What can we learn from new trends in the construction sector?

statistics smallDate: 6 February

Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Venue: L42 Business Center: Rue de la Loi 42, 1040 Bruxelles

Registration: r.cracea @cembureau.eu

See the agenda here.

The event was organised as part of the European Commission's EU Industry Days 2019.

To remain competitive while enabling the transition to a low carbon and resources efficient economy, the construction sector is currently evolving its decision-making processes and moving towards digitalisation. A sustainable future is part of the construction industry trends that will continue into 2019.

We will ask advanced contractors about their latest developments and their expectations from suppliers, what new tools engineers and architects are using for design, and how our industry can embrace this new potential to tackle the sector’s main challenges and bring multiple benefits along the entire value chain, as well as for Europe and its citizens.

See the event summary here.

See the speakers presentations here:

  1. Dr ir Marc Ottelé, Heijmans
  2. Lorenzo Orsenigo, ICMQ
  3. Vivian Dorizas, Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
  4. Prof. Dr. Robert J. Flatt, Institute for Building Materials, ETH Zurich
  5. Jacky Chi Ho Lau, building SMART Norge – BIM
  6. Luigi Perissich, FEDERCOSTRUZIONI
  7. Jaime Moreno Juez, TECNALIA
  8. Eunan Kelly, CDE Global - (on request due to the weigth of presentation - 500 Mb)

Concrete Dialogue 2018: Pathways towards a carbon-neutral built environment

 

Our annual ‘Concrete Dialogue' conference is coming up on Tuesday 20 November, from 16:00 to 18:00 and will take place in the European Parliament. We have partnered with The Parliament Magazine to organise the event and  MEP Vladimir Urutchev (EPP, Bulgaria) has kindly accepted to be our host.

Register here

View the online listing here

The European Union has identified the built environment and building sector as the main enablers in the transition towards a resource and carbon efficient Europe, making zero-energy buildings a priority.  The key to turn these goals into reality is the availability of reliable and comparable data through the adoption of a life cycle approach to the built environment. Meaning the whole process - from sustainable design, to material efficiency, to recycling of construction and demolition waste - will be at the core of the debate.

There is a wide range of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies and most construction material sectors are engaging in research on the topic. The conclusions do not always lead to the same solution, with views that might not be easy to reconcile. However, stakeholders do agree that the ultimate policy goal is to create a carbon-neutral, energy-efficient built environment. Therefore, a life cycle assessment only makes sense when applied at building level rather than at product level.

The Concrete Dialogue 2018: Pathways towards a carbon-neutral built environment will address these issues by exploring both a policy and industry perspective. Policymakers and stakeholders from across the construction value chain will explore policies, processes and projects needed to jointly achieve this transition. 

Speakers will be announced soon.

The Concrete Initiative wishes to engage with stakeholders on the issue of sustainable construction, and in particular the barriers and solutions to harness its multiple benefits. It examines the economic, social and environmental implications of sustainable construction and the need for a balanced approach among these three pillars.

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