On 28 - 29 June 2022, the first Sustainability Symposium of the Construction Industry took place with around 160 participants at the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein in Essen. The symposium was organised by ifA-Bau Consult. In numerous exciting lectures, panel discussions and workshops, representatives from construction companies, housing associations, building material manufacturers, start-ups, NGOs, associations, architectural firms, municipalities and research focused on the transformation of the construction industry towards a sustainable and CO2-neutral sector.

The coordinator and PhD students of the Verbund.NRW presented the college and PhD projects in a total of four lectures. The focus of the presentations was on the possibilities for cooperation and points of contact with practice. The PhD students presented the extent to which they include the perspective of practice in their research projects and how they are in exchange with construction companies, product manufacturers, authorities and associations in order to incorporate practical knowledge into their research. Here you can download the slides of the lecture:

We would like to thank Ms Annette Hering from HERING GmbH & Co. KG for referring us to ifA-Bau Consult, which made our contribution possible, and to Mr Guller of ifA-Bau Consult for inviting us to the sustainability symposium.


Impressions of the Nachhaltigkeits-Symposium