European Construction Institute joins BRE

The European Construction Institute (ECI) has become part of BRE alongside Constructing Excellence with effect from 1 September 2017.

Working with and for its membership, the ECI mission is to drive project execution and delivery best practice across the international engineering construction sector. The move is designed to strengthen and grow the ECI membership and its positive impact on the sector at a time of significant global challenge.

ECI’s core themes are Project delivery; Leadership and people development; Innovation and technology; and Safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ). The synergies in themes between Constructing Excellence focused on the built environment primarily in the UK and the ECI on engineering construction in the international market together with transferable expertise, experience and resources strengthens both organisations for mutual benefit. Together, the aim is to enable all parties engaged in international projects in the built environment and engineering construction sectors to collaborate and benefit from collective learning and experience so that the challenges preventing successful project delivery and outcomes can be addressed to enable clients, contractors and the supply network to prosper.

John Fotherby, ECI Executive Board Chair, said “ECI has a strong vision for the engineering construction sector and the merger with BRE provides us with the opportunity to strengthen our influence and deliver superior value for our members around the world. We are all delighted by this development and look forward to sharing knowledge and best practice to benefit the industry.”

Peter Bonfield CEO of BRE said “ECI has always represented a movement for positive change, harnessing the energy and commitment of many hundreds of organisations at a regional and national level across Europe. BRE, ECI and Constructing Excellence are trusted and independent brands who have worked closely together for many years – the synergies are strong. We share the core objective of creating a better project delivery sector for all. We are very pleased about this.”

The European Construction Institute (ECI) is a pan-European network of like-minded organisations focussed on delivering construction excellence. Its aim is to improve the competitiveness of its members through the sharing of knowledge and application of best practice to enable them to meet the challenges of world-class project delivery in Construction and Engineering Construction.

With regional centres in the UK, Italy and Benelux, ECI is Europe’s only transnational learning and improvement network covering the entire project cycle for Construction and Engineering Construction.

ECI’s thriving network of clients, contractors, professional consultancies, specialists and support organisations, brings together major figures from the most respected global companies. Our members identify the crucial issues facing the industry. Then, through their involvement and ECI’s strong links with leading universities across Europe, we undertake practical research to deliver engineering best practice and powerful learning opportunities of direct relevance to member organisations. By doing so, we facilitate continuous improvement within the industry, ensure the highest levels of standards on projects, and support the on-going development of a highly skilled construction workforce.

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