International Cost Engineering Council A Worldwide Confederation of Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management Societies Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:20:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What is the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC)? Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:10:49 +0000 The International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) is a non-political and non-profit organization that was founded in 1976 with the object of promoting cooperation between national and multinational cost engineering, quantity surveying and project management organizations worldwide for their mutual wellbeing and that of their individual members. Click Here?for an information kit about ICEC.

ICEC member societies are located in more than 40 countries, and have chapters or sections in many additional countries. Through these chapters and sections, ICEC has access to more than 300,000 cost engineers and project managers in over 120 different nations. Regular ICEC meetings are attended by delegates of the member societies where subjects of common interests are exchanged and discussed. Each member society has one vote on the Council.

Major objectives of ICEC

1. To encourage, promote, and advance the sciences and arts of cost engineering, quantity surveying, and project management for the public good, worldwide;
2. To coordinate and sponsor International Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management Congresses (on a worldwide scale);
3. To coordinate and sponsor International Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management Symposia (on a continental scale);
4. To encourage cost engineers, quantity surveyors and project managers in countries where no formal association or organization exists to form a group with objectives compatible with those of ICEC and its members;
5. To participate in international events related to the practice of cost engineering, quantity surveying and project management sponsored by governmental and private organizations, national or international, whether members of ICEC or not, provided that these events are in keeping with the objectives of ICEC;
6. To further the study of cost engineering, quantity surveying and project management problems of worldwide or multinational character; and
7. To encourage the development of professional certification programs in cost engineering, quantity surveying and project management.

Our international network
ICEC is a worldwide confederation of cost engineering, quantity surveying and project management societies which acts to promote worldwide exchange of cost engineering and project management information and experiences.

ICEC is divided geographically into regions to encourage communication and to foster joint congresses, symposia, and forums on a continental or regional scale. The Regions are:

* Region 1 North and South America;
* Region 2 Europe and the Near East;
* Region 3 Africa; and
* Region 4 Asia Pacific.

A Region Director is appointed to oversee ICEC’s activities within each region.

Through our regional structure, and as a organisation as a whole, ICEC endeavours to:

* Encourage the conduct of regional and worldwide congresses, meetings, forums, and seminars;
* Promote co-operative research and technical activities among the member societies;
* Promote development of standards for accreditation and recognition of cost engineering, quantity surveying and project management certification programs offered by the member societies;
* Encourage national and international networking among the members of all ICEC societies within the regions and worldwide; and
* Develop international standards for terminology in cost engineering, quantity surveying and project management.

ICEC Publications and Services
You are welcome to have a browse of the ICEC newsletter Roundup News. Roundup includes news and reports about ICEC’s activities and from our member associations as well as technical papers of interest to our members. If you are interested in submitting an article or paper for Roundup News please contact the ICEC Secretariat.

Individual ICEC member associations publish magazines and journals in their various languages and exchange their magazines and other publications with all ICEC member societies. Member societies also extend to members of another society who are on temporary assignment in their nation courtesy membership privileges for a period of up to one year. Member societies also extend the courtesy of discounted registration fees to members of another ICEC society who attends a congress, meeting, forum or other event sponsored by them. More information regarding the benefits and obligations of ICEC membership is available on our web site.

ICEC Secretary-General

The Secretary-General of the International Cost Engineering Council is? Dr Peter Smith FAIQS

? The Secretary-General can be contacted at:

?The International Cost Engineering Council
Suite 303, Level 3, 70 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia


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2018-2020 ICEC Executive Officeholders Fri, 30 Dec 2016 23:00:59 +0000

ICEC office holders are members of an ICEC member association and are elected for a two year period. The current ICEC officers for 2018-20 are:

Kwadwo Osei-Asante
ICEC Chair
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Gianluca di Castri
ICEC Senior Vice Chair
peter smithDr Peter Smith
ICEC Secretary-General
Aldo Mattos
ICEC Admin.Vice-Chair
Eugene Seah
ICEC Admin.Vice-Chair
Angelo Valle ICEC BoardAngelo Valle
ICEC Tech Vice Chair

