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09:00 - 11:00 :

The BIM in the light of the Ministerial Decree 560/2017 – BIM Decree


Speaker: Eng. Andrea Ferrara (BIM Specialist, IBIMI)

Presentation of IBIMI (roles, mission, ongoing activities, future activities) 

Description of the principle points of the Ministerial Decree 560/2017

BIM Fundamentals

  • BIM Use (BIM 3D modelling, 4D design management, 5D financial information management, 6D information management programming, 7D sustainability and management of external effects, tools for project review, archiving and final delivery of model)

  • Interoperability (Open standards – IFC, COBie, Product and processes classification, multi-database federated models)

  • Common Data Environment (architecture of the shared data environment, functions, use, current examples on the market)

  • LOD (maturity of the information model, the level of geometric detail and the Level of Information (LOI), classification according to the UNI 11337 regulation • Representation of the Employer Information Requirements, oGI, pGI or What changes in the most cost-effective offer. • 

  • Development outlook

11:00 - 13:00: Automation and control systems for buildings to maximise the energy efficiency of technical installations. The EN 15232 standard: updates, practical applications and obligations

Speaker: LORENZO PAVARIN – Schneider Electric, Eng. Alessandro Meneguz 

Training goals

The exponential growth of buildings with more developed automation systems/software has created some problems in the management of technological installations by technicians and managers within companies.

The seminar aims to inform operators about the updates introduced by the latest edition of the UNI EN 15232 standard. This is followed by an overview of the possible applications of the Home and Building Automation systems aimed at the improvement of energy efficiency with an in-depth look at the applications and case studies where the aspects of Energy management are most important.


At the end of the debate a practical guide on the utilisation of the EN 15232 standard will be distributed.



UNI EN 15232. Explanation with special focus on the new requirements of the Ministerial Decree 26/06/2015 and to the method of the BACS factors. Practical examples for mechanical and electrical installations: regulation of the heating system, cooling system, CTA and interior space regulation. Examples of Integrated Supervisory Systems for residential, tertiary and hospital buildings.

14:00 - 16:00 :

Energy Retrofit and Certification of Building

Chairperson: Francesco Causone (Politecnico di Milano)
Speaker: Roberto Nocerino (Sharing Cities - Milan municipality), Cecilia Hugony (CEO of Teicos), Alfonso Capozzoli (associate professor of environmental physics for the Energy Department at the Politecnico di Torino), Anna Laura Pisello (environmental physics researcher at the University of Perugia)

The seminar deals with the theme of energy saving in the buildings sector, proposing case studies, able to supply practical tools for overcoming the state of stagnation of the construction industry in Italy and Europe. Topics such as urban resilience, energy retrofitting, management of building-installation systems and environmental comfort will be examined carefully. After some brief presentations a debate will be held between the speakers and the public.


Seminar Programme:
1. Resiliency policies for the property assets of the Milan Municipality (Piero Pelizzaro)
2. Energy redevelopment of condominium buildings: the experience of Sharing Cities (Cecilia Hugony)
3. The potential of data analysis for buildings energy management (Alfonso Capozzoli)
4. Retrofit actions for energy saving and the interior comfort of buildings and in urban areas (Anna Laura Pisello)

Round table

Resiliency policies for the property assets of the Milan Municipality 
Abstract: The resilience of a city’s energy system requires an accurate integration between the various existing resources in the urban environment. Could energy redevelopment of the existing building assets be a measure to favour environmental sustainability and the resilience of the city? What tools can a city equip itself with to be smart and to become resilient?


Energy redevelopment of condominium buildings: the experience of Sharing Cities
Abstract: The barriers to energy redevelopment of the condominium are well-documented: the assembly decision process; lack of financial resources; difficulty for decision-makers to understand the technical proposals. Since 2016, in a wide area of Milan, the consortium involved in the European Sharing Cities project is implementing innovative methods and tools to overcome these difficulties and to complete significant redevelopment within condominiums. The first results are encouraging: in less than 2 years works have been planned and completed on two buildings, halving their energy consumption.
The proposed method is based on the integration of 4 tools: 1) the tender, to create a fair competition between condominium communities, 2) the co-planning of the works, to build an informed decision process; 3) institutional participation, to give confidence in the value of the project; 4) the financial model, to optimise incentives and relieve the financial burden. The method can be replicated in other Italian and European urban contexts and is the solution necessary for reducing energy costs and emissions from condominiums.


