IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CZECH DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROJECT (PROGRAMME AID FOR TRADE) – „SUPPORTING THE IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR IN SERBIA“
Panel discussion and seminar to raise awareness of European legislation and standards in the field of construction products and specific aspects of their application
On 30 – 31 October 2019, the last of three two-day seminars “Key issues on application and use of Eurocodes in the area of concrete and reinforced concrete constructions” was held in Nis in cooperation with the Serbian Institute for Standardization (ISS) and the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia within the framework of the Aid for Trade project “Support for improvement and development of the quality infrastructure sector in Serbia” implemented by UNMZ. The seminar was focused on the application of Eurocodes in the field of concrete and reinforced concrete structures and was attended by representatives of the professional public (design offices, universities, construction companies, manufacturers and other stakeholders). The program was expertly provided by experts of UNMZ, the Klokner Institute of the Czech Technical University, ISS and the Technical University in Novi Sad. The seminar participants received a copy of the Serbian version of the handbook issued by the European Commission “Eurocode 2: Background and Applications: Design of Concrete Buildings” prepared within the project.
The seminar was preceded by a meeting of representatives of ISS, UNMZ, the Ministry of Industry of Serbia, the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of Serbia, the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia and the Institute for Building Products Testing (IMS) in Belgrade on 29 October 2019. The panel discussion were focused on the outcomes and recommendations of the Study “The Overview of the Serbian Construction Sector covered by the European Regulation (EU) 305/2011 and its expected impact on the industry” processed within the sub-project activity. The Study will support the Serbian capacities in the field of construction products and strengthen them in the field of infrastructure quality and the implementation of European legislation and standards, in particular with a view to expanding the market for the placement of these products.
More detailed information about the project can be found here.