BCC finances the event that gathered Bulgarian and foreign experts in Varna – “Stroitel” newspaper – media partner The sixth in succession and for a third time international scientific conference “Design and construction of buildings and equipment and application of eurocodes” is of particular importance to Bulgaria because it is held in the conditions of our membership in the European Union. With these words Acad. Yachko Ivanov, Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Union of Civil Engineering in Bulgaria, Chairman of the International Science Committee and member of the Register Commission in the Bulgarian Construction Chamber opened the held in Varna big forum. “The difference from previous conferences when we discussed only design and construction of buildings and equipment – theory and practice is that the themes now include the challenge for fulfillment of structural funds as well as the problems with the application of eurocodes which are obligatory for us,” mentioned acad. Ivanov. The event continued with a congratulatory address by the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Rosen Plevneliev who is its patron. Plevneliev defined the forum as extremely important for the construction sector of Bulgarian economy and expressed his delight at the inclusion of problems of application of eurocodes for guarantee of sustainable development of construction in our country. “The presence of foreign participants is an expression of the respect of your colleagues from Europe to us all and to Bulgaria,” is written in the address of Plevneliev emphasizing the extremely useful for our country international participation. “The use of this conference is mutual and effective. A fruitful discussion is achieved, exchange of ideas and realization of contacts – in the field of investigations, of design and application of the new materials in construction,” commented the event acad. Yachko Ivanov. He expressed special gratitude to the Bulgarian Construction Chamber and the Chamber of Engineers in the Investment Design for the financial support for realizing the large-scale forum. Acad. Ivanov expressed special thanks also to the conference media partner “Stroitel” newspaper defining it as the most proper information publication for Bulgarian builders. The beginning of the international scientific conference was put in 2000 and since then it is held every two years. The program of the forum for 2010 was organized in one plenary and seven sectional sessions with four plenary and 79 special reports. Within three days were included thematic discussions on main directions stressing on the country’s participation in fulfillment of EU funded projects. At the event were presented also products and activity of sector companies such as “MS –Bauhemi” and “Hydromat”. Main organizers of the conference were the Science and Technical Union of Civil Engineering in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Construction Chamber and the Chamber of Engineers in the Investment Design, co-organizers – Federation of Scientific and Technical Unions in Bulgaria, the Macedonian Association of Structural Engineers, Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” and the Territory organization of scientific and technical unions – Varna. Media partner of the forum was “Stroitel” newspaper.