BBConstrumat (Barcelona Building Construmat), Fira de Barcelona's construction fair, will celebrate its fortieth anniversary in 2019. Since the first event in 1979 until the twenty-first, set to take place at the Gran Via venue from 14 to 17 May next year, it has demonstrated the importance of construction, a fundamental industry for the Spanish economy. In this interview, Ione Ruete, the Director of BBConstrumat, previews next year's fair. Ruete is a senior architect, a graduate of the ETSAB of the UPC and has an official master's degree in Architectural Technologies, specializing in rehabilitation and restoration, and an EMBA from the ESADE Business and Law School.
Licinio Alfaro Garrido, Head of the Sustainable Construction Department at the ITeC. CEO of Smart Care Technology. Associate Professor at the UPC. The large amounts of data produced by our cities provide an opportunity to improve construction processes. This data, if properly analysed, enables us to begin to define new types of management of the construction process. Furthermore, if we relate this digitalisation process to new methodologies such as the application of the Life Cycle Analysis and BIM (Building Information Modelling), we'll obtain the basic information required to define more sustainable actions, we'll build with less of an impact and we'll control the essential environmental indicators that cause our constructive activity.
An interview by Miriam Giordano. Continuing with the reflection on the evolution of cities, we speak with Denis Leontiev who explains how his multidisciplinary urban consulting company acts and why cities need to rethink the very concept of "building" the future
Interview by Miriam Giordano. Affordable Housing is a crucial task for the development of cities. In this interview we focus on the situation in Amsterdam, explained by Sabine Lebesque, member of the Investors Office Housing as well as of the Team Spatial Quality of the City of Amsterdam.
Conclusions of the first BBMeetings Forum in Madrid. By Marcel Benedito, journalist and editorial director of DISTRITO OFICINA.
The first BBMeetings and the Second Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum bring together more than 400 attendees.
An architect and teacher, he is responsible for the project for the ephemeral installation of BBConstrumat 2019. He can't tell us much yet, but he does explain some of the pillars of his approach to projects.
On 4 and 5 October, the Hotel Novotel Madrid Center will be the venue for BBMeetings, the first forum for professionals of design and interior architecture and investors in the hotel and retail sector, organized by Barcelona Building Construmat, Fira de Barcelona's construction fair.
By Antonio La Gioia, architect. Wood is in fashion. Glasses, watches, bicycles and the oddest accessories: we want everything to be made from wood. So it's not surprising that we want buildings made of wood as well. Perhaps this is the main reason for the success this material is enjoying in the construction sector, so much so that there is already talk of "the century of wood", following the centuries of steel and concrete.
Light represents one of the key factors in the result of an architectural space, be it natural or artificial and in the balance of the two. This relevance should lead to extreme attention to the lighting design project within the architecture teams.