CIF to host EU building conference


The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has been announced as the host for this year's leading European construction conference.

FIEC, the European Construction Industry Federation, has selected Dublin as the venue for its prestigious annual Congress and Conference, with events taking place over the weekend 19 to 21 June.

The showcase of the event is a one-day Conference focusing on the theme of energy efficiency entitled - 'Energy Efficiency: A Dysfunctional Market - Challenges and Opportunities' - which takes place on Friday 20 June at Dublin Castle.

Conference speakers will include -

  • Professor Owen Lewis, Professor of Architectural Science and Director of the UCD Energy Research Group;
  • Dr. J. C. Terlouw, President of the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and President of the Dutch Platform for Energy Transition in the Built Environment;
  • Alfonso Gonzales Finat, Director for New and Renewable Sources of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Innovation within the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy and Transport - and
  • Jacques de Meester, Vice President of the Belgian Building Research Institute and Vice-President of the Brussels Regional development Agency.

The second part of the conference - covering the theme of Eco Districts - will be addressed by Fancoise-Helene Jourda, Professor at the Technical University of Vienna, member of the French Government's 'Plan Urbanism Construction Architecture' and recipient of the French Order of Merit for her work in architecture and Dr. Dieter Woerner, Director of the Freiburg Environmental Protection Agency.

The events sponsors include - O2 Ireland, Allied Irish Banks and CRH - the International Building Materials Group.

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