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06.05.2021

Looking ahead to 2021 and the next steps for EMIC-GEM

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With 2020 in the rear-view mirror it’s time to look ahead to 2021 and talk about all the things we have planned for this year. There are plenty of modules to develop, events to organise (online or offline) and courses to teach. And while we will still have to closely monitor the situation around COVID-19, maybe later in the year we will even be able to travel again and meet in person? Currently we are working on the first three of eight modules on offsite and modular construction. The modules...

 
06.05.2021

2020 – A Year in Review

At the beginning of 2020 we were looking forward to a busy year for our EMIC-GEM project. Besides work on all intellectual outputs we had planned meetings all around Europe - in Maribor, Bilbao and Biberach. In fact, when news of COVID-19 spreading to Europe first emerged we were busy planning a programme for our first meeting of the year in Maribor. We were all looking forward to meeting each other for the second time after our Kick-off Meeting in Glasgow and our hosts, Academia, had create...

 
06.05.2021

Interimreport

15 Month Interim Evaluation Towards the end of last year, we have started the progress of getting our EMIC-GEM project evaluated by an external consultant. We originally had only planned one interim and one final evaluation but due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we decided to plan a three-step process with two interim evaluations before the final evaluation. This allows us to better react to any issues observed throughout the evaluation in a timely manner and ultim...

 
27.06.2020

Replacing the Third Transnational Meeting for the EMIC-GEM Erasmus+ Project

On the 21st and 22nd of May, the third transnational meeting of the EMIC-GEM project was supposed to be held in Bilbao, hosted by CIFP Construcción Bizkaia. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, partners have been unable to meet personally, pivoting to the best of their abilities through monthly partner video calls and interactive transnational online workshops. On the 4th of June, our most recent online meeting, the EMIC-GEM Erasmus+ consortium activities at the meeting included some of the...

 
26.06.2020

Second Transnational Meeting held online

On the 5th and 6th of March 2020, the EMIC-GEM Erasmus+ consortium convened virtually for the second transnational meeting of the project. Unable to convene personally in Maribor, Slovenia due to the COVID-19 pandemic, partners met in two well-structured workshop sessions with the intentions to finish the development of Training Model and Competency Framework (IO1), make a start on the development of our 8 module course on offsite construction (IO2), drive forward work on our online platform, e...

 
18.06.2020

Project Kick-off Meeting in Glasgow

On the 24th and 25th October 2019, in Glasgow, the kick-off meeting of the EMIC-GEM Erasmus+ Project took place. It was the opportunity for partners to get to know each other in order to establish effective systems for work, communication & project management. The objective of this first meeting was to achieve a common understanding of the project and its expected outputs, as well as of off-site and modular (OSM) construction methods. The project will run until February 2022 and have a total bud...

 
09.06.2020

New Methods To Deliver Construction Training

UK Press Release

UK Press Release A new European project aiming to modernise the delivery of off-site and modular construction education and training has been launched in Glasgow. Off-site and modular methods of construction, used in different ways across Europe, have proven to be cleaner, safer and more productive than traditional building methods. As Off-site and modular methods of construction is also capable of providing affordable housing stock, there is a need to now move from traditional to modern ...

 

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