F.B.I. TASBUD International Group was a Partner of XII edition of Polish Infrastructure and Building organized by Executive Club. The conference is very popular every year, because government representatives, investors, suppliers and public institutions members always take part in that event.
This year’s edition of the event was attended by Jarosław Gowin – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Development, Labor and Technology, Anna Kornecka – Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology, and Karolina Zdrodowska – acting Director of the Coordination for Entrepreneurship and Social Dialogue, representing the Capital City of Warsaw.
The key issues for the development of Polish construction were discussed at the event. The presented presentations and discussion panels concerned, among others, the role of public procurement law in the investment process, public-private partnership, cooperation of the public sector with private contractors, as well as key railway investments in Poland.
There was also a panel devoted to the extremely important issues of climate and environmental protection in the context of modern construction, attended by the Vice President of the Management Board and General Director of the F.B.I. TASBUD – Dr. Eng. Andrzej M. Czapczuk.
In the above discussion led by prof. Kozminski University, dr hab. Bolesław Rok from the Department of Entrepreneurship and Ethics in Business, also Nicolas Dépret – President of the Management Board of Eurovia Polska, Łukasz Marcinkiewicz – General Director of LHE Engineering, Michał Sapota – Vice President of the Management Board of HRE Investments, Jacek Siwiński – President of the Management Board of VELUX Polska and Juliusz Tetzlaff – Director of the Housing Department at the Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology.
The debate “Climate change and the environment” started with the thesis about the conservativeness of the construction sector, which consumes large amounts of raw materials, energy and water. However, the discussion led the panellists to identify the enormous changes that the construction sector has made in recent years in order to protect the environment and climate, which was emphasized, among others, by Nicolas Dépret from Eurovia and Dr. Eng. Andrzej Czapczuk from the F.B.I. TASBUD.
Jacek Siwiński from VELUX Polska pointed out how important it is to promote low-emission technologies used in the production of building materials. The carbon footprint of new facilities should be eliminated already at the construction stage, not only during operation. The director of the Housing Department at the Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology – Juliusz Tetzlaff talked about the challenge facing the Polish economy related to the implementation of high energy efficiency standards for newly built facilities, which are by definition more expensive at the construction stage and profitable only during the use of buildings.
The importance of innovation in the construction sector was discussed, among others, by Michał Sapota from HRE Investment, Łukasz Marcinkiewicz from LH Engineering and Dr. Eng. Andrzej Czapczuk from the F.B.I. TASBUD, which additionally emphasized the highest role of ecology and safety promoted in construction in Scandinavia, including Sweden.
F.B.I. TASBUD International Group successfully transfers Scandinavian environmental standards to the domestic market. Vice President of the Management Board of F.B.I. TASBUD S.A. also pointed out how important it is to raise the employees’ environmental awareness through various courses, trainings, programs or internal procedures, as well as the use of the latest technologies in the production of building materials. Currently, in the Group’s newest pro-ecological factory of reinforced concrete and concrete modules and prefabricated elements, the proprietary, innovative, energy-saving and patented solutions are implemented for production, creating a system of integrated energy-saving and even passive construction made of prefabricated reinforced concrete load-bearing elements, which also significantly reduce the consumption of raw materials – steel and concrete. Projects currently implemented by the Capital Group, including in the consortium with the Warsaw University of Technology and the Polish Academy of Sciences on photocatalytic air and water purifying prefabricates are undoubtedly a breakthrough event on a global scale, reducing anthropogenic pollution.
The culmination of the conference was the gala awarding the “Infrastructure and Construction Diamonds”. Dr. Eng. Andrzej M. Czapczuk, as a long-term member of the Chapter of this Competition, presented the award in the “Financing Entity of the Year” category to the Export Credit Insurance Corporation (KUKE).KUKE is a Polish entity that strengthens the financial capacity of exporters, has a positive effect on relations with financing banks and enables a significant increase in the scale of operations, which is particularly important in the expansion of construction companies into foreign markets. The professionalism of KUKE is well known to the F.B.I. TASBUD from fruitful activities on export markets, including the Swedish market as well as on the domestic market.
Video coverage of the conference – lectures and discussion panels can be viewed online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBaZlbqbDT4