BIM process facilitator for energy efficient design management

Tarja Mäkeläinen (Corresponding author), Krzysztof Klobut, Mari Hukkalainen, Juha Hyvärinen

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    This paper discusses approaches for guiding and training professionals in the field of energy-efficient (EE) building design. Designers are facing new competence demands in practicing their profession. Their skills are to be trained with the help of guidelines provided by authorities or client. Here, the focus is on new competences on the fields of Building Information Modelling (BIM), performance based process and specific design competence for managing holistic energy performance of buildings. Traditionally, guidelines are focused separately on building information modelling as a systemic change leading to more integrated design processes, or to specific analysis methods or performance targets for the building, such as cost efficiency, indoor air quality, energy performance, or usability of the spaces. We show examples of the developed guidelines, which combine these focus areas to the same framework. The developed approach offers a smooth way for design professionals to adapt new competence, without frustrations typical for today’s working life: “Yet again another guideline…” Instead, the approach supports individual understanding and enables to plan the collaborative BIM based work flows and data flows as a part of the design group management.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICCCBE 2018 Conference proceedings
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event17th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE 2018 - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 5 Jun 20187 Jun 2018


    Conference17th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE 2018
    Abbreviated titleICCCBE 2018


    • BIM
    • building design
    • design management
    • energy efficiency
    • guidelines


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