Joint ECCE – WCCE Initiative on the 3S Approach “Safe-Sound-Sustainable” | World Engineering Day 202

Ασφάλεια, Ακεραιότητα και Αειφορεία των κατασκευών
(3S Approach Safe – Sound – Sustainable)

The World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development 2023 (WED2023) with its annual theme of “Engineering innovation for a more resilient world” was celebrated last Saturday 4th March 2023.

The European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE) actively participated in the celebration of the WED2023, taking part in the International Conference “Engineering the Cities of the Future” that was held in Madrid, 2-3 March 2023 organized by the Institute of Engineering of Spain, WFEO  and the MWCC with the sponsorship of UNESCO, Comisión nacional española.

The European Council of Civil Engineers together with the World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE) presented there the joint initiative on the 3S Approach “Safe – Sound – Sustainable” 2023 document, which aims to raise awareness on the need of “Safe – Sound – Sustainable” (3S) buildings, which can be fulfilled by integrating a structural/seismic upgrade of the existing buildings together with energy efficiency improvements.
Based on the original initiative of ECCE on the 3S Approach that was created and presented in 2020, a joint ECCE – WCCE group was formed under the coordination of the ECCE Vice President/ President Elect Platonas Stylianou that reviewed and updated the 3S Approach Manifesto and Executive Summary of the 3S Approach Position Paper. Both ECCE and WCCE aspire to continue their efforts in the future to ensure the sustainability of the existing building stock in the world and contribute to the Basic Human Right to adequate housing. Both organizations committed to continue fostering holistic approaches of renovation in support of the global policies and UN SDGs for a safe and sustainable world, as per the 3S Approach guidelines.
The initiative was presented in the “Engineering the Cities of the Future” Conference by the ECCE President Andreas Brander, who also officially handed over the 3S Approach Manifesto to the President of the Institute of Engineering of Spain José Trigueros Rodrigo and to the WFEO President José Vieira in the celebration ceremony of the World Engineering Day, which was broadcasted live, on 4th March, in Madrid. The 3S Approach Manifesto was translated into Spanish and was available in both languages – English and Spanish – for the participants of the event.
The Joint ECCE-WCCE 2023 “3S Approach” Manifesto and Executive Summary are accessible via the links below. For further information please visit the ECCE website.

Joint ECCE-WCCE 3S Approach Manifesto [EN
Joint ECCE-WCCE 3S Executive Summary [EN]