Concrete Perspectives April 2015

Construction Sector

Live from the European Union

European Parliament publishes own initiative report on Resource Efficiency

On 14 April, the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety published its own initiative report on Resource Efficiency: moving towards a circular economy. The report was presented to the Committee by the Rapporteur MEP PIETIKAINEN. After the Committee meeting, a Workshop was held on Resource Efficiency Indicators where a group of experts gave presentations.

BIBM prepared a position paper and amendments which has been sent to the Rapporteur and Shadow Rapporteurs.

The deadline for tabling amendments was 28 April 2015; the vote in the Committee is scheduled for 16 June, while the indicative plenary vote is foreseen for 7 September 2015.

Further information on the Workshop on Resource Efficiency Indicators can be found here.

Committee Draft Report

Committee of Regions adopts its opinion on Resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector

On 29 April, in its reaction to the European Commission’s proposal, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted its opinion titled Resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector. During the meeting, concerns were raised that “the role of local and regional authorities had been worryingly overlooked” despite their strategic importance and responsibilities.

CoR Press Release

CoR opinion on Resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector

News in brief



5-6 May 2015

CEN/TC 104/SC 1

Brussels, Belgium

6-7 May 2015

CEN/TC 104

Brussels, Belgium

11 May 2015

ECP TF Fire and Eurocodes


12 May 2015

ECP TF Sustainable Concrete


18 May 2015

AhG Concrete Initiative

Brussels, Belgium

19 May 2015

BIBM Communication Commission

Stuttgart, Germany

28 May 2015

NEPSI Campaign launch meeting

Brussels, Belgium


1-2 June 2015

ECP Board meeting & General Assembly

Brussels, Belgium

3 June 2015

CPE CPR working group

Brussels, Belgium

9 June 2015

CPE General Assembly

Brussels, Belgium

16 June 2015

BIBM General Assembly

Leiden, Netherlands

18-19 June 2015

SAFECLADDING training session

JRC (Ispra, Italy)

24 June 2015

NEPSI Council

Brussels, Belgium

25 June 2015

The Concrete Initiative Thematic Lunch

(*attendance upon invitation only)

Brussels, Belgium

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List of Acronyms

CPE – Construction Product Europe

ECP – European Concrete Platform

TF – Task Force

AhG – Ad-hoc Group