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Consultation for a Resilient, Green and Digital Construction Ecosystem

Are you an EU cluster or SME in construction? The European Commission has an open consultation to make the construction ecosystem greener, more digital and more resilient. The staff working document is the basis of the consultation and will be a key step towards improving sustainability in...
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Digitisation of the Construction Ecosystem

On 25 May, the European Alliance Against Coronavirus discussed current challenges of the construction ecosystem, especially with regards to the uptake of digital technologies, cluster services, and internationalisation activities. Rodica Lupu from Cluster TEC Technology enabled Construction gave an...
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Transforming the construction ecosystem: Sustainable Building and Renovation

In the European Alliance Against Coronavirus meeting on 23 March, Océane Peiffer-Smadja from DG GROW gave an update on the Renovation Wave and the Affordable Housing Initiative. As the construction ecosystem was hit hard by the covid crisis, renovation is one of the flagship areas for the recovery...
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METABUILDING "2nd GROW/HARVEST CALL" OPENS on March 1st, 2022

​ "Up to 60.000 € for innovation and collaboration projects of SMEs" 2nd GROW/HARVEST CALL: this 4th call of the METABUILDING project opens on March 1, 2022.1 The METABUILDING project aims at boosting SME innovation in the Construction sector, by encouraging cross-sectoral and cross-border...
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Responsible fit-out toolkit for offices

The Better Building Partnership, which is a private initiative of British commercial property owners, has released a new office fit-out toolkit for owners and occupiers. The toolkit provides a structured process to retrofit interior fittings, incorporating sustainability and wellbeing principles. It...
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Public consultation on revision of European Union Construction Products Regulation

The European Commission (EC) has launched an open public consultation on the Construction Products Regulation. The Commission is seeking stakeholders' views in order to improve the functioning of the European Union (EU) market for construction products. The Construction Products Regulation sets the...
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Construction site waste management cuts CO2 emissions in half

In the know A municipal housing company set a goal to improve construction site waste recycling rate in a pilot project Actions included establishing a waste sorting system at the site, educating workers and using waste statistics for follow-up and development In addition to improved recycling rate...
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Resource efficient building design with Ecolabel criteria

Top of the class A municipal housing company used requirements of the Nordic Ecolabel to support building design for decreased carbon footprint and environmental effects The design incorporated several measures including better insulation, use of recycled materials and demand control automation for...
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Are EU companies adopting digital technologies?

The 2018 Digital Transformation Scoreboard shows that the uptake of digital technologies by businesses is increasing. Equally, more EU countries perform above the average in the integration of digital technology. The United Kingdom, Spain, Denmark and Luxembourg are the most digitally-aware European...
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ESMERA: First call for experiment proposals now open!

SMEs developing robotic technologies may now apply for providing solutions to predefined real-life challenges. The respective challenge winners will receive direct financial support through a cascade funding mechanism of up to 200.000 EUR each. The ESMERA Project (European SMEs for Robotic...
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EU Gateway mission to Japan - Construction and building technologies

The EU Gateway | Business Avenues market-scoping mission to Japan for Construction & Building Technologies companies will take place from 18 to 22 November 2018. The selected European companies will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services during the 3-day exhibition at Japan...
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Sustainable procurement to deliver sustainable housing

The right stuff ... partners in affordable housing Cardiff Council sought the right partners to build affordable and sustainable housing that delivers benefits to the economy and community Expert recommendations by WRAP helped the Council adapt its bidding process to secure partners who shared their...