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BSRIA stages Built2Spec Workshop at Sustainable Places Conference 2018July 2018

BSRIA was delighted to have recently co-ordinated and staged the Built2Spec Workshop at the Sustainable Places Conference 2018 held in Aix-Les-Bains, France, from Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th June 2018.

The Built2Spec project was launched in January 2015 and is scheduled to continue until December 2018. It aims to help meet the EU energy efficiency targets for both new builds and retrofits to reduce the gap between the design and build performance of a building.

In order to achieve this ambitious objective, the Built2Spec project will deliver a new set of “breakthrough technological advances” such as: 3D and imagery tools, building information modelling (BIM), smart building components, energy efficiency quality checks, indoor air quality tools, airtightness test tools, thermal imaging tools and acoustic tools: all of which will be connected to a virtual construction management platform (VCMP) supporting the collection and sharing of all project data, from initial design to delivery.


The 6th annual Sustainable Places International Conference series gathered “thought leaders” from leading organisations around the world to advance “the state of the arts” in science and technologies towards one of the greatest challenge that society has ever faced: the need to enhance the sustainability of places ensuring long-term environmental security.

The workshop aimed to:

  • Demonstrate the specific outcomes of research undertaken in Built2Spec.
  • Engage speakers and attendees in an interactive session.
  • Disseminate and communicate the results of Built2Spec across EU.

Session 1 of the workshop discussed the innovative technologies studied and developed in the Built2Spec project for onsite quality checks in the construction industry with presentations on air tightness testing, acoustic testing, thermal imaging, indoor air quality and the integration of BIM with these technologies.

Session 2 focused on the tools for monitoring construction progress, assessing quality assurance and design efficiency for on-site quality checks in the construction industry. Following this there was also a presentation on the innovative solutions being assessed to perform self-quality checks during construction and refurbishment in another EU project – INSITER.

Divya Deepankar, Research Engineer, BSRIA Sustainable Construction Group, said:

“As the leader on dissemination and communication, and technical experts on thermal imaging, BSRIA was delighted to have organised the Built2Spec workshop at the Sustainable Places Conference 2018 in collaboration with the Built2Spec technology partners.

BSRIA presented on ‘Thermal Imaging for Energy Efficiency Checks’ explaining the principles and need for thermal imaging, thermal performance of buildings, infrared cameras and thermography, thermographic surveys and the results from pilot testing the smart phone cameras in Built2Spec.

The conference was attended by over 150 people from across the EU and North America and the results of the Built2Spec project were well received by the audience. It was also fantastic to see such a wide spectrum of sector influencers attending!”

This press release has been published under the BUILT2SPEC project which has received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no 637221. The opinion stated here reflects the opinion of the authors and not necessarily the opinion of the European Commission. Neither the EACI (European Association for Creativity & Innovation) nor the European Commission is responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

INSITER is a research project within the EU research programme Horizon 2020 on intuitive self-inspection techniques using augmented reality.

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