New Easy to Install and Manufacture Pre-Fabricated Modules Supported by a BIM based Integrated Design Process
New range of easy to install panels for retrofit, which will reduce energy demand while preserving or improving building aesthetics. Three prefabricated panels will be developed, both for re-cladding and over-cladding, together with nano/micro particle based coatings, to achieve anti-corrosion and ageing resistance, improved solar reflectance and anti-vandalism properties. To produce the panels, an innovative design/manufacturing process will be created that includes Reconfigurable Moulding, 3D laser scanning, 3D printing technologies, and a cloud based BIM database. A Decision Support Software will help the end user choose the most suitable renovation option. The results will be demonstrated on two buildings where final as-built product performance will be validated against the initial design.