Standard energy-saving: zero impact from 2020

The text was approved by the European and the United States will have to modify their building regulations.

All new buildings, starting from the end of 2020, shall certify high standards of energy efficiency.

The legislation approved by MEPs states that all buildings constructed after December 31, 2020 are close to the classification "zero-energy", ie comply with high standards of efficiency by responding to needs through the 'massive' use of renewable energy.

Security management workshops building industry

A card for security management in the activities that take place in the workshops in the construction sector. General requirements of the environment, prevention and instructions for employees. Risks relating to shock, cuts and noise. Welding and painting.

In reference to the database of bibliographic records contained in "Risk assessment in building construction" - a manual, a collaboration between the Territorial Joint Committee for the Prevention of Accidents, Personal Care and Work Environment in Turin and Province (CPT turin) and the 'INAIL Piedmont-present a tab in a particular work environment: the workshop. 

New private construction: an on-line guide

The National Council of Architects offers a free on-line the first of a series of books with which you want to define some standard of quality in professional services. We're talking about definitions, protocols, data performance, and a vast collection of letters, contracts, reports, forms relating to the design, management and testing of the works of private construction of new construction.

The contents are freely downloadable from the website of the National Council of Architects, and consist of three "volumes" in PDF format:

Integration of photovoltaic systems in buildings

The GSE has published on its website the second edition of the guide to interventions valid for the purposes of the recognition of the architectural integration of photovoltaics. The guide, available for download in pdf format and consultation has been prepared in accordance with the relevant ministries and by the Authority for Electricity and Gas. The primary objective is to provide a technical and operational support to the industry and to the individuals concerned about the types of interventions that can receive the recognition of architectural integration partial or total accordance with Decree 19 February 2007.


Construction industry: What is the Safety Plan Replacement

Information Security Plan Replacement in the construction sector taken from a handbook on risk assessment in construction. The current legislation, the simplifications compared to the minimum contents of the CSP, the proposed model.

In relation to the document "Risk assessment in building construction" - a manual that comes from the synergy between the Territorial Joint Committee for the Prevention of Accidents, Personal Care and Work Environment and the Province of Turin (Torino CPT) and l ' INAIL Piedmont - in a previous article have been given some indication of the Operational Safety Plan (POS), a document that the employer shall in accordance with Legislative Decree 81/2008.

Overview of the features and materials for green building

The green building (ie the construction of houses so-called "green", made with only natural materials), is an area undergoing expansion, which in a few years is expected to carve out its important share in the Italian real estate market, as it is already happened in the United States and especially in the countries of Northern Europe.

Features and benefits of a house designed according to the rules of green building:

A house built following the dictates of green building is characterized by several aspects: the fact of being the only real alternative to housing classical reinforced concrete, that the timing of realization are rapid, that the structure is highly insulated, earthquake-proof, sound-insulated and anti-radon (ie free from emission of radioactive gases).

Construction market: predictions for the future

What future for the construction industry in Italy? The laws enacted by governments will really be a stimulus to boost investment in the sector?

Despite the announcements of the Government intends to regain momentum in the construction market with the "plan" and with the relaunch of the "objective law", digging if necessary also the market of concessions and other works of undoubted construction site feasibility, the 2008 was not certainly an easy year for the sector in the last quarter bore the brunt of the crisis of international markets. If the previous term - end prematurely - will be remembered for '"sloth" with which he addressed the issue of infrastructure, scaling down the list of the 228 works unrealistic strategic put on track with the "objective law" and revoking the licenses of high speed the early 90s, the current one continues to leverage (at least the media) on the revitalization of the economy through the strengthening of the infrastructure. Riding on the principle that is so dear to the Keynesian economists extraction in which when consumption does not "pull" the policy maker should encourage investment in fixed capital because, being at the same time that capital is labor intensive (even with a certain amount of public spending ) create employment and income, and consequently stimulate the recovery in consumption.

Work place safety: standards and prevention

The chemical risk in a document on the evaluation and risks in building construction. The legislation, the risks to health and safety, hazard identification, risk assessment, the proposed models and operating documents attached.

To proceed in the risk assessment is necessary, first of all, "to identify the hazards of chemical origin (for hazard is the intrinsic property of a chemical agent with the potential to cause harm)." This identification "is the first stage of the evaluation and can be done by filling in the appropriate sheets summarizing, when you need to restore the data taken from the labeling and safety data sheet of the products used (substances or preparations) and other data necessary , if available, to complete the picture of the information necessary to assess the risk. " The tabs must, however, be repeated "information concerning chemical agents 'unlabelled', which may arise from working or that are present in the work environment."

How to evaluate the safety of a house

In buildings there are various types of facilities: electricity, heating, water, gas and air conditioning. Facility which, for various reasons, in some cases can be a source of serious accidents. Furthermore, Italy is known, is a seismic country, and therefore subject to earthquakes. This means that the buildings, and thus also our homes, can also be damaged seriously by events of a certain magnitude. How do you recognize the signs of potential dangers?

The National Council of Architects has prepared a quick reference guide, clear and concise manner that makes us able to clearly assess the level of security of our premises and, if necessary, run for cover. The following is the introduction of the guide "Building security":

Seguici su Facebook