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  • Consultation on environmental impact of buildings
    htm Other news Consulting engineering firms from Portugal Ireland Serbia and Spain generate between 45 and 75 of total turnover from exports 14 01 Happy Holidays from EFCA 17 12 Bringing together the business leaders from across Europe in Sofia 15 12 Urban Innovative Actions initiative first call launched 15 12 EFCA Board of Directors endorses the FIDIC statement for COP21 01 12 Paris first World Efficiency Congress a success 13 11 Second call for proposals of the Connecting Europe Facility launched 05 11 2016 Young Professionals Competition launched 01 10 EFCA Task Force on Building Information Modelling to mirror European BIM standardization work 01 10 Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions PRAG July 2015 28 07 Participants of the 2015 YP of the Year competition 08 04 Business and Climate Summit Paris May 20 21 2015 25 03 Innovation prize for women 11 03 Europe s future prosperity depends on bolder steps in policy knowledge investments and innovation 04 03 Infrastructure priorities and investment needs for the Trans European Transport Network TEN T until 2030 20 01 Multimillion euro scheme launched to help innovative firms 14 01 The URIF YP s visit to Brussels 23 12 Stable market at a low level of activity for European engineering consultancy services 05 11 Working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD Opportunities for Consultants 10 09 What urban agenda should the EU adopt 30 07 Five JTIs publish their first Horizon 2020 calls 17 07 Renewed European resource efficiency agenda 16 07 Fact finding report on liability and insurance regimes in 15 representative European countries 23 05 EFCA launches guidance on transposition of new public procurement directive 14 05 EFCA announces the Young Professional of the Year 2014 08 05 2014 YP Competition registrations 04 04

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  • Your ideas can change Europe
    Other news Consulting engineering firms from Portugal Ireland Serbia and Spain generate between 45 and 75 of total turnover from exports 14 01 Happy Holidays from EFCA 17 12 Bringing together the business leaders from across Europe in Sofia 15 12 Urban Innovative Actions initiative first call launched 15 12 EFCA Board of Directors endorses the FIDIC statement for COP21 01 12 Paris first World Efficiency Congress a success 13 11 Second call for proposals of the Connecting Europe Facility launched 05 11 2016 Young Professionals Competition launched 01 10 EFCA Task Force on Building Information Modelling to mirror European BIM standardization work 01 10 Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions PRAG July 2015 28 07 Participants of the 2015 YP of the Year competition 08 04 Business and Climate Summit Paris May 20 21 2015 25 03 Innovation prize for women 11 03 Europe s future prosperity depends on bolder steps in policy knowledge investments and innovation 04 03 Infrastructure priorities and investment needs for the Trans European Transport Network TEN T until 2030 20 01 Multimillion euro scheme launched to help innovative firms 14 01 The URIF YP s visit to Brussels 23 12 Stable market at a low level of activity for European engineering consultancy services 05 11 Working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD Opportunities for Consultants 10 09 What urban agenda should the EU adopt 30 07 Five JTIs publish their first Horizon 2020 calls 17 07 Renewed European resource efficiency agenda 16 07 Fact finding report on liability and insurance regimes in 15 representative European countries 23 05 EFCA launches guidance on transposition of new public procurement directive 14 05 EFCA announces the Young Professional of the Year 2014 08 05 2014 YP Competition registrations 04 04 Join

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  • EFCA announces the Young Professional of the Year
    these into economical and reliable technical solutions thereby respecting highly demanding and challenging project schedules He has strong communication and management skills with customers the company s internal teams and the contractors Anne works at COWI This year she won the FRI Young Professional of the Year award She has an exceptional ability to make all the parties involved join forces and develop new innovative solution as the project proceeds Both runners up won 500 towards the costs of their participation at the FIDIC conference and YP session in Barcelona Honorary mentions go to the following candidates Zonco Audrey F Vaeggemose Stefan DK Davidsen Thomas Japp DK Vrang Kristoffer DK Gonçalo Tavares P Lavirotte Jean Rémi F Bordas Anna Maria F Certificates will be presented during the 18 September morning YP session in Barcelona FIDIC offers a discount rate to Young Professionals under the age of 40 For full programme information and online registration please visit http www fidic2013 org fidic2013 register registration information html Other news Consulting engineering firms from Portugal Ireland Serbia and Spain generate between 45 and 75 of total turnover from exports 14 01 Happy Holidays from EFCA 17 12 Bringing together the business leaders from across Europe in Sofia 15 12 Urban Innovative Actions initiative first call launched 15 12 EFCA Board of Directors endorses the FIDIC statement for COP21 01 12 Paris first World Efficiency Congress a success 13 11 Second call for proposals of the Connecting Europe Facility launched 05 11 2016 Young Professionals Competition launched 01 10 EFCA Task Force on Building Information Modelling to mirror European BIM standardization work 01 10 Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions PRAG July 2015 28 07 Participants of the 2015 YP of the Year competition 08 04 Business and Climate Summit Paris

