Institucional Partners

Institutions, organizations and associations that collaborate in promoting and supporting the new BB Construmat concept.

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Barcelona City Council

Housing is a basic human right that influences social integration and quality of life. For this reason, our aim is to implement comprehensive housing policies in our city, promoting services that guarantee people's welfare and their basic needs in terms of housing.

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Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda

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Consejo General de la Arquitectura Técnica de España

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Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España

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Generalitat de Catalunya

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Institute for Diversification and Energy Savings (IDAE)

The body affiliated with the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, through the Secretary of State for Energy, to which it reports. The objectives established in Spain with regard to improving energy efficiency, renewable energies and other low-carbon technologies form the strategic framework of its activities. In this respect, IDAE undertakes various awareness-raising and training actions, provides technical advice, develops specific programmes and funds innovative and replicable technological projects. At the same time, the Institute is engaged in intensive international activity in the sphere of various European programmes and cooperation projects with other countries.

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Mobile World Capital Barcelona

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WITH THE COLLABORATION OF

ACE

The Spanish Association of Structural Consultants is made up of a group of qualified professionals including architects, engineers and technical architects, with the aim of keeping in regular contact to ensure the high quality of the structural projects involved in any kind of building work, while facing the sector's issues together. The association acts as a channel of communication between the group of professionals it represents and the various government agencies. It also promotes solutions that are creative, economical and safe for the profession.

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ACTECIR

The Associació Catalana de Tècnics en Energia, Climatització i Refrigeració, ACTECIR is a non-profit organization that brings together Catalonia technicians, professionals and supporting on the activities of air conditioning (hot and cold), ventilation, cooling and energy. Associació Catalana de Tècnics en Energia, Climatització i Refrigeració, was born from the desire to create a group of professionals in the HVAC sector. It was founded on 12 July 1984 by a group of 181 members, currently having 300 partners and 35 collaborating institutions.

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AD'IP

AD'IP, the Spanish Association of Installers of Laminated Plaster Panels and False Ceilings. The aims of this Association are to represent, uphold, manage and foster the commercial, social, professional and technical interests of its members, along with anything else that helps to foster and promote the profession and its reputation, including the unification of and collaboration between its members. The professionalism of its member companies, the quality of their work and compliance with all their business obligations is a priority to become a member. AD'IP expects its companies to be recognised for their training, quality, professionalism and reliability in their work, serving as a point of reference within their sector.

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Catalan Association of Structural Wood

The Catalan Association of Structural Wood (AFE) is the representative body of all companies and professionals involved in the industrial mechanization and assembly of wooden structures as well as their complementary activities, such as the sale of products and engineering services, amongst others.

The purpose of the AFE is to promote and uphold the use of wood as a structural material with the aim of contributing to its further development. The Association's main lines of action are:

• To uphold, represent and promote the commercial, economic, social and technical interests of its members.
• To promote the reputation of its members and foster harmony and collaboration among them.
• To promote studies and research work in the field of wood and its structural uses.
• To stimulate the creation and implementation of quality certificates and/or marks.
• To organise and promote seminars, technical discussions, conferences and other similar activities that help to spread the word on the technological aspects of the structural use of wood.

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ASEFAVE

ASEFAVE is a nationwide association open to all the manufacturers of windows in every kind of material and of the components involved in their manufacture.

Its main objective is to unite forces in upholding product quality (windows, lightweight façades, blinds, shutters and their components) and serve as a coordinator in upholding the interests of the sector and its member companies.

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ANSPI Federación Nacional de Empresarios Pintores

ANSPI-FNEP, the National Federation of Painting Contractors, is a not-for-profit business association that was founded in 1976 and has more than 300 member companies employing 1,500 workers. Our mission is to represent and uphold the interests of the companies and professionals involved in every form of paint application.

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ASCEM

Association for the Construction of Metallic Structures is the spanish association that agglutinates the companies dedicated to the manufacture and assembly of structures of steel and to the auxiliary companies of the sector. His mission is to represent the Structures of Steel to obtain his technical, economic and social promotion.

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CAMACOL

The Colombian Chamber of Construction, CAMACOL, is a nationwide, non-profit trade association that represents the companies and professionals involved in the value chain of the construction industry in Colombia.
The founding principle of CAMACOL was the need to constitute a body that would uphold the interests of the construction industry and would be made up of constructors who represent the industry and the trade.

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CCOC

The Catalan Chamber of Construction Contractors is a business organisation that brings together on a voluntary basis construction companies operating in Catalonia that regularly contract with public agencies. The Chamber's member companies undertake an average of 80%, by volume, of the public works in Catalonia.

