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ALUMINIUMUPDATE ABOUT FAECF


FAECF, the Federation of the European Window and Curtain Wall Manufacturer Associations, represents 16 national associations of the metal construction industry.


The General Secretariat of FAECF is


located in the Netherlands, and its Technical Secretariat is in Germany. The objective of FAECF is to strengthen and extend the position of the European fenestration industry in the market. It contributes essentially to European harmonisation in fenestration and serves as an information centre for the public. FAECF maintains close relations with the EU Commission in order to be updated on issues associated with construction legislation or standardisation on behalf of its membership, inform on environmental questions and make comments.


TASKS


• Among the tasks of FAECF is management of international relations as well as preparation of standards and


guidelines in cooperation with other professional bodies and associations.


• Activities are also harmonised with overseas partners on the basis of cooperative agreements concluded with the corresponding trade associations JSMA in Japan and AAMA in the USA.


• FAECF concluded a co-operative agreement with the European material related association EPW and FEMIB, to set up EuroWindoor, an effective grouping to safeguard their interests.


• Via its Technical Commission, FAECF is involved in European and international standardisation work


WHAT IS EUROWINDOOR? EuroWindoor is a tool to ‘bundle’ the


activities of the European window and door industries. Window, curtain wall and door industries are assuming increasing importance. Many issues which used to be discussed at the national level, need to be reconsidered from an international point


of view. The tasks to be covered by trade associations now include management of international relations and preparation of standards and guidelines in cooperation with other professional bodies. FAECF (Federation of the European Window and Curtain Wall Associations), representing the aluminium and metal construction sector, FEMIB (Federation of the European Associations for Building Joinery) for the wood sector, EPW, the Federation of the European Plastic Window and Door Manufacturers and agreed to set up EuroWindoor, a powerful co-operation set up in 1999 and aimed at promoting their interests. The EGA (European Glaziers’ Association) joined Eurowindoor in 2004.


The main tasks of EuroWindoor are


lobbying and supply of information. The cooperation aims to finalise European standardisation, prevent unilateral decisions and resolutions taken by national authorities in single-handed attempts, and remove superfluous bureaucracy.


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