MADE expo is Italy’s most important trade show for the Building & Construction industry and also one of Europe’s most significant events dedicated to the Architecture and the Construction sectors.
4 dedicated Exhibitions under one roof encompassing the best the market has to offer in terms of materials, construction systems, windows & doors, building envelope solutions, finishes, surfaces, software & hardware.
Post date: 8 Jan 2019
The Infacoma expo, faithful to quality for 35 years, will be held in February 2019 with the aim to support all developments in the building and construction industry. At Infacoma Athens, the professional visitors and the general public can be informed about trends in renovation, construction, "green" construction, cutting-edge products and the solutions they offer, the upgrading of buildings, as well as proposals of modern architecture.
Post date: 7 Dec 2018
The originality of the Sustainable Bio & Waste Resources project for Construction (SB&WRC) in the framework of the European Interreg Territorial Cooperation Program France (Channel) England lies notably in its method: designing prototypes of building materials based on existing common agricultural waste and co-products that are widely available and underutilized (in the area) within the defined perimeter. In this, the project is directly rooted in the geographic area and in a logic of cross-border cooperation.
Post date: 18 Oct 2018
Around 461 million ton/year of C&DW are generated in EU28. Recent studies on the characterization of C&DW samples at European level revealed a predominant fraction of concrete (52% average). Over the last years, novel technology has been developed aiming to guarantee high quality recycled concrete aggregates for use in new concrete, thereby closing the concrete loop.
Post date: 29 Jun 2018
Information on construction products is heavily regulated at European level by Regulation EC 305/2011 (Construction Products Regulation or CPR). Manufacturers are obliged by this law to declare the performance of most construction products according to the relevant harmonised standards. The CPR sets the framework for the common technical language which is detailed by the relevant harmonised product standard, until now in a written format. The common technical language of the harmonised standards does not yet include digitalisation.
Post date: 28 Nov 2017
What about GMOs in our homes?
Adopting biobased materials in home building can slash construction costs, but is Europe ready to put aside its fears about GM products?
One of the main contributors of CO2 emissions are the homes we live in. In the EU, buildings are responsible for 36% of CO2emissions and 40% of energy consumption.
Post date: 9 Oct 2017
The French Association for Civil Engineering (AFGC) is organising the 3rd International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete (UHPFRC) from 2 to 4 October 2017, with the theme "Designing and Building with UHPFRC: New large-scale implementations, recent technical advances, experience and standards.
Post date: 25 Aug 2017
Holistic Innovative Solutions for an Efficient Recycling and Recovery of Valuable Raw Materials from Complex Construction and Demolition Waste (HISER)
The main objective in the HISER project is to develop and demonstrate novel cost-effective holistic solutions (technological and non-technological) for a higher recovery of raw materials from ever more complex construction and demolition waste (C&DW) by considering circular economy approaches throughout the building value chain (from End-of-Life Buildings to new Buildings).
Post date: 7 Aug 2017
The letters ‘CE’ appear on many products traded on the extended Single Market in the European Economic Area (EEA). They signify that products sold in the EEA have been assessed to meet high safety, health, and environmental protection requirements.
By affixing the CE marking to a product, a manufacturer declares that the product meets all the legal requirements for CE marking and can be sold throughout the EEA.
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
In April 2016, the UK government launched its mandate requiring collaborative BIM Level 2 to be used on all construction projects procured by central government departments. The mandate is seen as a catalyst for change in the construction industry, but how well are companies embedding BIM Level 2 in projects and what needs to happen to improve implementation that takes BIM to the next level?
Post date: 7 Mar 2017