MarCom WG 194 – 'A Framework for Early Contractor Involvement in Infrastructure Projects' – Publication & Conference


A Conference on WG 194 will be organised in Brussels, Belgium on 6 October 2022

Venue: Hendrik Conscience Building, Boulevard du Roi Albert II 15, 1210 Brussels, Belgium

Registration fees:

PIANC Member: € 160.00

NON-PIANC Member: € 250.00

  1. What is ECI from PIANC's  point of view?

Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) is a strategy initiated by infrastructure owners (clients) towards main contractors and optionally expanded to consultants, stakeholders and subcontractors. The purpose being to optimize values in project delivery and objectives, through their participation and knowledge sharing in stages of project planning and design prior to project execution.

2. For which parties this publication and conference is interesting?

How can early involvement of the main contractor and its supply chain create value for the developer of an infrastructure project? And how should such an early collaboration be structured from a procurement, contractual and organizational perspective? These are the overarching questions that will be explored during the conference.

If you want to learn more about ECI and collaborative contracting, this is the conference for you. Meet other professionals who have experience and expertise with ECI or are interested to apply it for the first time. Gain a better understanding of how ECI projects can be (or are) procured and organized. Broaden your network, uncover new methods and play a role in bringing this approach to mainstream application.



Interested in becoming a sponsor of this conference? We are offering the following options:

  • Gold Sponsor - € 1,000
  • Silver Sponsor - € 500
  • Student Sponsor - € 250

In return, we will put your company logo on this page (with a link to your website) and your logo will also be displayed on our conference banners and promotional material.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Mrs An Van Schel


PIANC WG 194 – ‘A Framework for Early Contractor Involvement in Infrastructure Projects’ is published: