European Construction Industry Federation (Fédération de l'Industrie Européenne de la Construction - FIEC)

Address: Bureau Permanent, Av. Louise 225, B-1050 Brussels


Region of Activities: Europe

Type: Industry Association

Founded: 1905

Main Goals - General activities - field of expertise

FIEC’s Mission is to: • Represent and promote the interests of the European construction industry within the European Institutions while helping to increase knowledge of the sector among policymakers and the general public; • advocate for investment in the real economy for sustainable competitiveness, growth and jobs, despite the need for budget discipline; • promote sustainable development in the construction business in order to encourage energy efficiency and bring down greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with climate change; • advocate for a level playing field and fair competition for all EU construction companies at all levels, in particular in the framework of public procurement; • ensure that the specific interests of construction crafts and SMEs are taken into account in any legislation affecting the construction industry; • promote a network of sustainable transport and energy infrastructure to ensure the EU’s present and future competitiveness; • As an officially recognised Social Partner, cooperate with the trade union EFBWW, for the improvement of working conditions, notably health, safety and training, as well as for a well-functioning labour market; • Promote and facilitate cooperation and the exchange of best practice between FIEC members and other players in the sector such as architects, engineers and materials producers; • Foster a climate of innovation in the sector and promote the right policy framework to encourage the swift uptake of new technologies and innovative processes; The contractors FIEC represents provide the technical solutions to combat climate change and mitigate its consequences in both the long and the short term, in building and civil engineering, as well as in renovation/ rehabilitation and new construction. In order to make this happen, it is necessary to have the corresponding legal and policy framework, to secure the necessary public and private financing, as well as the necessary planning capacities at the disposal of the public sector (in house or external), in order to make most efficient use of the funds available. FIEC aims to achieve this through constructive collaboration of all public and private stakeholders, such as intended by the GABC, a world-wide platform for the collaboration of all stakeholders.

Activity related to low GHG and energy consumption and resilient buildings

Energy/climate/buildings-related activities: Technical buildings and engineering solutions mitigating climate change.