The AQUIEC is active in each of the fields that make it possible to improve the economic information relating to the construction sector. As a general rule, it operates as a Forum, in which the experts coordinate the initiatives relating to the construction statistics: drawing up of statistics, quality control and analysis (of the current and forecasted economic situation) and in which they exchange information that can prove useful for the objective achievement of these analyses. As far as the prospects are concerned, it also operates as a Scientific Council responsible for:
- defining the hypotheses selected for the drawingup of the “construction prospects”: macro-economic hypotheses and others (national insurance contributions, tax, policies likely to influence the construction industry, etc.); defining the working method, for checking the pertinence of the macro-econometric model that translates the selected hypotheses into “construction prospects” and for advising its managers onthe improvements to be made to them;
- evaluating, in terms of coherence and probability, the prospects drawn up by the Construction Confederation (currently the only one able to carry out this work in Belgium) on the basis of the framework that it has defined (hypotheses and method);
- validating (after a possible correction) the prospects drawn up in this manner.