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Sector trends, discussed at the UNE Construction Advisory Committee

24/03/2021

The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, has held the first meeting of its Construction Advisory Committee of the year, made up of more than 30 relevant Spanish sector associations, Public Administrations and other leading organisations related to the construction sector, who are members of UNE.

At the online meeting, the members of the UNE Construction Advisory Committee discussed several current sector-related issues.

The event was attended by Gabriel Castañares, Director-General of Accelerating Policies for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, who conveyed to the Committee the potential interest, within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the development of normative document on the assessment of sustainability in the field of building rehabilitation would have.

The proposal, which was positively assessed by representatives of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA) and the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade (MINCOTUR) present at the meeting, will be analysed in detail with the appropriate coordination between the different Administrations. Standards prove once again to be a useful tool at the service of the strategic objectives of Public Administrations. UNE standards are also a first-rate guide for implementing the SDGs.

Furthermore, the Advisory Committee has been presented with the existing developments related to the Smart CE marking for construction products. These initiatives are based on Standard UNE 41316 and provide fundamental support for promoting more efficient solutions for the information flow related to the products. Once again, in view of the interest generated, the contribution of standardisation to the major challenges facing the sector, in this case, digitisation, has been highlighted.

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