TT Cheung
Immediate Past ICEC Chair
Hong Kong

  • ICEC Directors
    Research Director?– Alexia Nalewaik (USA)
    Marketing Director – Sean Regan (Europe/USA)
    Middle East Director – Madhu Pillai (Saudi Arabia)
    • ICEC Region Directors
      Region 1 – Paulo Dias (Brazil)
      Region 2 – Alec Ray?(UK)
      Region 3 – Kofi Obeng Ayirebi (Ghana)
      Region 4 – Keith Yim (Hong Kong)
    • ICEC Region Deputy Directors
    • External Relations
    • Region 1- To Be Advised
    • Region 2- Alan Barltrop?(United Kingdom)
    • Region 3- Michael Olayema Shonubi (Nigeria)
    • Region 4 – Julie Cruz (The Philippines)
    • Marketing
    • Region 1- To Be Advised
    • Region 2- Danilo Arba (Italy)
    • Region 3- Jeffery Aful (Ghana)
    • Region 4 –?To Be Advised
    • Standards/Professional Development
    • Region 1- José Calix (Honduras)
    • Region 2-?Robert de Vries (The Netherlands)
    • Region 3- Dr Charles Mbelede (Nigeria)
    • Region 4 – Goh Ngan Hong (Singapore)
    • Academic Forums/Research
    • Region 1- Diana Bula (Colombia)
    • Region 2- Robert de Vries (The Netherlands)
    • Region 3- Njeri Wachira Towey (Kenya)
    • Region 4- Professor Anthony Mills?(Australia)
    • ICEC Region Assistant Secretaries
    • Region 1- Heitor Luz (Brazil)
    • Region 2-?To Be Advised
      • Region 3- Osei Agyemang Badu (Ghana)
    • Region 4- Zhang Xingwang (China)

ICEC Advisory Board
Roger Batten Advisory Board Chair
(ICEC Chair 1996 – 1998)

ICEC Ambassadors
TT Cheung ICEC Chair 2016-18
Dr Alexia Nalewaik ICEC Chair 2014-16
Carsten Wredstr?m ICEC Chair 2012-14
Murtala Oladapo ICEC Chair 2010-12
Peter Cox ICEC Chair 2008-10
Ginette Basak ICEC Chair 2006-08
Basie Verster ICEC Chair 2004-06
Dennis Lenard ICEC Chair 2000-02
Allen Hamilton ICEC Chair 1998-2000
Roger Batten ICEC Chair 1996-98
Christopher Walker Inaugural ICEC Chair 1976-1980
Ong See Lian RICS Global President 2011-12, PAQS Chair 2003-05, RISM President 2003-04
Adesh Jain IPMA Chair 2007-08,
ICPMA President 2008-09, PMA-India Hon Nat President

Joint ICEC 11th World Congress & PAQS 22nd Congress: 18-20 Nov 2018, Sydney, Australia Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:56:03 +0000 The Joint 11th International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) World Congress & 22nd Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Congress was recently held in Sydney, Australia from 18-20 November 2018. The congress was preceded by the ICEC Council Meeting on 15-16 November and the PAQS Board Meeting on 17 November at the same venue. Click here for more details about the event and other post-congress information.

IET/ACostE Project Controls Network – Webinar on ‘Project Controls in Utility Companies’ – July 2019 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:49:04 +0000 The IET/ACostE Project Controls Network held a Webinar on 8 July 2019 on the topic of ‘Project Controls Within Utility Companies’. This was presented by Project Control Managers from the UK National Grid, which handles projects from the Electricity, Gas and Nuclear sectors in the UK. The network has kindly made the webinar available free of charge for all ICEC members to view. The link to the webinar is:

10th ICEC World Congress & Council Meeting: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 8-12 October 2016 – Paper Proceedings Published Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:15:53 +0000 The 10th ICEC World Congress was?held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 8-12 October 2016. The ICEC Council Meeting and other meetings were?held prior to the Congress on 8-9 October. The Meeting Agenda Book can be found?in the Members section of this website. The Congress host and organiser was?IBEC – the Brazilian Institute of Cost Engineers (an ICEC member association since 1981). The event was an outstanding success and higlighted the tremendous work that IBEC are doing in developing the Cost Engineering Profession in the South/Central America region. As ICEC was founded in 1976 the Congress also celebrated ICEC’s 40th Anniversary.?The paper proceedings and other?details about the congress can be found on the congress website at?

International Construction Measurement Standard (ICMS) Coalition Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:06:36 +0000 ICEC attended the inaugural meeting for the development of International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) at the IMF headquarters in Washington DC on 16-17 June 2015 and became a signatory to the ICMS Coalition that was formed as a result of the meeting. Click here to read the inaugural communications release. ICEC member associations and their members who wish to find out more about the ICMS coalition can register to join the Coalition online discussion board at:

ICEC – An NGO In Roster Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations Sat, 17 May 2014 12:34:17 +0000 ICEC is an NGO (Non Government Organisation) in Roster Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. This status was granted on the 21 July 2006.

More information about this Roster Consultative Status can be found at the ECOSOC website at:

This website includes basic facts about this ECOSOC status and a guide on “Working with ECOSOC – an NGOs Guide to Consultative Status”. This can be found and downloaded at:


Women in Project Management – Interview with Deanne Earle and Dr Alexia Nalewaik Thu, 15 May 2014 06:45:46 +0000 ‘Women in project management’ is an interview with Dr Alexia Nalewaik – ICEC Chair and Deanne Earle the Director of Unlike Before Ltd conducted by KnowledgeTrain.

Please click on the following link to access the interview article: ‘Women in project management’


Whitepaper – What are Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management Tue, 03 May 2011 11:01:15 +0000 What are CE_QS- PM