EFCA launches guidelines to help project managers optimise the use of ISO 19650

Using 3D modelling software, layering it with data, and working very closely with all partners in construction and engineering projects is critical if European companies are to survive in the challenging and rapidly changing market.

Building information modelling (BIM) is a digital information management approach. It means a more efficient use of resources, more effective communications and therefore collaboration within the partnership, greater flexibility and improved long-term planning.

EFCA announces the Young Professional of the Year 2019

EFCA is delighted to announce that Gitte Gylling Hammershøj Olesen is the winner of the tenth edition of the EFCA Young Professionals competition.

A total of 18 young professionals from 7 countries entered the high-level contest. All projects were of remarkably high quality, which made the evaluation that much more difficult for the jury.

Benoît Clocheret appointed President-Elect of EFCA for the term 2019-2020

Benoît Clocheret (F) was appointed President-Elect of EFCA by the General Assembly on 9 May 2019.

EFCA Barometer Spring 2019 - Stable consulting engineering markets in Europe
GAM in Dublin welcomes two new members
PRAG 2018 comments from EFCA and FEACO
EFCA and FEACO jointly submit comments on the 2018 PRAG and share with the European Commission a series of critical elements in the procurement and contracting rules for EU external actions.
EFCA BAROMETER autumn 2018 - State of the consulting engineering sector
Stable consulting engineering markets in Europe
Have you read EFCA's latest publication?

First annual EFCA Future Trends Booklet calls for vision and courage to respond to the ongoing technological revolution

The 20-pages e-document presents provoking insights into technological developments that bring disruptive and incremental changes that impact on the industry.

It shows new trends from a technological and structural point of view to open new horizons for the firms to become more ‘adventurous’ and to develop innovative services.

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EFCA announces the Young Professional of the Year 2018
EFCA is delighted to announce that Stanislas Merlet (Norway) is the winner of the ninth edition of the EFCA Young Professionals competition.
Commission guidance on upcoming new data protection rules

The 2016 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become a reality on 25 May 2018. null

2017 Sector Review: the industry continues to grow
The Sector Review, published by the Swedish Federation of Consulting Engineers and Architects (STD-Företagen), presents rankings of the largest corporate groups in Sweden, the Nordic Countries and Europe, interesting key business ratios, and brings news about structural transactions and economic developments in the sector over the past year.
EFSI 2.0 Regulation: expected to enter into force on 1 January 2018
Autumn 2017 Economic Forecast: European growth has now accelerated

The euro area economy is on track to grow at its fastest pace in a decade this year, with real GDP growth forecast at 2.2%.

This is substantially higher than expected in spring (1.7%).

Do you want to be recognised as the rising talent by the European industry leaders?
The deadline for the 2017 EFCA YP competition is rapidly approaching: up to 5 entries per country are expected by 31 March 2017.
European action for sustainability
The Commission is setting out a strategic approach for achieving sustainable development in Europe and around the world.
EFCA argues for stronger involvement and visibility in identification phase of projects
To prepare bankable projects in the EU partner countries, the European Commission should create enabling environments for European engineering consultancies.
FIDIC and EFCA participate in Business Climate Summit
FIDIC and EFCA (EFCA President Flemming Pedersen and Jean Félix, Chair FIDIC-EFCA Sustainable Development Committee) participate in the high-level Business & Climate Summit (BCS) in London on 28-29 June 2016.
EFCA announces the Young Professional of the Year 2016
EC consultation: Services Passport/Regulatory barriers for key business services and for construction services/Professional indemnity insurance requirements
It is not yet time to announce the winner of the 2016 YP Competition
Consulting engineering firms from Portugal, Ireland, Serbia and Spain generate between 45 and 75% of total turnover from exports
Do you want to know more about biannual trends and expectations amongst European consulting engineers?
Happy Holidays from EFCA
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from EFCA!
EFCA Board of Directors endorses the FIDIC statement for COP21
Business and Climate Summit - Paris May 20-21, 2015

Innovation prize for women

The EU Prize for Women Innovators recognises women entrepreneurs for their valuable achievements, inspiring both men and women alike.

Europe’s future prosperity depends on bolder steps in policy, knowledge, investments and innovation
Today, Europeans enjoy cleaner air and water, less waste is sent to landfill and more resources are recycled. However, Europe remains a long way from achieving the objective of 'living well within the limits of the planet' by 2050.
Infrastructure priorities and investment needs for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) until 2030
Nine studies, published by the European Commission, show that approximately €700 billion of financial investment is required for the development of the TEN-T core network.
Multimillion-euro scheme launched to help innovative firms
The new €200m Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) initiative will help to reduce the time it takes to bring new innovative ideas to market.
Stable market at a low level of activity for European engineering consultancy services
Working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD): Opportunities for Consultants
EFCA and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) organised a one-day bespoke workshop in Brussels on 13 November 2014.
What urban agenda should the EU adopt?
The Commission launched a public consultation that will run until 26 September.
Five JTIs publish their first Horizon 2020 calls
Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) are public-private partnerships involving industry, research community and public authorities to pursue common ambitious research objectives.
Renewed European resource efficiency agenda
Fact-finding report on liability and insurance regimes in 15 representative European countries
The report gives a structured overview of the variation in liability regimes and insurance systems between European countries.
EFCA launches guidance on transposition of new public procurement directive
At a seminar on the recast of the European public procurement directives, expert speakers examined the challenges involved in the transposition of the European legislation, particularly in the sector of intellectual services.
EFCA announces the Young Professional of the Year 2014
High-tech sector is important contributor to income generation and economic development

A new study analyses high-tech employment and wage trends in the EU between 2000 and 2011.

Horizon 2020 launched with € 15 billion over first two years
Most calls from the 2014 budget of the EU's biggest ever research and innovation framework programme are already open for submissions as of today.
Launch of the 2015 Young Professionals competition
EFCA Committees support the interests of European engineering consultancy firms

At the occasion of the 2012 EFCA General Assembly meeting, the Chairs of the working groups convincingly demonstrated their ongoing commitment to progress better market conditions.

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