The potential of data analysis for buildings energy management
Abstract: The presentation aims to provide food for thought and expectations on the application of data analytics techniques to benefit from the growing availability of data regarding buildings energy performance. To unite the physical-technical domain to expertise in the “data science” field, methodological processes are discussed for implementing strategies for management and control on different scales aimed at improving the energy efficiency of building-installation systems in use. In this context, the applications of particular significance are related to the identification and the diagnosis of energy anomalies, the management of the energy demand using prediction models and decision-making support systems, and the definition of load profiles types.


Retrofit actions for energy saving and the interior comfort of buildings in urban areas
Abstract: the presentation focuses on the effectiveness of innovative materials with high-reflectivity (cool materials), typically applied to urban pavements and on building cladding for passive cooling of buildings and to mitigate the urban heat island. The presentation includes the first results from over 200 monitoring activities carried out in numerous cities all over the world, as well as the success stories in the implementation of these materials on building roofs (cool roof). It also deals with the introduction of these concepts in the recent Ministerial Decree 26/06/2015 “Minimum standards (of buildings and installations)”.

16:00 - 18:00 : Legal responsibilities in the installation and construction sector

Speaker: Tommaso E. Romolotti, Partner of Romolotti Marretta International Law Firm

The legal responsibilities related to the installations in a building context considerably involve both the installer and the client. Knowing the fundamental principles and proceeding with proper contractual formalisation of relationships allows better management of legal risk and makes it easier to define the reciprocal responsibilities.

18:00 - 20:00 :

MEPA Fundamentals: what it is and why you need to be there

Speaker: Massimo Merlini (consultant)

The seminar will give you interesting information about MEPA (Electronic Market for Public Administration), about its working and on the necessity of being part of it as a company.  

Participants will receive some strategic suggestions to move with agility around MEPA, to grasp its opportunities and advantages.

It provides a chance to take a close look on how to proceed in the management of the various particularities of negotiation between Public Administration and Companies.



9:30 - 11:00 : Safety at work
The way towards the SGSL Operative Guide for the tradesmen House System


Chairperson: Ortoman Alessia (Confartigianato Vicenza Environmental Sector Manager)

Speaker: Giovanni Finotto (Lecturer Ca' Foscari University), Armando Mondin (RLST Venice-Treviso-Belluno), Dr. Ortoman Alessia (Confartigianato Vicenza Environmental Sector Manager), INAIL, Bassiato Gianluca (CPR Coordinator)

[CPR: Joint Regional Committee]
[RLST Workers Safety Representative]

Guidelines for the house “compartment” useful in planning the safety management in the company.

11:00 - 13:00 : Collaborative Robotics: robots at the service and support of the tradesman 4.0

Speaker: Gastone Ciuti (Researcher at the biorobotics institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa)

In what way can technology enabled by the National Industrial Plan 4.0 contribute to a better productive process and a better final product, especially for the small and medium-sized companies of our country? And how, among these, could collaborative interconnected robotics be a progressive contribution to Industry 4.0 of the near future? These are some of the questions that we will try and find answers for, thanks to the intervention by Dr. Gaston Ciuti, researcher at the Biorobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa and co-founder and CEO of the company Mediate Srl, a spin-off company operating in the field of collaborative robotics for industrial and medical purposes. In this discussion, the key technological solutions for collaborative robotics will be presented with concrete examples of their use in factories and in manufacturing companies, highlighting the current benefits, limits and necessary future developments for the consolidation and mass deployment. Particular attention will be given to the concept of safety and improvement of general conditions of the 4.0 tradesman, key factors of collaborative robotics with expected benefits in terms of increased flexibility, speed, productivity, quality and competition.

14:00 - 16:00 : Ca' Foscari Research and Business. Expertise for innovation in the construction industry

Chairperson: Giovanni Finotto (Ca' Foscari)
Speakers: Giovanna Berera, Greta Bonetto, Samuela Franceschini (Ca' Foscari University)

The main opportunities and ways of collaboration of the University with businesses, University services for the transfer of technology and knowledge. 
Brief panorama on the expertise developed in the University departments in relation to the industry’s needs.

