Brussels, 10 Jun. 2005
The objective of this workshop, which was organised by e-Business
[email protected] in cooperation with NORMAPME, the European Office of Crafts,
Trades and SMEs for Standardisation, was to present both this year’s
results of the e-Business [email protected] for the building and construction
sector and cases of recent innovative projects regarding e-business in the construction sector. A discussion with industry representatives and e-business experts about current ICT trends and challenges in the European construction industry, notably its many SMEs, with a view on possible policy implications, was another purpose of this workshop.
Chair: Claus Thomsen, Ramboll Management
Speakers: Claus Thomsen (Ramboll Management), Georgios Karageorgos (European Commission, DG Enterprise & Industry), Kasper Ovesen (Ramboll Management), Freek Posthumus (NORMAPME, The European Office of Crafts, Trades and SMEs for Standardisation), Michel Brachmond (Chambres des Metiers of Luxemburg), Dirk Spekkink (UNETO-VNI)
The e-Business [email protected] data 2005 shows that the construction industry is far behind the other 9 sectors analysed this year in uptake and use of e-business technologies.
The examples presented during the workshop and experiences reported from other EU member states indicate that the potential of e-business to increase productivity and efficiency in the construction sector is far from exploited. Rather, the relatively low level of use suggests that the development has only just started.