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AEEBC — Association d’Expert Européen du Bâtiment et de la Construction

The AEEBC Association d’Expert Européen du Bâtiment et de la Construction was established in 1990 and represents Building Surveyors and Construction Experts who are professionally qualified in the technological and management processes by which buildings are designed, constructed, renewed and repaired in accordance with the national legislation of individual countries. AEEBC was formed to promote the building surveying and construction expert professions throughout Europe, to facilitate training, qualification and mutual support and recognition, to establish practice guidelines and to support and promote the development of construction industry services in line with EC policy. It represents the professions interests to the European Commission and other European institutions.

To date it has 17 organizations from 14 member countries which range from Finland in the North to Italy in the South. It is estimated that each country and its representative organizations would represent an overall membership close to 350,000 members across Europe.

Current objectives of the AEEBC

Professional Card — (EurBE) leading to a Common Platform

On September 30th 2005 the new EU General Directive 2005/36/EEC on the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications became law. This is intended to facilitate migration between EU member states by waiving compensation measures where possible. The mechanism for supporting this is the establishment of ‘‘Common Platforms’’.

Currently the AEEBC is developing a European Professional Card for the recognition of its members to work in member European States.

Click below to view the AEEBC response to Consultation by DG Internal Market and Services on the Professional Qualifications Directive:

Erasmus+ (formerly The Leonardo da Vinci programme)

This programme links policy to practice in the field of vocational education and training (VET). Projects range from those giving individuals the chance to improve their competences, knowledge and skills through a period abroad, to Europe-wide co-operation between training organizations. The programme funds a wide range of actions, notably cross-border mobility initiatives; co-operation projects to develop and spread innovation; and thematic networks. AEEBC is a partner in a European Commission funded project which addresses the vocational education and training for construction project management. The project started in December 2015 and runs for two years. Project address the VET 2 sectoral priority by improvement of VET didactic materials in the area of construction project management and H2 horizontal priority by facilitation of qualification recognition system for managers in construction. The construction sector plays an important role in the European economy. The main aim of the project is to extend - in transnational co-operation - the Construction Managers Library (19 manuals created in the previous LDV TOI projects) by six new manuals. Manuals, containing full contents in 4 languages (EN, DE, PL, IS), allow their implementation and use in different countries and in EU VET education systems.

Organization of the AEEBC

The organization comprises member delegates representing the national organizations meeting at a general assembly bi–annually in various cities in Europe, where the many issues concerning the building surveyor/expert are debated and a number of construction environmental and pathology related workshops.

The organization’s work is overseen by the current President from Denmark, Mr. Gert Johansen KF Denmark EurBE, Vice President Mr. Robert Patterson FSCI MRICS FCIOB EurBE, the General Secretary, Mr Kevin Sheridan MSc, CENV FSCS, FRICS and Honorary Treasurer Mr Stan Barker-McGuire PPCABE, FCABE, C. Build E.

The MediKids representative is Mr Robert Patterson FSCS MRICS.

The MediKids is a founder member of the AEEBC and is represented in all policy and innovations within the organisation.