Innovation: second ECCREDI Council meeting

Last week, on 12 October, the European Council for Construction Research, Development, and Innovation ECCREDI conveyed its second and last Council meeting of the year, with the participation of EBC Secretary General.

After a tour de table on initiatives derivative from the impact on the construction sector of the Ukraine war by ECCREDI members and observers, the attendants discussed the activity of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) with Alain Zarli, ECTP Secretary General, and the LIFE programme with Amandine De Coster from the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) of the European Commission.

Most of debates revolved around the increasing interest in circular models applicable to the construction sector, in a context of attempts to reduce the overall energy consumption. The importance of the circularity theme was highlighted when discussing the revision of the ECCREDI strategy document as well.

At this occasion, Johan D’Hooge from the European Demolition Association (EDA) was elected as second Vice President of ECCREDI. He will serve together with ECCREDI President Ralf Pasker, from the European Association for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (EAE), and ECCREDI first Vice President Veronika Schröpfer, from the Architect’s Council of Europe (ACE).

Founded in 1995, ECCREDI aims at contributing to the competitiveness, quality, safety, and environmental performance of the construction sector and to the overall sustainability of the built environment.

EBC is a member of ECCREDI, together with other representatives of European federations concerned with construction and research.

For more information about ECCREDI, visit the website