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Polytechnic of Setúbal launches pilot training in the area of sustainable construction

BUILD2050 project aims to create a European network of qualified technicians

The Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS) has opened, until the 7th of February, the registration period for a pilot training in the area of sustainable construction and promotion of health and well-being, within the scope of the European project BUILD2050, which is be developed since February 2022 under your coordination.

As part of the environmental transition strategy instituted by the European Ecological Pact, which aims to make Europe climate neutral by 2050, BUILD2050 focuses on developing an integrated and transnational training of technicians trained to design and build new buildings or renovate existing ones taking into account with a view to reducing carbon emissions as well as producing pollution.

The pilot training includes eight free courses, each one run by a partner of the consortium, designed to respond to the emerging challenges of the civil construction sector with regard to the goal of decarbonization. All interested parties who have higher education or are developing a professional activity in the areas of Architecture, Physics and Engineering (Environmental, Civil, Mechanical, Electrotechnical and Energy), in any of the six countries to which the partners of the project belong can apply. project. In Portugal, 10 vacancies are available.

The planned actions, taking place between March and April 2024, are based on innovative teaching methods and interdisciplinary content, offering a working and sharing environment on a European scale. For more information and registration, consult the official project page at https://build2050.weebly.com/.

Funded by the Erasmus+ program, the BUILD2050 – Training for Sustainable and Healthy Building for 2050 project, running until 2025, is developed by a consortium of seven higher education institutions under the coordination of the IPS, through a team of 14 researchers from various disciplines. , led by professor Susana Lucas, from the Superior School of Technology in Barreiro (ESTBarreiro/IPS).

Among the main results to be achieved in this area, in addition to creating the transnational content of the eight courses referred to, the training of the first 70 graduates from different European countries stands out, as well as the launch of a platform and an eBook that will make available the respective content taught and results of actions.

The project also provides for the creation of the BUILD2050 European Guide, ultimately intending to give rise to a consolidated European network of professionals, researchers and policy makers in the thematic areas of Construction 2050.

In addition to IPS, the partner institutions of the consortium are the University of Bologna and the Polytechnic of Milan (Italy), the University of Athens (Greece), the University of Bochum (Germany), the University of Life Sciences of Warsaw (Poland), and Luleå University of Technology (Sweden).

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