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Focus Area: Sustainable Infrastructure

March 15, 2021

The latest news from our Partners in the Building, Engineering & Infrastructure sector, notably BuildingSMART International, the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

BuildingSMART International
“Facility Management (FM) Handover – Equipment Maintenance” project

BuildingSMART International is proceeding with its “Facility Management (FM) Handover – Equipment Maintenance” project and inviting participation by facility owners and industry domain experts. This project is an update to the 2009 Basic FM Handover MVD project due to market demand. Work done in the intervening period has been on national implementations of the previous specification.

BuildingSMART: Facility management handover – Equipment Maintenance

Empowering Women in STEM

Marlene Kanga, immediate Past President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), is one of the speakers at the NGO CSW65 Parallel Event – Empowering Women in STEM is Essential for Achieving the UN SDGs. March 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


FIDIC Credentialing Ltd (FCL) company launched

According to FIDIC, the launch of the new FIDIC Credentialing Ltd (FCL) company offering certification and professional development services to a range of professionals working in the global infrastructure industry is set to herald a new era for credentialing for the construction and infrastructure sector, ensuring that evaluation and certification programmes are available all year round to industry professionals.


International Girls In ICT Day on 22 April 2021

​​International Girls in ICTs will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary this year. In this regard, ITU invites stakeholders to contribute to the celebration by organizing programs, trainings, and activities during the year .

ITU: Girls In ICT Day 2021

Joanne Wilson, Deputy to the Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau writes in her blog: “Women often experience speaking up only to get ignored. A man might say the same thing, and suddenly it’s a “brilliant idea”. When that happens, know that the man who followed you heard your good idea, agreed with it, and wanted the idea captured. Don’t let it get you down.”
ITU: International Women’s Day

Automated driving in focus at 2021 on the Future Networked Car Symposium

The 2021 Symposium on the Future Networked Car: Moving towards automated driving, 22-25 March online, will examine the latest advances in automated driving, vehicle connectivity and automotive cybersecurity, sharing unique insight into associated implications for technology, business and regulation. Participation is free of charge and open to all.

ITU: Automated driving in focus at 2021 Symposium on the Future Networked Car