The collaborative research approach of INSITER is geared towards progressive activities and achievements throughout a 4-year duration (48months). The project relies on both applied-research as well as action-learning methodologies as follows:
- Desk, lab and field research is performed simultaneously in complementarity with each other. Feedback from peer experts and skilled professionals are incorporated in collaborative research methodology.
- Technical and scientific impacts of the project are ensured by enabling methodology through practical trainings as well as common methodology for technical and process standardisation and certification.
Market and economic impacts of the project are ensured by real-life demonstrations and development of business plan that strengthens European SMEs and general contractors in the whole value-chain.
The project is organised in 7 inter-dependent work packages: 4 work packages for research and technology development (WP1 – 4) covering research on self-inspection methods, hardware, software and BIM; 1 work package for testing, validation and demonstrations (WP5); 1 work package for training, standardisation, communication, dissemination and exploitation, including development of business plans (WP6) and 1 work package for project and technical coordination (WP7).