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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2023-08-01 - 2024-10-31

For thousands of years, paths have formed the basis of any exchange of culture and goods. Many of the historical paths have been preserved to this day, but are in danger of being lost due to overbuilding and environmental influences. The lack of knowledge and the resulting lack of targeted preservation of historical paths also play a major role. An Austria-wide initiative has set itself the task of documenting Austria's old paths and their extraordinary historical and cultural significance and making them available to society. One of 5 project regions of a first pilot phase is the Montafon in Vorarlberg. Here, on the one hand, it is possible to build on the good historical research and, on the other hand, on the results and methodological experiences in the projects for the inventory of historical walls Vorarlberg and in the pilot project on historical paths in Frastanz and Satteins. The project region is the Via Valtellina in the area of St. Gallenkirch between Gargellen and Galgenul. In coordination between the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences and the Montafon museums (Heimatschutzverein Montafon), this important historical traffic route and other routes related to it will be recorded and documented in the field. For centuries, large herds of cattle were driven south from the Montafon along this route, and on the way back, wine in particular was transported from the Valtellina to Vorarlberg. The high socio-economic importance of this route for the history of Montafon and Vorarlberg is proven by numerous historical sources. The course of the transport route, which was largely laid out as a mule track, is to be documented and processed. At the same time, the documentation is intended to evaluate and expand a methodology of digital recording, cartographic representation and documentation, as well as to develop forms of communicating historical transport links in the region that can also be applied to other historical routes. Special attention is given to their broad application, for example, in the future research of other historical crossing routes and the necessary recording criteria and interfaces of a digital Austria-wide inventory.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2023-06-13 - 2025-06-12

MARGRET supports the advancement of evaluation procedures for building-integrated greening (roof, facade). The aim is to quantify the influence of greening measures, and to propose adaptations to the calculation models and standards. The following research questions will be clarified in the project: 01 Which building greening measures are representative as a basis for the research activities in the project? 02 Which vegetation parameters are relevant in relation to the overall research question or objective of the MARGRET project? 03 Which parameters can both be taken into account in structural-physical calculations and be recorded on vegetation-based structures? 04 How can these parameters be determined, taking into account the seasonally varying climatic conditions and vegetation development stages? 05 How can a standardised collection of the relevant data be conducted, considering time and resource efficiency?
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2023-06-01 - 2025-11-30

The previous project "Green BIM. Building greening as part of BIM-based planning and maintenance", elaborated the criteria for BIM-based planning over the entire life cycle (planning, execution, care, maintenance) - the so-called "Green BIM-IFC model" including information for the bsDD and corresponding AIA. Green BIM 2 will solve further open questions and will focus on: - Practice proof of the Green BIM IFC model / AIA / bsDD by companies from the green industry; o Testing of the IFC data model on real BIM projects of the partners (Green BIM users) - along the service phases - internally in the office & - in the course of communication with BIM coordinators and clients/contracting authorities; - Review of improvement suggestions and incorporation into the "Green BIM-IFC model" (via bimQ) and the AIAs, the bsDD, etc.; - Further development of the existing "Green BIM-IFC proposal" for application fields in the green sector - apart from object planning; - Knowledge transfer to the green sector: learning tutorials, learning offers and knowledge platform for 3D and BIM users in the green sector for the following target groups: o companies in the green industry (training formats digiGREEN basic, digiGREEN advanced); o students and graduates of landscape architecture, landscape planning, building physics, building services engineering, structural engineering, architecture and civil engineering (tertiary education sector) - as well as lecturers (Summerschools will be held in 2024 and 2025 at TU Graz and BOKU Wien); o (vectorworks and possibly others - tender software) - always openBIM approach: presentation of the Green BIM-IFC model and implementation of an open standard as "beta version" incl. interface to software support. The project contributes to advancing digital and data-based climate-resilient urban neighborhood planning and large-scale greening projects in the horizontal area.

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