European Federation of Foundation Contractors

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EFFC Position Papers

EFFC Sustainability Overview

Sustainability Overview. An introduction to sustainability concepts, accreditations and legislation for foundation contractors, is a 18 page technical reference point report which provides an introduction to a number of key concepts, terminology, accreditations and areas of legislation relevant for foundation contractors in Europe. The document defines key concepts and outlines:

– Sustainability assessment methods
– Company accreditation schemes
– Sustainability frameworks
– Available project accreditations
– Current EU legislation/directives


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.


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.



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.

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