Are you interested in research in the area Building Information Modelling? Would you like to join an international research and training network in the area of Cloud-based Building Information Modelling (CBIM)? Do you want to further your career and attain a PhD in one of Europe’s leading Universities in BIM?

The CBIM network, a consortium of European partners with complementary world-leading expertise from academia and industry, is offering 14 fully funded PhD and one Post Doc position for highly talented people who are eligible for study at any one of its partner universities.

Each ESR will be employed full time at one of the CBIM partner universities or at one of the three CBIM beneficiary companies. Those employed directly by the universities will enrol for PhD study at the same university; those employed by partner companies will enrol at one of the five universities for external PhD studies. CBIM is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network call.

CARTIF is one of the partners of the consortium, so it is one of the centres to host. During the period, quarterly stays at University College Dublin will be scheduled to facilitate the attainment of the PhD degree.

Main objectives of this initiative:

  • To map the data requirements between Building Automation System (BAS) standards, specifically LonTalk (ISO/IEC 14908) and BACnet (ISO 16484), and IFC-based BIM standards.
  • To develop a prototype capable of automatic identification and linking, between BAS and BIM repositories.
  • To test the prototype through application in two use cases: (i) configuration of analytics (for KPIs and Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD)), and (ii) tuning supervisory-level controller parameters.

The ESR is expected to demonstrate the feasibility of methods and tools enabling the automated mapping from the BIM and BAS domains. The outcome will be a prototype that can be used for the automated configuration of continuous commissioning and advanced monitoring services. The work of this ESR is to provide core knowledge and tools for delivery of cloud-based BIM-based energy management services and empowers facility management to the realisation of the 6D and 7D BIM concept.

Contact details for checking PhD Eligibility: Academic requirements: Minimum of 2.1 honours qualification in a BE/ME engineering degree English Language Requirements:

For further details contact: Oran O’Rua, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland, +353 1 7161787

Get more information and submit your application on the dedicated website here.

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