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SAIE Academy

SAIE Academy

Hall 26

The SAIE training school.

2SAIE has promotion of technical innovation in its DNA and for more than 50 years has been one of the main drivers of development in the building and construction sector.
To serve as an engine of growth, innovation must take root and spread throughout society, it must become open and distributed and adopt a new model that encourages the participation of all stakeholders: institutions, clients, businesses, citizens and obviously professionals.

SAIE ACADEMY was created as a venue for in-depth analysis of technical content, a school for technical innovation within the context of SAIE.

It boasts the contribution of the National Professional Councils and the collaboration of the leading Italian universities in issuing Training Credits.

SAIE ACADEMY 2015 has four Theme Areas:
A – New design tools for a safe and efficient house
B – Functional, performance and energy redevelopment of buildings
C – Recovery and structural reinforcement of buildings

The theme areas

A. New design tools for a safe and efficient house
The digitalisation of building processes and BIM, the strengthening of interconnecting networks, 3D research in virtual and other fields, introduction of the use of drones and new interface tools are just some of the new developments that are leading to a radical paradigm shift in design and construction. SAIE ACADEMY has identified 7 key areas of the design process and for each of them has set out the main innovations. These are explored in the 7 seminars of a programme catering specially for the needs of professionals.

The programme
A1 - The preliminary project, planning and management of the building process: WBS, SBS, classification plans and BIM
A2 - Surveying: use of drones, automatic photogrammetry, laser scanning and interoperability
A3 - Geological and Geotechnical engineering: surveys, numerical analysis and 3D modelling
A4 - Three-dimensional structural modelling and interoperability with calculation software
A5 - BIM for design of non-structural architectural elements. Innovative procedures in furnishing, facades, surface coverings, utilities
A6 - BIM and BMS: Integration of Energy Simulation, building resources and architectural modelling and LCA
A7 - Three-dimensional architectural modelling, virtual representation and Cloud sharing

B. Functional, performance and energy redevelopment of buildings
Professionals no longer focus solely on the buildings they are designing but above all on the people who live there. For this reason the term regeneration must incorporate not only the two technical characteristics of safety and energy but also the social aspect of function. The “new” building must above all be functional, it must integrate with new lifestyles and with new needs and must be able to make best use of new technologies. For this reason this theme area will explore protocols, complex issues of regeneration, work on schools and historic buildings, the issue of noise and the use of greenery.

The programme
B1 - Energy certification, UNI and international standards, guidelines: the state of the art
B2 - Regulatory, technical and financial resources for the development of buildings and real estate stock: the role of ESCOs and professionals
B3 - Retrofitting of school buildings: functional and spatial redevelopment and improvement in energy and acoustic performance
B4 - The use of simulation in the design of an energy improvement project for a residential building: case studies
B5 - Strategies for improving the energy performance of historical building clusters
B6 - Noise: acoustic improvement of existing buildings
B7 - Design and construction of green roofs and green walls

C. Adaptation and structural improvement of buildings
Only 4.5% of buildings in Italy were constructed after the year 2001 and consequently comply with modern seismic codes. And in just 10 years’ time 80% of homes in Italian cities will be in buildings more than forty years old. This is why tackling the issue of structural improvement of buildings can be put off no longer. But in such a variable real estate context as that of Italy, with old town centres consisting of clustered buildings, a number of listed buildings that is unparalleled in other countries and large numbers of structures with untraceable design documentation, the professional plays a key role with his technical and cultural knowledge of the subject. This is the leitmotif of this theme area: 7 courses that bring together general culture and specific expertise in adaptation and structural improvement work.

The programme
C1 - Seismic improvement of buildings – vulnerability assessment: Part 1 – The national and international regulatory framework
C2 - Seismic improvement of buildings – vulnerability assessment: Part 2 – How to evaluate the level of knowledge of buildings
C3 - Seismic improvement of buildings – Intervention strategies: Part 1 – Interventions with innovative techniques
C4 - Seismic improvement of buildings – Intervention strategies: Part 2 - Seismic improvement interventions in steel, wood and reinforced concrete buildings
C5 - Seismic improvement of buildings – Intervention techniques on historic masonry buildings: listed and unlisted, individual and clustered - Part 1
C6 - Seismic improvement of buildings – Intervention techniques on historic masonry buildings: listed and unlisted, individual and clustered - Part 2
C7 - Seismic improvement of buildings – Safety of prefabricated structure buildings



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