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    ENCORD Health and Safety Workshop April 2015

    August 27th, 2015

    The ENCORD Health and Safety working group met 20th and 21st April 2015 in Amstetten (Austria), and was hosted by Doka.

    11 participants from 9 companies attended the workshop.

    The meeting included:

    - Presentation by participants;
    - Presentation of best practice examples including discussion;
    - Presentation of the participant’s H&S data according to the ENCORD KPI guide;
    - Safety@Doka event.

    Thank you
    ENCORD would like to thank the host Doka and especially Dr. Ludwig (Board Member DOKA), Johann Peneder, Helmut Weißengruber and their team for hosting this excellent and very well organized meeting and Safety@Doka event at the exhibition room.

    Next meeting
    The next ENCORD Health & Safety Platform meeting will be hosted by Strabag/ Züblin on 6th/7th April 2016 hosted by Strabag/Züblin in Germany.


    ENCORD Health and Safety Workshop November 2014

    August 27th, 2015

    The ENCORD Health & Safety working group met 18-19 November 2014 in Munich (Germany), hosted by Hilti. 16 participants from 13 companies attended the workshop.

    The meeting included:

    - Discussion about H&S Platform.
    - Presentation of the workgroup Near Misses.
    - Presentation of best practice examples including discussion.
    - Presentation of the participant’s H&S data according to the ENCORD KPI guide.
    - International HSE Conference Hilti; Behavioral based safety (BBS).

    Thank you

    ENCORD would like to thank the host Hilti and especially Petra Kocianova and Peter Cavada and their team for hosting this excellent and very well organized meeting and event.

    Next meeting

    The next ENCORD Health & Safety Platform meeting will be hosted by Doka on the 6-7 April 2015 in Amstetten (Austria).

     


    29th meeting ENCORD Virtual Construction Platform April 2014

    May 2nd, 2015

    The ENCORD Virtual Construction Platform met for their 29th meeting on 13-14 April 2015 in Paris, France. The workshop was organized by Vinci.

    The topic for the meeting was “Real time construction project control”:

    • Best practices and input from the ENCORD Companies.
    • Guest speakers for solution providers: ERP, Planning, Estimation, Logistic domains.
    • Link to innovative startups (location houses many innovative companies).
    • Supply Chain Management speaker.
    • Visit to one of the biggest building sites in Paris.

    Some topics were discussed:

    - What benefits do we seek?
    - What is really working , what is not?
    - Do we mean the same things, is the complexity understood?
    - Can model data actually evolve?
    - How involved is the supply chain?
    - What are lessons learned to things work?
    - What are solution directions various software vendors seek?

    Thank you
    ENCORD VCP would like to thank the host Vinci for making this excellent meeting possible.

    Next meeting:
    October 2015, hosted by NCC in Sweden.


    11th ENCORD Lean Construction Workshop April 2015

    May 2nd, 2015

    The Lean Construction work group had its 11th meeting in Goteburg, April 20-21, hosted by NCC.

    The main topics of the meeting were:

    - Implementation of lean at NCC.

    - Some questions were discussed during the meeting:

    • How do you know lean works?
    • How do people feel the better work environment?
    • How do you get the site to declare defects/problems?
    • How do you improve your own way of working?
    • How do you encourage collaboration / communication?
    • How do you describe your process?
    • Is Last Planner standard?
    • Do you have a system of continuous improvement?
    • To what extent are the subcontractors involved in LP?
    • How VDC / BIM is integrated?
    • What was a special point or event that changed your mind?
    • How do you recognize the improvement of design/quality?

    Next meeting:

    Next Lean Construction meeting which will be hosted by STRABAG SE in Vienna, April 2016.

     


    ENCORD Environmental Sustainability Meeting March 2015

    April 2nd, 2015

    The ENCORD Environmental Sustainability met on 11 March 2015 in Stuttgard, Germany. The workshop was organized by Zublin / Strabag.

