European project: “DIAGNOSIS Innovating a crucial profession in building and construction sector”
Diagnosis is financed by the Erasmus + program of the European Commission – Erasmus Plus/Key Action 2/Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training – and has a duration of two years (November 2017 – October 2019).
The project general aim is to deepen knowledge about existing up-to-date technological tools for building assessment through the collaboration among international partners, and consequently to upgrade existing training tools and professional qualifications curricula in order to create a renewed professional profile in building and construction sector.
One important need of this sector is related to the lack of a specific professional profile: a DIAGNOSTIC EXPERT, an expert who can dialogue with owners of existing buildings or their representatives (administrador/amministratori di condominio/building managers/administrator kondominium) and at the same time with building and construction professionals, being the one who can use up-to-date technologies to analyze the building, detect and explain the needed interventions (i.e. for earthquakes prevention, for improving energy, structural and environmental comfort etc).
This expert could – with specific socio-psychological and technical competences – inform and guide owners and building managers in planning interventions through a really aware and informed decision based on real data on their specific building.
The desired professional profile includes competences in: the use of up-to-date diagnostic tools, cross-disciplinary instrumental techniques and communication. Specifically, ICT applied to construction: Structural, Energy and Environmental diagnosis tools, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Geomatics and remote sensing, 3D models production.
The Project consortium partners are 7 organizations dealing with the construction sector in Spain, Italy, Great Britain and Poland: Asociación RehabiMed (ES), UPC Univesitat Politècnica de Catalunya (ES), PSMB Polskie Stowarzyszenie Menedzerów Budownictwa / Polish Association of Building Managers (PL), Politechnika Warszawska (PL), AEEBC Association of European Building & Construction Experts (UK), Centoform Srl (IT), Università di Ferrara, Dept. of Architecture (IT).
Asociación RehabiMed (ES) leads the project and assumes the projection of the results both between the Euro-Mediterranean university world and the entire sector involved, with the objective of consolidating this profile of expert among the specialties related to the rehabilitation of local heritage.