Digitalisation is considered to be essential for the EU economy to remain competitive in an increasingly globalised market. The construction sector, as one of the most important EU economic sectors, is thus also getting increasingly involved with its own digital transformation – or Construction 4.0 – which has the potential to further improve working conditions on construction sites, attract young people to the sector and make construction projects more predictable.
However, the construction industry is structurally characterised by the presence of many actors, and this fragmentation of roles and tasks naturally makes digitalisation more challenging when compared with other sectors. Especially construction SMEs and craftsmen have limited investments opportunities and often lack digital expertise, which is why we need a gradual digital transformation across the whole value chain that is beneficial for everyone.
- Digital construction: The European Commission launches a website on the digitalisation of construction SMEs - - Read more
- Digitalization: BIM4REN final events’ calendar - - Read more
- Construction 4.0: new EU-funded EBC project “Human Centered Technologies for a safer and greener European Construction Industry” - - Read more
- Construction 4.0: EBC will explore human-centric technologies in new EU-funded project Beeyonders - - Read more
- Resilience in Construction: EBC Secretary General speaks in EU Industry Days podcast - - Read more
- Digitalisation: Commission looks for digital champions among construction SMEs - - Read more
- Skills: Become a member of the Construction Blueprint Sectoral Skills Alliance! - - Read more
- High Level Construction Forum: Co-creating a policy roadmap for the sector - - Read more
- Skills: Strategic Construction Blueprint survey on skills needs of construction companies - - Read more
- Digitalisation: DigiPLACE closing conference on the EU Green Deal - - Read more