BERTIM project was promoted during last year iteration of World Conference on Timber Engineering, August 20-23, 2018 Seul, Republic of Korea. WCTE is the world's premier forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical and architectural developments and innovations in wood or timber construction.
BERTIM project was successfully presented during the significant scientific event in the area of modern Housing research: the conference IAHS 2018, which has been held in Naples, Italy, between 10th and 13th of April. This is one of most important conferences for scientific Housing society representing academical and research institutions from all over the world. International Association of Housing Science (IAHS, based on Florida's University of the World) is regurarly the host of the conference gathering experts and professionalists from various research centers.
Dawid Krysiński, PhD, an expert of ASM - Market Research and Analysis Center (project partner) gave the lecture entitled: "Innovative buisness models for deep residential renovation processes with demand response schemes", strictly connected with the idea of solutions to be elaborated within the BERTIM project structure. The lecturer put the emphasis to the aspect of the possible way to market of the ultimate project product and to business models assuring the benefits to end-users of project solutions.
The motto of this year's edition of IAHS Housing Research conference is: "The housing for the dignity of mankind". So the congress is an ideal forum to disseminate recent advances and discuss future trends towards a more sustainable, innovative and accessible construction industry.
As project Partners resumed, the BERTIM project progress flows smoothly and goes according to the plan. This seems to be the most significant conclusion of the BERTIM General Assembly which has occured on 20th, 21th and 22nd March in modern and beautiful headquarters of FCBA (project Partner), Bordeaux, France. The main objective of the meeting was the global overwiev of the current status of the project, just two months before it's second period report.
BERTIM second period will finish on last day of May 2018, and the last - and ultimate - stage of the project will start at the same moment. So during the meeting partners put a lot of emphasis on the project achievements, taking also the look to the tasks still to be performed. But, according to the project statement, the most of task has already been elaborated. For example, the intelligent modelling based methodology for the hollistic building renovation process with prefabricated modules has already been prepared. And the process itself is ready to demo performance in the real demo buildings - in Spain, Sweden and France. Also two project' achievements: BERTIM mass manufacturing methodology in industrial settings - and RenoBIM, systemic renovation supporting tool, are elaborated and wait for the validation.
So the report on the current project achievements and elaborated solutions will be submitted to the European Comission in the next two months.The work on exploitation strategy and business plans for the BERTIM products will be continued in the next months as well.