UNIEP – The International Union of Painting Contractors has 15 national members from 65.000 companies with over 260.000 employees.
They promote the interests of painting contractors in Europe by informing them of legislative developments in the EU and encouraging them to exchange experiences and best practices. A special objective is to facilitate progress of product technology and environment issues in all member countries.
Purpose of the partnership
In order to ensure that the ProductXchange system is developed according to the needs of painting companies throughout Europe, coBuilder AS has built a long-term partnership with UNIEP. Painting companies are very often Micro, Small and Medium-sized companies (SMEs), which a strong need of a software platform that fully accommodates their needs. UNIEP plays a central role in the promotion of ProductXchange.
ProductXchange has provided significant benefits to UNIEP members throughout the European construction industry. The focus was on providing them with identical framework conditions for complying with the European regulations on construction products, regulating the use of chemicals and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment (REACH). Our partnership aim to increase the competitive strength of the Small and Medium Enterprises in the construction field by providing them with a powerful tool enabling them to comply with rules and regulations.
The European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) is representing construction enterprises of all sizes, via its 34 national Member Federations in 29 countries (28 EU members, the EEA countries and Turkey).
They promote cooperation and facilitate the exchange of experience between its members and encourage innovation. A specific aim for FIEC is to promote interest in sustainable development in construction enterprises and serve as a prime source for innovations in the field
Purpose of the partnership
Together with FIEC, coBuilder AS works on the development and promotion of a training program for the ProductXchange platform. In addition, the partners ensure that the ProductXchange system is developed according to the needs of FIEC members who represent the construction industry.
ProductXchange has provided significant benefits to FIEC members throughout the European construction industry. The focus was on providing them with identical framework conditions for complying with the European regulations on construction products, regulating the use of chemicals and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment (REACH). Our partnership aim to increase the competitive strength of the Small and Medium Enterprises in the construction field by providing them with a powerful tool enabling them to comply with rules and regulations.
GCI-UICP* is the European Mechanical Contractors’ Association representing the interests of 150,000 heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing contractors from 23 European countries with over 1.200.000 employees.
Their principle aims are to promote and protect the interests of mechanical contractors at European level by influencing the content of European legislation and develop solutions to common problems. GCI-UICP’s main role in the project will be the promotion of training activities.
*GCI-UICP was our partner regarding the ChemXchange project.
The Norwegian Contractors Association (EBA) is an association for Norwegian contractors, representing more than 200 companies with over 25 000 employees and a total turnover of over 50 billion NOK. The member companies range from the largest national contractors to specialized craft industry micro SMEs. EBA aims at safeguarding and promoting the common interests of the contractors in front of other institutions, organizations, authorities and the society in general. EBA is strongly involved at a European level through participation in FIEC. www.ebanett.no
The Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC) is a legal entity established on the grounds of the Chamber of Builders Act (publ. SG, issue 108/December 29, 2006). The BCC is an independent, voluntary professional association and an official representative of the builders in Bulgaria. It consists of 1600 member companies, mainly construction SMEs in 27 regional offices all over the country. Their mission is to represent and defend the interests of the member companies in: lobbying, social dialogue commitment, increase the qualifications of the member companies, maintain a central register of professional builders, to assist in the development of national health and safety standards and others. www.ksb.bg.
The company Catenda was established in 2009. They offer the construction sector products through combing knowledge, processes and people. Their business model includes quality assurance and analysis of BIM as well as the technology linked to IFD in buildings in the construction sector. www.catenda.no
CoBuilder AS is the technical and commercial operator of the feasibility study, BASS and has broad experience in operating sector driven information exchange systems for the construction industry. The company was established in 1991 and has a 10 years history of offering information exchange systems for the Norwegian construction industry.
LU.GE.A is a technology-oriented company operating in the construction sector, interested in improving the quality and the sustainability of its products and components. They are particularly committed in the environmental and energy efficiency issues. LU.GE.A has taken a part in a number of national research project and one CRAFT project in the FP6. www.gruppoalessandrini.it/it/home.html
Interconsult Bulgaria Ltd. (ICB) is a private Bulgarian company with a very high technological expertise in a wide number of areas, allowing it to grow into one of the top software development companies in the country, . The company offers high quality services in the fields of management, IT consulting, software design and development, maintenance, support and customer training. ICB has more than 250 successfully delivered projects for local companies and technological giants abroad. www.icb.bg
LABOR S.r.l. is a contract research organization. Company’s mission is to carry out R&D activities and projects in close cooperation with industry and public research bodies, The company establishes long term research and cooperation agreements for accessing research structures and the employment of research personnel. LABOR offers the competence of a number of professionals creating a fertile and flexible environment aimed at the development of highly innovative projects. www.labor-eu.net/
The National Institute of Technology, Norway (TI) is a privately founded RTD organization that has grown from a governmental institute into a highly competent organization with high levels of skills and expertise in a great number of areas. It’s competence areas include developing technological solutions and transferring new technology to SMEs for the construction industry. www.teknologisk.no