of SMEunited (the European association of SMEs) and Small Business Standards (the European association representing SMEs in standardisation). EBC chairs both the SMEunited Construction Forum and the SBS Construction Forum.

Project Members

Eugenio Quintieri, MA

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​ Eugenio is EBC Secretary General since June 2017, previously working at the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) as a Senior Policy Advisor. In addition to managing EBC secretariat, Eugenio represents EBC in the European Social dialogue committee, supervises several legislative fields, including the digitalization of the construction sector, and acts as EBC main spokesperson. With five years of professional experience in EU organisations, he has coordinated several working groups and monitored EU co-funded research projects (FP7, CEF, Horizon2020). Representing EBC in UEAPME, Eugenio is also a board member of Small Business Standards, the organisation representing SMEs in the European and international standardisation processes. With a Master degree in European Interdisciplinary studies from the College of Europe, Eugenio speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish.

Fernando Sigchos Jiménez, MA

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​Fernando joined EBC in 2013, promoted as Policy Officer in January 2016. He covers all areas related to social affairs and training issues such as posting of workers, health and safety and vocational education and training. He is also in charge of submitting and monitoring EU co-funded projects, ensuring the administrative follow-up, managing communication channels and organizing events. Since June 2017, Fernando is the alternate member of EBC President Patrick Liébus in the European Economic Social Committee, in the INT and SOC committees. With a Master’s degree in International relations from the Université Catholique de Louvain (BE), Fernando speaks French, English, Spanish and Dutch.

Ann-Cathrin Rönsch, MA

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​Ann-Cathrin joined EBC as policy officer in September 2016, previously working in a German public affairs agency and the European Committee of the Regions. She covers all areas related to energy and environmental issues such as the energy performance of buildings, the energy efficiency and circular economy, also representing EBC at the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan Initiative. She is also in charge of organizing the UEAPME construction forum on behalf of EBC. She is the digitalisation expert in EBC following BIM policies, and she represents SBS and EBC in CEN Technical Committee 442 on BIM. With an inter-university Master degree in contemporary studies from the University of Bath (UK), Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin (DE) and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (ES), Ann-Cathrin speaks German, English, Dutch, Spanish and French.




Metabuild has developed a game-changing AI technology that enables real estate professionals to create better buildings. Based on BIM and advanced building simulations, Metabuild explores billions of possible scenarios for each project. The user gets the best solutions with deep insights into CAPEX, OPEX, comfort and energy performance. Based in Berlin, Germany, we are a team of innovation-driven experts bridging the gap between architecture, engineering and software development.

Project Members

Juan M. Lirola Pérez, PhD

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​Mr. Juan M. Lirola Pérez PhD is an architect with 7 years of experience in development of construction and structural building projects in different architectural studios. His expertise covers energy modelling and building simulation with a special focus on thermal comfort, indoor air quality and lighting comfort. With his Ph.D. in the field of energy efficiency in buildings he combines scientific knowledge with programming and simulation skills. More on Juan.

Kamran Naeiji, PhD

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​Mr. Kamran Naeiji (M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate) is a mechanical engineer specialized in the field of heat and energy in buildings. He has worked for seven years in the “Building and Housing Research Center” (BHRC) in Iran and has participated in the German-Iranian research project “Young cities” focussing on energy-efficient urban development. He is an expert in building energy simulation software such as EnergyPlus and Design Builder, in particular working with the Energy Management System (EMS) feature in EnergyPlus, which provides a way to develop custom control and modelling routines for EnergyPlus models. In addition to that he is an expert in designing and carrying out laboratory tests regarding energy saving and heat transfer in buildings, while he is familiar with several programming languages. More on Kamran