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    ENCORD and ENBRI’s 25th anniversary and ECTP’s 10th anniversary Event

    January 23rd, 2014

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    ENCORD and the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Building Test Expo (June 17th-19th 2014, Brussels). The ECTP-E2BA Conference 2014, organised jointly with ENCORD and ENBRI, will co-locate with Building Test Expo in central Brussels this coming June.

    The meetings, running in tandem, will support the two event’s mutual goals of driving innovation, sustainability and competitiveness within the European construction industry. The 2014 meeting celebrates ENCORD and ENBRI’s 25th anniversary and the ECTP’s 10th anniversary, making this a milestone year for the event. In addition to this, participants to the ECTP-E2BA Conference will have full access to Building Test Expo, an event dedicated to construction product testing and certification, and the chance to network with hundreds of qualified decision-makers within the construction testing area.

    Building Test Expo, supported by ECTP, will pave the way for an improved and more cost effective route to evaluation and certification. With harmonised standards a key talking point, the exhibition hall will provide a vital central location for the co-located events.

    In addition to thousands of buyers in the construction industry attending Building Test Expo 2014, the European Organisation for Technical Assessment’s (EOTA) General Assembly is also set to take place June 17th and 18th. ENCORD and ECTP members can meet with EOTA delegates who will also have full access to Building Test Expo. Together these events form the most influential meeting held to date on the subject matter.

    Building Test Expo brings together Technical Assessment Bodies (TABs), Testing Laboratories, Universities and Testing Product Manufacturers in a focused exhibition, which will be attended by construction product manufacturers looking for the latest testing methods, instruments and certification processes which aid product development and innovation.

    ENCORD and ECTP members are invited to participate in the exhibition, which will host the largest selection of TABs and Certification Laboratories ever assembled in an exhibition environment specifically focused on construction products testing and certification for construction product manufacturers.


    ENCORD Council Meeting November 2013

    December 2nd, 2013

    The November 2013 ENCORD Council Meeting was held on 11-12 November 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden, hosted by NCC. 22 participants from 15 member companies attended the meeting.
     
    The meeting included: Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Council Meeting June 2013

    June 26th, 2013

    The June 2013 ENCORD Council meeting was held on 24-25 June 2013 in Hamburg, Germany, hosted by Hochtief. 21 participants from 15 member companies attended the meeting.

    The meeting included: Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Council Meeting February 2013

    February 28th, 2013

    The February 2013 ENCORD Council meeting was held on 25-26 February 2013 in Marseille, France, hosted by Vinci. 20 participants from 15 member companies attended the meeting.

    The meeting included: Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Council Meeting November 2012

    November 15th, 2012

    The November 2012 ENCORD Council meeting was held on 12-13 November 2012 in Paris, France, hosted by Bouygues. 20 participants from 16 member companies attended the meeting.

    The meeting included: Read the rest of this entry »


    June 2012 ENCORD Council meeting

    July 10th, 2012

    The June 2012 ENCORD Council meeting was held on 11 June 2012 in Madrid, Spain, hosted by OHL Construcción. 21 participants from 15 member companies attended the meeting.

    The meeting included:
    - an introduction to the RDI activities of the host OHL Construcción
    - a review of the ENCORD Environmental group meeting May 2012
    - an update on the launch of the ENCORD CO2e protocol as globally recognized standard.
    - a summary of the ENCORD Virtual Construction Platform meeting April 2012 and the activities of the activities of the ENCORD 5Dinitiative
    - a review of the ENCORD Lean Workshop March 2012
    - a summary of the ENCORD Health & Safety Workshop March 2012
    - a report on the progress of the reFINE (Research for Future Infrastructure Networks in Europe) initiative, that has strong participation and leadership from ENCORD members.
    - an overview of upcoming events,
    - a summary of the presentation of ENCORD President Ger Maas at the Fourth Transport Research Arena, TRA 2012 in April 2012 in Athens
    - a review of the Lake Constance 5D-Conference 2012
    - Best Practice exchange on member companies RDI approaches
    - A Site Visit with a focus on the numerous innovative construction approaches to the new Torre Espacio tower, located on the former Real Madrid Training Ground.

    Thank you
    ENCORD would like to thank the host Miguel Amérigo, Head of R&D and Innovation at OHL Construcción for hosting this excellent meeting.


    ENCORD February 2012 Council Meeting

    February 20th, 2012

    The February 2012 ENCORD Council meeting was held on 13-14 February 2012 in Aachen, Germany, hosted by YIT Germany / Krantz Komponenten. 16 representatives from 13 member companies attended the meeting.
    The meeting included:
    - an introduction to the RDI activities of the host YIT / Krantz Komponenten including an impressive tour through their RDI laboratory and testing facilities,
    - a summary of the Environmental group meeting January 2012 ,
    - feedback on the ENCORD CO2 measurement protocol, that has now been reviewed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and will be Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Council meeting February 2011

    April 5th, 2011

    The 14-15 February 2011 ENCORD Council Meeting with an emphasis on the topic of Sustainability was hosted by Balfour Beatty in Edinburgh. 28 participants from 16 companies joined the meeting.
    In the first part of the meeting, participants gave a brief introduction on their activities regarding EU research projects. Presentations included OHL, BAM, Soletanche Bachy, ACCIONA, FCC, Consolis, Ferrovial Agroman, TATA Steel / Corus, Ballast Nedam, Hochtief, Züblin and CCC.

