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 constructionMEP 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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