Developing a framework to increase efficiency and improve performance across the lifecycle of buildings

By Dr Suha Jaradat and Professor Mark Deakin

Dr Suha Jaradat had been awarded £169 000 from Innovate UK to work with an architectural enterprise in developing an innovative framework that allows buildings to increase energy efficiency and improve performance in energy savings. The project starting in September 2022 focuses on how building information modelling (BIM), that is, tools, processes and technologies that digitally document a building’s performance, planning, construction and operation can be implemented in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The output will be a framework and recommendations for effective BIM implementation in SMEs.