IMPRESS

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IMPRESS

IMPRESS – NEW EASY TO INSTALL AND MANUFACTURE PRE-FABRICATES MODULES SUPPORTED BY BIM-BASED INTEGRATED DESIGN

IMPRESS has developed a new range of easy to install panels, which reduce energy demand while preserving or improving the 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, which includes reconfigurable moulding, 3D laser scanning and 3D printing technologies. A new Iterative Design Methodology has been developed, incorporating all stages of the Design-Construct-Install-Operate process, integrated with a cloud-based BIM database. A Decision Support Software helps the end-user to choose the most suitable renovation option.

The results are being demonstrated in two buildings where the final as-built product performance will be validated against the initial design.

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IMPRESS – NEW EASY TO INSTALL AND MANUFACTURE PRE-FABRICATES MODULES SUPPORTED BY BIM-BASED INTEGRATED DESIGN

RESEARCH AREAS: New Processes / Construction Systems

STATUS: Completed

FUNDING: European Commission. Grant Agreement number: 636717 — H2020-EE-2014-2015/H2020-EE-2014-1-PPP

COLLABORATORS: Integrated Environmental Solutions Limited (IES), The Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB), Techrete Ireland Limited, Sviluppo Tecnologie e Ricerca per L’Edilizia Sismicamente Sicura ed Ecosostenible Scarl  (STRESS S.c.a.r.l.), Hypucem SRL, Temperature Limited (Sirus Aircon), CSP SRL, STAM SRL, Geonardo Environmental Technologies LTD, Biessse Tape Solutions SPA, Bergamo Tecnologie Spzoo, Tekla (UK) Limited, Alonso Hernández & asociados arquitectos, S.L., Novel Technologies Center SRL, Municipiul Drobeta Turnu Severin, Council of the City of Coventry

START DATE: June 2015

COMPLETION DATE: May 2019