Flemish Construction Confederation
The Flemish Construction Confederation is the leading business organization, recognized employers' organization and representative body of the construction industry in Flanders. It represents some 9.000 member companies of all sizes, from small enterprises to global players, carrying out all forms of building and civil engineering activities.
Besides civil engineering and general contracting, Flemish companies developed an international activity in environmental engineering: water treatment, decontamination of soils, waste disposal, renewable energy, etc.
Flemish know-how in high-value recycling and circular building economy high on agenda in Lisbon during state visit
For years, the Flemish Construction Confederation has been promoting the cradle to cradle recycling of building materials and soil excavation in Flanders in order to ensure the use of safe, recycled materials in the construction industry. Its tagline - Construction, Energy and Environment - is reflected in initiatives such as high-quality excavation of soil and the selective tracking of demolition and construction waste (CDW) as a raw material that can be used for new applications. These issues will be discussed in detail at the water and waste management seminar taking place in Lisbon during the state visit of the King and Queen of Belgium to Portugal.
Flemish expertise in circular construction attracts international interest
Flanders has had a comprehensive system for ensuring high-quality earthworks for over ten years now. On top of that, the Flemish construction industry reuses 95% of its construction and demolition waste. That is quite an achievement - and our international colleagues seem to think so too! Delegations from France, Canada and the Basque Country have brought in Flemish expertise to help them with their projects. So what is behind the excellent performance of the Flemish earthworks system? The answer is simple: in Flanders, contractors are responsible for reusing the soil they excavate.
Construction and Real Estate Day in Warsaw, Poland
Poland has become the seventh-largest construction market in the European Union. Knowing the strong presence and influence of Belgian developers and real estate companies on the Polish market, we want to emphasize the opportunities in the region for other companies.
Blog circular construction
For years, the Flemish Construction Confederation has been promoting the end-to-end recycling of building materials and earthworks in Flanders so it can ensure the use of safe, recycled raw materials in the construction industry. Its tagline - Construction, Energy and the Environment - is reflected in initiatives such as high-quality earthworks, the selective tracing of demolition and construction waste as a raw material for new applications, and the Green Construction project, which encourages the importance, knowledge and application of natural materials and construction techniques. Construction and demolition waste and earthworks make up a significant proportion of waste. In Flanders, the sector reuses 95% of its construction and demolition waste and excavated soil is meticulously traced and reused. Circular construction is gradually becoming the benchmark.