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AIE Member, Techniek Nederland, have started work on a Uniform Object Library for BIM

Installation companies and their project partners will be able to exchange data without problem from May 2020. The Board of Techniek Nederland and the largest technical service providers within the employers' organisation have given the green light for the construction of a Uniform Object Library (UOB). As the UOB is accessible for all involved parties, working with Building Information Modelling (BIM) will be easier and more efficient, whatever software is used.

AIE Joins the Climate Action Call

AIE has joined the Climate Action Call! The objective is to channel the momentum for more climate action into the debate on the EU elections and to translate the generic call for more ambition into specific demands.

AIE releases key policy asks for next EU legislative period

4 March 2018, Brussels – Ahead of the upcoming European elections, AIE has released the electrical contractors' key policy asks addressed to our future European decision makers.

Electric cars will power 200,000 jobs by 2030 – new study

A new study by the European Association of Electrical Contractors (AIE) anticipates nearly 200,000 jobs will be created in the electricity sector by 2030 as a result of a shift to electric cars - more than twice the number that could be lost in car manufacturing.

EuroSkills 2018 sparks interest in electrical apprenticeships for youth across Europe

1 October 2018, Budapest - Last week, over 500 talented youth from 28 countries gathered in Budapest to showcase their professional skills at EuroSkills 2018. This bi-annual event is a cornerstone for the promotion of professional development of European youth, which is why AIE has been a supporter of the electrical installation segment of the competition for the past 4 years.

EPBD Recommendations: The Importance of Inspections

With the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) adopted in June, it is now up to Member States to make it a reality in their respective national legislation. While the Directive is ambitious and provides a unique opportunity to make Europe’s ageing building stock cleaner, smarter, and more efficient, there is one tool that will be absolutely necessary for this Directive to be successful – inspections.

Installers' Summit 2018 - the modern installers is thriving in the digital age

24 September 2018, Stockholm – On 20 -21 September, AIE’s and GCP Europe’s annual joint event, the Installers’ Summit, took place in Stockholm. With over 100 sector leaders participating from Europe and beyond, 10 strategic meetings and workshops, and an exciting conference line-up, this event was a huge success for both associations and installers across the EU.

AIE joins the Platform for Electromobility

18 July 2018 - AIE is happy to announce that they are now a member of the Platform for Electromobility. In occassion of this announcement, AIE has also released a position paper about how electrical contractors can support the deployment of EV infrastructure with the obligations set out in the new EPBD.

Remove solar trade measures - AIE signs joint letter to the European Commission

Five years ago, the EU Commission introduced trade defence measures for solar cells and modules, to protect the EU industry from the import of Chinese products sold below market value.

In light of the negative effects that these measures have had on the electrical contracting business, AIE and many AIE members have consistently called for their phase out. Last week, we did this again by signing a letter together with more than 250 EU companies and associations.

Digitalising the construction sector – the missing tool we need to build a strong EU economy

11 June 2018, Brussels – Today, AIE, along with other associations in the construction sector, have called upon EU policy makers to support the digitalisation of the construction industry by releasing ‘The European Digital Construction Manifesto’.

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