Sustainability & The Circular Economy In Construction

Powering Digital Transformation in the Built Environment: a Discussion on Digital Twin Technology

How are digital technologies transforming the construction and renovation industries? Which projects are working towards making our buildings, facilities, and public spaces smarter? Host Patrick Haughey (Founder and MD of Audiobrand) sits down with Kieran Mahon (Smart DCU Projects Facilitator Manager), Richard Kelly (Estates Manager at DCU), and Sarah Ingle (Secretary General of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland) to discuss how digital tech is making Europe’s built environments more energy efficient and sustainable.

Tune in to the latest dotLAB Radio episode and learn more about how deep renovation efforts are shaping our cities – and universities! – by applying technologies like 3D digital twin models to inform infrastructure development, accelerate standardisation processes, increase citizen engagement, and drive decarbonisation to better reach 2030 climate goals. This episode of dotLAB Radio is sponsored by RINNO.

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How the RINNO project aims to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.

Under the current Programme for Government, Ireland has set a target of 500,000 homes to be retrofitted to improve energy efficiency by 2030. With the European Union committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 under the European Green Deal, the construction industry is a key player in helping society migrate to a circular economy and cutting emissions.

In this episode of dotLAB Radio, Patrick Haughey (CEO, Audiobrand) is joined by Joseph Kilroy (Policy and Public Affairs Manager, The Chartered Institute of Building) and Dr. Mohamad Kassem (RINNO Partner & Professor of Digital Construction and Engineering, Northumbria University). They discuss:

  • The role of the Chartered Institute of Building in Ireland in bringing multiple stakeholders together to address sustainability in the building industry.
  • The innovative technologies and processes being developed by the RINNO project to improve cost-efficiency, productivity, and sustainability in European building renovation.
  • An overview of deep renovation, retrofitting, and the benefits these offer for public health, employment, and regional rebalancing.
  • How COVID-19 has presented an opportunity for developers to rethink and reimagine the built environment.
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