The interest of this research is motivated by the huge constructive development in the building sector, which has led to an enormous volume of buildings worldwide over the last decades. This fact, as well as poor management in conservation of buildings, mainly in urban cities, has led to total degradation situations on the facades of building stocks. To infer on the evolutional process of degradation that occurs in the facade, during its service life and based on the information obtained from inspections, the method for the data analysis (e.g. survival analysis techniques) is as important as the truthfulness and usefulness of the data collected on the subjects (facades) under study.
In this paper we propose a method based on the design of indicators for prospecting and global data collection on the injury state of the inspected facades. The method analyzes how to perform the identification, classification, methodology, resources and quality of the data in order to be reliable, testable and measurable. The proposed model enables the macro inspection and monitoring of large-scale urban zones and the data obtained allow the researcher to understand and manage the predictive degradation phenomenon and, in turn, eliminate potential risks in the urban front.
'MAGHRENOV addresses Mediterranean innovative markets in the field of Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) with three main objectives:
• Explore practical methods devoted to capacity building and to fostering innovation on Mediterranean RE& EE markets
• Favour convergence between EU and MPCs initiatives both for the development of sustainable energies adapted to regional specificities and for the establishment of a shared and dynamic Research and Innovation Systems (R&IS) in the domain
• Create real mobility between young academics and entrepreneurs in both regions (EU and MPC) making use of the build-up capacity
Expected impact of the project thus concerns practical results from our capacity building activities as well as more general lessons addressed to stakeholders and policy makers both in the EU and the MPCs.
Our implementation method rests on a double experience developed actively on both sides of the Mediterranean these last years:
• The research and innovation EU policy as supported by the SET Plan (Strategic Energy Technology Plan) and the KIC (Knowledge and innovation community) INNOENERGY established by the EIT (European Institute of Technology) in the domain of sustainable energies, on the one hand,
• and the different plans carried out in the Maghreb in support to the deployment of renewable energies while reforming deeply the Education, Research and Innovation systems, on the other hand.
Our approach inscribes also in the framework of the current EUROMED dialogue on research and innovation. Especially, we take full account of the analyses and recommendations delivered in the context of the works carried out by the Inco-Net MIRA (Mediterranean Innovation and Research coordination Action) toward the establishment of a Euro-Mediterranean Innovation Space (EMIS). We also take account of the works and conclusions of the recent Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Research and Innovation (Barcelona, 2-3 April 2012).'