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Sign up now! Voices of Construction: How to build resilient infrastructure

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There’s no doubt about it anymore: action on climate change is hanging in the balance. In the construction sector as well, there’s an acute need for change. How can we build the infrastructure of the future in a sustainable way? Five experts and academics from the sector gathered for a thought-provoking roundtable discussion about the topic. Let us introduce to you: Voices of Construction!

The latest UN IPCC report and COP26 have confirmed it once more that climate change is an unprecedented threat to our planet and its civilisation. CO2 emissions due to human activity are increasing and if we don’t do anything, the consequences will be catastrophic at rather near term. Fighting the effects of it must therefore be a top priority for humanity.

In the construction sector as well, there is an acute need for a sustainability transition. But how can we realise that transition? What actions should we be taking to reach the net-zero goals as a sector? How can we make the sector more sustainable and build the infrastructure of the future? Five experts and academics from Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Australia gathered around the table to discuss these topics in a panel, Voices of Construction.

The discussion and insights of these specialists deserve to be heard by everyone in the construction industry. For this reason, the symposium was filmed and will be made available for free. Register now via www.voicesofconstruction.com to be the first to watch this engaging broadcast, available from 30 November 2021 at 10h00 CEST.

Roundtable guests are:

  • Prof. Dr. Philippe Block, ETH Zurich, Institute of Technology in Architecture (Switzerland),
  • Dr. Cristyn Meath, Sustainability Program Leader, Australian Institute for Business & Economics at the University of Queensland (Australia),
  • Jean Luc Beguin, Head Engineer-Director Large Projects and Maintenance at Rijkswaterstraat (the Netherlands),
  • Luc Hellemans, CEO at Lantis (Belgium),
  • Jan Van Steirteghem, General Manager Europe at BESIX.

Let’s change the world for the better. The time to act is now.