building and construction sector

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The construction industry seems to be comparatively unscathed by the pandemic – at least at first glance. Work has continued on many building sites. But what about the long-term situation at the global level? Should urban densification in this new age of interpersonal spacing still be advocated? Do architects, planners, engineers, and urban designers need to rethink certain precepts or even embrace a paradigm shift?
Post date: 10 Jun 2020
Type: News

On 29 May 2020 in the framework of its digital General Assembly, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) presented its 2019 Annual Report & 2020 Outlook, summarising the organisation‘s activities for the previous year and plans for the future.   
Post date: 10 Jun 2020
Type: Publication

The Advancing Net Zero (ANZ) Status Report 2020 highlights leadership action from GBCs and the building and construction sector towards achieving total sector decarbonisation.   We showcase action from across our Green Building Council (GBC) network including the 27 GBCs participating in WorldGBC’s global Advancing Net Zero project, as well as signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment).   Included in the report are:
Post date: 9 Jun 2020
Type: Publication

EBC, FIEC and UIPI published a joint statement on 25th May 2020, expressing their support for the green “Superbonus” – a 110% tax discount for energy and anti-seismic renovations – recently proposed by the Italian government to relaunch the construction and real estate sectors, highly impacted by the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Post date: 5 Jun 2020
Type: News

This meetMED report is part of the EE and RES policies and strategies work package of the project “Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region” (meetMED) and focuses on the ‘Energy Efficiency in Buildings’ policies implemented in the meetMED target countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.  
Post date: 4 Jun 2020
Type: Publication

Promoting building retrofits in the private residential sector through One-Stop-Shops in Germany The ProRetro project aims to:  
Post date: 3 Jun 2020
Type: Link

This analysis outlines the economic opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Post date: 1 Jun 2020
Type: Publication

GREen Advanced TEchnologies for the Retrofitting of masonry Structures Using natural fibre meshes to retrofit old buildings  
Post date: 20 Mai 2020
Type: Link

The EnDurCrete project is a newly launched research project supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation which started in January 2018 with a duration of 42 months.  
Post date: 11 Mai 2020
Type: Link

The construction sector is essential for an economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. It can rapidly create large amounts of jobs and involves far-reaching value chains of small and large businesses. In 2015, the sector accounted for 11-13% of global GDP. It is indeed a major employer: 7% of total global employment or 220 million jobs depend on it. Globally, USD 4.5 trillion were spent on construction and renovation of buildings in 2018.  
Post date: 11 Mai 2020
Type: News