EU Taxonomy Consultation: Exploring Proposals for the Built Environment

In the latest of our free #BuildingLife webinar series, we will delve into the subject of Taxonomy.

The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance is currently consulting on new proposals for the Taxonomy criteria for the built environment, in the key areas of circular economy and biodiversity. Join our panel of experts to hear first-hand how these proposals have been shaped and have your say on the next steps during this interactive session.

In the live Q&A with members of the Platform Technical Working Group, you will have the opportunity to share your views on how these proposals could be strengthened to ensure that Taxonomy-aligned activities in the built environment are making a substantial contribution to the environmental objectives.

Sep 9, 2021 09:30 AM in London

FIEC Vice-President invited to INTA committee

On 1 September, FIEC Vice-President Maria Ángeles Asenjo was invited by the European Parliament’s INTA (trade) committee to present the construction sector’s views on the International Procurement Instrument (IPI). “The key word is reciprocity. And this is what the IPI should aim at: reciprocity when it comes to access to procurement markets”, stressed Ms Asenjo, making it clear that “the draft report presented by rapporteur Daniel Caspary shows a clear ambition to put in place an instrument to tackle the imbalance that we observe in the field of public procurement markets.”



Protecting workers from asbestos – EP EMPL Committee to vote on 27/09/2021

Ahead of the vote in the EMPL committee of the European Parliament on the “protection of workers from risks related to exposure to chemical agents at work and to asbestos at work” which is scheduled for 27 September, the members of the IMCO committee have approved a report on the same topic. This report asks the European Commission to present a legislative proposal making the screening of asbestos mandatory before renting or selling buildings that were built before 2005. In this scenaro, a certificate proving asbestos testing has been performed could be issued before each sale or rental transaction. This document would be renewable every five years.



BIM for Building Renovation Competition

Back in June 2021 the partners of Horizon 2020 project BIM-SPEED launched the EU BIM for Building Renovation competition which will end in January 2022. The competition aims to bring together multidisciplinary teams composed of professionals and students active in the design and construction sector.

The EU BIM for Building Renovation Competition is a free-of-charge competition, split in two categories, one for design and construction professionals and another for students. Registration remains open until 21 October 2021.

Click here to check entry requirements and start the registration process!