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    April 22nd, 2015

    CONSTANCE, MAY 4th – 5th
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    5Di conference 2015


    We are pleased to announce the third international Lake Constance 5D Conference, which aims to combine strategic approaches towards 5D implementation with practical insights and experiences like never before.
    To allow you the most valuable insights based on your personal background and challenges, the sessions and workshops are clustered in three main target groups: owners, planners and construction companies. For each target group we have interesting and ambitious speakers that share their experiences in challenging the status quo.
    Individual contributions address a wide range of issues, including practical implementation of 5D processes, the coordination of trades, on site issues and construction, legal aspects and facility management.
    These topics will also be analysed in-depth during breakout sessions and workshops.
    If you want to gain from this broad spectrum of informative sessions and interesting workshops, as well as expand your international 5D network, we kindly invite you to take this opportunity.
    Please subscribe quickly, as seats are limited.


    5D in construction processes Read the rest of this entry »

    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 »

    Transport Research Arena Conference -TRA 2016

    March 9th, 2015


    Transport Research Arena 2016 – The most important transport research event in Europe, gathering every 2 years the key stakeholders:  researchers, experts, operators, industry and policy-makers.

    Transport Research Arena Conference -TRA 2016 will take place in Warsaw, from 18th to 21st  April 2016.

    We strongly believe that an efficient and sustainable mobility of people and goods can only be achieved by a close co-operation between research and industry. The synergy between these two fields of activity is an asset that we have to wisely use for the benefit of our citizens. TRA 2016 aims at getting science, research and industry closer to each other and pointing out challenges and opportunities they can efficiently face together.

    TRA2016 Conference will contribute to innovation in sustainable mobility for Europe, by bringing together all the stakeholders of the transport system. Efficient mobility is a key issue for policy makers. Enabling the free movement of people and goods is crucial to economic prosperity and quality of life.

    The main theme of TRA 2016 is – MOVING FORWARD Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow’s Mobility.

    TRA 2016 seeks to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the transport sector and, for this reason, addresses all stakeholders in both the public and private sectors and all professionals, regardless of their roles (researchers, practitioners, designers, constructors, operators, administrators, policy makers etc.).

    An international Exhibition trade will take place during the TRA 2016 at the Conference Centre at National Stadium in Warsaw.

    Please find linked below the Call for Abstracts in view of the TRA 2016:


    It is therefore waited that a lot of contributions on Infrastructures are introduced by our community to this event.

    Abstracts are due by March 30, 2015.

    FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting 2015 (FIRM15), 22nd-23rd April 2015

    February 9th, 2015

    With less than three months to go to the FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting 2015 (FIRM15) on 22-23rd April 2015, now is the time to book your seat!

    Click here to register for FIRM15, which features the theme  of  “Innovative maintenance of Transport Infrastructure. Faster, cheaper, more reliable, safer, greener“. This key event will be held in English and cost 150 Euros per person (for two  days conference, exhibition entrance and cocktail).

    It will gather some 120 transport infrastructure innovation and research experts, including European and national policy makers, leading industry, standardisation agencies, SME’s and the media. FIRM15 will feature multiple information sessions on the following themes.  

    1) Infrastructure level: Engineering and technical solutions 
    2) System level: Maintenance operations including monitoring inspections
    3) Governance level: management and financial issues

    See more details on the draft programme here.  

    FEHRL has pre-booked rooms in two hotels as there is a big event taking place at the same time. Click here for more details about these hotels and make sure you book quickly!  

    Contact Isabelle Lucchini, FEHRL Events Officer, with any questions  and we look forward to seeing you there!

     Call for presentations

    Although the programme for FIRM15 is filling up fast, there is still some limited capacity for you to present your project or initiative. 
    In conjunction or as an alternative to this, you can exhibit this project or initiative for a small cost at an exhibition to take place during the whole of FIRM15.  
    If you are interested, submit your abstract or proposal for the exhibition to Isabelle Lucchini by the deadline of 15th February 2015

    ENCORD Council Meeting November 2014

    December 4th, 2014

    The ENCORD Council Meeting was held on 17-18 November 2014 in DHL Facilities in Leipzig, Germany. 22 participants from 17 member companies attended the meeting.

    The meeting included:

    - Welcome by the President of ENCORD.
    - Election of the new ENCORD Presidium.
    - ENCORD-ECTP Brussels Conference: Results and impressions of the workshops.
    - Update ENCORD workshops: Lean, VCP, H&S and Environment.
    - Information about new groups.
    - ENCORD – upcoming meetings and workshops and next Council Meetings.
    - Link the Council with the WG.
    - New members: Membership development. Read the rest of this entry »

    ENCORD Video

    October 21st, 2014

    ENCORD was founded in 1989. ENCORD is Europe’s forum for industry-led research, development and innovation in the construction sector. Our members are leading construction companies and suppliers from all over Europe.

    To celebrate our 25th anniversary a video has been created where you can see ENCORD’s companies, visions and activities:

    ENCORD Video

    ENCORD Council Meeting June 2014

    June 20th, 2014

    The ENCORD Council Meeting was held on 17 June 2014 in SQUARE BRUSSELS Meeting Centre in central Brussels, Belgium. 22 participants from 16 member companies attended the meeting.

     The meeting included:

    -       Information about ENCORD slots in combined events in ECTP/ENBRI Conference.
    -       ENCORD Video and media material.
    -       Veidekke: overview of their Company and RDI activities and projects.
    -       November Council Meeting: hosted by DHL.
    -       A review of the Lean workshop April 2014 and VCP Workshop April 2014.
    -       Membership development.
    -       Overview of upcoming events (dates, location, topics).
    -       Some internal ENCORD topics.


    Next meeting
    The next ENCORD Council Meeting will be held in Leipzig, Germany, 17th -18th November 2014.



    May 7th, 2014

    After Paris, Versailles, Amsterdam, Brussels and Warsaw, the European Construction Technology Platform is organizing its 6th Conference at SQUARE BRUSSELS Meeting Centre in central Brussels, jointly with ENCORD (European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development) and ENBRI (European Network of Building Research Institutes), and with the support of ECCREDI (European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation).

    This event co-locates with Building Test Expo 2014. ECTP Conference delegates and Expo Exhibitors will thus benefit from exclusive networking opportunities

    Click here to download the Provisional Programme.

    Click here to download the Provisional Sessions.

    The objective of this conference, which will celebrate the 10th anniversary of ECTP and the 25th anniversaries of both ENCORD and ENBRI, will be to identify the main challenges and to shape the future horizons of the built environment in the coming 25 years. How to develop and implement innovation in the built environment to reinforce its level of performance and to boost its global mission, while keeping its traditional and cultural feature? How to increase its positive impacts on life quality, economy growth and job creation, while keeping a sustainable attitude? How to develop cooperation between the construction sector, which is the main actor of the creation and maintenance of the built environment, and all other stakeholders (from industry or society) to follow a coherent, integrated and effective roadmap?

    The Conference will allow getting high level visions from experts on the various facets. It will merge conceptual discussions with more technical debates. It will assess the role of the built environment and the construction sector in the current Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, as well as in the more long term horizons of several EU policies. It will also allow stakeholders from industry, research and society to meet, to exchange ideas and to get prepared to current opportunities offered by Horizon 2020.

    Themes and issues Read the rest of this entry »

    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.

    -       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 »