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The European Construction Information Platform (CrIP) is a portal developed as a one-stop shop application for all official information with relevance to the Construction sector, covering the regulatory and normative framework as well as policy initiatives and relevant research programmes and projects, at European, national and local levels.

The European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation (ECCREDI):
The aim of ECCREDI is to contribute to the competitiveness, quality, safety and environmental performance of the construction sector and to the overall sustainability of the built environment, by increasing the extent and effectiveness of construction research, technical and process development as well as innovation.

ENCORD's main objective is to be Europe's forum for the promotion of industry-led research, development and innovation in the construction sector.

The European Network of Building Research Institutes (ENBRI) was founded in 1988 to bring together principal building and construction research institutes in Europe. Its 23 members employ in total over 3500 professional research staff. They undertake a wide range of research and innovation actions relevant to construction and the built environment, and manage unique research facilities. The ENBRI Network provides a full coverage of topics for the construction and built environment and guarantees a steady up-dating of international knowledge and experience for the construction sector.

EOTA is the European Organisation for Technical Assessment in the area of construction products. It is based in Brussels (Belgium). EOTA develops and adopts European Assessment Documents (EADs) by using the scientific and technological expertise of its members.

FEHRL – the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories is an international association comprising over 30 national research and technical institutes from across Europe. Associates from non-European countries provide FEHRL with strong links to the considerable research capacity available globally. FEHRL’s mission is to promote and facilitate collaboration on road research and provide high quality information and advice on technologies and policies related to roads. Staffs from the national institutes provide the technical input for all projects.

FIATECH is an industry consortium that provides global leadership in identifying and accelerating the development, demonstration and deployment of fully integrated and automated technologies to deliver the highest business value throughout the life cycle of all types of capital projects.

BUILD UP aims to promote better and smarter buildings across Europe by connecting building professionals, local authorities and citizens. Its interactive web portal will catalyse and release Europe’s collective intelligence for an effective implementation of energy-saving measures in buildings. The media can support this key action by raising public awareness and bringing actions at the local, regional and national level to the widest possible audience.

CEN, the European Committee for Standardization, is an association that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 33 European countries. CEN provides a platform for the development of European Standards and other technical documents in relation to various kinds of products, materials, services and processes.

The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond. The IEA's four main areas of focus are: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness, and engagement worldwide.

The World Green Building Council is a network of national green building councils in more than ninety countries, making it the world’s largest international organisation influencing the green building marketplace. Green building councils are member-based organisations that empower industry leaders to effect the transformation of the local building industry toward sustainability. With one hundred thousand buildings and almost one billion square metres of green building space registered, the influence and impact of this global network is a significant force for social and environmental change.

CIB was established in 1953 with support of the United Nations. CIB focuses on Construction and Society. CIB supports international cooperation in research and innovation for better buildings and a better built environment. CIB provides access to experts and information worldwide.