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    Council meetings

    The ENCORD “Council” is responsible for setting the ENCORD strategy and is a forum for discussion and debate on R&D priorities and the development of the construction sector. The Council also discusses common research issues, European R&D funding and project proposals. Find a brief summary of the past meetings below:

    Industrial Innovation Info Days will be held on 3 and 4 October 2017 in Brussels

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    The Industrial Innovation Info Days will be held on 3 and 4 October 2017 in Brussels, under the auspices of the European Commission Directorate General for Research & Innovation.

    The purpose of this major event, which will gather more than 1000 participants, is to inform stakeholders about activities in the “Key Enabling Technologies” part of Horizon 2020. The programme will include keynote addresses on current and future investments in EU research & innovation, as well as presentations on upcoming challenges in the area of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology. The Info Days will also involve significant networking activities. During brokerage and matchmaking sessions, participants will have the opportunity to present their project ideas and meet potential partners from similar fields with a view to developing future project proposals. Stakeholders from Member States are involved in the organisation of the event and will be present to give concrete advice to potential Horizon 2020 applicants. Registrations are open and we warmly encourage you to participate in this event personally and avail of this ideal opportunity to meet many stakeholders. There are no registration fees.

    On each day of the event, lunch and refreshments will be offered, and at the end of the first day, there will be a networking cocktail. The programme and the link to registration site can be found on the website for the event. For further information, contact: RTD-NMBP-INFODAYS-2017@ec.europa.eu We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Industrial Innovation Days.

    The Organising Committee European Commission: DG Research & Innovation Key Enabling Technologies

    ENCORD Council Meeting October 2016 in The Netherlands

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    The ENCORD Council Meeting was held on 24-25 October 2016 in The Netherlands. 30 participants from 16 member companies attended the meeting.

    The main themes taken up in the meeting were:

    European initiatives:

      • – FP9: ECTP Vision Ad’hoc Group.
      • – ECTP Conference.
      • – 2018 TRA & Refinet.

    ENCORD session: The impact of digitalization in construction: Sharing views:

      • – The need to evaluate the future impact of Information and Communication Technologies in the construction sector and the built environment by EC.
      • – High level Management presentation on the work of bSI in the world of standardization in the construction industry by buildingSMART International (bSI).
      • – Research work with a focus on Digital Construction (including 3D printing / Robotics / etc.) by TNO Delft.
      • – Innovation Strategy in the Construction Industry by Deloitte.

    Presentation and visits:

      • – 3D Concrete Printer at TU/e (Research project, current status, …).
      • – Presentation and visit CyBe (3D printing Concrete in practice).
      • – Presentation and visit MX3D (3D printing steel structures using robots).

    Next meeting

    The next ENCORD Council Meeting will be held in Munich, Germany, hosted by IBM.

    Thank you

    ENCORD would like to thank the host Autodesk, and specially Menno de Jonge, for hosting this excellent meeting.

    ENCORD Council Meeting March 2016 in Porto

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    The ENCORD Council Meeting was held on 1-2 March 2016 in Porto, Portugal, hosted by Teixeira Duarte. 31 participants from 18 member companies attended the meeting.

    The main themes taken up in the meeting were:

    – The first part of the meeting was focused on Digitalization: Impact in Construction:

    Dra. Isabel da Rosa, Director of the Portuguese Institute of Public Markets Real Estate and Construction gave an overview of the Portuguese Model of Electronic Public-procurement.

    Engº José Carlos Lino, the CEO of NEWTON shown the presentation: BIM and ICT: the new Construction challenge.

    Laura Tordera, Secretary General of ENCORD updated the ENCORD and WEF agreement in the framework of Future of Construction project.

    A workshop took place led by ENCORD Board. Key topics were identified and the group was split in smaller groups. There were some fruitful discussions.

    – Two new Board members were elected from Bouygues and BAM.

    – Working Groups: The ENCORD WGs presented the goals activities for each working group in the next 3 years.

    Environmental, H&S, Lean, Virtual Construction Platform, Infrastructures groups were updated. The long term goals and expectations of the WG’s were presented by the coordinators. There was a discussion on how to foster and support the efforts the WGs.

    – OHL gave a presentation about Public procurement of innovative technology.