    The following review of activities and an outlook on future ENCORD activities included: Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Council Meeting June 2010

    July 7th, 2010

    The 7-8 June 2010 ENCORD Council Meeting was hosted by UPONOR at IDA, the Danish Engineering Society in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Some topics of the agenda included:

    - a review of the CO2 workshop March 2010, the Health and Safety Workshop March 2010, and the activities of the Virtual Construction Platform / 5D initiative along with discussions on the next steps

    - a review of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Sustainable Building Alliance

    - a discussion on the proposed Top Level Executive meeting in June 2011

    - an introduction of the new website and newsletter

    - an outlook on the planned workshops, including workshops on the “Aging Society” and “Lean Construction” as well as “Health and Safety” and “Virtual Construction”

    - an outlook on the next Council meetings, including the November 2010 meeting at IBM´s innovation center

    - on overview of European research opportunities

    - a detailed introduction, discussion of the infrastructure initiative “reFINE” and an initiative of ENCORD to make an Infrastructure leaflet.

    - a feedback from Ger Maas´ presentation at the European Parliament and

    - a discussion on ENCORD´s view on the “Europe 2020 Strategy” of EU President J.M. Barroso.

    Thanks

    Council members extended their thanks to Ilari Aho, Vice President Indoor Climate Business Group and the local organizer Lars Nielsen and UPONOR for hosting and organizing the event.


    ENCORD Newsletter 18 | June 2010

    June 2nd, 2010

    Facing the pressure of today’s challenging market circumstances, ENCORD member companies are focussing on new market perspectives as well as on more cost-efficient processes to “overcome” the current economic turmoil. Sharing knowledge in ENCORD’s network guides the members on their way of improvements and stimulates them in the right direction.

    This ENCORD newsletter Number 18 for the member companies gives insight into some of ENCORD’s latest activities.

    Download the pdf version of the newsletter: 1006_ENCORD_Newsletter18


    ENCORD and Sustainable Building Alliance MOU

    April 18th, 2010

    ENCORD and Sustainable Building Alliance MOU

    Following the initiative of Louis Demillecamp and the discussion at the January 2010 Council Meeting, ENCORD is now a member of the Sustainable Building Alliance. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by Ger Maas on behalf of ENCORD.

    As the Sustainable Building Alliance´s goals fit in very well with the work of the ENCORD CO2 and sustainability working group, one of this group´s active leaders and council member Charlie Law is the Liaison to the SBA, with Geraldine Thomas also being able to represent ENCORD.

    Some additional information on the Sustainable Building Alliance can also be found at http://www.sballiance.org/. The Sustainable Building Alliance’s goal is to Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Council Meeting 2010-01

    January 25th, 2010

    25-25 January 2010 | Dubai, UAE

    The 24-25 January 2010 ENCORD Council Meeting was hosted by Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) of Greece in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    The agenda included
    a) the Council Meeting topics as well as
    b) a focus on “Sustainability” with site visits to two projects with a strong focus on sustainability – the Masdar project and the Aldar Headquarter, both in Abu Dhabi. The aim was to look at the future of sustainable construction, and what ENCORD was/could be doing to further drive this agenda;
    c) a presentation and discussion on the financial situation in the United Arab Emirates by Mr Khaled Sifri, CEO of the Arab Emirates Investment Bank. Mr Sifri has an extensive global banking and investment background, but also a degree in civil engineering.
    d) an introduction to  the work of CCC in the region, to discuss some of the technical and logistical challenges facing construction companies on large projects in the middle east.


    ENCORD Council Meeting 2009-11

    November 20th, 2009

    16-17 November 2009 | Madrid, Spain

    The November 2009 ENCORD Council Meeting was held 16-17 November, hosted by FCC, Francisco Capilla in Madrid. The venue was the Hotel Agumar.
    Key topics of the meeting were a review of the actions of the E2BA, the ECTP General Assembly and conference 2009, the ECTP Task Force Infrastructure, the Construction CO2 Measurement Protocol and the Meeting topic “Communication” with the SharePoint Website / Projectplace, the ENCORD newsletter, Workshops for 2010 and the ENCORD Logo. The Council also approved the Budget and Expenses 2009 / 2010.


    ENCORD Council and 20th Anniversary Meeting

    June 8th, 2009

    ENCORD 20th Anniversary Meeting – Member company´s Board Members and Council Meeting
    8-9 June 2009 | Stuttgart, Germany

    The June 2009 ENCORD Council Meeting was held in conjunction with the 20th anniversary celebration. On Monday, June 8th, ENCORD Council Members as well as top level executives of he ENCORD member companies met in Stuttgart. A Council meeting was held on June 9th. The workshop was organized and hosted by the Ed. Züblin AG and the ENCORD General Secretary.

    Setting of the 20th anniversary meeting June 8th 2009
    All ENCORD member companies are currently operating within an economic situation whose implications and ramifications are not yet predictable. Enabled by ENCORD (European Network or Construction Companies for Research and Development), leaders in the European Construction sector got together and intensely exchanged ideas for a few hours. Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Council Meeting 2009-02

    February 10th, 2009

    Hosted by: Vinci, 10-11 February 2009, in Paris

    The ENCORD Council Meeting was held February 9th – 10th, 2009 at the VINCI head offices in Rueil-Malmaison (Paris). Topics of the meeting were
    - R&D presentations by the host VINCI, as well as OHL and Bilfinger Berger
    - ENCORD general matters
    - The election of the new ENCORD General Secretary (GS), Dr. Jens Peter Grunau
    - a discussion on how to celebrate 20 years of ENCORD
    - a report from the latest developments of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP)
    - ManuBuild
    - the Joint Technology Initiative Energy Efficient Buildings (JTI E2B)
    - a Site visit to the A86 West duplex tunnel site.
    - breakout & plenary sessions on the position document topics Eco-efficient Construction, Mastering Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Lean construction, ICT for Virtual Construction, Health & Safety (H&S), Knowledge Management (KM) and the Implementation of Research Activities