Besides the informative BIM workshops, the participants were able to visit various demonstrators in order to get a glimpse of the current state of research. In the NEST unit sprint, Empa and partners such as Bouygues Energies & Services defined the goal of setting up flexible office facilities within a short time, largely using recycled material. Moreover, Bouygues Energies & Services participated in the lightweight construction unit HiLo with heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and sanitary system and assembly planning on the basis of BIM and the prefabrication of pipes (see yES report). The two projects provided an opportunity for the demonstration of the multitec capabilities and the quality of the interregional cooperation.
In the demonstrator "Move", Empa focuses on the development of renewable fuels, such as carbon-neutral hydrogen for fuel cells. By way of solar-powered electrolysis, distilled water is split into oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen that is gained in this way is compressed, chilled and offered as fuel in an adjacent petrol station. The switchboards of the trend-setting unit were produced by Bouygues Energies & Services Prozessautomation AG, which had already been involved in the development and implementation of power-to-gas plants for the real economy.
For the Specialised Working Group BIM, the eventful, informative day ended with Simon Wismann's concluding words. Once again, the occasion demonstrated how valuable the exchange of expertise and experience is – not only internally, but also externally, e.g. with partners. For Bouygues Energies & Services, the NEST serves as a "living lab for testing the application of tools and methods and as an exclusive customer platform that offers various opportunities for high-end networking with other players.