16:00 - 18:00 : Safety at work - Building and safety at work - The applicable legislation 

moderatore: Nansi Tchapnda Rodrigue (Responsabile settore sicurezza Confartigianato Vicenza)

relatore: David Pilastro (RLST Vicenza-Verona), Nansi Tchapnda Rodrigue (Responsabile settore sicurezza Confartigianato Vicenza), Giovanni Finotto (Ca' Foscari)

Update on the legislation and the obligations of building companies on safety at work




9:00 - 13:00 :  Why you should bet on wood, today as in the past

Chairperson: Davide Pettenella (UniPD)

Speakers: Giustino Mezzalira (Veneto Agricoltura), Ilaria Dalla Vecchia (FSC Italy), Dr. Michela Zanetti (UNIPD), Dr. Paolo Bertoni (IDM) 

[UNIPD: University of Padua]

Wood is a raw material that underpins the work and the very existence of many businesses. Companies that rely on timber, sawmills, door and window manufacturers, furniture makers, construction companies, continue their daily activities thanks to a material that, if correctly managed, is one of the premium materials in the panorama of natural renewable resources.
Thanks to the participation of the various players in the industry, the event aims to:
    •    •    understand the technological and environmental qualities of wood that make it still an innovative and winning choice.
    •    •    transform the requests and the necessities of local businesses in the timber industry into solid and shared proposals for the future.


9.00 - 11.00- Wood, between tradition and innovation

    •    •    Introduction – Davide Pettenella (UNIPD) – Chairperson
    •    •    The forests of Veneto and their strong historic bond with the region – Dr. For. Giustino Mezzalira (Veneto Agriculture)
    •    •    Certification for low-impact sustainable building: Dr. Ilaria Dalla Vecchia (FSC Italy) 
    •    •    Wood Comfort: psychological well-being linked to the use of wood in building and furnishing – Dr. Michela Zanetti (UNIPD)
    •    •    Project ProRamus. Entrepreneurship and innovation in the Alto Adige timber industry – Dr. Paolo Bertoni (IDM)
11.00 - 13.00 - Open discussion - The requirements of local businesses; 
Dr. Riccardo Da Re (moderator for discussion with participants)
Problems and proposals on:
    •    •    Standards and legislative aspects - timber in construction
    •    •    Technological and innovation matters - the new challenges in the timber industry
    •    •    Support tools - incentives and certifications

14:00 - 15:30 : The European outlook on building sustainability

Chairperson: Vitale Danilo (Confartigianato Vicenza FAIV safety sector officer)
Speaker: Avv. Giuseppe Nastasi (Milieu Ltd), Eng. Maria-Anna Segreto (Scientific Manager of the LAERTE Laboratory, Course Director for Energy Managers ENEA UTEE-AVEE Section)

Guidelines on the European directives for energy efficiency and on buildings’ energy performance, particularly in the light of the reforms in course (European Parliament), to help companies to direct their activities strategically onto the market.

16:00 - 18:00 : Circular economy and architecture:
solutions, innovative materials and sustainability

Speakers: Anna Pellizzari and Micol Costi (Material ConneXion)

The encounter, which will last around 2 hours, will be held by an expert of the Material ConneXion Italia team. It will introduce a series of solutions in terms of innovative and sustainable materials coming from the MCX library that are applicable in architecture, construction and interiors with particular reference to the circular economy theme. 
The presentation will be structured in the following manner: 
- brief introduction by Material ConneXion (10 min) 
-Neomaterials in the circular economy (40 min) 
Abstract: A change is under way on the raw material scene that supplies industrial production. Materials are changing, economic deciding factors are changing and shortly, the relationship with raw materials and natural heritage may change. A central element of these changes lies in the appearance of a market for new materials that we define as “circular”. 
“Neomaterials in the circular economy” introduces the world of these new raw materials that offer performance and characteristics increasingly like those of traditional materials, yet are products with reduced impact on natural resources; it proposes a definition of this category of materials and questions their contribution in the optimisation of resources. Finally, the talk provides a series of solid case studies using the “story” of circular materials, tangible examples of this change in the standard model. 
- Innovative, sustainable materials for architecture 
- A selection of materials (min. 20), presented through explanatory data sheets, complete with description, main uses and advantages, images, application examples and, where available, a sample for handling. The materials will be selected from the following themes: renewable materials, materials containing recycled matter, materials and solutions for energy efficiency, materials and solutions for thermo acoustic insulation or materials and solutions for comfort and health of interiors.




