About us

About us

HISTORY

In 1964, Tecniberia was created, a nationwide association of engineering and consulting companies, whose most important goal was to expand Spanish engineering internationally and open the doors for Spanish companies to other markets, particularly in Latin America.
In 1975, ASINCE was created, the association of independent engineering companies, with territorial representation. Two years later, the Business Association of Spanish Engineering Companies was formed (ASEINCO).
In 1987, TECNIBERIA merged with ASEINCO and went on to negotiate the National Collective Agreement of Engineering, Consulting Firms and Technical Design Studios.
In 2002, Tecniberia and ASINCE merged, leading to the creation of the national association with territorial representation, integrating the four main branches of engineering: civil, industrial and electrical, environmental and structural.
After various structural changes, Tecniberia/ASINCE became Tecniberia, the Spanish Association of Engineering, Consulting and Technology Services Companies, a national business association for the Engineering sector, with a sectoral organisation through Civil, Industry and Energy, Environment, Construction and Urban Planning and Technology Services Commissions and a cross-cutting structure in Committees, which include International, Innovation and Training.

TECNIBERIA STATUTES 2017

MISSION

  • To bring together Engineering, Consulting and Technology Services Companies, fostering a spirit of solidarity and collaboration among these and their technical, leadership and management capacity.
  • To represent the members of the Association before public or private Organisations, Entities and Institutions, Centres and Agencies in matters of interest and when so requested.
  • To intervene in labour relationships, while also contributing to syndicates in the defence and promotion of economic and social interests pertaining thereto.
  • To support the promotion and image of Spanish Engineering, Consulting and Technology Services in Spain and abroad, representing the Sectoral Export Agreement with the participation and initiative of companies and associations interested in the foreign market.
  • To support the representation, promotion and defence of the common interests of their members, both in and out of Spain.
  • To ensure that the professional development of companies is based on utmost respect for the balance of people and the environment, adopting any and all measures required to achieve maximum use for its members, the economy and society in general, within the framework of truly sustainable development.
  • To offer member companies customers, and, in general, any third parties, the ethical and technical guarantees inherent to their status as members of the Association, pursuant to its Deontological Code.

To express the collective point of view of the member companies, regarding general interest or private sector issues.</p>

VISION

The aim of Tecniberia is to bring together the voices of Spanish engineering, boosting, on the one hand, recognition of the intellectual nature of the work carried out by the engineering companies and, on the other, the high capacity, credibility and experience of its members, which carry out services that affect the health, safety and wellbeing of society in general.

PRESENCE IN OTHER ASSOCIATIONS

EFCA (European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations)
(www.efcanet.org )

EFCA is an independent, non-profit professional association. It includes 29 national associations from 28 European countries and represents around 10,000 companies, with an annual turnover of more than 26 billion euros. The effect of its economic activity is equivalent to 20 times its sales volume. The European engineering and consulting industry employs around one million professionals.

The EFCA’s position papers on issues of interest for the engineering sector, together with European studies and reports conducted directly or through its associations, form a benchmark for the sector and a basis for negotiation and lobbying within the European Union. They also serve as a documented basis for action with Public Administrations at a national level. EFCA’s initiatives have led to increased recognition of the Federation among European institutions.

Furthermore, EFCA works on establishing platforms with the European construction sector, for the creation of common positions to be transferred to the Commission, with the aim of obtaining the best outcome for their proposals.

It is worth noting that, belonging to EFCA, facilitates smooth connections among European associations that represent the same interests, which favours the exchange of information, while also enabling opportunities to be created for carrying out joint activities among associations and favouring direct contacts between engineering companies from different countries. Bearing in mind that collaboration between European companies is a requirement in the Commission’s bids, this issue is vitally important and, although the usefulness of these contacts has significant potential, to date, very limited use has been made of them.

The EFCA Work Groups, on the other hand, are the basis for lobbying. In general terms, they have their parallel in the TECNIBERIA Committees and Work Groups which, insofar as possible, serve to discuss the contents of the issues and address and transfer these to EFCA. They form part of the actual representatives of the Association itself and its member companies.

In this regard, EFCA is the only representative association that promotes the engineering sector before European institutions, since: it influences European legislation with an impact on engineering practices, it promotes fair competition and transparency in procurement regulations and it is serves as a platform/network for member associations and European companies.

Accordingly, its action strategy focuses on: assisting European Institutions as a qualified expert, in supporting member associations to achieve common European objectives, communicating the main European issues concerning European engineering and the member associations and establishing partnerships and collaborations with other
stakeholders.

Tecniberia is represented in the EFCA Management Committee by Pablo Bueno Tomás, as Vice-Chairman.

FEPAC (Pan American Federation of Consulting Companies)
(www.fepac.org )

FEPAC is the Pan American Federation of Consulting Companies of the Americas, created in 1971 under the name of FELAC, a Latin American federation that became a Pan American federation in 1993.

Its current full members include the National Associations of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the United States, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. TECNIBERIA is, as an extra-continental affiliated member, the only non-American national association that is a member of FEPAC.

The Association is represented in the FEPAC Executive Committee, through Luis Villarroya as Vice-Chairman and Pedro Gómez as member of the Directory.

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)
(www.fidic.org)

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers represents the international interests of national Associations of engineering companies. The member companies of each Association comply with the FIDIC code of good conduct.

Founded in 1913, it currently represents 75 Associations with a total of one million professionals employed by the member companies. The members of FIDIC are normally national associations from each country. The principles that govern FIDIC are to promote quality, business integrity in accordance with a code of ethics and to promote a commitment to sustainable development.

FIDIC publishes standard Contract Forms for construction, projects and turnkey projects and the Simple Procurement Form. It also organises conferences, seminars and other global events, including the BIMILACI (Biennial Meeting of the International Lending Agencies with the Consulting Industry), which are normally held in Washington.

TECNIBERIA is the exclusive representative for the distribution of publications of standard contracts in Spanish. Full information is available on the FIDIC website about its
activities and publications.

FIDIC represents the engineering sector at a global level and enhances the image of consulting engineers. FIDIC’s activities and its products are developed through committees, work groups and FORUMS.

Spanish Confederation of Employers’ Organisations
(
www.ceoe.es)

 

TECNIBERIA actively takes part in different work commissions and committees of the CEOE, the Spanish Confederation of Employers’ Organisations. The Association is also a member of its Governing Committee. The CEOE permanently analyses Spain’s economic, social and work activity, with the aim of proposing solutions to improve the competitiveness of companies. The Confederation’s advisory bodies are responsible for studying and debating sector-specific and economic and labour policy matters. The CEOE engages in an intense international activity through its presence in different international forums and organisations and also through its relationship with its counterparts across the world.

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