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  • Knowledge based services are an increasingly indispensable lever for the creation and implementation of the built and industrial assets in all 27 EU countries
    engineering consultancy industry and architects partially 23 by public and private in house services and by other industries 26 like contractors and suppliers of industrial equipment as an additional service These ratios differ from one country to another However the ratio of engineering consultancy and architecture services is higher in western European countries compared to eastern countries In 2012 the total export out of Europe have been assessed to about 11 of the European production of these services whereas imports equalled about 10 of it 1 Bricad Associates Switzerland 2 EFCA European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations has member associations in 25 countries and is the sole European federation lobbying on behalf of engineering consultancy and related services a sector that employs around one million people in Europe For more information www efcanet org 3 FIDIC the International Federation of Consulting Engineers represents globally the consulting engineering industry As such the Federation promotes the business interest of firms supplying technology based intellectual services for the built and natural environment For more information www fidic org Other news Consulting engineering firms from Portugal Ireland Serbia and Spain generate between 45 and 75 of total turnover from exports 14 01 Happy Holidays from EFCA 17 12 Bringing together the business leaders from across Europe in Sofia 15 12 Urban Innovative Actions initiative first call launched 15 12 EFCA Board of Directors endorses the FIDIC statement for COP21 01 12 Paris first World Efficiency Congress a success 13 11 Second call for proposals of the Connecting Europe Facility launched 05 11 2016 Young Professionals Competition launched 01 10 EFCA Task Force on Building Information Modelling to mirror European BIM standardization work 01 10 Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions PRAG July 2015 28 07 Participants of the 2015 YP of

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  • EFCA President Jan Bosschem meets with Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs
    i konferencja infrastrukturalna msz Other news Consulting engineering firms from Portugal Ireland Serbia and Spain generate between 45 and 75 of total turnover from exports 14 01 Happy Holidays from EFCA 17 12 Bringing together the business leaders from across Europe in Sofia 15 12 Urban Innovative Actions initiative first call launched 15 12 EFCA Board of Directors endorses the FIDIC statement for COP21 01 12 Paris first World Efficiency Congress a success 13 11 Second call for proposals of the Connecting Europe Facility launched 05 11 2016 Young Professionals Competition launched 01 10 EFCA Task Force on Building Information Modelling to mirror European BIM standardization work 01 10 Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions PRAG July 2015 28 07 Participants of the 2015 YP of the Year competition 08 04 Business and Climate Summit Paris May 20 21 2015 25 03 Innovation prize for women 11 03 Europe s future prosperity depends on bolder steps in policy knowledge investments and innovation 04 03 Infrastructure priorities and investment needs for the Trans European Transport Network TEN T until 2030 20 01 Multimillion euro scheme launched to help innovative firms 14 01 The URIF YP s visit to Brussels 23 12 Stable market at a low level of activity for European engineering consultancy services 05 11 Working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD Opportunities for Consultants 10 09 What urban agenda should the EU adopt 30 07 Five JTIs publish their first Horizon 2020 calls 17 07 Renewed European resource efficiency agenda 16 07 Fact finding report on liability and insurance regimes in 15 representative European countries 23 05 EFCA launches guidance on transposition of new public procurement directive 14 05 EFCA announces the Young Professional of the Year 2014 08 05 2014 YP Competition