11:00 - 13:00 : The Smart City beyond the labels

Chairperson: Francesco Causone
Speaker: Roberto Nocerino (Project Manager for the Milan Municipality for the Sharing Cities project), Massimo Tadi (Politecnico di Milano, ABC Department), Sara Filipponi (Siemens), Alessandro Bartolini (A2A Smart City SpA)

AEDIFICA - The Smart City beyond the labels
CHAIRPERSON: Francesco Causone
SPEAKERS: Francesco Causone, Roberto Nocerino, Massimo Tadi, Sara Filipponi, Alessandro Bartolini
The seminar deals with the Smart City theme, getting behind the handbook definition and looking closely at the specific content of some of the projects under way or concluded, which have tried to create real change within our cities by using the ICT technology and simultaneously looking after the human and social dimension of the work. After some brief presentations, a debate will be held between the speakers and the public.
Seminar Programme:
1. An integrated approach for an intelligent district in Milan: the Sharing Cities project (Roberto Nocerino)
2. Social inclusion, participation and environmental performance: an integrated, multidisciplinary approach in the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro (Massimo Tadi)
3. Monet: an innovative system for managing energy services (Sara Filipponi)
4. Constructing the city of the future: from the smart lamppost to the smart building (Alessandro Bartolini)
5. Round table

An integrated approach for an intelligent district in Milan: the Sharing Cities project
Abstract: The intervention focuses on the description of the measures for the Sharing Cities project. This is a project financed under the call H2020 Smart Cities (SCC1) that involves over 35 partners and 6 European countries (United Kingdom, Portugal, Italy, France, Bulgaria and Poland) and aims to create smart districts in three “lighthouse cities” (London, Lisbon, Milan) and three “follower cities” (Bordeaux, Burgas, Warsaw). Innovative and smart solutions will be implemented and experimented in each city. They will be distinguished by their ease of replication and high efficiency in the fields of electric mobility, energy efficiency-enhancing by buildings, public lighting, ICT, the involvement by the population.

Social inclusion, participation and environmental performance: an integrated, multidisciplinary approach in the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro
Abstract: Rocinha, the largest favela in South America, houses more than 160,000 people in an area without adequate sewer and water treatment systems. Surrounded by what remains of the Atlantic Brazilian forest, Rocinha, formed by an uninterrupted process of self-building, stretches its complex settlement structure backed onto one of the richest and exclusive quarters of Rio de Janeiro. Equal to the other 120 favelas in Rio, where over 20% of the city’s population lives, Rocinha is a model case study of urbanised settlements that, for various reasons, can be defined as “informal” and which, worldwide, are inhabited by over a billion people today. Here, the preliminary results of the project “PolimiporRocinha” are presented. A project financed through the 2015-16 Polisocial Award (a social responsibility programme by the Politecnico di Milano) that proposes to improve social inclusion, environmental (and performance) conditions and the economic opportunities for the inhabitants of the Rochina favela through the application of the methodology known as IMM (Integrated Modification Methodology), developed at the Politecnico di Milano.
Monet: an innovative system for managing energy services
Abstract: Within the IoT world dedicated to energy, Siemens proposes an innovative system of energy consumption management and environmental monitoring. The system, based on the Internet of Things model, processes energy data coming from various sources and monitors the consumption curve, providing forecasts aimed at maximising the levels of usage from renewable sources and minimising costs. Therefore, the system acts a support for the Energy Manager’s and District Manager’s decisions, supplying a high-level interface where all the information and energy processes can be managed and monitored, as well as monitoring environmental data.

Constructing the city of the future: from the smart lamppost to the smart building
Abstract: an overview of the A2A Smart City experience on services provided both in the public sphere (control of pollution, environment, traffic, regional security, connectivity etc.) and in the private sphere (security, heat regulation, irrigation etc.)

