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INFORMATICS RESEARCH UNIT  FOR SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING 

IRUSE was established as a research group in 2000.

IRUSE Galway is directed by Dr. Marcus Keane and comprises 4 researcher collaborators, 3 postdoctoral researchers and 11 PhD students.

RELEVANT EXPERTISE

IRUSE research focuses on developing concepts, methods and technology that underpin best practice sustainable & holistic life cycle building management solutions”.

IRUSE research expertise includes the development of integrated building information modelling methodologies, tools and technologies with a particular emphasis on the domain of Energy & Buildings.

IRUSE has also extensive experience in life cycle management of buildings, both in academic and industrial term, participating in some of the largest Irish government funded project in the area of optimised operation of buildings as well as several international and EU projects.

PRIMARY RESEARCH AREAS

  • Requirements for life cycle oriented building operation strategies (Design, Commissioning, Operation);
  • building Information Models (BIM) focused on the integration of building operation strategies throughout the BLC;
  • BIM intelligence (algorithms) that enables analysis of building performance utilising the virtual and physical data generators;
  • continuous Commissioning and BIM;
  • calibrated Virtual (Models) and Physical (BMS) data generators that can be integrated into a building operation focused BIM;
  • minimum requirements for virtual (reduced order) and physical (minimum measurement) data generators.