13 September 2017 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
The European Construction Institute (ECI) has become part of BRE alongside Constructing Excellence.
Working with and for its membership, the ECI's mission is to drive project execution and deliver 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".
The ECI's core themes are project delivery, leadership and people development, innovation and technology, and safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ).
It said Constructing Excellence's focus on the UK built environment coupled with the ECI's accent on engineering construction in the international market, together with transferable expertise, experience and resources, strengthens both organisations to mutual benefit.
The aim is to enable all parties engaged in international projects in the built environment and engineering construction sectors to collaborate on collective learning and experience so that the challenges hindering 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 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."