Exploiting BIM in energy efficient domestic retrofit: evaluation of benefits and barriers

Gholami, Elaheh, Kiviniemi, Arto ORCID: 0000-0001-6570-0188, Kocaturk, Tuba and Sharples, Steve ORCID: 0000-0002-6309-9672
(2015) Exploiting BIM in energy efficient domestic retrofit: evaluation of benefits and barriers. In: 2nd International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics ICCBEI, 2015-4-22 - 2015-4-24, Tokyo.

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Energy efficient retrofit of the building stock is an important and contemporary issue in the built environment. Building Information Modelling (BIM) can offer a comprehensive and integrating platform for construction projects, as has been demonstrated for many large-scale schemes, mostly in new buildings but sometime also in retrofit projects. This research focuses on the potential of adopting BIM through a smaller scale activity of residential retrofit to achieve energy efficient housing. Although many strategies and technologies have been developed during the last decades, retrofit processes are still confronted by technical, economic and social challenges. This paper investigates how BIM may be integrated all the way through the residential retrofit process and how new digital technology can be engaged. The potential strengths and weaknesses of BIM implementation in retrofitting are identified. This paper is part of an on-going research study and the outcomes from this research will be used to develop a framework which enables informed decisions to be made in retrofitting schemes, and which actively engages BIM into the retrofit process to support automation at retrofitting stages.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 07:59
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2022 01:05
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2015587