    – Site visit to the Tunel du Marao project

    – Autodesk was welcomed as a new member of ENCORD. They gave an overview of their Company, RDI activities and projects.

    – Veidekke proposal for quality management and learning in construction to the User-driven Research Based Innovation Program (BIA) at the Research Council of Norway has been approved and ENCORD is going to participate in the project as an advisor member.

    – Transport and Infrastructure initiatives were updated:

    • TNO
    • TRA
    • Support of ENCORD to Refinet Project
    • Potential next steps regarding infrastructure activities.

    – ENCORD Upcoming meetings and workshops:
    ENCORD H&S Workshop
    6-7 April 2016 | Hosted by Zublin in Stuttgart, Germany
    ENCORD VCP Workshop
    18-19 April 2016 | Hosted by NCC in Sweden
    ENCORD Lean Workshop
    7-8 June 2016 | Hosted by Strabag in Vienna, Austria
    ENCORD Council Meeting
    16-19 October 2016 | TNO Conference in Delft, The Netherlands

    Next meeting
    The next ENCORD Council Meeting will be held in TNO Conference in Delft, The Netherlands, 16-19 October 2016.

    Thank you
    ENCORD would like to thank the host Teixeira Duarte, for hosting this excellent meeting.

    ENCORD Council Meeting October 2015 at ITER project

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    The ENCORD Council Meeting was held on 5-6 October 2015 at ITER project in Cadarache, France. 14 participants from 12 member companies attended the meeting.

    The main themes taken up in the meeting were:

    – Presentation of ITER: General presentation of the ITER project, ITER Organization, explanation about thermonuclear fusion, industrial organization, with a focus on logistic and heavy transports by a representative of ITER Organization.

    – Presentation of Tokamak: Presentation of the Tokamak project under its civil works aspects, by Frederic Sciblo, Vinci-Ferrovial site manager, and Oriol Ribas. Focus on the engineering dimensions and management of the permanent redefinition of the project.

    – Site visit to the ITER project: ITER is the result of international collaboration of unprecedented proportions. It will be the world’s largest experimental fusion facility and is designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power.

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    – Welcome to the ENCORD New members: Doka and Implenia. They gave an overview of their Company, RDI activities and projects.

    – Veidekke proposal: ENCORD Member Veidekke is currently drafting a research proposal for quality management and learning in construction to the User-driven Research Based Innovation Program (BIA) at the Research Council of Norway. Veidekke explained the proposal and the role of ENCORD in the project.

    – Transport and Infrastructure initiatives:

      • TNO
      • TRA
      • Refinet

    – ENCORD-WEF (World Economic Forum) have established a collaboration agreement: Update and next steps of “The Future of Construction” WEF initiative.

    – Open discussion about Digitalization: Digitalization is increasingly getting the interest for construction companies.

    – Overview 2015 Vinci Innovation Awards.

    – Review of Working Groups:

            • Environmental group
            • H&S group
            • Lean group
            • Virtual Construction Platform
            • Infrastructures

    – ENCORD Upcoming meetings and workshops:
    ENCORD Infrastructure Workshop
    1 December 2015 | Hosted by Dragados in Madrid, Spain
    ENCORD Council Meeting
    1-2 March 2016 | Hosted by Teixeira Duarte in Lisbon, Portugal
    ENCORD Lean Workshop
    Spring 2016 | Hosted by Strabag in Vienna, Austria
    ENCORD H&S Workshop
    6-7 April 2016 | Hosted by Zublin in Germany
    ENCORD Council Meeting
    16-19 October 2016 | TNO Conference in Delft, The Netherlands

    Next meeting
    The next ENCORD Council Meeting will be held in Lisbon, 1-2 March 2016, hosted by Teixeira Duarte.

    Thank you
    ENCORD would like to thank the hosts Ferrovial Agroman and Vinci, for hosting this excellent meeting.

     

    ENCORD Council Meeting March 2015

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    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 and workshops and next Council Meetings.
    – New members: Membership development.

    Next meeting
    The next ENCORD Council Meeting will be held in Cadarache, France, 5-6 October 2015, hosted by Vinci and Ferrovial Agroman.

    Thank you
    ENCORD would like to thank the hosts BAM, Kier and Ferrovial Agroman, for hosting this excellent meeting.