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Distinguished International Fellow Award

At the 17thInternational Cost Engineering Congress in 2002 the International Cost Engineering Council instituted the award of Distinguished International Fellow.

The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to ICEC and to the association or institute of which they are a member for a period of years. The recipients must be nominated to receive the award by an ICEC member association or institute. They must:

  1. Have held a significant volunteer position in both ICEC and a member association or institute;
  2. Have had significant involvement over a period of several years in both ICEC and a member association or institute; and
  3. Must have made a significant contribution to the development of the cost management profession.

The award is not a grant of Fellow membership in ICEC but rather is recognition given to individuals who have made major contributions to ICEC and to the profession. Recipients are granted the post nominals of "DIF".

The first recipient of this award was:

Dr Kenneth K Humphreys, PE DIF CCE, ICECA, FAACE, FACostE, FwAICE, LMSAPCI.

The award was bestowed on Dr.Humphreys on 16 April 2002 at the 3rd World Congress on Cost Engineering, Project Management, and Quantity Surveying and 17th International Cost Engineering Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

In April 2004 at the 4th World Congress on Cost Engineering, Project Management, and Quantity Surveying and 18th International Cost Engineering Congress in Cape Town, South Africa the award of Founding Distinguished International Fellow was presented to:

Christopher G. Walker, FAACE, MACostE, DIF

in recognition of his efforts, along with Dr. Humphreys, to found ICEC in 1976. Christopher Walker served ICEC with distinction as its first Chairman for two successive terms, 1976-1978 and 1978-1980.

In addition to Christopher Walker, the award of Distinguished International Fellow was presented on 20 April 2004 to:

At the 1st ICEC and IPMA Global Congress on Project Management and the 5th World Congress on Cost Engineering, Project Management, and Quantity Surveying in April 2006 in Ljubljana, Slovenia the award of Distinguished International Fellow was presented to:

At the 6th World Congress on Cost Engineering, Project Management, and Quantity Surveying in June 2008 at Toronto, Ontario, Canadaa the award of Distinguished International Fellow was presented to:

All of these recipients have served their national associations and institutes and ICEC with distinction in various capacities over a long period of years.

Jan Korevaar Outstanding Paper Award

Beginning in 1992 at the 12th International Cost Engineering Congress, the International Cost Engineering Council initiated the Jan Korevaar Outstanding Paper Award to recognize the paper chosen by Congress delegates through their evaluations as the outstanding paper presented at each International Cost Engineering Congress.

The award was created in memory of Jan Korevaar, Executive Director of the Dutch Association of Cost Engineers and Assistant Secretary of ICEC for many years. Previous recipients of the Jan Korevaar Outstanding Paper Award are:

20th International Cost Engineering Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2008:

The 2008 Jan Korevaar Outstanding Paper Award was awarded to Joseph A. Lukas, PE CCE for his paper "Earned Value Analysis - Why it Doesn't Work".

19th International Cost Engineering Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2006:

The 2006 Jan Korevaar Outstanding Paper Award was awarded to Maja Ferle for her paper "Implementing Earned Value Management on IT Projects".

18th International Cost Engineering Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2004:

At this Congress two honorable mention awards were presented, in addition to the winning paper. The two honorable mention papers had evaluations nearly as high as the winning paper. These two papers also attracted exceptionally large audiences because their interest level and thus were deemed worthy of special recognition.

The recipient of the Korevaar Award was:

Kevin M. Mattheys for his paper "Development of an integrated business and career model for Cost Engineering"

The runnerup papers were:

Peter Smith for his paper "Trends in the Australian Quantity Surveying Profession: 1995-2003"

Eugene Seah for his paper "Do's and Don'ts for E-Tendering: A Quantity Surveying Perspective"

17th International Cost Engineering Congress, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2002:

James G. Zack for two papers, "The Cost Engineer as an Expert Witness: Are There any Rules?" and "Calculation and Recovery of Home/Head Office Overhead". Mr. Zack was the also the 2000 winner of the Jan Korevaar Award. The first of his Melbourne papers was essentially a repeat of his 2000 award winning paper, "Expert Witness Services in Construction Litigation". It received the highest delegate evaluations as it did in Calgary in 2000. As a repeat paper, it would not ordinarily have received consideration for the award. However the second paper was new and received the second highest evaluation of all papers which were presented in Melbourne. For these reasons, the International Cost Engineering Council is pleased to once again present the Jan Korevaar Award to James G. Zack.

16th International Cost Engineering Congress, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2000:

James G. Zack for two papers, "Expert Witness Services in Construction Litigation" and "Are You Prepared for Mediation?". The first of these papers was unique in that Mr. Zack voluntered at the last minute to present the paper when another Congress speaker cancelled his presentation. Mr. Zack's presentation was informal without the benefit of a prepared paper in the Congress Transactions. Despite the lack of a written manuscript, Mr. Zack's informal paper was selected by the Congress participants as being the outstanding presentation at the Congress. Lest there be any doubt about an informal paper being selected, the Congress delegates also selected Mr. Zack's formal paper as the next best paper presented at the Congress. For these reasons, the Jan Korevaar Award was presented to Mr. Zack to recognize his authorship of both papers.