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Col·legi d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports de Catalunya

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CASALCO

It's the labour union of refference in the sector construction that unionizes the companies dedicated to the development, construction and commercialization of urban development projects, habitacionales and commercial; companies dedicated to developing projects of public infrastructure, taking part in the diverse biddings of the governmental institutions; and producing and distribution companies of materials of construction. In addition, it has active commissions of work that guard over the social managerial responsibility, with the Committee RSE He Constructs; and for the sustainable construction, with the committee of Construction and I Develop Sustainable (CDS).

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Catalonia Energy Efficiency Cluster

The Catalonia Energy Efficiency Cluster (CEEC) promotes energy efficiency in collaboration with businesses and organisations involved in technology, research, regulation, industry information and business. It is a non-profit business group made up of companies that offer, promote and develop products or services related to energy efficiency in buildings, mobility, the services sector, industry and training.

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CETOP

The Association of "Enginyers Tècnics d'Obres Públiques" of Catalonia (CETOP), which includes among its members more than a thousand of Engineers, is a public law corporation with legal personality and full capacity and autonomy to carry out its purposes and exercise its functions.

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CIDI

The CIDI is a not-for-profit association that encompasses the Guilds and Associations of Architects and Interior Designers of Latin America, its objective being to consolidate and expand professional, educational, business and publishing bonds. The member countries of CIDI include 20 Latin American countries and three European ones: Spain, Portugal and Andorra; plus the Philippines and East Timor in Asia; Guam in Oceania, and Morocco and Equatorial Guinea in Africa.

CAATEEB

Since 1940 the Col·legi d'Aparelladors, Arquitectes Tècnics i Enginyers d'Edificació de Barcelona (CAATEEB) has been the institution that both represents and regulates the practice of the profession, working to promote it technically, increasing the visibility of the social function of its professionals and promoting excellence. To achieve all this, the CAATEEB plays the role of a service organization not only for its members, but also for all professionals and firms in the building, architecture and urbanism sector. In 2011 it set up the Corredoria d'Assegurances with the purpose to provide technicians with professional management of the coverage of their civil liability. The CAATEEB has 8,000 members and over 200 professional societies. It provides them with more than 50 professionals distributed at its central headquarters and six regional offices.

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COACB

El Colegio Oficial de Agentes Comerciales de Barcelona (COACB) es una corporación de derecho público con personalidad jurídica propia, creada el año 1926 y amparada por la Ley de Colegios Profesionales. Con su amplia trayectoria se ha consolidado como referente de la profesión comercial en Cataluña. Entre sus objetivos está representar la profesión comercial y proteger los intereses de los colegiados, así como adecuar la profesión a las necesidades de la sociedad y estar presente en la creación de la normativa que afecte al agente comercial y al comercio actual.

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CNC

The National Construction Confederation (CNC) is the Spanish construction industry's leading business organisation, bringing together the vast majority of business organisations in this industry.

At the national level, the CNC is a member of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations (CEOE) and the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (CEPYME). At the level of the European Union, the CNC is part of the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) and the European Builders' Confederation (EBC) through the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Group.

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CONSEJO GENERAL DE COLEGIOS OFICIALES DE DECORADORES Y DISEÑADORES DE INTERIOR

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FUNDACIÓN LABORAL DE LA CONSTRUCCIÓN

The Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (Construction Labour Foundation) has worked since 1992 to provide companies and their staff with the resources to make the sector more professional, safer, competent and forward-looking.; a sector that today is more united and connected than ever with society and other sectors to face the challenges of the future. This was the aim of the union between the National Construction Confederation (CNC), CCOO de Construcción y Servicios y Federación de Industria, Construcción y Agro (UGT-FICA) when they formed this not-for-profit joint entity.

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Gremi de Constructors d'Obres

Our mission is to defend the interests of member construction companies, offering a quality services in response to their needs, to train industry professionals and represent them before all social stakeholders.

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Barcelona Guild of Paint Enterprises

The Barcelona Guild of Paint Enterprises is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded in 1899 in order to represent, uphold and serve decorative painting companies and professional painters. The Guild is the legacy and continuation of the Association of Master Painters of Barcelona, which was founded in 1899, and hence has a deep-rooted history of over a century at the service of painting enterprises in Barcelona and its counties. It also has its own private foundation, Sant Lluc dels Mestres Pintors. The charitable and supportive aims of the Foundation include subsidised courses in the different specialist areas of the trade, aimed at the Guild's members and their workers, and support for retired members, amongst others. As well as the Master Painters Retraining Workshop to improve and update skills, the Guild also publishes Pintors magazine, founded by the Guild in 1961 as the successor to the ‘Butlletí de l'Associació de Mestres Pintors de Barcelona' published between 1930 and 1936.

