Side Events 2019

Conferences, courses and seminars given by some of the leading organisations,institutions, informative blogs and companies associated with the sector.

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Barcelona's Architecture Week - 2019

May 9th-19th, 2019

Between May 9 and 19th Barcelona was the center of a wide range of activities related to the architecture world. Commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the Bauhaus school of design and architecture, the 2019  edition emphasized the legacy of the different architecture movements from the beginning of the 20th century.

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Circular economy

May 14th, 2019
12.00 – 14.00 h
Free event.
Room CC1 - 1.1

In just four generations, the humans have exceeded the physical limits and load capacity of most Earth's ecosystems, which has generated great environmental, social and economic impacts. The circular economy poses solutions to face this challenge and, in this session, we want to know how positioning the building sector, with some practical and real examples.

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New Trends in Public Procurement. Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses

May 15th, 2019
9.00 – 13.00 h
Free event, online registration is required
Room CC1 - 1.1

The event was organized by PIMEC – Plataforma Pymes – Barcelona Building Construmat in collaboration with Barcelona City Hall. It was focused on the latent opportunities that companies have regarding public procurement.

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Towards a decarbonized Europe

Financial models and integrate solutions for energy refurbishment of buildings

May 15th, 2019
Morning session: 9.00 – 13.00 h
Afternoon session: 15.00 – 18.00 h
Free event. Registration is needed for each session.
Room CC1 - 1.4

Event on energy refurbishment of buildings with two differentiated sessions that approached the challenge from different perspectives.

Morning session: Energy Efficiency Projects in public buildings. Tools and applied results.
Afternoon session: Experiences and Mechanisms of public/private financing of Energy Efficiency projects in buildings.

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New Materials and Technologies for Energy Efficient Building | LEITAT

From new developments on building components to design and financing of EEB will be reviewed

May 15th, 2019
10.00 – 14.30 h
Free event, only registration is required
Room CC1 – 1.2

During this workshop, national and international speakers including architects, construction companies and researchers presented and discussed recent technological achievements in the construction sectors that improve the energy efficiency of buildings to meet the EU policy objectives.

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WELL Workshop: Introduction to the WELL Building Standard™

Official free workshop: Introduction to WELL v2. Organized by ITG partner oficial WELL

May 15th, 2019, 10.30 am
May 16th, 2019, 12.30 am
Free event, online registration is required
Room CC1 – 1.3 and 1.2

This free workshop was an introductory approach to WELL, the standard for health and wellbeing in buildings. Two different introductory workshops, with two different approaches, took place:

- Wednesday, May 15th at 10.30 am – Light, Acoustic and Thermal Comfort (LANG: Spanish, 1 hour)

- Thursday, May 16th at 12.30 pm: Building Materials (LANG: Spanish, 1 hour)


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BREEAM, the sustainability standard with more than 15,000 residential units in Spain.

Creating value through sustainability. The benefits and costs associated with BREEAM implementation in building projects.

15th May, 2019
12.30 – 13.30 h
Free event, online registration required
Room CC1 – 1.3

BREEAM is the most popular sustainability certificate globally. In the presentation we discussed how value can be generated in a building project by improving its sustainability. The certification process, its steps, benefits and associated costs was explained by a BREEAM ES representative.

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Digital tools to identify synergies within the construction sector

May 15th, 2019
15.00 – 17.30 h
Free event, confirm your attendance!
Adriana Sanz Mirabal: / 932 21 86 87
Room CC1 - 1.3

Third multidisciplinary workshop where you could learn about some of the current digital tools that allow to concentrate and visualize data about the resources flows available in a territory (materials, energy, water, space) and that can be powerful tools to promote the creation of synergistic networks within the construction sector.

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Magazines especiallized in Arquitecture, Reforme and Contract

May 15th, 2019
15.00 – 20.00 h
Online registration is required at
Room CC1 - 1.1

Event for the correct placement and handling of ceramic pieces of large formats.

