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 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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The 10th ICEC World Congress will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 8-12 October 2016. The ICEC Council Meeting and other meetings will be held on 8-9 October and the Congress will commence on the evening of 9 October. The Congress host and organiser is IBEC – the Brazilian Institute of Cost Engineers (an ICEC member association since 1981). ICEC was founded in 1976 so the Congress will also celebrate ICEC’s 40th Anniversary. Click Here for the 3rd announcement and latest news. More details can be found on the congress website at http://www.icec2016.com
The AACE International Region 5 Section will be holding a Symposium from 4-5 November 2016 in the Woodlands, Texas. All ICEC members are welcome to attend. Details can be found at: www.region5symposium.com
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: https://communities.rics.org/connect.ti/icmscoalition/view?objectId=14279365
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
‘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’
The ICEC Council Meeting is held every 2 years in conjunction with the biennial ICEC World Congresses.
The 2014 ICEC Council Meeting was held on Saturday/Sunday 18-19 October 2014 in Milan, Italy.
The ICEC Council meeting was held in conjunction with the ICEC 9th World Congress held from 18-22 October 2015 at the same venue in Milan, Italy.
Minutes of the meeting and the Meeting Agenda Book have been posted on the ICEC website in the Members section.
» Read more: ICEC 2014 Council Meeting – 18-19 October 2014, Milan, Italy