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Digitising construction industry must be a priority of Horizon Europe

Digitising construction industry must be a priority of Horizon Europe

On 21 November, in the framework of efm, the European Forum for Manufacturing, ERA participated to a dinner debate hosted by CECE at the European Parliament on the subject “Digitising Construction Machinery: The Role of Research Funding and Regulation”.
 
The event, chaired by MEP Paul Rübig, Member of the Industry Committee, brought together a unique blend of representatives from the European Parliament, European Commission, CECE members, trade press and other European industry associations.
 
The main themes of the event were the financing of the digital transformation of the construction industry and the e-privacy regulation as being a potential obstacle to digital machines.
Martin Sebestyen, Fleet Manager of Zeppelin Rental and Chair of ERA’s Technical Committee, was invited to talk on this second topic and insisted on the reasons why digital machines are essential to the construction business and shouldn’t be hampered.
 
He mentioned, for instance, that, since machines are getting more and more intelligent, it is necessary to help operators working with the machines in the right way. Digitisation makes it possible to organize trainings in a more efficient way, with data enabling to analyse the usage of a machine. Fuel consumption can also be significantly reduced by operating the machines with the maximum of technical potentials. BIM (“Building Information Modelling”) will help organize construction sites in a better way. A machine-to-machine communication is necessary to get the construction sites organized and to plan and monitor the workflow of all different parties working on a construction site.
Martin mentioned also the impact of digital machines on the reduction of theft and on the automatic attachment recognition.
 
You can find more information about this event on the CECE website, https://www.cece.eu/news/digitising-construction-industry-must-be-a-priority-of-horizon-europe.
 
If you are interested in getting more information about ERA, please do not hesitate to contact the ERA Secretariat, at era@erarental.org.