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BIM Enrichment for inclusion of Building Automation System information

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

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About the Project

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. Expected Results: 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.

This ESR position is part of 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 under grant no. 860555.
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Recruitment, Eligibility and Mobility
Successful candidates will be employed for a maximum period of three years full-time equivalent and receive a generous financial package plus an additional mobility and family allowance according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN). A career development plan will be prepared in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner institutions of the network. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of their employment.

 All researchers recruited in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). An ESR shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
 Researchers are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers: on the date of recruitment by the host beneficiary, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Note that the mobility rule applies to the beneficiary where the researcher is recruited, and not to beneficiaries to which the researcher is sent or seconded. Date of Recruitment normally means the first day of the employment of the fellow for the purposes of the project (i.e. the starting date indicated in the employment contract or equivalent direct contract).
 Researchers can be of any nationality.
 There is no age limit.
 Applicants must hold a research (thesis) Master’s degree in engineering, architecture or computer science.

Host institution
Fundacion CARTIF, Spain (During this period, quarterly stays at University College Dublin will be scheduled to facilitate the attainment of the PhD degree)

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 [Email Address Removed], +353 1 7161787

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