Computing and Library Services - delivering an inspiring information environment

Building information modelling to cut disruption in housing retrofit

Chaves, Fernanda Justin, Tzortzopoulos, Patricia, Formoso, Carlos Torres and Biotto, Clarissa Notariano (2016) Building information modelling to cut disruption in housing retrofit. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability. ISSN 1478-4629

PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (7MB) | Preview


There is a large stock of solid-wall homes in the UK with poor thermal insulation and low energy performance.
Although the UK government has supported efforts to improve these buildings, the identification of appropriate technical solutions that effectively improve the existing stock remains challenging. This research investigates how four dimensional building information modelling (4D BIM) could improve the retrofit of social housing, specifically that of ‘no-fines’ solid-wall homes, through the development of what-if scenarios that enable the analysis of alternative solutions considering costs, energy performance and disruption to users. This paper focuses on the use of 4D building information models to evaluate disruption to end users. The results indicate that the development of such models supports a better understanding of the retrofit process on site. It also supports the definition of production plans with as minimal disruption as possible to users while delivering energy-oriented and cost-effective solutions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 16:29


Downloads per month over past year

Repository Staff Only: item control page

View Item View Item

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH Copyright and Disclaimer All rights reserved ©