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  • UNESCO Engineering Report 2021
    Despite high demand for engineering, a global effort is needed to address specific regional disparities, especially in Africa, according to the second UNESCO Engineering Report, Engineering for Sustainable Development: Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals, released to mark the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development that was observed on 4 March 2021. The Report points to currently insufficient engineering capacities to achieve the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and highlights the lack of diversity in the field. It demonstrates how equal opportunity for all is key to ensuring an inclusive and gender balanced profession able to realize its full potential. The Report further notes that the unprecedented situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the interconnected nature of societies and how scientific innovations, through the effective implementation of engineering, can increase resilience. The report presents a snapshot of engineering innovations and actions that are contributing to meeting the SDGs, with contributions from authors from every region of the world. It highlights the crucial role of engineering in achieving each of the 17 SDGs, and explains why it is crucial to engage the engineering profession. The report also demonstrates how engineering innovations and new technologies, especially those using information and communication technologies and data, are transforming our world for the better. Most importantly, it demonstrates how engineering is vital to solving the critical issues of today, including climate change, urbanization and preserving the health of our oceans and forests, for example.
    Published: 04.03.2021
  • ECCE Statement on the COVID-19 crisis
    ECCE Statement on the COVID-19 crisis
    Published: 20.06.2020
  • EU Construction sector joint statement-COVID19-March 2020
    European Construction Sector joint statement regarding urgent measures to protect workers' health, support economic activity and accelerate the recovery
    Published: 30.03.2020
  • Construction 2050 - Building tomorrow's Europe today
    Construction stakeholders call upon the European Commission to strengthen the current construction policy context by creating a new vision for the built environment: “Construction 2050: Building tomorrow’s Europe today”.
    Published: 13.06.2019
  • Construction 2050 Joint Press Release
    A Joint Press Release on the Construction 2050
    Published: 13.06.2019
  • ECCE Position Paper on "The infrastructure and management of water"
    adopted by the 66th ECCE General Assembly, 4 October 2017, Vienna
    Published: 04.10.2017
  • ECCE book "Footbridges - Small is beautiful"
    by the ECCE Task Force on Civil Engineering Heritage, Editor -in-chief Gorazd Humar
    Published: 01.10.2014
  • ECCE book "Civil Engineering Heritage in Europe"
    by the ECCE Task Force on Civil Engineering Heritage, Editor -in-chief Gorazd Humar
    Published: 01.08.2009
  • 30 Years of ECCE History 1985-2016
    by Yrjo Matikainen, contributing authors Fernando Branco and Vassilis Economopoulos
    Published: 13.10.2016
  • European Criteria applied to the assessment of works tenders
    by Janusz RYMSZA, Professor, PhD, Eng. and Włodzimierz SZYMCZAK, President ECCE
    Published: 22.06.2016
  • A Closer Look at Prevailing Civil Engineering Practice - What, Why and How
    by Vincent T. H. CHU
    Published: 16.03.2010
  • The Underlying Reasons of Practical Civil Engineering Works
    by Vincent T. H. CHU
    Published: 24.11.2009
    Introductory Note for Open Discussion by ECCE President Vassilis P. Economopoulos
    Published: 01.10.2009
  • Ask Vincent Chu
    Common FAQ on Practical Civil Engineering Works
    Published: 22.10.2009
  • Civil Engineering Practical Notes A-Z
    Second Edition
    Published: 21.10.2009
  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis
    Volume of Keynote Papers from from WCCE-TCCE-ECCE Joint Conference EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI 2009
    Published: 21.10.2009
  • Small Bussines Act: ECCE Activities
    ECCE Position Paper and other document related to Small Business Act
    Published: 17.07.2009
  • Professional Recognition of Civil Engineers
    ECCE Professional Recognition Recomendation
    Published: 20.07.2009
  • ECCE Book: Civil Engineering Heritage in Europe
    A book on Civil Engineering Heritage composed of contributions from ECCE member organizations and promotes Civil Engineering through presentation of emblematic civil engineering projects already built in Europe.
    Published: 11.03.2009
  • ECCE book: Civil Engineering Profession in Europe 2005
    A review of the profession in Europe today from education to professional practice
    Published: 31.10.2005
  • Engineering Book: 200 Questions and Answers on Practical Civil Engineering Works (Author: Vincent T. H. CHU)
    This book contains many useful questions that civil engineers may come across during their day-to-day work. The author established a free civil email service in which all engineers could send their civil engineering queries - and he will provide the answers shortly. Vincent Chu is currently writing the book "200 Questions and Answers on Practical Civil Engineering Works Part II" and he sincerely invites the submission of civil engineering questions to email to askvincentchu to facilitate the completion of the book. For those questions selected by Vincent Chu to be published in his new book, a free copy of the book shall be delivered to the author of those questions.
    Published: 01.02.2009