We previously reported on the launch of this 4-years ERASMUS+ project that investigates future skills in the construction industry and the required adaptation of the training schemes. The project website will provide all the relevant information and is now online .
Launch of EU construction skills "Blueprint" project website
On 29th October, our Construction Products Europe representative, Oscar Nieto took part in the final panel debate of this CEN workshop. The event focused on identifying the challenges of circular economy for the construction sector and how existing standards address them. Presentations are available online
CEN workshop: standardisation, construction and the circular economy
CEN/TC 350 plenary meeting take place every year. The group continues their work according to the EC mandate after the recent publication of the amendment of the standard for EPD (EN 15804). The next documents in the pipeline will deal with data quality (TR 15941 to be updated and published as standard), B2B (revised EN 15942) and B2C (new document under development). The process to revise building assessment (EN 15978) and to draft civil engineering works methodology (prEN 17472) is also ongoing.
CEN/TC 350 plenary meeting
The European Commission has published a staff document on the Evaluation of the Construction Products Regulation, its executive summary and the EOTA tasks report. The documents reflect the opinion of the EC on the implementation of the CPR and, together with a consultation limited to some stakeholders, are part of the actions related to the future of the CPR (Construction Products Regulation (CPR) | Internal Marke.
Construction Products Regulation evaluation reports
Exposure to crystalline silica dust is a theme for stonemasons world-wide. Readers will recall: workers who dry-cut natural stone or engineered stone slabs over prolonged periods of time are in danger of contracting pneumosilicosis.
Euroroc News: Occupational health issues caused by crystalline silica dust is a world-wide topic of discussion for Stonemasons