Joint ICEC 11th World Congress & PAQS 22nd Congress: 18-20 Nov 2018, Sydney, Australia

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.

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. 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.

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2016-2018 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 November 2018. The current ICEC officers are:

TT Cheung
ICEC Chair
Hong Kong
KWADWO ASANTE v1Kwadwo Osei-Asante
ICEC Senior Vice Chair
peter smithDr Peter Smith
ICEC Secretary-General

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Gianluca di Castri
ICEC Admin.Vice-Chair

Julie Owen, PSP, CCP
Julie Owen
ICEC Admin.Vice-Chair
Angelo Valle ICEC BoardAngelo Valle
ICEC Tech Vice Chair

Alexia Nalewaik
Immediate Past ICEC Chair

  • ICEC Directors
    Research Director – Alexia Nalewa (USA)
    ICEC/IPMA Director – Andrej Kerin (Slovenia)
    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 – Eugene Seah (Singapore)
  • ICEC Region Deputy Directors
  • External Relations
  • Region 1- José Chacon de Assis (Brazil)
  • Region 2- Alan Barltrop (United Kingdom)
  • Region 3- Michael Olayema Shonubi (Nigeria)
  • Region 4 – Julie Cruz (The Philippines)
  • Marketing
  • Region 1- Aldo Mattos (Brazil)
  • Region 2- Sean Regan (Europe/USA)
  • Region 3- Jeffery Aful (Ghana)
  • Region 4 – Keith Yim (Hong Kong)
  • 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)
( Other Advisory Board Members to be advised)

ICEC Ambassadors
Dr Alexia Nalewaik ICEC Chair 2014-16
Carsten Wredstrøm 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
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

10th ICEC World Congress & Council Meeting: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 8-12 October 2016 – Paper Proceedings Published

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

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

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

‘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’


ICEC 2016 World Congress & Council Meeting – 8-12 October 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

The 2016 ICEC Council Meeting was held on Saturday/Sunday 8-9 October 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The ICEC Council meeting was held in conjunction with the ICEC 10th World Congress held from 8-12 October 2016 at the same venue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Meeting Agenda Book has been posted on the ICEC website in the Members section.

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