building and construction sector

This research from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) examines the views of professionals on the current state of procurement within the construction industry sector, with a particular focus on the UK industry. It focuses on the role of the client, current methods of procurement, the effects of the current and future spending cuts, the prevalence of practices such as suicide bidding, and what can be done to improve construction procurement practice.  
Post date: 28 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

  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
Type: Event

Good beginning of the year for the UE construction activity. The first quarter of 2017 marked by growth in all subsectors.  
Post date: 24 Aug 2017
Type: News

Making our homes greener and more energy efficient is crucial if Europe is to realise its environmental targets and ambitions. But securing financial fuel to retrofit existing properties is tough, with investors often wanting to inject their cash into projects that deliver relatively quick returns.   Just because your home was built in the 1950s or 60s doesn’t mean it can’t be green. Retrofitting – the process of modernising properties using the latest technologies – can save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.  
Post date: 7 Aug 2017
Type: News

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
Type: Link

Forward-looking socio-economic research on Energy Efficiency in EU countries     HERON, a Horizon 2020 project, aims at facilitating policy makers of multi-level governance in EU to develop and monitor energy efficiency policies in building and transport sectors, through forward-looking socio-economic research in seven EU and one candidate countries.   The project's objectives are:  
Post date: 7 Aug 2017
Type: Link

An accurate and swift identification of materials, quantities and building typologies before the demolition works is needed for an efficient waste management and recovery of raw materials from buildings. A BIM based tool developed in HISER is being validated for this purpose in several real buildings.  
Post date: 4 Aug 2017
Type: News

Early July 2017, the European Commission brought together industry leaders, finance professionals, policy makers, SMEs and start-ups to discuss how the construction’s value chain could meet its ever-evolving challenges.   The 2017 Construction Conference: Let's build changes! assessed the main trends, strategies and roles of major actors, including the public sector.   Four break-out sessions were organised to tackle these challenges thematically:
Post date: 27 Jul 2017
Type: News

The conference is dedicated to all stakeholders interested in the area of the construction sector and circular economy. During the event, European experiences in the implementation of circular economy will be presented. The event will also be an occasion to find out more about the ECCA project and benefits for members of the European Circular Construction Alliance. The conference will be accompanied by the networking session.  
Post date: 24 Jul 2017
Type: Event

The works previously carried out during the HISER project have showed that electro-fragmentation technology is effective for the selective liberation of the steel fibers in reinforced concrete waste.
Post date: 21 Jul 2017
Type: News