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.

More information about the project activities: http://www.erasmus-diagnosis.eu 

Project n. 2017-1-ES01-KA203-038254

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