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IBSTT the Iberian Trench-Free Technology Association

IBSTT, the Iberian Trench-Free Technology Association, is a private, not-for-profit technical and scientific organisation that encompasses over 50 companies and 25 collaborating entities and promotes the use of new ways of locating/inspecting/cleaning/maintaining/building/rehabilitating and renovating INFRASTRUCTURES in SMART CITIES of the 21st century with smart, clean and efficient solutions that do not disturb local residents or affect the environment, and which play an important role in the Circular Economy: reducing consumption and preserving resources (water and energy), in a similar approach to the other 29 trench-free technology associations around the world. It showcases its actions through the social networks:

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IECA

The Spanish Institute of Cement and its Applications (IECA) is a private technical institute dedicated to studying, providing advice, and disseminating information and technology on cement and its derivatives: concrete, mortar and other applications.

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KPESIC

The World Bank Group, with the support of the Spanish Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (SFLAC), has led the development of a bilingual web-based Knowledge Platform on Environmentally Sustainable Infrastructure Construction in Latin America and the Caribbean region (KPESIC) to help promote better environmental and social management in LAC infrastructure projects. KPESIC aims to provide an easily accessible and reliable source of information to support knowledge transfer, capacity building, innovation, and lesson learning in environmentally sustainable infrastructure construction and to become a forum for contributing ideas and solutions. The KPESIC is focused on the infrastructure sectors of transport (roads, rail, ports, and airports), energy (generation, transmission, and distribution), water and sanitation (water supply and distribution, waste water collection and treatment). The KPESIC's day-to-day operations are managed by the CEDDET Foundation, under contract and technically supported by the World Bank Group. The KPESIC programming and design was provided by ASSYST. Financial support was provided by the Spanish Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (SFLAC). The development of the KPESIC was managed by the World Bank Group.

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OFICEMEN

Oficemen represents the leading sector in the production of clinker and cement and is committed to innovation in its products. It is also an industry with a vocation of public service, social responsibility and, above all, respect for the environment. Today, all the companies that specialise in the integral production of cement with plants in Spain are members of Oficemen.

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SEOPAN

SEOPAN, the Association of Infrastructure Concessionary and Construction Companies, was founded in 1957 with the aim of actively promoting investment in infrastructure and Public-Private Partnership projects as key elements for competitiveness and economic growth in Spain.

The organisation is made up of 12 business groups and 73 companies engaged in construction and public infrastructure management through concessions. Of these, nine are listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange. Taken together, they represent a production volume of close to 80 billion euros, providing employment for over 450,000 people.

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Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos

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UNITWIN - UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change

Construction21 is the online platform dedicated to sustainable construction which promotes the exchange of ideas, projects and news among sector professionals. In Spain, the founding partner responsible for the coordination and implementation of Construction21 is the UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change (ESCI-UPF). The Chair's mission is to promote research and education, establish collaboration networks and generate documentation aimed at the sustainable development of products and processes on an international level. Users of Construction21 share news of interest to the community for its originality and innovation as well as projects with sustainable solutions in which they have been involved. Since 2011, Construction21 has published case studies of buildings where some form of sustainable solution has been implemented (such as the energy rehabilitation of the Zaramaga building, the winner of the Grand Prix for Sustainable Rehabilitation at the Green Building & Green City Solutions Awards 2016). In January 2016, Construction21 presented City21, a database of green cities and their sustainable urban solutions (such as Pamplona Smart City). This year, the platform has presented a new international observatory devoted to urban infrastructures and services which highlights the sector's achievements in terms of innovation and sustainability with the aim of disseminating best practices in major projects and services related to infrastructures (such as the smart IssyGrid network in Paris). Every year, Construction21 organises the Green Building & Green City Solutions Awards, an international competition that recognises the best buildings, eco-districts and infrastructures that offer innovative solutions in the fight against climate change. To take part in the competition, entry to which is free of charge, you simply have to publish a case study describing the delivered project on your local Construction21 platform.

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Construction Enterprises Union

The Construction Enterprises Union of Girona (UEC) is a business organisation that encompasses around 700 companies in the construction sector in the counties of Girona. The organisation was founded in 1977 as a continuation of the former ‘Sindicato de Albañilería' (Bricklayers' Union) with the aim of playing a key role in the construction sector of Girona's counties and wielding its own decision-making powers. Through its activities, the Union aims to represent, uphold and promote the economic, social, professional and cultural rights and interests of its members; to foster dialogue and solidarity among construction enterprises belonging to the Union; to oversee fair competition, promoting and creating services of mutual interest; to plan the actions necessary to achieve the social and economic progress of its members, and other objectives that the General Assembly or Executive Committees of the Union establish as priority goals.

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ETSAUN - Higher Technical School of Architecture of the University of Navarre

The Higher Technical School of Architecture of the University of Navarre, founded in 1964, is the fourth oldest school of its kind in Spain. Its experience and prestige mean that every year it appears among the top-ranked universities. It currently offers degrees in Design and Architecture as well as two Master's degrees: in Architectural Design, and in Design and Environmental Management of Buildings.

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