BUILD UP Skills

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The construction sector is an industry that consumes substantial amount of material sources and energy and produces significant volume of waste.   It nevertheless also carries innovation: digital product passports and building certificates are being introduced; Building Information Modelling (BIM) is applied into big public procurement projects, 3D printing emerges as a feasible construction technology, and the industry considers robotization and automation as a huge labour productivity boost.
Post date: 22 Feb 2021
Type: News

In its recent Renovation Wave, the European Commission outlined its vision on making Europe’s current building stock more energy efficient and sustainable by at least doubling the annual energy renovation rate of buildings by 2030.   Without any doubt, Europe has a unique opportunity to rethink, redesign and modernise our buildings to make them fit for a greener, more digital society, that generates a sustained economic recovery and creates better and healthier homes.
Post date: 27 Nov 2020
Type: Publication

The Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized enterprises is launching an on-line consultation regarding the future implementation of the BUILD UP Skills initiative.   Launched in 2011, the main objective of BUILD UP Skills is to increase the number of trained and qualified building professionals across Europe, to deliver building renovations offering high-energy performance as well as new Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings.  
Post date: 25 May 2020
Type: News

Skills development in the building sector: what are the challenges?
Post date: 19 May 2020
Type: News

Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new training and assessment tools developed in several EU Horizon 2020 projects to assist practitioners to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of their low carbon skills for new build and retrofit. Online learning packages to address skill gaps have been created, are freely accessible, and can facilitate the co-creation and application of interdisciplinary qualification schemes.  
Post date: 24 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

BUILD UP Skills Advisor app was first released in 2015, with the aim of providing construction workers with job-specific advice and short upskilling opportunities. By turning on the app notifications for specific techniques, the user automatically receives updates on the most current course offers as well as question sets based on practical real-life situations.  
Post date: 5 Feb 2020
Type: Tool

About this event This event will offer an opportunity for exchange of views between stakeholders and EU policymakers on the role of skilled building professionals to deliver the European Green Deal, in particular the so-called ‘renovation wave’ of public and private buildings.   A policy panel will take stock of the progress achieved and efforts needed towards the 2030 targets.  
Post date: 31 Jan 2020
Type: Event

Through its BUILD UP Skills initiative, the EU aims to equip the next generation of construction sector workers – from on-site workers to design professionals and senior management – with the skills and knowledge needed to ensure building and renovation projects meet stringent energy-efficiency requirements.
Post date: 10 Jan 2020
Type: Publication