AEEBC Projects

Leonardo Da Vinci

It is recognised within the AEEBC that each member country faces on going legislative changes related to their professions that is largely driven by EU legislation. The opportunity to disseminate and discuss each countries approach, understanding and implementation is key to the ethos of the AEEBC.

The AEEBC is involved in Leonardo De Vinci Programmes with member countries.

These programmes link 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. The AEEBC has sponsored a successful Leonardo da Vinci (LdV) bid for funding which focuses on the creation of manuals promoting common platforms of managerial qualifications in the field of construction.

Results of the project consist of 6 manuals. These manuals present knowledge from the field of management in construction, very useful for civil engineering students as well as construction engineers and managers. This Project is based on European Directive nr 89/48/EWG on regulated professions in respect to scope of recognition, maintain of high standard in professional disciplines, promotion and certification of qualifications by international associations and organizations - from construction sector. The main task of the project was to deepen and improve Directive's ideas, which lead to creation of proper European system of comparison, certification and mutual recognition of managerial qualifications in construction. Profile of construction managers’ education, responsible for cooperation in the field of construction in the European Union, developed differently in countries with command economy and market economy. Project is the continuation of the successfully finished CLOEMC I project (PL/06/B/F/PP/174014, set of 7 already created manuals presented on the attached CD (annex 7). The CLOEMC I project created first 7 books for Construction Managers Library:

  • M1: PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION
  • M2: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION
  • M3: PARTNERING IN CONSTRUCTION
  • M4: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION ENTERPRISE
  • M5: REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT
  • M6: ECONOMY AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION
  • M7: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

CLOEMC I manuals are commercially published on Polish market, in respond to demand from construction engineers. As a result of the ongoing project, a set of next, new 6 manuals was created, forming common platform of managerial knowledge, necessary for management in construction:

  • M8: RISK MANAGEMENT
  • M9: PROCESS MANAGEMENT – LEAN CONSTRUCTION
  • M10: COMPUTER METHODS IN CONSTRUCTION
  • M11: PPP PROJECTS IN CONSTRUCTION
  • M12: VALUE MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION
  • M13: CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS – GOOD PRACTICE

This base of knowledge extends the foundations of recognition and certification of managerial qualifications in construction, in European Countries. Curricula for complementary postgraduate studies, as well as rules and criteria of certification were created. Without these manuals it is not possible to launch complementary studies, promoting recognition of qualifications and accreditation of construction managers in the European Union.

Results from previous projects are put into practice by i.e. creation of Polish Association of Building Managers (PSMB - Member of AEEBC) and its close cooperation with The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and The Association of European Building Surveyors and Construction Experts (AEEBC), what assures European dimension of the project. It is foreseen that the manuals will become a new tool allowing promotion, certification, comparison and recognition of construction engineers and managers’ competence on European, domestic and sector level. The manuals will facilitate process of standardization (in all 15 countries associated in AEEBC, and other also) of certification process of engineers applying for the title of EurBE. Results of the project will improve didactic process and qualifications recognition of EU managers in construction.