    Original URL path: http://www.efcanet.org/News/Detail.aspx?id=956 (2016-02-16)
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  • CEN, CENELEC and EFCA contribute to discussions within the European Commission’s High Level Group on Business Services
    the internal market which is looking at how to stimulate the cross border activities of business service companies After the meeting Mr Van der Putten said In practice there is not yet a real internal market for business services In creating a European level playing field for cross border provision of services the ad hoc group identified further standardization of services as one of the drivers to achieve this goal CEN European Committee for Standardization has developed European standards on business services such as maintenance facility management and management consultancy Recently CEN published the first European Standards relating to engineering consultancy services The two standards EN 16310 and EN 16311 were developed by the Technical Committee CEN TC 395 Engineering consultancy services These standards set out common definitions of terminology to describe engineering services for the construction of buildings infrastructure and industrial facilities EN 16310 as well as engineering services for manufacturing industrial products and equipment EN 16311 The publication of these standards was preceded by a feasibility study on the opportunities for standardization in this area which was carried out by AFNOR French CEN member with the support of the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations EFCA and Syntec Ingénierie France This study concluded that developing European Standards in the area of engineering consultancy could help to improve quality and safety prevent misunderstandings between consultants and clients raise awareness of the added value of the services provided by engineering consultancy firms and boost the market for these services within Europe The HLG is expected to finish its work in the spring of 2014 ENDS Notes CEN European Committee for Standardization and CENELEC European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization are officially recognised organisations responsible for developing and defining standards at European level These standards set out specifications and procedures in relation to a wide range of products and services The members of CEN and CENELEC are the National Standards Bodies and National Electrotechnical Committees of 33 European countries including all of the EU member states plus Croatia Iceland Norway Switzerland Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia European Standards ENs approved by CEN and CENELEC are accepted and recognised in all of these countries For more information please see www cencenelec eu EFCA European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations has member associations in 25 countries and is the sole European federation lobbying on behalf of engineering consultancy and related services a sector that employs around one million people in Europe EFCA contributes with a strong and cohesive input to legislative actions of its national associations on issues affecting market conditions Furthermore the organisation works as a Europe wide platform for national associations and their member firms to gather relevant facts and discuss issues with their counterparts For more information please see www efcanet org Media contacts Ben Carlin Communication Unit CEN CENELEC T 32 0 2 550 08 32 bcarlin cencenelec eu Twitter CENCLCpress Jan Van der Putten Secretary General EFCA T 32 0 2 209 07 70 jvanderputten efca

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  • CEN has recently published the first ever European Standards relating to 'Engineering consultancy services'.
    approaches Other news Consulting engineering firms from Portugal Ireland Serbia and Spain generate between 45 and 75 of total turnover from exports 14 01 Happy Holidays from EFCA 17 12 Bringing together the business leaders from across Europe in Sofia 15 12 Urban Innovative Actions initiative first call launched 15 12 EFCA Board of Directors endorses the FIDIC statement for COP21 01 12 Paris first World Efficiency Congress a success 13 11 Second call for proposals of the Connecting Europe Facility launched 05 11 2016 Young Professionals Competition launched 01 10 EFCA Task Force on Building Information Modelling to mirror European BIM standardization work 01 10 Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions PRAG July 2015 28 07 Participants of the 2015 YP of the Year competition 08 04 Business and Climate Summit Paris May 20 21 2015 25 03 Innovation prize for women 11 03 Europe s future prosperity depends on bolder steps in policy knowledge investments and innovation 04 03 Infrastructure priorities and investment needs for the Trans European Transport Network TEN T until 2030 20 01 Multimillion euro scheme launched to help innovative firms 14 01 The URIF YP s visit to Brussels 23 12 Stable market at a low level of activity for European engineering consultancy services 05 11 Working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD Opportunities for Consultants 10 09 What urban agenda should the EU adopt 30 07 Five JTIs publish their first Horizon 2020 calls 17 07 Renewed European resource efficiency agenda 16 07 Fact finding report on liability and insurance regimes in 15 representative European countries 23 05 EFCA launches guidance on transposition of new public procurement directive 14 05 EFCA announces the Young Professional of the Year 2014 08 05 2014 YP Competition registrations 04 04

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  • Very positive feedback from EFCA EBRD Seminar
    procurement processes The plenary sessions were complemented by one to one sessions which were fully booked Ines Ferguson Chair of EFCA s European External Aid Committee stated that consultants welcome initiatives that harmonize processes between the International Financing Institutions as this simplifies applications and improves success rates Disclosure of shortlists and awards is also of interest to consultancies It is clear that there are strong reasons and willingess to enhance collaboration between consulting engineering firms and the EBRD Based on the positive outcome of this seminar the Bank has expressed interest in running similar events in the future Further information on the EBRD at www ebrd com Other news Consulting engineering firms from Portugal Ireland Serbia and Spain generate between 45 and 75 of total turnover from exports 14 01 Happy Holidays from EFCA 17 12 Bringing together the business leaders from across Europe in Sofia 15 12 Urban Innovative Actions initiative first call launched 15 12 EFCA Board of Directors endorses the FIDIC statement for COP21 01 12 Paris first World Efficiency Congress a success 13 11 Second call for proposals of the Connecting Europe Facility launched 05 11 2016 Young Professionals Competition launched 01 10 EFCA Task Force on Building Information Modelling to mirror European BIM standardization work 01 10 Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions PRAG July 2015 28 07 Participants of the 2015 YP of the Year competition 08 04 Business and Climate Summit Paris May 20 21 2015 25 03 Innovation prize for women 11 03 Europe s future prosperity depends on bolder steps in policy knowledge investments and innovation 04 03 Infrastructure priorities and investment needs for the Trans European Transport Network TEN T until 2030 20 01 Multimillion euro scheme launched to help innovative firms 14 01 The URIF YP

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