European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development (ENCORD)
The European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development is a pre-competitive platform for advancing customer-orientated industry-led innovation and best practice in the construction field.
ENCORD was founded in 1989 by a group of major European construction companies and a supplier of construction materials. The initiative was taken in the light of the European Commission Framework Research and Development Program from 1990 to 1994.
ENCORD recognizes the need for major improvement in the sector's overall performance and in the quality and quantity of the research and development carried out in the construction sector. It deals with innovation, R&D and state of the art matters related to all areas of the construction process and endeavours to increase industrial commitment to the implementation of these results.
ENCORD's strategic objective is to apply and combined experience and knowledge of the group to increase industry-led customer focused innovation in the construction field so that member companies can enhance their contribution and added value.
Organization and Members
ENCORD is an informal organization. The members of ENCORD are major European contractors and suppliers of construction materials who spend a substantial percentage of their turnover on R&D in Europe. The combined turnover of the members makes up a large proportion of the EU's total construction output. The member companies are involved in many partnerships in different European activities and R&D projects.
ENCORD's aims are to:
Content updated on 4/1/2005