First Q Network autumn general meeting
First Q Network celebrated its autumn general meeting last 15th October, again by video-conference. All members shared their visions and projects for the future, such as The Link tower in La Défense, Paris, to be engineered by French FQ member, Barbanel. Partners agreed that Covid-19 is a risk but also an opportunity for all companies. Combined turnover will reach 305 M€ (2% increase over last year).
FQ members think that it is critical to be present in what will be the most active sectors for 2021: Public sector and public-private partnerships, hospitals, datacentres, energy projects. There should also be a relevant amount of work in small to medium renovation projects.
FQ Building Physics working group explained their new white paper on Net Zero Energy Buildings: explaining countries’ specific regulations for nZEB and example projects by each office, followed by a comprehensive comparison aiming to find common denominators in the design of such buildings.
The network board of directors was re-elected for a two-year period: Nicolas Vyncke, Greg Hayden, Fabio Viero and Juan Gallostra. The network also accepted the resignation of BWB consulting (U.K.) as member.
The meeting ended with a combined presentation by Marco Waldhauser and Greg Hayden on Artificial Intelligence application to MEP engineering and different Silicon Valley business cases.