    The meeting included:

    - Züblin / Strabag’s presentation.
    - GRI 4, Integrated Reporting, CDP: influencing policy, ratings and rankings.
    - The new EU directive on non-financial reporting coming up: what does that mean for our companies.
    - The new EU commission sustainability strategy, Sustainability Development Goals (SDG’s) and COP Paris 2015: how will that translate to our business development and innovation.
    - EU Pilot project – Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) by Dr David Harget (Uponor)

    Thank you
    ENCORD VCP would like to thank the host Zublin / Strabag for making this excellent meeting possible.


    ENCORD Council Meeting March 2015

    March 15th, 2015

    The ENCORD Council Meeting was held on 2-3 March 2015 in Farringdon Facilities in London, UK. 22 participants from 17 member companies attended the meeting.

    The meeting included:

    - Welcome by the President of ENCORD.
    - ENCORD: Towards the Future. “Open innovation network for the European construction Industry”:
    - Infrastructures in ENCORD/TRA. Updating reFINE initiative.
    - BIM standards at CEN.
    - Update ENCORD workshops: H&S.
    - Future collaboration between ENCORD & World Economic Forum (WEF).
    - Site Visit: Farringdon station.

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    - ENCORD – upcoming meetings Read the rest of this entry »


    28th meeting ENCORD Virtual Construction Platform October 2014

    November 2nd, 2014

    The ENCORD Virtual Construction Platform met for their 28th meeting on 14-15 October 2014 in Madrid, Spain. The workshop was organized by OHL.

    14 participants from 10 member companies attended the workshop, and the Universities of Helsinki, Oulu, Stanford, Twente and Brescia. With the following guest speakers: Prof. Angelo Ciribini, As. Prof. Timo Hartmann, Prof. Martin Fischer, Prof. Hannele Kerosuo, Researcher Tarja Mäki, Prod. Man. Jukka Suomi, Miguel Amerigo and Prof Rauno Heikkilä.

    Best Practice Highlight Actions from BOUYGUES, HOCHTIEF, HILTI, OHL, NCC, BAM, UPONOR, FERROVIAL, VINCI and DRAGADOS were shown.

    SOme topics were discussed:

    • Are the next waves? (beyond the ones we see)
    • Overview what is possible in 5 years
    • Robotics, Wearables, Simulations, 3D printing decision support, data mining, smart cities, …
    • Are leading institutes exploring?
    • Sre Encord companies exploring?
    • Is our role… the guys who enabled to manage the information…?
    • Is solved before we can look ahead?

    Thank you
    ENCORD VCP would like to thank the host OHL for making this excellent meeting possible.

    Next meeting:
    April 2015, hosted by Vinci in Paris, France.


    10th ENCORD Lean Construction Workshop October 2014

    November 1st, 2014

    The Lean Construction working group had its 10th meeting in Eindhoven, 14-15 October 2014, hosted by Ballast Nedam.

    The main topics of the meeting were:

    - Site visit production location including presentation IQ-woning.

    - Presentations of successes:

    “Value of Lean Management”
    “(Lean) successes and challanges at IQ”
    “(Lean) successes and challenges at project Coastal Work Katwijk”

    - Interactive session on the topic how to reach the majority:

    How to make the step towards cultural change – ‘Lean is part of our genes’.

    - State of implementation of lean at Ballast Nedam.

    Next meeting:

    Next Lean Construction meeting which will be hosted by NCC in Goteburg, April 20-21, 2015.

     


    27th meeting ENCORD Virtual Construction Platform April 2014

    April 30th, 2014

    The ENCORD Virtual Construction Platform met for their 27th (twenty-seventh) meeting on 14 and 15 April 2014 at Microsoft’s headoffice in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands. The work-shop was organized by Royal BAM Group and Ballast Nedam in collaboration with Microsoft.

