The starting point on the BIMERR renovation pathway includes the collection of information about the building to be renovated: characteristics, point clouds, images, and candidate renovation measures.
At this step, the project manager confirms whether the BIMERR renovation process models’ templates and material & components database are complete enough to cover the specific renovation study.
If not, the PWMA Process Modelling and RenoDSS tools can be used to enrich the templates and database respectively, with data that would be requested to seamlessly perform the renovation study.
Based on the building characteristics, the Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) design and installation at the building under investigation is performed with the scope of gathering energy consumption, occupancy, temperature and other relevant data.
This data will later feed the IFC model with the necessary building dynamic energy usage data that will contribute to a more accurate simulation building energy performance pre and post renovation
Middleware endpoints are provided to access IoT data. Using the Middleware’s identity provider the users and clients’ registration to the specific renovation project are identified.
To ensure the necessary interoperability among the BIMERR components during the renovation steps, ontologies and data models from the BIMERR Ontology Network that capture all the data exchanged in a standardized way have been integrated into the BIMERR Interoperability Framework (BIF). The BIF acts as the backbone of the overall solution, serving as main data management and repository of the renovation project.