14:30 - 16:00 : Building on Mars: Form-finding and structural optimization of Extraplanetary Habitat
MIT Boston project

Speaker: Valentina Sumini (postdoctoral @ MIT Boston)

Valentina Sumini is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and collaborates with various research groups:  Digital Structures at the civil and environmental Engineering Department, Tangible Media and the MIT Space Exploration Initiative of the MIT MediaLab. Her research activities are aimed at exploring form-finding and structural optimisation strategies for space exploration habitats on the moon and Mars.

In the academic year of 2015-16, she worked as contract professor at the Politecnico di Milano, where she held the course Steel, timber and reinforced concrete structures.

In 2014 she completed her Phd at the Politecnico di Milano (following almost a year’s worth of research activity at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago), that focused on the evaluation of historic skyscrapers in reinforced concrete that were made in Milan and Chicago in the ’50s and ’60s of last century. After completing a three-year degree in Architecture at the Politecnico di Torino, in 2007 she received two specialised degrees, in Construction and Architecture, respectively at the Politecnico di Torino and the Politecnico di Milano (spending one term at the TU of Delft at the Hyperbody Research Group, within the Erasmus exchange programme).



9:00 - 11:00 : WORKSHOP

Digital post-production


Speaker: Stefano Mombelli - 3D Architectural Visualizer CEO & Co-Founder of Level Archiviz - - lecturer at ViFX School

Post-production is increasingly used to give that extra, personal touch to images, but sometimes there is no need to put in all the people, animals or vegetation in the initial rendering. The workshop aims to uncover the tools for doing post-production that gives images a boost in quality through the use of Photoshop. An effective method of work will be explained, to transform the initial rendering into a more captivating product with unique atmosphere. This process of perfecting the created image ties in effectively with almost any used rendering engine.

10:30 - 13:30 and 14:30 - 17:30 Converge, Virtualise, Create, Visualise, Collaborate, Communicate in 3D using Metaverso in Virtual and Augmented reality.

Speaker: Enea Le Fons Specialised Realtime Engines-VR-AR-UX-R&D-AI-Engineering + Architecture

How to integrate future technologies of Industry 4.0 in the present, to optimise your work flow.
If you are curious about finding out how to bring your projects and products into interactive 3D and virtual reality, don’t miss out on the X hours of technical focus with Enea LeFons
Enea has been an interactive 3D developer since 1999, specialised in the use of industrial 3D engines. In the last few years he has helped some of the largest tech companies bring their technology onto the market, and dozens of companies incorporate Unreal Engine and Realtime Rendering into their work flow.
The topics discussed range from product design, to the creation of videos and VR experiences for Architecture and Engineering, to their compilation in Apps ready for distribution.
Sessions with Enea are interactive, therefore please come equipped with a laptop with the latest version of the Unreal Engine installed.

14:00 - 17:00 : Mass Customisation 
in Architecture

Chairperson: Ingrid Paoletti (Politecnico di Milano, ABC dept)
Speaker: Salomé Galjaard (Arup), Pierandrea Angiut (Zaha Hadid), Massimo Moretti (WASP Project), Nicola Carniato (AKTII), Andrea Ciaramella (Politecnico di Milano, ABC dept), Massimiliano Nastri (Politecnico di Milano, ABC dept)

The seminar intends to take stock of the possible innovations in the construction sector. Where do the technological innovations with widespread potential come from? From designer, producers or builders or maybe even specialist consultants or universities or research centres? Through the multi-disciplinary voices involved, this seminar wants to make a small but profound attempt to answer this question through the theme of “mass customisation”, or rather, today’s ability to customise, materials, digital technology, systems and products at mass production cost. 

    •    SIMPLICITY IN DESIGNING COMPLEX SHAPES – Pier Andrea Angius, Zaha Hadid
    •    TECHNICAL INNOVATION IN THE CLADDING Prof Massimiliano Nastri, Politecnico di Milano, ABC dept - BMS 
    •    THE PROCESS AS INNOVATIVE TOOL Prof Andrea Ciaramella, Politecnico di Milano, ABC dept