International Cost Engineering Council Awards

ICEC has a number of awards that are presented on a biennial basis in conjunction with each ICEC World Congress and Council Meeting. The awards that are conferred comprise the following:

– ICEC Distinguished International Fellow Award (DIF)

– Kenneth K. Humphreys Young Student/Practitioner Paper Award

– Jan Korevaar ICEC Congress Paper Award

– ICEC Region & Chairman Awards.

Click the ‘Read More’ tab below to see all past winners of these awards.

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:

  • Have held a significant volunteer position in both ICEC and a member association or institute;
  • Have had significant involvement over a period of several years in both ICEC and a member association or institute; and
  • 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 (United States – PE DIF CCE, ICECA, FAACE, FACostE, FwAICE, LMSAPCI)

The award was bestowed on Dr.Humphreys on 16 April 2002 at the 3rd ICEC World Congress in Melbourne, Australia.

In April 2004 at the 4th ICEC World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa the award of Founding Distinguished International Fellow was presented to:

Christopher G. Walker (Canada – AACE & ACostE)

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.

The following provides a list of all further recipients of the award of Distinguished International Fellow (DIF) at each of the ICEC World Congresses since 2004. The country and main affiliated ICEC member association for each award recipient are shown in brackets.

2004 DIF Award Recipients – 4th ICEC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, April 2004:
  • Roger M. Batten (United Kingdom – ACostE)
  • Gilles Caupin (France – AFITEP)
  • T. T. Cheung (Hong Kong – HKIS)
  • Eilif Holen (Norway – NFP)
  • Dennis Lenard (Australia – AIQS)
  • Hubertus J. M. Paquay (United States – CEASA & AACE)
  • Franklin D. Postula (United States – AACE)
2006 DIF Award Recipients – 5th ICEC World Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 2006:
  • James A Bent (United States – AACE)
  • Steven Boeschoten (The Netherlands – DACE)
  • Brian D Dunfield (United States – AACE)
  • Allen C Hamilton (United States – AACE)
  • Murtala A Oladapo (Nigeria – NIQS)
  • Don F Parkinson (United Kingdom – Hon ACosteE)
  • Edward Tang (Singapore – SISV)
  • Henry C Thorne (United States – AACE)
  • R Bruce Watson (United Kingdom – ACostE)
  • JJP (Basie) Verster (South Africa – ASAQS)
2008 DIF Award Recipients – 6th ICEC World Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2008:
  • Prof. Luigi Pojaga (Italy – AICE)
  • Andre Kerin (Slovenia – ZPM)
  • Dr. Brane Semolic (Slovenia – ZPM)
  • Alec Ray (United Kingdom – ACostE)
  • Egon Wortmann (South Africa – ASAQS)
  • Corne De Leuuw (South Africa – ASAQS)
2010 DIF Award Recipients – 7th ICEC World Congress, Singapore, July 2010:
  • Ginette Basak (Canada – AACE)
  • Goh Ngan Hong (Singapore – SISV)
  • Rob van Hoeve (The Netherlands – DACE)
2012 DIF Award Recipients – 8th ICEC World Congress, Durban, South Africa, June 2012:
  • Peter Cox (Australia – AIQS)
  • Ong See Lian (Malaysia – RISM)
  • Kwadwo H. Osei Asante (Ghana – GhiS)
  • Alexia Nalewaik (United States – AACE)
  • Teoh Wooi Sin (Singapore – SISV)
  • Gianluca di Castri (Italy – AICE)
  • Robert Pearl (South Africa – ASAQS)
2014 DIF Award Recipients – 9th ICEC World Congress, Milan, Italy, October 2014:
  • Carsten Wredstrøm – DPM (Denmark)
  • Alan Baltrop – ACostE (United Kingdom)
  • Sam Griggs – AACE (United States)
  • Paulo Roberto Vilela Dias – IBEC (Brazil)
  • José Chacon de Assis – IBEC (Brazil)
2016 DIF Award Recipients – 10th ICEC World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2016:
  • Peter Smith – AIQS (Australia)
  • Madhu Pillai – AACE (Saudi Arabia/USA)
  • Emanuele Banchi – AICE (Italy)
  • Angelo Valle – IBEC (Brazil)

All of these DIF award 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. Recipients of the Jan Korevaar Outstanding Paper Award are:

10th ICEC World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016:

Walter Krause (IBEC Brazil)

for his paper “Project Audit Processes & Project Governance to Improve Results”.

9th ICEC World Congress, Milan, Italy 2014:

Angelo do Valle (IBEC Brazil)

for his co-authored paper “Effective Implementation of Project Management Offices (PMO) in Organizations”.

