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UPDATE FROM PASCAL ASSELIN ON RESTORATION NOTRE DAME PARIS
In the early evening on the 15th of April 2019, the historic cathedral Notre Dame de Paris caught fire. In the ensuing fifteen-hour blazing inferno, most of the roof and timber roof trusses disappeared in the flames. Eighteen months later, what is the current situation?
Emergency work including securing the building and clearing the rubble has been completed. The full diagnosis for the restoration will be completed by December 2020 and during 2021 calls for tenders will be launched for the reconstruction of the wood trusses and roofs. The reopening of the cathedral is scheduled for April 2024 and the full restoration work should be completed by 2035.
The health constraints due to the onsite presence of lead and the possible contamination by COVID 19 are very strict. To enter the work site, you must first totally strip down, put on disposable undergarments and coveralls. Then before leaving, a shower is obligatory. This protocol is the same for all the people who are working on the site.
Currently, the budget being spent on emergency and clearing works amounts to € 165 million. The overall cost for the restoration is estimated to be between 500 and 700M € (damage caused by the fire plus the overall restoration). My job is to monitor and advise the French state for the budgets that will be necessary for the overall restoration of the building.
Construction Economist (FRICS)
Former CEEC President
SCSI/ CEEC WEBINAR OCTOBER 2020
As Covid-19 continued to impose itself on all our travel arrangements the meeting in Dublin also had to become a virtual experience with no opportunity for delegates or hosts to experience the well known hospitality of the Irish.
Nevertheless a virtual conference on construction cost issues was organised by the host, the Society of Chartered Surveyors on the morning of the 22 nd October with over 70 attendees. The presentations were on diverse subjects such as carbon counting Dutch style to a discussion on the new SCSI/EI/CIF private sector building contract. All presentations are here available for download. On the Friday afternoon the CEEC General Assembly took place in the virtual European air space. SCSI would like to thank all the speakers who helped run a successful seminar and hope to host a ‘real live’ CEEC meeting in the near future when COVID becomes a bad memory.
FIRST CEEC/ RICS CONSTRUCTION MONITOR IN COOPERATION WITH NVBK
CEEC, RICS and NVBK have released their first joint monitor on the construction market in The Netherlands. This monitor is a quarterly guide to the Dutch trends in the construction and infrastructure markets and it forms a part of the Global Construction Monitor of RICS. CEEC and RICS intend to release monitors for further European countries in cooperation with the relevant CEEC member countries.
Because of COVID-19 the World Expo in Dubai and the planned visit of UNTEC in 2020 are rescheduled to 2021. The tour to the World Expo in Duba of 7 days/ 5 nights with UNTEC, France in cooperation with CEEC will now take place from 28 October till 3 November 2021. More information will follow.
CIQS AND CEEC STRENGTHEN THEIR TIES
For more than ten years CEEC and the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) have been meeting eachother at various meetings around the world. During this years a strong bond developed and a delegation of the board of CIQS have been coming regularly to the meetings of CEEC. So at the PAQS-meeting in Malaysia in August 2019 it was further investigated how both parties could strengthen their bond. This resulted in a proposal for affiliate membership of CIQS that was ratified during the virtual General Assembly of CEEC in May 2020. CIQS is the premier professional association that sets the highest standard for construction and infrastructure economics in Canada. With the membership both parties pursue to continue collaborate/participation in like‐minded goals and activities of both associations.
CEEC IN CONTACT WITH AICE ITALY
August 2019 CEEC has been talking to AICE (Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Economica) in Italy to see if AICE and CEEC can work together. Therefore President Agnete Skytte and General Secretary Creon Swaghoven of CEEC visited the AICE-Day in Milan in November 2019 and met up with a delegation of the board of AICE. In return a delegation of AICE attended the virtual General Assembly of CEEC in May 2020 and they will be involved in two of the working groups on the strategy of CEEC, namely the group on the role of a construction economist in the different European countries and the group on the standards. CEEC is very glad that through the cooperation of AICE the situation in Italy will also be taken into account in both groups.
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