Vienna, 7th April 2020 – For almost four weeks now, we have been working in very different ways from those that we know and to which we are accustomed. It is almost as if the measures introduced to halt the corona pandemic turned our usual working structures and workflows upside down, overnight.
At home in the integrated, digital world
Just like us at ATP, the working groups of IG Lebenszyklus Bau have also adapted to the situation and have been working extensively online and from home for some time. Board Member and ATP CEO Christoph M. Achammer trusts that this deep digital integration of all the players in the building industry means that the corona crisis will offer opportunities for new ways of thinking about resources: "The current situation clearly represents a major challenge to many of the IGLZ’s corporate members. However, the measures imposed by the government are providing a huge boost to integrated and digital working methods in our sector. We now have a unique opportunity to implement digital, integrated, and cooperative working practices in our industry in the interests of all participants as well as of the built environment."
Green Deal as driver
IG Lebenszyklus Bau is now building on this close relationship between climate protection and the corona crisis. The EU’s Green Deal, which intensifies the focus on sustainable climate protection and digitalization in the area of buildings and spatial and urban planning, is serving as a driver for its Working Program 2020.
As Europe’s leading office for integrated design with BIM, and as a founding and board member of the interest group, we at ATP take the building and real estate industry’s climate protection responsibilities extremely seriously: Alongside our project work we will be heavily engaged between now and the Autumn Congress in October in the IGLZ’s Working Groups, joining other experts in identifying, discussing, and developing analyses, innovative strategies, and solutions for better and more sustainable forms of future cohabitation.