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IMPRESS

New Easy to Install and Manufacture PRE-Fabricated Modules Supported by a BIM based Integrated Design ProceSS

Details

Duration
to
Status
Finished
EU contribution
€4,552,465
Total costs
€6,072,790
Funding programme
H2020
EE 1 – 2014: Manufacturing of prefabricated modules for renovation of buildings,

Description

IMPRESS leveraged the potential of prefabrication by developing a new range of easy to install panels, which reduced energy demand while preserving and/or improving building aesthetics.

Three prefabricated panels were developed, both for re-cladding and over-cladding, together with nano/micro particle based coatings, to achieve anti-corrosion and ageing resistance, improved solar reflectance and anti-vandalism properties. To produce the panels, an innovative manufacturing process was created that included Reconfigurable Moulding, 3D laser scanning and 3D printing technologies.

A new Iterative Design Methodology was developed, incorporating all stages of the Design-Construct-Install-Operate process, integrated with a cloud based BIM database. A Decision Support Software helped the end user to choose the most suitable renovation option. 

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Project demonstration sites

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Results

The project objectives were:

  • Reducing primary energy consumption by 50%;
  • Improving thermal performance and optimising light radiation by at least 30%;
  • Improving precision of formworks for irregular shapes by 50%;
  • Reducing installation time of prefab panels by more than 30%;
  • Validate the performance of the prefabricated modules on the 2 demo sites over at least 12 month;
  • Allowing for an RoI of < 10 years.

The results were demonstrated on two buildings where the final as-built product performance was validated against the initial design.

Contact

Name
Nick Purshouse
Organisation
Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)
Email
nick.purshouse@iesve.com

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