    The main topics of the meeting were:
    • Microsoft – Construction Industry introduction – Impact of technology
    • Big Data & Smart Buildings
    • Innovation streamlining
    • Microsoft hardware in construction
    • New Way of Working environment (visit MS office)
    • Visit Ballast Nedam Building Site – Hilton Schiphol Hotel
    • Best Practices / What’s new presentations by participants

    The first day of the ENCORD VCP meeting was Read the rest of this entry »


    9th ENCORD Lean Construction Workshop April 2014

    April 23rd, 2014

    The Lean Construction work group had its 9th meeting in Liechtenstein, April 2-3, hosted by HILTI AG.

    The main topics of the meeting were:

    • How to get it implemented and sustainable
    • Leadership and time to improve
    • Visibility and lean – keep momentum
    • How to keep the energy going – change management
    • Get new input in the way we work, learn in other industry
    • How do we convince others in our organisation – change management
    • Leadership and management support
    • How to get the management fascinated by lean
    • Learn about the domain of leadership – main aspects. Situational leadership along the lean journey.
    • How quick does the change take for construction companies Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Council Meeting February 2014

    March 1st, 2014

    The February 2014 ENCORD Council meeting was held on 24-25 February 2014 in Vienna, Austria, hosted by Strabag-Zublin. 21 participants from 12 member companies attended the meeting.

    The meeting included:

    -       Welcome by the CEO of the Strabag Group and presentation about ENCORD.
    -       Workshop on successful innovation including:
                  – Ballast Nedam presentation.
                  – Hochtief presentation.
                  - Round table discussion on successful innovation in the construction sector. Special guests from the board of Strabag Group.
                  – Summary and conclusions.

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    -       A visit to an office tower in Vienna-“Passive house” energy standard.
    -       Teixeira Duarte as a new member: Overview of the company.
    -       Proposal for legal structure for ENCORD.
    -       June Council Meeting: 25th Anniversary event.
    -       November Council Meeting: hosted by DHL.
    -       A review of the Health & Safety workshop November 2013 and Environmental workshop February 2014, and possibility of a new group “Risk management in construction”.
    -       Membership development.
    -       An update from the Transformation plan of ECTP.
    -       Overview of upcoming events (dates, location, topics).
    -       ENCORD Participation in TRA.
    -       Some internal ENCORD topics. 

    Thank you
    ENCORD would like to thank the host Norbert Pralle, Head of R&D&I, and Rainer Bareiss, Division Manager Turnkey Construction, for hosting this excellent meeting.
     
    Next meeting
    The next ENCORD Council Meeting will be in Brussels Belgium, 17th June 2014.


    ENCORD Environmental Sustainability Meeting February 2014

    February 15th, 2014

    Experts from ENCORD member companies met on 4 February 2014, hosted by Vinci in Paris, France.

    17 participants from 14 member companies attended the workshop.

    The main topics of the meeting were:

    - Feedback from Council Meeting and Three Year Plan.

    - Outputs from last Council meeting discussed.

    - Key work areas agreed as follows: Read the rest of this entry »


    ENCORD Health and Safety Workshop November 2013

    February 7th, 2014

    The ENCORD Health & Safety working group met 20 to 21 November 2013 in Helsinki (Findland), hosted by YIT. 18 participants from 14 companies attended the workshop.

    The meeting included:

    - Workshops regarding “Return on prevention”, “Near misses” and “Awareness/behavior”.
    - Presentation of the workshop results.
    - Presentation of the participant’s H&S data according to the ENCORD KPI guide.
    - Presentation of best practice examples including discussion.
    - A site visit to a YIT project in Helsinki including discussion about the findings.

    Thank you
    ENCORD would like to thank the host YIT for hosting this excellent and well organized meeting.

    Next meeting
    The next ENCORD Health & Safety Platform meeting will be hosted in SQUARE – BRUSSELS MEETING CENTRE, Brussels, connected to ENCORD 25th anniversary event.


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

    January 5th, 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.

    Click here to download the Provisional Programme.

    Click here to download the Provisional Sessions.

    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 »