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At the event, Javier García, Director General at UNE, presented the key role of standards for the ecological transition in the construction sector

26/05/2021

The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, particpated in the event Construyes - Congress on Technological Innovation in Construction and Machinery. At the event, UNE's Director General, Javier García, presented the key role of standards for the ecological transition in the construction sector.

Javier García participated in the roundtable "Strategies and supports for ecological transition," together with representatives from the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (MITECO), the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), the Association of Infrastructure Contractor and Concessionaires (SEOPAN) and the Spanish construction technology platform (PTEC).

During his speech, the Director General of UNE stressed how technical standards effectively respond to the major challenges of construction sector organisations, mainly providing three guarantees: Safety and reliability, ease of compliance with the legal framework with more than 2,000 standards in the regulations on construction and material performance.

He also presented the report Standardisation for the Ecological Transition that is intended to accompany the economic sectors in this transition. The document provides a vision of the available standards that constitute practical tools to meet these objectives. In this field, technical standards harmonise best practices and provide reliable and consensual tools in many areas such as the circular economy, climate change, energy efficiency, mobility and sustainable finance, among others.

UNE is a successful public-private partnership model with a decades-long track record in which technical standards facilitate the fulfilment of political and strategic objectives in various areas.

The Construyes event was organised by the Spanish Manufacturers´ Association of Construction, Public Works and Mining Equipment (ANMOPYC), Aragon Institute of Technology (ITAINNOVA) and the Spanish construction technology platform (PTEC), with the collaboration of the National Confederation of Construction Sector (CNC) and SEOPAN.