building and construction sector

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The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) has launched the on-line video competition “Build Europe with us!” with the aim to attract young talents to the construction sector. 
Post date: 26 Mar 2015
Type: News

The European Commission has proposed to provide The Netherlands with €1.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 475 workers made redundant in the construction sector in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel to find new jobs. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers for their approval.
Post date: 11 Jul 2014
Type: News

This year’s ESDE report offers an in-depth and wide-ranging review of key labour market and social challenges facing the EU as it slowly emerges from recession.  The previous 2011 and 2012 editions of ESDE proved useful in helping policy-makers understand the scale and nature of the problems Europe faces. ESDE 2013 further develops the European Commission’s analysis and also examines to what extent employment and social policies have helped to counteract the growing challenges and what policy responses need to intensify or change. 
Post date: 7 Feb 2014
Type: Publication

A process, called Building Information Modelling (BIM), is used by architects and building engineers to manage large data sets required for implementing building components during construction.  
Post date: 18 Dec 2013
Type: News

Video about techniques and materials for the realization of a structural wooden node and related benefits for low energy retrofitting interventions and improvement of the energy performance of existing buildings. The video has been used during the vocational training courses for Construction Professionals, Electrical Installers and Thermo-Hydraulic Installers overseen by the REE_TROFIT project.
Post date: 9 Jul 2013
Type: Tool

Video about techniques and materials for the consolidation of existing floor and related benefits for low energy retrofitting interventions and improvement of the energy performance of existing buildings.The video has been used during the vocational training courses for Construction Professionals, Electrical Installers and Thermo-Hydraulic Installers overseen by the REE_TROFIT project.
Post date: 9 Jul 2013
Type: Tool

Video about techniques and materials for the installation of ventilated facades and related benefits for low energy retrofitting interventions and improvement of the energy performance of existing buildings.The video has been used during the vocational training courses for Construction Professionals, Electrical Installers and Thermo-Hydraulic Installers overseen by the REE_TROFIT project.
Post date: 9 Jul 2013
Type: Tool

Video about techniques for the laying of adobe masonry and related benefits for low energy retrofitting interventions and improvement of the energy performance of existing buildings.The video has been used during the vocational training courses for Construction Professionals, Electrical Installers and Thermo-Hydraulic Installers overseen by the REE_TROFIT project.
Post date: 9 Jul 2013
Type: Tool

Video about techniques and materials for the installation of a ventilated roof system and related benefits for low energy retrofitting interventions and improvement of the energy performance of existing buildings.The video has been used during the vocational training courses for Construction Professionals, Electrical Installers and Thermo-Hydraulic Installers overseen by the REE_TROFIT project.
Post date: 9 Jul 2013
Type: Tool

Video about techniques and materials for the installation of a copper solar collector and related benefits for low energy retrofitting interventions and improvement of the energy performance of existing buildings.The video has been used during the vocational training courses for Construction Professionals, Electrical Installers and Thermo-Hydraulic Installers overseen by the REE_TROFIT project.
Post date: 9 Jul 2013
Type: Tool