European Federation of Foundation Contractors

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EFFC Position Papers

Collaborative Working

The EFFC believes that a collaborative approach to contracting on construction projects secures the best outcomes for everyone involved in the project. This approach is counter to the adversarial approach that is often seen in the construction industry. The document below sets out the principles and benefits of a collaborative approach and gives real world examples of how this approach has worked.


Use of E-Auctions for Foundation Contracts

It is the EFFC’s position that e-auctions should not be used for the procurement of foundations construction services. Download the paper for the detailed explanation for why this form of procurement is inappropriate for the special foundations industry.

czech_online_auction.pdf electronic_auctions_dutch.pdf electronic_auctions_english.pdf electronic_auctions_french.pdf electronic_auctions_german.pdf electronic_auctions_spanish.pdf

EFFC Sustainability Charter

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This document provides a set of commitments our Members make to ensure the construction industry is as sustainable as we can make them.


Spanish-Sustainabilty-Charter.doc sustainability_charter_2011_hungarian.pdf sustainability_charter_english.doc sustainability_charter_german.pdf sustainability_charter_italian.doc sustainability_charter_polish.pdf Sustainabilty_Charter_Nederlands.doc

EFFC Guide to Risk Management

The EFFC Guide to Risk Management is intended to provide guidance and advice to Members on
the identification and management of risks when carrying out geotechnical works. Also included below is a risk register to help Clients and Contractors assess the risks involved in a project.

risk_management_dutch.pdf risk_management_english.pdf risk_management_french.pdf risk_management_german.pdf risk_management_italian.pdf riskregister.xls riskregister_dutch.xls riskregister_french.xls riskregister_german.xls riskregister_italian.xls
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