National Association of Construction Engineering Consultants (NACEC) became a full member of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) – on September 15, it officially became a member of FIDIC at the General Assembly, which was held in 2015 in Dubai (UAE).
During the meeting, the representatives of the Federation members from 101 countries discussed a range of issues such as accepting new members. There were four applications submitted in 2015 by professional associations from Russia (NACEC), Côte d'Ivoire, Kazakhstan, and Macedonia, to become full members. All participants of the General Assembly voted for but one abstained (delegation from Serbia) to accept NACEC as a new member of FIDIC.
After the voting, a new President of FIDIC was elected on rotation basis – Jaewan Lee, representing South Korea. A newly elected President congratulated NACEC delegation from Russia and promised to provide every possible support in further cooperation.
After the General Assembly meeting, a negotiation between NACEC delegation and FIDIC Executive Committee, Secretariat was held. Following the results of the discussion, the participants agreed on the high-priority steps which will be taken by NACEC on promotion of standard forms of FIDIC contracts, and their adaptation to conditions of the Russian market.
‘Our Association membership in FIDIC is a crucial step in the process of building a civilized model of the engineering services market in Russia’, commenting NACEC new membership in FIDIC, emphasized Gennady Sakharov, NACEC President, Director on Capital Investments (Rosatom State Corporation), Director of Branch Centre of the Capital Construction (Rosatom State Corporation). ‘Becoming a member of the largest international organisation running business in construction consultancy, we gain an access both to the database of knowledge and experience, accumulated by the Federation for a hundred years, and an opportunity to localize standard forms of FIDIC contracts, used by the whole world-wide community’.
In Gennady Sakharov’s opinion, implementation of construction engineering consultancy as an independent business based on FIDIC standards and rules in our country will become one of NACEC major objectives. After joining FIDIC, NACEC obtained all opportunities to promote best world-wide practices, focusing on development of innovative educational programmes for training of qualified staff together with FIDIC.
Today more and more companies-investors, creditors, clients and contractors, involved in construction business, prefer to use in their work international standards and documents, based on standard forms of FIDIC contracts. Unlike the majority of other countries, Russia has no officially regulated process of relationship between the participants of investment and construction activity, and the status of an engineering consultant as an economic agent. Promotion of standards and values of FIDIC through the National Association of Construction Engineering Consultants will allow structuring relations between clients and contractors and improve the efficiency of managing complex projects.
FACT SHEET: International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) is the largest international organisation running business in construction consultancy, comprising over 100 national Associations, which represent more than 4000 companies, and hundreds of thousands of individuals – practicing engineering consultants. FIDIC headquarters is in Geneva (Switzerland). In 2013 FIDIC celebrated 100 year anniversary. Anniversary annual congress of the Federation was held in Barcelona (Spain). The last annual congress was held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), September 2015.
National Association of Construction Engineering Consultants (NACEC) is a professional community, which objective is to build a civilized model of the engineering services market in Russia by providing integrated consultancy services and to establish a reputable expert community, which is able to influence the law making process in construction engineering.
NACEC provides engineering consultancy services in construction industry, implements partner projects on staff training and development of innovative educational programmes, it is busy with development of specialized draft laws, which regulate investment and construction business activity.
Members of the Association are representatives of Research and Design Institutes, architect bureaus, consultancy and engineering companies, educational and expert institutions.
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