EDA was actively involved at “Construction Conference: Let’s build changes!”


This conference, organized by the European Commission, EC, was held on6st of July in Brussels, Belgium, where the European Demolition Association participated through its secretary general, Mr. Jose Blanco.

Like other industries, construction is continuously changing. It is important to keep on top of the latest challenges and potential solutions to ensure the industry’s value chain can meet the demands of the future.

This conference brought together industry leaders, finance professionals and investors, policy makers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups.

Participants discussed:

  •  Where is the sector heading? Trends, new challenges and opportunities, societal changes, etc.
  •  What are the strategies and responses to tomorrow’s requirements? Ways the sector (and the whole value chain) can adapt and modernise to remain competitive and resilient.
  • What is the role of the public sector? Identifying the best ways the public sector can help and support the transition of the construction sector.

To facilitate discussions, four key areas were identified for the break-out sessions:

  • Using construction to reshape our cities
  • Sustainability – resource efficiency and beyond
  • Innovation and digitalisation and their impacts on business models
  • Skills – a capable workforce to deliver transformational change