ACEC is a member of the Fédération Internationale d’Ingénieurs Conseils (FIDIC). This global umbrella organization was founded in France in 1913 and represents the business and commercial interests of consulting engineering companies around the world.
FIDIC has over 80 national member associations and associate members, and its mandate is to implement the industry’s strategic goals on their behalf. Its member firms endorse the federation’s statutes, comply with its Code of Ethics, and advocate the selection of engineering firms on the basis of quality, not the lowest price.
FIDIC organizes international and regional conferences and training programs, and its publications are widely used in the engineering industry. These include project contract forms, professional services agreements, and international best-practice guides. For more information about FIDIC, visit the federation’s website at www.fidic.org.
FIDIC is offering a series of bulletins on the impact of COVID-19 on business practices in consulting engineering firms. The bulletins focus on a variety of topics such as internal business practices, the external business environment, new opportunities, gender impacts, young professional’ impacts, preferred technologies, post-COVID transition, etc…
Visit this page often to view the bulletins as they are released:
January 2021 - Bulletin 1: Workplace Challenges and Best Practices
FIDIC has also organised a series of online events to further support the industry and those that work in it. The Covid-19 Webinar Series 2021 will see six webinars addressing some of the key issues arising from the pandemic, the lessons to be learned and sharing best practices to benefit construction and infrastructure firms over the challenging months ahead. All events are free to attend and are hosted on the Zoom webinar platform.
Click here to view the webinar dates, topics, and to register.