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Published Conference Proceedings - Paper
January 2010

BIM in Evaluation and Management of Sustainability

Kiviniemi, A & Bichard, E 2010, BIM in Evaluation and Management of Sustainability, in: Huovila, P & Raasakka, V (eds.), 'SB10 Espoo: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART, held in September 2010, in Espoo, Finland', In house publishing, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Conference details: SB10 Espoo: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART, held in September 2010, in Espoo, Finland.

Abstract

The Real Estate and Construction Cluster (RECC) is facing radical challenges and changes. Climate change, turbulences in the global economy, rapid growth of metropolitan areas, ageing population and new technologies are setting major challenges to the industry on global level. To be able to respond to these challenges the companies must adopt new processes and technologies that allow them to choose materials and methods that will be resilient to the anticipated changes in social, environmental and economic context that will surround their developments. Because RECC is responsible for almost half of global greenhouse gas emissions, it has a crucial role in influencing the effects of climate change. Responding to this demand will require efficient actions, not only in the production of new buildings, but especially in the retrofitting and renovation because over 80% of the buildings influencing the climate in the next 50 years have already been built. The industry must develop innovative construction and retrofitting methods, versatile communication with the society and clients as well as efficient management of processes and information, all of which emphasise the need for integrated use of Building Information Models (BIM).

Authors

SEEK Members

Editors:

Non-SEEK Editors

Ville Raasakka

Pekka Huovila

Publication Details

Conference Proceedings
Bichard, E & Kiviniemi, A eds. 2010, SB10 Espoo: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART, held in September 2010, in Espoo, Finland, In house publishing, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Conference Details
SB10 Espoo: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART, held in September 2010, in Espoo, Finland