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 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.
"Excavated soil & Construction waste: from Cradle to Cradle?"
Panorama of European experiences: symposium 23-24 of May 2013: The European Commission is assessing the application of the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/CE. In 2013 the Flemish Construction Confederation assembled all sector stakeholders (project owners, construction, demolition and recycling companies, public authorities, universities etc.) in order to provide contributions to this assessment.
Trade Missions to Central Europa
In 2013 VCB and Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) organized trade missions to Romania and Silesia, a border region of Poland and the Czech Republic. These economic missions focused on opportunities in soil remediation, construction materials and infrastructure.
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.