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Digital skills: enablers of the European building stock's energy transition

May 16th, 2019
09.30 – 17.00 h
Free event, online registration is required
Room CC1 - 1.4

Europe needs more skilled and better qualified building professionals to adapt to changes in both technology and legislation (from January 2021, all new constructions will be Nearly-Zero Energy Buildings). Iindustry professionals and EU policy makers addressed how to equip building professionals with the digital skills needed for the future!

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BREEAM and Construction Materials.

How does BREEAM consider construction materials in its scoring?

16th May, 2019
10.30 – 11.30 h
Free event, online registration is required
Room CC1 – 1.2

We discussed how construction materials contribute to the overall BREEAM scoring. How can we use EPDs, Life Cycle Analysis and ISO standards? How much can a specific product contribute to improve the BREEAM scoring? It will be discussed with a BREEAM representative.

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Digital transformation in the Construction sector. Technological challenges

May 16th, 2019
10.30 – 14.00 h
Free event
Room CC1 – 1.1

Different round tables were held to show the performances that the sector was doing in aspects of digital transformation, with the use of technological tools and improvement of productivity in the sector.

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The spread of fire and fire prevention

Safety manual for fire prevention by ENGINYERS BCN (passive protection) | A study on the problems generated by the spread of fire in building

May 16th, 2019
16.00 – 18.00 h
Room CC1 – 1.1

The Col·legi d'Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya (Association of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia) and ENGINYERS BCN (Association of Technical Industrial Engineers of Barcelona) organized a seminar on the spread of fire in building façades and fire prevention, with the goal of promoting the importance of passive fire protection and the correct selection and design of building materials.

This conference was aimed at all professionals involved in preventing and fighting fires, planning architects and engineers involved in construction and installations, engineers working in building maintenance and other professionals interested in learning about how fire can spread along building façades and passive protection against fire.

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Foros 2019 Identities | UIC BARCELONA

Reflections on identity in contemporary architectural practice

May 16th, 2019
17.30 – 18.30 h
Free event
Room CC1 – 1.2

Round table that closed Foros 2019 lecture series, organized by UIC Barcelona School of Architecture.

Entitled "Identities", this new edition contributed to the discussion surrounding the concept of identity in contemporary architecture, a field heavily influenced by the forces of globalisation.

Participants: Dean UIC Barcelona School of Architecture, Josep Lluís I Ginovart, and directors of Foros, Guillem Carabí and Fredy Massad.

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Are you interested in working in the Construction industry?

BBConstrumat Job Market Place!

17th May, 2019
9.30 – 13.00 h
Free, you must pre-register
Auditorium hall (floor -1, CC1)
Rooms 3, 5 and 6 press room to do the interviews (floor -1, CC1)

Barcelona Activa, in collaboration with BBConstrumat, organized on May 17th, a networking and recruitment event, the Job Market Place, where you could meet companies looking for professionals. In this space you had the opportunity to introduce yourself directly to them. 

- 10.00h – 10.10h Accreditation of companies and candidates and welcome by Barcelona Activa
- 10.10 - 10.30h Brief presentation of the invited companies and the profiles they are looking for.
- 10.30h – 13.00h Coffee Networking + Individual interviews

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Vision for the construction products sector

May 15th, 2019
11.00 – 13.00 h
Free event. Registration required. 
Room CC1 - 1.2

We are used to regard construction products from their performance point of view in other to comply with the regulations, but this conference had as its goal to focus on two other aspects. On one hand, how should be the factories that produce those products, desmitifying the approach to the industry 4.0, only available to large companies. Collaborative robots allow to introduce new forms of manufacturing to small enterprises. On the other hand, the evolution towards the connectivity of the buildings means that the products that are installed need to provide new features, that a few years ago were unthinkable in traditional systems of construction.

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Barcelona Building Construmat '19 was organized over 4 Arenas:



Main exhibition space representing the sector's entire value chain.

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A dynamic and experiential format where visitors could access the sector's main international advances.

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A discussion forum for understanding the future as an opportunity for growth

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New networking formats to promote new business opportunities and internationalisation.

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