An Introduction to a Novel and Rapid nZEB Skill-Mapping and Qualification Framework Methodology
AbstractSuccessful design and construction processes aiming towards nearly zero energy building (nZEB) standards are a challenge for the whole construction industry in Europe. Realizing nZEB buildings requires innovative design processes, and technologies based on an integrated design approach facilitated by multidisciplinary work teams. The collaboration between architects, engineers, technical experts and building managers, is essential. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the specific involvement of each profession in order to develop mutual understanding of each others’ disciplines. Additionally, it is vital to provide professionals with the skills needed to achieve optimal nZEB construction and retrofitting in terms of quality, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness. However, this approach is not yet common, as the building sector is still very fragmented. The EU-funded H2020 project PROF/TRAC aims to tackle this issue by developing an Open Training Platform and a methodology for fast and valid co-creation of interdisciplinary qualification schemes for task-based Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for all professions involved. A common methodology for the mapping of skills and qualifications in the form of an Excel tool was developed as a basis, together with a guidance document. This paper presents the skill-mapping methodology, the use of its results to develop national roadmaps, and the BUILD UP Skills advisor app. View Full-Text
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Cromwijk, J.; Mateo-Cecilia, C.; Jareño-Escudero, C.; Schröpfer, V.; Op’t Veld, P. An Introduction to a Novel and Rapid nZEB Skill-Mapping and Qualification Framework Methodology. Buildings 2017, 7, 107.
Cromwijk J, Mateo-Cecilia C, Jareño-Escudero C, Schröpfer V, Op’t Veld P. An Introduction to a Novel and Rapid nZEB Skill-Mapping and Qualification Framework Methodology. Buildings. 2017; 7(4):107.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cromwijk, Jan; Mateo-Cecilia, Carolina; Jareño-Escudero, Cristina; Schröpfer, Veronika; Op’t Veld, Peter. 2017. "An Introduction to a Novel and Rapid nZEB Skill-Mapping and Qualification Framework Methodology." Buildings 7, no. 4: 107.
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