The CCSB-UN as a new cross-sectoral institution is to be developed step by step and eventually established at Vietnam’s leading research institution in the field, the National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE) in Hanoi. The Competence Center will bring together specific expertise from the relevant faculties of NUCE and other research institutions in this field. It will also disseminate the scientific knowledge and products of our CAMaRSEC project.
The CCSB-UN has a variety of tasks: it should serve as a transdisciplinary center for innovative research, as a service point for relevant companies (eg for designers, product developers) and at the same time as a cooperation and implementation partner for externally funded projects from industry, the international donor community and the national government of Vietnam , A main goal is the promotion of knowledge transfer from science to business and vice versa.
Synergies with existing organizations such as the Vietnamese Construction Association (VACEE) and its sub-organizations are explored intensively. In addition to promoting solution-based research, it is foreseen that the CCSB-VN will coordinate qualification programs for skilled workers, such as craftsmen, thus ensuring continuity of activities in WP5 “Capacity Building”. Another important task, in the spirit of advocacy, will be an active advocacy of more sustainability practices in the Vietnamese construction sector and raising awareness of these issues in Vietnamese society. Naturally, social media channels should also be used for this purpose.
Our project will provide the impetus for this ambitious project. It will finance a project staff to support this. NUCE has already stated that it will provide space and infrastructure for the CCSB-UN. During the project, the project staff will also act as local coordinator supporting German researchers in their field work and other related activities. The CCSB-UN is therefore also to document and broaden the CAMaRSEC project results. In order to put the CCSB-UN on a more permanent footing and to ensure continuity after the duration of our project, we want to gain an integrated CIM expert (funded from Germany) to support the CCSB UN management. In addition, funds should also be raised from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).