2014 ICEC World Congress: 20-22 October 2014 – Milano, Italy


The 2014 9th ICEC World Congress will be held in Milano, Italy from 20-22 October 2014. This will be preceded by the 2014 ICEC Council Meeting on 18-19 October 2014 at the same location. The event is being hosted by the ICEC member AICE – The Italian Association for Total Cost Management. Registrations to attend the event are open and we would like to invite you to attend this global event. Further details about registration and other congress information can be found on the Congress Website at: www.icec2014.it

The 2014 ICEC Council Meeting will be held in Milan in conjunction with the World Congress on 18-19 October 2014. The meeting schedule will be: Saturday 18 October (9am – 5pm) & Sunday 19 October (8.30am – 10.30am). This will be followed by an ICEC/IPMA Workshop on the Sunday (11am-6pm). The venue for the Council Meeting will be: FAST – Federazione Delle Associazioni Scientifiche e Tecniche (Federation of Scientific and Technical Associations), Piazzale Rodolfo Morandi 2, Milano ( near the piazza Cavour).

What is the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC)?


The International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) is an nonpolitical and nonprofit organization which 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.

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 120,000 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.

» Read more: What is the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC)?

2012-2014 ICEC Executive Officeholders

ICEC office holders are members of an ICEC member association and are elected for a two year period. The term of the current officers will end in June 2014.The current ICEC officers are:

Carsten Wredstrøm
Alexia Crop
Dr Alexia Nalewaik
Senior Vice-Chair
peter smithDr Peter Smith

Kwadwo Osei-Asante
Admin. Vice-Chair

TT Cheung
Admin. Vice-Chair
Hong Kong
Andrej Kerin
Tech. Vice-Chair


  • Immediate Past ICEC Chair – Murtala Oladapo (Nigeria)
  • ICEC Region Directors
  • Region 1 – Angelo do Valle (Brazil)
  • Region 2 – Gianluca di Castri (Italy)
  • Region 3 – Robert Pearl (South Africa)
  • Region 4 – Teo Wooi Sin (Singapore)
  • ICEC Region Deputy Directors
  • External Relations
  • Region 2 – Alec Ray (United Kingdom)
  • Region 4 – HH Kwan (Malaysia)
  • Marketing
  • Region 2 – Peter Schwanental (United Kingdom)
  • Region 4 – Eugene Seah (Singapore)
  • Standards/Professional Development
  • Region 2 – Martine Miny (France)
  • Region 4 – Andrew Harfield (Australia)
  • Academic Forums/Research
  • Region 2 – Janne Skovgaard (Denmark)
  • Region 4 – Dr. Paul Ho (Hong Kong)
  • ICEC Region Assistant Secretaries
  • Region 1 – Madhu Pillai (United States of America)
  • Region 2 – Francesco Solustri (Italy)
  • Region 3 – Egon Wortman (South Africa)
  • Region 4 – Shi Li (China)

ICEC Advisory Board & ICEC Ambassadors

Roger Batten – Advisory Board Chair (ICEC Chair 1996-1998)
Murtala Oladapo (ICEC Chair 2010-12)
Peter Cox (ICEC Chair 2008-10)
Basie Verster (ICEC Chair 2004-06)
Dennis Lenard (ICEC Chair 2000-02)
Allen Hamilton (ICEC Chair 1998-2000)
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 National President)
Carsten Wredstrom – Observor (Current ICEC Chair 2012-14)




Women in Project Management – Interview with Deanne Earle and Dr Alexia Nalewaik

‘Women in project management’ is an interview with Dr Alexia Nalewaik- Senior Vice-Chair of the ICEC Executive Board 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’


ICEC March 2014 International Roundup Newsletter

Click here for the latest edition of the ICEC International Roundup Newsletter.

DACE Price Booklet- 30th Edition

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The 30th edition of the DACE Price Booklet, in combination with the new website www.dacepricebooklet.com, is out now!

The 30th edition of the DACE Price Booklet offers invaluable guidance while preparing and comparing cost estimates. The booklet and website provide (online) cost information for almost any part of industrial process facilities. Specific and detailed information is available for various disciplines, such as process, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, structural and civil engineering. Composite unit rates are given for surface area of production, warehouse, office and laboratory facilities.

The DACE Price Booklet and website represent actual costs incurred by members of the DACE Special Interest Group Cost Engineering Process Industry: Cost experts who are actively involved in investment projects, at the core of practice. As such, this kind of pricing has great additional value in comparison to catalogue prices.

To order DACE Price Booklet or take out a subscription, please visit www.dacepricebooklet.com or www.bimmedia.nl.

ICEC – An NGO In Roster Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

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: http://csonet.org/

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: http://csonet.org/index.php?menu=17


ICEC 2012 Council Meeting – 24 June 2012, Durban South Africa

The ICEC Council Meeting is held every 2 years in conjunction with the biennial ICEC World Congresses.

The 2012 ICEC Council Meeting was held on Sunday 24 June 2012 at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa. A pre-Council meeting was also held the day before (Saturday 23 June 2012) for the ICEC Executive Officers and Regional Directors/Assistant Secretaries.

The ICEC Council meeting was held in conjunction with the ICEC 8th World Congress held from 23-27 June 2012 at the same venue in Durban, South Africa.

Minutes of the meeting and the Meeting Agenda Book have been posted on the ICEC website in the Members section.

» Read more: ICEC 2012 Council Meeting – 24 June 2012, Durban South Africa

Whitepaper – What are Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management

What are CE_QS- PM

ICEC International Cost Management Journal

ISSN 2077-8848

A compilation of classic CE, QS and PM papers published by ICEC members or presented at Member Congresses and Forums.
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