The European Innovation Platform on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) held theirgeneral assembly in Eindhoven, The Netherlands late this May. The event was a melting pot of ideas, people and policy trying to make sense of and give direction to the smart city movement.
For commissioner Violeta Bulc, the purpose and benefits of smarter cities is clear “Cleaner air, safer transport networks, reducing congestion, optimising use of existing infrastructure – these are just some of the reasons why smart city development is so important.” she said.
We need our future cities to be smart and sustainable, and action needs to be taken now. This was the view expressed by many participants at Climate-KIC and NTNU’s recent ‘Smart Sustainable Cities’ workshop in Trondheim.
The theme for the day was Campuses as Living Labs for Smart Sustainable Cities, and speakers ranged from city officials and campus development planners, to startups and major industrial actors.
This year’s General Assembly of the EIP-Smart Cities and Communities brought together over 500 delegates in the Dutch city of Eindhoven on 24 May. Among them were members of REMOURBAN who participated in the Eurocitiesmeeting for Lighthouse projects and in the break-out sessions on Action Clusters at this annual gathering. We take a look at this major event and report on REMOURBAN partners’ experience.
This document is the position paper of the European Builders Confederation (EBC) on the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Europe. The paper states that, with 92% of the EU construction sector made up of micro enterprises, responsible for 80% of the construction industry output, it is imperative that these players are not left behind in the definition and in reaping the benefits of this digitised information management process.
This report, written in the context of the IEE project QUALICHeCK, summarises critical situations on the construction site that are liable to put the careful execution, and thus the high quality of works, at risk.
This report, based on the results of the QUALICHeCK project, confirms that, although a number of measures have been implemented to drive the market towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings, the concern for the compliance of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) -in line with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU)- and building works has been superficial in many Member States.