Built to Specifications (Built2Spec), a four-year Horizon 2020 €5.5 million EU-funded project involving 20 European partners, seeks to reduce the gap between a building’s designed and as-built energy performance. To do this, the project will put a new set of breakthrough technological advances for self-inspection checks and quality assurance measures into the hands of construction professionals. This collection of smart tools will help building stakeholders at all levels in meeting EU energy efficiency targets, new build standards and related policy goals. The multi-million euro project shared among 20 European partners includes three from Ireland - NUI Galway, Oran Pre-Cast in Oranmore and Ecofix in Dublin.

Commenting on the project, Dr Magdalena Hajdukiewicz from NUI Galway, said: “The Built2Spec project and collaboration with companies such as Oran Pre-Cast allow our research to be applied to real buildings to tackle the problems of quality checks during the construction, as well as energy efficiency and indoor environmental conditions of operating buildings.”

For more information on IRUSE visit: www.iruse.ie and on Built2Spec visit:  https://built2spec-project.eu/

Further news regarding the collaboration between Oran Precast and NUIG can be viewed at http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/news-and-events/news-archive/2017/may2017/nui-galway-engineering-project-seeks-to-reduce-gap-in-energy-performance-of-buildings--1.html