Architects in EU research: the podcast

There are about 550.000 – 600.000 architects in Europe, maybe even more if you consider those that are not practising as architects. Choosing a profession is not an easy task. Usually, the decision is made based on an ideal image that might only show one part of the profession. During life we change; our mindset changes, our situation in life and many other things might lead us to change our work.

The ACE podcast 'Architects in EU research' is a series of interviews with several architects who share with us their professional journey in the architectural world and how they got involved in European funded Projects on innovation and education.

The lives of the architects presented can provide inspiration for architecture students, showing the various careers possible with an architecture degree. They will also explain cutting edge research and its applicability and importance to architectural practices. Join us to explore the possible working paths in an architect's life. The podcast series is available here.



FIRST EPISODE: BIM-SPEED: Speeding up the renovation of residential buildings

 

In the first episode, Dr Veronika Schröpfer (ACE Head of EU Research Projects at ACE) will speak with Filippo Lodi (UNStudio Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management) about the EU-funded project BIM-Speed.



SECOND EPISODE: DigiPLACE, a digital platform for construction in Europe

 

In this episode, Gloria Oddo (ACE Assistant Project Officer) interviewed Ilektra Papadaki (Policy Officer for Digital Construction and Sustainable Built Environment at the European Commission DG GROW) about DigiPLACE.

DigiPLACE is a H2020 EU-funded leading a feasibility study for the development of a European Construction Platform in order to modernise the European Construction industry and ensure its global competitiveness in the 21st century.



THIRD EPISODE: RenoZEB - Plug&Play solutions to unlock the renovation market

 

In this episode, Dr Veronika Schröpfer (ACE Head of EU Research Projects) interviewed Ane Ferreiro Sistiaga (Architect at CYPE Software) on RenoZEB.

RenoZEB is an H2020 EU-funded project targeting the development of a one-stop-shop facade system facilitating the nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) renovation, improving user comfort and increasing property value.



FOURTH EPISODE: BIMzeED - better employability through nZEB and BIM skills


In this episode Dr Veronika Schröpfer (ACE Head of EU Research Projects) interviewed Elisabeth O’ Brien (Architect and Senior Project Officer for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Building Research and Development - Limerick Institute of Technology  about BIMzeED  a three-year Erasmus+ project on BIM in higher and vocational education. 

BIMzeED develops and pilots 12-16 Learning Units as Open Educational Resources (OERs), and train and upskill 120 educators at European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Vocational Education and Trainings (VETs). The Learning Units will be common units with flexible standardised delivery (in class, on-line and on-site) suitable for HEI and VET training.

Are you an Educator? Would you like to become an BIMzeEDTrainer? Register here: https://bimzeed.eu/train-the-trainers/ 

Are you a professional or a student and want to learn more about nZEB and BIM? Check the courses available: https://bimzeed.eu/events/



Fifth Episode: Drive 0 - driving circular renovation of buildings

 

In this episode, Dr Veronika Schröpfer (ACE Head of EU Research Projects) speaks with Zuzana Prochazkova (Architect and Head of the R&D+i dept. at PichArchitects) about Drive 0.

https://www.drive0.eu/

Drive 0 is an H2020 EU-funded project working on ‘circular renovation’ of buildings, based on 100% life cycle renewable energy: in a circular renovation, all materials used within the system boundaries are part of infinite technical or biological cycles with the lowest quality loss as possible



SIXTH EPISODE: BIM4EEB - a BIM toolkit for efficient retrofitting

 

In this episode, Dr. Veronika Schröpfer (ACE Head of EU Research Projects) discussed with Dr. Giuliana Iannaccone (Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano) about BIM4EEB.

BIM4EEB is an EU-funded project fostering the renovation industry by developing an attractive and powerful BIM Management System (BIMMS) to support architects and construction companies in the different phases of building retrofitting.



Seventh Episode: Cultural-E - Climate and cultural-based solutions for Plus Energy Buildings

 

In this episode, Gloria Oddo (ACE Assistant Project Officer) speaks with Lorenza Pistore (Post-doctoral Researcher at University of Venice) about Cultural-E.  Cultural-E is a H2020 EU-funded project which aims to define modular and replicable solutions for Plus Energy Buildings (PEBs), accounting for climate and cultural differences, while engaging all key players involved in the building life cycle.

Listen to "Cultural-E - Climate and cultural-based solutions for Plus Energy Buildings" on Spreaker.

Teaser Trailer - Why a podcast about EU architects?

 

The ACE podcast 'Architects in EU research' is a series of interviews with several architects who share with us their professional journey in the architectural world and how they got involved in European funded Projects on innovation and education.

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