15th International Cost Engineering Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1998:

At this Congress two awards were presented because the exaluations submitted by the Congress delegates were a virtual tie vote:

Ginette B. Basak, P Eng, and Ron Beugin for their paper "Enhanced Project Cost Control: A Dynamic and Contemporary Approach to Accessing and Modifying Project Information using the Intranet"

Charles P. Woodward, PE CCE, and Dr. Kenneth K. Humphreys, PE CCE, for their paper "The Planning and Execution of an International Project: A Checklist of Actions"

14th International Cost Engineering Congress, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 1996:

Dr. Kenneth K. Humphreys, PE CCE, for his paper "Sources of International Cost Data". Partially updated to September 2005.

13th International Cost Engineering Congress, London, England, 1994:

Bernard A. Pietlock, CCC, for his paper "Developing Location Factors Using a Factoring Method"

12th International Cost Engineering Congress, Orlando , Florida, United States, 1992:

A. Larry Aaron, CCE, for his paper "Steps to Sponsoring Successful Seminars and Symposiums"

Kenneth K. Humphreys Outstanding Paper Award

Begining with the 2008 ICEC World Congress held at Toronto, ICEC initiated the Kenneth K. Humphreys Outstanding Paper Award in recognition of Dr. Humphreys' service as ICEC Sectrtary-Treasurer from 1976 until 2006. The award is given to students or young practitioners under 36 years of age. The awards are presented for the three professional categories which make up the membership of the International Cost Engineering Council, ie, cost engineering, quantity surveying and project management.

At the 2008 Congress the three inaugural awards were presented. They were:

Cost Engineering Award: David Lucas, AACE International for his paper "Cost Management in a Complex Contracting Environment"

Quantity Surveying Award: Desmé Human, Association of South African Quantity Surveyors for her paper "Implementation of Affirmative Action and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in the Construction Industry"

Project Management Award: Bostjan Bozic, Slovenian Project Management Association (ZPM) for his paper "Project-Based Integral Development of Youth in Slovenia"

ICEC Region and Chairman's Awards

The International Cost Engineering Council recognizes significant contributions to the work of the Council at each biennial ICEC Congress with the presentation of ICEC Region Awards. The awards recipients are selected by the ICEC Chairman upon the recommendation of the Director of each ICEC Region. In addition, the Chairman may present a special Chairman's Recognition to other individuals who have made significant contributions to ICEC during the Chairman's term of office. These recognitions were first presented in 1998. Recipients are:

20thInternational Cost Engineering Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008:

Chairman's Award - Steven Boeschoten, MDACE DIF(Netherlands)
Region 1, The Americas - Dr Emilio Zorilla-Vazquez, MSMIEFC (Mexico)
Region 3, Africa - The late Francis Githaiga, MIQSK (Kenya)
Region 4, Asia Pacific - Ong See Lian, MISM (Malaysia)

19thInternational Cost Engineering Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2006:

Chairman's Award - Murtala A. Oladapo, FNIQS DIF(Nigeria)
Region 1, The Americas - Bernard A Pietlock MAACE, AACEI (United States of America)
Region 2, Europe and Near East - Harvard Skaldebř, MNFP (Norway)
Region 3, Africa - Corné de Leeuw, MASAQS (South Africa)
Region 4, Asia Pacific - Peter Smith, MAIQS (Australia)

18th International Cost Engineering Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2004:

Chairman's Award - Dr. Maarten S. A. Vrijland, DACE (The Netherlands)
Region 1, The Americas - Jose Angelo S. do Valle, IBEC (Brazil)
Region 2, Europe and Near East - R. Bruce Watson, ACostE (United Kingdom)
Region 3, Africa - Len Harris, ASAQS (South Africa)
Region 4, Asia Pacific - Terry Sanders, AIQS (Australia)

17th International Cost Engineering Congress, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2002:

Chairman's Award - Dr. Kenneth K. Humphreys, AACE, ACostE, AICE, CEASA (United States)
Region 1, The Americas - Bhagwan Uttamchandani, AACE (Canada)
Region 2, Europe and Near East - Gianluca di Castri, AICE (Italy)
Region 3, Africa - Gaye le Roux, ASAQS (South Africa)
Region 4, Asia Pacific - Edward Tang, SISV (Singapore)

16th International Cost Engineering Congress, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2000:

Chairman's Award - Murtala A. Oladapo, NIQS (Nigeria)
Region 1, The Americas - Christopher G. Walker, AACE, ACostE (Canada)
Region 2, Europe and Near East - Roger M. Batten, MBE, ACostE, AACE (United Kingdom)
Region 3, Africa - Hubertus J. M. Paquay, CEASA, AACE (South Africa)
Region 4, Asia Pacific - Karl Bale, NZIQS (New Zealand)

15th International Cost Engineering Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1998:

Region 1, The Americas - Sam L. Shafer, PE, AACE (United States)
Region 2, Europe and Near East - Eilif Holen, NFP (Norway)
Region 3, Africa - Johannes M. Bredenkamp, CEASA (South Africa)
Region 4, Asia Pacific - Peter Beddek, NZIQS (New Zealand)


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