building and construction sector

Sustainable Places (SP) annual international conference series for 5 years (2013 – 2017) has brought together each year between 100 and 150 attendees ranging from industrial executives, scientists, researchers, and engineers – from academic and technical institutes and from leading organizations from around the world to advance one of the greatest challenge that our societies and their urban planners have ever faced: The need to enhance the sustainability of places ensuring long-term environmental security.
Post date: 26 Feb 2018
Type: Event

by Christine Marlet (Eurogypsum aisbl)   Europe is the most urbanised continent outside of the Americas, with 73% of the current population living in urban environments; this is expected to rise to 80% by 2050. The largest challenge for the vast majority of European cities is their capacity to adapt to the evolving needs of the inhabitants who face scarcity of housing with the resultant increase in cost of living.  
Post date: 5 Dec 2017
Type: Note

EUR 24023 EN – Innovative technologies for buildings – EU-funded research to transform the construction sector  
Post date: 5 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

This report presents the status of nanotechnology in the construction industry.  In this sense it covers areas of construction such as repairing of buildings and infrastructures, including the provisions of materials, used for these purposes.  
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Summary   Building renovation will provide a large share of energy savings required to comply with the Paris Agreement.   Article 7 is the key enabler for the uptake of renovation measures across Europe A long-term framework gives Member States multiple options to achieve energy efficiency improvement Article 7 needs to be ambitious, clear and focussed on end-use energy savings which benefit citizens and businesses whilst providing investor confidence.
Post date: 21 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

EU Smart City projects featured at Expo World Congress Barcelona   Smart City projects from across Europe will be featured at the 7th Smart City Expo World Congress set to take place in Barcelona (Spain) between 14-16 November, 2017.  
Post date: 13 Nov 2017
Type: News

In the context of UNFCCC COP23, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) is hosting a full day event on 9 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, aiming to identify the key ingredients to achieve a low-carbon, energy efficient buildings and construction sector.   The event’s agenda includes the following topics:  
Post date: 6 Nov 2017
Type: Event

The GEO| Design + BIM event will present and discuss the needs, challenges, potential and use of geospatial data analytics and 3D modeling in spatial planning, construction, operation and maintenance. This event aims to bridge the gap between disciplines with recent technological developments as an enabling factor. The use of IoT technology in geospatial analytics, 3D modeling and the introduction of new devices improve collaboration, efficiency and performance in planning and design phase, during construction, in post-build savings and for ongoing operational management.
Post date: 11 Oct 2017
Type: Event

The result of the discussions and work carried out in the past two years concerning finance, mutual recognition, innovative training methods & materials and
Post date: 10 Oct 2017
Type: News

Technologies for efficient recycling and recovery of valuable raw materials from complex construction and demolition waste (video)  
Post date: 4 Oct 2017
Type: News