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Belgian Society of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering BSMEE - Belgium

An association with ambitious objectives, at the service of research, industry and society

BSMEE is an expanding organisation of people dealing with mechanics : academicians, education authorities, students, technicians, managers, directors, independent business people, suppliers, product manufacturers and other professionals who share information, new ideas, make contacts and promote mechanical engineering.


The Belgian Society of Mechanical Engineers was founded after the second world war on initiative of universities, more particularly by engineers concerned with the future of the mechanical engineering. It is an non profit-seeking society whose principal objectives are, on one hand, to inform academic and industrial (Agoria) people over the evolution of mechanical sciences, techniques and technology and, on the other hand, active participation to elaboration of Belgian, European or Inernational Norms.

Historically, BSMEE, previously the 'Société Belge des Mécaniciens-Belgische Vereniging van Werktuigkundigen' did groundbreaking work in codes and standards. This task was, later on, taken over for a great part by the Belgian Standards Institute (IBN-BIN), but the BSMEE is still very active in machine safety and reliability matters.

Mechanical Engineering remained the principal activity but, as a dynamic organization, the BSMEE, responding to the needs and requests of the changing world, developed in 1996 activities in the field of the environmental engineering. A special BEST (Belgian Environmental Sciences and Technologies) Committee was created.

BSMEE has now a more flexible organisation. Indeed, the Board agreed to structure the society into 3 sections each with a certain degree of independency and responsibility, namely: BMED Committee, BEST Committee and , BMAI Committee.

CEEES is a confederation of the environmental engineering societies of

the United Kingdom (SEE),
France (ASTE),
Germany (GUS),
Sweden (SEES),
Switzerland (SSEE),
Finland (KOTEL),
Belgium (BSMEE),
the Netherlands (PLOT),
Italy (AITPA),
Czech Republic (NACEI)
Austria (ÖGUS)
Portugal (SOPSAR)