[Press Release | 12.2017]
AMEV TMon: QUANTUM contribution to the first steps towards the market uptake of Quality Management practices
Authors: Tiziana Buso, REHVA; Stefan Plesser, Technische Universität Braunschweig IGS
The German Working Group for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of State and Municipal Administrations (AMEV) released in August its Guidelines on Technical Monitoring of buildings. The QUANTUM partners synavision and the Institute for Building and Solar technology (IGS) of TU Braunschweig were key contributors to this document and are now holding workshops throughout Germany to support their implementation.
These German guidelines, titled "Technical monitoring as an instrument for quality assurance of building technology", are publicly available online and will soon be translated into English and shared through QUANTUM channels.
In August 2017 the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety published AMEV Recommendation n.135, about Technical Monitoring. AMEV, the German Research Group for Mechanical and Electrical Technology, National and Communal Administration, prepared these guidelines throughout a year of intense work, which closely involved experts of the QUANTUM consortium.
QUANTUM is a 4-years project started in 2016, funded by the H2020 research and innovation programme, led by TU Braunschweig IGS and carried on by 14 partners. The underlying concept of the whole project is that the gap in building performance is not caused by a lack of technology or conceptual intelligence, but by a lack of quality. To address this challenge, QUANTUM develops and demonstrates pragmatic services and tools supporting quality management for building performance in the design, construction, commissioning and operation phase to close the gap between predicted and actual energy performance.