In the period from September 16-18, 2015, a delegation of 11 members of the management of the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies participated in a study trip to London with the aim to promote export, to get acquainted with the British market of architectural and consulting engineering services (designing) and to develop cooperation.

The engineering company AKT II Limited Consulting Structural and Civil Engineers as well as the architectural bureau Alma-Nac Architects were visited. Construction projects of the above mentioned companies were acquainted with and their experience in using various materials and technologies was studied. A meeting of the management of the high-level British Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) was attended, with executive officers of the ACE as well as heads of the companies present. The meeting lasted for a few hours and included, among other issues, membership in the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations, including Estonia's possibilities for and interest in participation in this organisation. Representatives of the ACE provided an overview of the British legal system, energy efficiency of buildings and model designing. The housing crisis in London was also discussed and the construction volumes and measures required to overcome the housing crisis.

Extension of Kings Cross was gotten acquainted with, where, in addition to listening to an extensive slideshow, various sites were visited accompanied by heads of the ACE delegation.

In the course of the visit, useful knowledge was also obtained of the peculiarities of the British market and the structure and modes of operation of British companies, while good advice was received for export.

In the course of the study trip, it was found that Estonia has its advantages and the required competence and skills to offer – for example, e-environment and energy-efficiency. We are convinced that the communication with British architects and engineers will intensify, after which practical elements of cooperation might be expected.

The study trip was organised in cooperation with Enterprise Estonia and with the support of funding from the European Social Fund.

Contact: Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies
Mauno Inkinen
Kalle Karron
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Tel: 660 4795

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