European Construction Institute joins BRE

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The European Construction Institute (ECI) has become part of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) alongside Constructing Excellence taking effect from 1 September

Working with and for its membership, the European Construction Institute aims to drive project execution and deliver best practice across the international engineering construction sector. This step is intended to strengthen and grow the ECI membership and its positive impact on the sector.

The European Construction Institute’s core themes include: project delivery; leadership and people development; innovation and technology; and safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ).

The synergies in themes between Constructing Excellence focused primarily on the built environment in the UK and the ECI concentrated on engineering construction in the international market. Collectively, the aim is to enable all parties engaged in international projects in the built environment and engineering construction sectors to collaborate and benefit from joint 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 thrive.

John Fotherby, European Construction Institute 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 added: “The European Construction Institute 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.”

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