During the BUDMA International Construction And Architecture Fair we took part in 3’rd edition of Economic Construction Forum Build 4 Future organised by Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers and the MTP Group.During the Forum, participants could learn about the current data on the condition of the construction industry, as well as forecasts for the near future.

Vice President of the Management Board and General Director of the F.B.I. TASBUD PhD Andrzej M. Czapczuk participated in the Forum as an expert in a very interesting discussion panel about the development of prefabricated construction – “Modern prefabrication as a response to the challenges posed by contemporary construction today”. Marcin Gołębiewski, President of the Management Board of Unihouse SA, Tomasz Balcerowski, President of the Management Board of Ekoinbud Sp. z o.o., Kamil Kowalczyk, Director of the Commercial Department of Climatic Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. and Tomasz Seremet, Member of the Management Board of Pekabex SA. The discussion was moderated by Marek Beśka, President of the Association of Energy-Saving Ready-Made Houses.

During the panel, experts shared their knowledge on the current situation about the prefabricated market, as well as opinions on the future of modular construction in Poland and around the world. One of the most important issues raised by all panelists concerned the pro-ecological advantages of prefabricated technology and topic of raising awareness of prefabricates among all participants in the construction process.

Compared to, for example, the Scandinavian countries or Germany, in Poland there are still very few cubature projects dedicated strictly to prefabricated structures. Changing the traditional technology to prefabricated significantly shortens the investment implementation process. As noted by PhD Andrzej M. Czapczuk, this awareness is  improving year by year, among others due to the good cooperation of the Capital Group, which has in its structure the R&D Division with Universities, including a very dynamic and multiperspective cooperation with the Warsaw University of Technology.

Experts also emphasized the importance of pre-fabricated technology in the context of the EU Green Deal. Prefabricated construction significantly affects the reduction of CO2 emissions, as well as the increase in recycling levels and reduction of steel or concrete waste, which was noticed and emphasized by PhD Andrzej M. Czapczuk. Including in the requirements of public tenders a greater number of pro-environmental requirements, which are met by good quality prefabricated elements, could result in faster expansion of prefabricated construction in Poland and – what is a very important aspect – reduction of environmental degradation.

As experts in the prefabricated sector, we are pleased with the parallel development of reinforced concrete, wooden or steel prefabricates, which proves the enormous potential of the entire prefabrication sector in the construction industry. As a consequence, it will allow to shorten the time of investment implementation and increase its quality, as well as to emphasize the many advantages and technological possibilities of prefabrication, which will allow for the dynamic development of the Polish construction industry.

During the panel, experts shared their knowledge on the current situation about the prefabricated market, as well as opinions on the future of modular construction in Poland and around the world. One of the most important issues raised by all panelists concerned the pro-ecological advantages of prefabricated technology and topic of raising awareness of prefabricates among all participants in the construction process.