Forum 2013

Megatrends in Construction
The three R’s: Renovation-Resource Efficiency- Recycling

President of the Forum: Jean-Paul Gauzès, EPP, France

Wednesday 16 October 2013 from 14h30 to 18h30
Paul Henri-Spaak-P4B001
Simultaneous translation English-French-German
Live broadcasting and web streaming


14h30:           Welcome address by the President of the European Parliament Gypsum Forum to strengthen the shift towards sustainable construction MEP Jean-Paul Gauzès

14h35:           Construction for Growth Mr. Carlo Pettinelli, DG Enterprise, Director for Sustainable Growth and EU 2020

15h10:           Raw Materials in Construction MEP Paul Rübig

15h20:           Enhancing Green Public Procurement MEP Heide Rühle


15h45:           The First Two R’s: Renovation and Resource Efficiency

  •  The vision of a Contractor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Simsch, Managing Director Bauperformance GmbH 

Presentation: 2013-09-13 Renovation and Resource Efficiency SIMSCH

  •  The vision of an Academic: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Tichelmann, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Fachbereich Architektur

Presentation: Europ_Gypsum Forum_2013_TICHELMANN



16h45:           The Third R: Recycling

  • Deconstruction: the vision of the European Demolition Association: José Blanco, Secretary General 

Presentation: EDA_GYPSUM_Forum_131016 BLANCO

  • GTOG (from Gypsum to Gypsum): First Steps towards Gypsum Circular Economy. LIFE11 ENV/BE/001039 Mr. Jean-Yves Burgy, Managing Director, Recovering SARL, partner in the GTOG project

Presentation: 131016-EP Forum GtoG project -BURGY


17h30:           Sustainable buildings
Mr. William Neale, Member of cabinet- Commissioner Potočnik, Commissioner for the Environment


18h00:           Conclusion by MEP Jean-Paul Gauzès, President of the European Parliament Gypsum Forum

18h30: Cocktail

Biographies of the Speakers

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Edition 2012