ECV was formed in 1993, initially working in the former Soviet Union as it changed from a command to a market economy. Its first contracts were in Russia, undertaking training courses and distance learning in construction management disciplines. It expands its business in the 1990s into Central and Eastern Europe, and during the subsequent EU accession period for countries in this region provided extensive training and consultancy in contract disciplines for employers, consultants and contractors.
Since 2000, ECV has extended its training and consultancy work to over 86 countries, from Mongolia in the East to Honduras in the West, and Denmark in the North to Lesotho in the South.
Its prime objective is to assist professionals working in the international construction industry through training and consultancy in respect to management disciplines relating to the industry, leading to successfully completed projects.
ECV is a pioneer and leading provider of public and “in-house” training courses relating to the FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) international Conditions of Contract and is accredited by FIDIC to deliver ECV courses worldwide.
In addition, ECV provides direct contractual consultancy support and assistance to Employers and Contractors undertaking FIDIC contracts.