Resilience & building for tomorrow
According to ONU-HÁBITAT the concept of resilience describes the ability of an urban system to maintain continuity after damaging impacts or catastrophes, while contributing positively to adaptation and transformation.
At Tecnopol there are a number of facets to our concept of resilience; firstly, from the perspective of the construction materials used and our role as the manufacturers and designers of construction solutions which have a clear and positive impact on the maintenance of all types of buildings and infrastructures. Secondly, from the standpoint of social responsibility and a global commitment to sustainability and the diversity of existing communities. And finally, from the business perspective in the face of the growing threats of climate change and Covid 19, and their impact on our lives and economy. In regards to all these issues, Tecnopol plays an active part in the resilience of our cities, places high value on the importance of the construction industry and contributes to global solutions that are sustainable and eco-efficient.
Recently 17 major European construction bodies, subsequently joined by a further 33 organizations, asked the EU Commission to reinforce the construction industry with a new vision for the built environment, through the “Construction 2050: Building Tomorrow’s Europe Today” initiative.
Although this is a European initiative, it is clearly transposable to the rest of the planet and largely encapsulates the Tecnopol commitment in the face of the changes we are experiencing: today, the construction ecosystem imposes a method of collaborative working, in which cooperation and codependence between all the players involved is key.
To facilitate this form of working, it is essential to promote digitalization as a tool to promote communication between the players. This challenge, alongside others defined under the “Construction 2050” initiative represents the new built environment which will require the following:
- More jobs, safer and more secure, which will attract new employees with the right profile and qualifications.
- Decarbonization, which contributes towards the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDO) and the halting of climate change. Sustainable industry in which construction and demolition (C&D) waste are reduced and a circular economic strategy is promoted.
- Digital transformation with a more innovative sector as a result of support for research and technology.
- Research and innovation.
- Maintenance and investment in infrastructures.
- Ensuring equal conditions throughout the EU and internationally.
- Urban development and smart cities.