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DASBE

DASBE - Digital Academy for Sustainable Built Environment

 

Duration: 60 months (November 2020 – October 2025) 

LIT Project Budget: c. € 3,443,570.00          

Total Project Budget: c. € 7,503,106.00 


Summary: 

LIT is leading a consortium of Higher Education Institutes and industry partners to address the education and training skills gaps within the built environment.   

The Digital Academy for Sustainable Built Environment (DASBE) project, funded under the HEA Human Capital Initiative (HCI) will address the significant changes in the sector as a result of EU and national policies, regulations, green construction, circular economy and digital skills. 

The project provides rapid design, development and deployment of education and training programmes to construction workers and professionals using a wide variety of on-line, blended and face to face approaches.  It will focus on provision of programmes which are flexible and responsive to the needs of the building sector. 

The DASBE platform will focus initially on existing programmes, available in the partner institutions, while also using resources from on-ongoing R&D projects e.g. BIM Cert, BIMZeED, Construction Blueprint etc.     

The DASBE Consortium includes LIT, AIT, GMIT, the Tipperary Energy Agency and Irish Green Building Council (IGBC). The consortium will be a hub for providing upskilling, capacity building and education to the building sector. 

Objectives and aims of the project: 

  • Provide a Digital Platform to enable learners to undertake programmes ranging from micro-accreditation (including digital badges), special purpose awards (Certificates), and minor and major awards focusing on specific topics and requirements in the sector. 

  • Provide programmes from Level 6 to Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. 

  • Enable partners to collaborate on the provision of innovative and integrated programmes, building on best practice from across their organisations.   

  • To build on partner’s previous work, utilise capacity and synergies between past and ongoing research work.  

  • Enable access to international research drawn from DASBE network of international collaborators e.g. European Heat Pump Association, World Green Building Council – European Regional Network.   

 

 

Further Information

Project Website

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Seamus Hoyne
Project Co-Ordinator
Email: seamus.hoyne@lit.ie

Lis O’Brien
Senior Project Officer
Email: elisabeth.obrien@lit.ie

Padraic O' Reilly
Research Fellow
Email: padraic.oreilly@lit.ie

Aoife McLoughlin
Communications Officer
Email: aoife.mcloughlin@lit.ie

 

Funded by Government of Ireland Human Capital Investment (HCI) Pillar

LIT Activities

LIT leads the project and is responsible for project implementation, management, coordination and reporting to the Higher Education Authority 

Support AIT and GMIT with new approaches to design, development and deployment of programmes in response to industry needs. 

LIT will lead the development of the DASBE digital platform 

LIT will ensure the current and existing programmes through LIT are implemented with improved intake of numbers 

LIT will promote current and new programmes relevant to sustainable built environment

 

LIT will develop the digital tools (VR, AR, BIM etc) to facilitate learnings and learning labs to enable simulations and real-world energy performance data.  

LIT will prepare strategic and business planning methods to ensure the long term sustainability of DASBE and future expansion to other HEIs. 

 

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