AEEBC News

51st General Assembly Review

6th-8th April 2017

At the University College Northern Denmark (BIM Conference) & Hotel, Denmark


50th General Assembly Review

November 2016

Malta


49th General Assembly Review

April 2016

Granada


48th General Assembly Review

30th November 2015

Reports from ECCREDI : The European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation.

17th November 2015

The AEEBC receives the latest reports from ECCREDI. Created in Brussels on 19 December 1995; MOU of European Construction organisations (contractors, engineering, consultants, architects & designers, product & material producers, building control organisations, social housing providers and research bodies)

Aims

“To contribute to the competitiveness, quality, safety and environmental performance of the construction sector and to the overall sustainability of the built environment, by increasing the extent and effectiveness of construction research, technological and process development and innovation.”

Objectives

1. Forum for development of consensus on:

  • research, technical and process developments;
  • innovation;
  • increase research & innovation activity in construction sector

2. Promoting consensus throughout European, National and Regional Institutions.

3. Promoting collaboration & networking amongst participating organisations

4. Promote dissemination & exploitation of research outcomes

Council

President, Vice-President, the Secretary General & representatives of;

  • ACE Architects' Council of Europe
  • AEEBC The Association of European Experts in Building and Construction
  • CECODHAS European Liaison Committee for Social Housing
  • CEMBUREAU The European Cement Association
  • CEPMC Council of European Producers of Materials for Construction
  • EAPA European Asphalt Pavement Association
  • ECCE European Council of Civil Engineers
  • ECCS European Convention for Constructional Steelwork
  • EFCA European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations
  • ELGIP European Large Geotechnical Institutes Platform
  • ENBRI European Network of Building Research Institutes
  • ENCORD European Network of Construction Companies for Research & Development
  • EOTA European Organization for Technical Approvals
  • FEHRL Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories
  • FIEC European Construction Industry Federation
  • UEAtc The European Union of Agrément

Future presentations at ECCREDI council

There is a list of presentation in the pipeline inc.

  • SME instrument in Horizon2020
  • Energy Smart Cities
  • IEA, International Energy Agency
  • Common European framework for sustainable building assessment
  • Roadmap for 2050

Construction Products Regulations

20th February 2013

CE marking on construction products will, from the 1st of July 2013, become mandatory when covered by the harmonised European Standards (hEM). This legislation will lay down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products. Introduced by way of the EU Construction Products Regulation (No. 305/2011 – CPR) this was adopted in March 2011 however the main elements of this will apply from July of this year.

The main aim of the Construction Products Directives to overcome the technical barriers to trade where different standards, testing and labeling approaches for the same construction product arise.

All parties involved in the construction industry are advised to make themselves aware of the impending changes. An information paper was produced by the Building Regulations Advisory Board (BRAB) with the assistance of numerous stakeholders to provide importers, manufacturers, distributors and builders/designers with some basic information on the requirements of the legislation.

Please click here to view the Building Regulations Advisory Board information note


AEEBC mourns the death of Jacob Ravn Thomsen

July 2012

It was with deep sorrow and disbelief that members of the AEEBC received the news that Vice President Jacob Ravn Thomsen had passed away on Tuesday 24th July 2012 at the age of 48 after a very short period of illness.

Jacob was employed as a senior executive with Konstruktørforeningen, the Danish Association of Constructing Architects which is a Principal Member of the AEEBC. Gert Johansen, Chairman of Konstruktørforeningen said “the loss of Jacob is heavy and difficult. Jacob has, through his 12 years in the services of the association been a decisive driving force in the development of the profession, in the guidance of the students and in the international and national cooperation. His tireless fight for high standards, quality and fairness in the building industry serves him honour and respect; we have lost a giant.”

Jacob was chairman of the Professional Development Committee of the AEEBC which is responsible for the EurBE professional card. Jacob worked tirelessly to ensure the card was delivered and has led the challenge of implementing the card and promoting it across the EU. His enthusiasm and drive was inspirational and he was totally committed to the free movement of professionals across Europe and the ideals of mutual recognition.

AEEBC President Kevin Sheridan said “we have lost one of our statesmen and a key figure in the development and advancement of the AEEBC. He has earned all our respect as a leader and a true professional and fantastic human being. He was a true friend and colleague to so many of us and I can’t describe just how much his wise counsel, hard work and companionship will be missed.”

Secretary General Professor Trevor Mole said “our thoughts are of course with Jacob’s wife Julia, their three children and the rest of the family. We have sent our condolences to Gert Johansen and all our colleagues in Konstruktørforeningen. It is difficult to imagine the AEEBC without Jacob but his legacy and example makes us all even more determined to ensure that building professionals have every opportunity to work in different European countries without restriction.”

AEEBC President Kevin Sheridan will be attending the funeral which will be held in Søborg near Copenhagen on Tuesday 31 July 2012.

Jacob Ravn Thomsen Bygningskonstruktør EurBE Born 18th April 1964, died 24th July 2012