The other co-author for the award winning paper was: C. A. Pereira Soares (Federal
University Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

8th ICEC World Congress, Durban, South Africa 2012:

Aldo Dórea Mattos (AACE Brazil)

for his co-authored paper “Management Challenges of Building a World Cup Stadium in the Amazon”.

The other co-authors for the award winning paper were: Carlos Henrique Lima, Gláucia Alves & José Grajeda Fernandes

7th ICEC World Congress, Singapore 2010: 

Alexia Nalewiak, MRICS CCE for her paper “Systemic Audit and Substantive Evaluation in the Built Environment“.

6th ICEC World Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2008: 

Joseph A. Lukas, PE CCE for his paper “Earned Value Analysis – Why it Doesn’t Work“.

5th ICEC World Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2006:

Maja Ferle for her paper “Implementing Earned Value Management on IT Projects“.

4th ICEC World 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”

3rd ICEC World 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.

2nd ICEC World 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.

1st ICEC World Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1998:

At this Congress two awards were presented because the evaluations 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 Secretary-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. The awards are announced and presented at the ICEC World Congress held every two years. The Awards winners are as follows:

2016 ICEC World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (October 2016)

At the 2016 Congress the following awards were presented to:

Project Management Award:

Jessica Colbert, AACE International, for the paper “Avoiding CPM Schedule Mismanagement: Maximize Uses”

Cost Engineering Award:

Muhammad Yaseen Bhamjee, ASAQS, for the paper “Lighting Retrofits – Home Owner Mindsets Towards Energy Efficiency”

2014 ICEC World Congress, Milan, Italy (October 2014)

At the 2014 Congress the following awards were presented to:

Quantity Surveying Award:

Justin Haselau, Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, for the paper
Alternative Construction Methods for Low-Cost Housing in South Africa

Cost Engineering Award:

Nakisa Alborzfar, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International, for the paper “A Framework for Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Sustainability Features in Buildings”

Project Management Award:

Aljaž Daković, Slovenian Association of Project Managers, for the paper “A Combined Agile Project Management Approach for Mobile Application Development”

2012 ICEC World Congress, Durban, South Africa (June 2012)

At the 2012 Congress the following awards were presented to:

Quantity Surveying Award:

Michael Van Der Merwe, Association of South African Quantity Surveyors, for his paper The Importance Of External Walls In Energy Efficiency Of Buildings

Cost Engineering Award:

Yin Lin-Lin, China Engineering Cost Association, for her paper “Economic Analysis of Solar Photovoltaic Based on Life Cycle Costing

Project Management Award:

Ang Yu Qian, Singapore Institute of Surveyors & Valuers, for her paper “Benefits and ROI of BIM for Multi-Disciplinary Project Management

2010 ICEC World Congress, Singapore (July 2010)

At the 2010 Congress the award was presented to:

Quantity Surveying Award:

Marcel Frei, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors for his paper “Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for the Quantity Surveying Profession”

2008 ICEC World Congress, Toronto, Canada (June 2008)

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. The Awards are presented at the ICEC World Congress held every two years. Recipients are:

10th ICEC World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016:

Chair Awards
Peter Smith (AIQS – Australia) & TT Cheung (HKIS – Hong Kong)
Region 1 The Americas Award
State Deputy Luis Paulo (Brazil) &  State Deputy Paulo Ramos (Brazil)
Region 2 Europe and Near East Awards
Andrej Kerin (ZPM Slovenia), Alec Ray (ACostE – United Kingdom)
Region 3 Africa Awards
Prof JJP (Basie) Verster (ASAQS – South Africa) & Prof Rob Pearl (ASAQS – South Africa)
Region 4 Asia Pacific Awards
Julie Cruz (PICQS – The Philippines)
Keith Yim (HKIS – Hong Kong)
Special Central/South American Awards
Edson Bez da Silva (Edinho Bez)
Maria Teresa Zapata
Maria Teresa Pino
Alejandro Vargas
Alfredo Serpell
José Calix
Diana Espinosa Bula
MNST Eng. Amparo López

9th ICEC World Congress, Milan, Italy, 2014:

Chair Awards
Gianluca di Castri (AICE – Italy) & Andrej Kerin (ZPM – Slovenia)
Region 1 The Americas Award
José Chacon de Assis (IBEC Brazil)
Region 2 Europe and Near East Awards
Emanuele Banchi (AICE- Italy), Alec Ray (ACostE – United Kingdom) & Janne Kristensen (DPM – Denmark)
Region 3 Africa Award
Kwadwo Osei Asante (GhIS – Ghana)
Region 4 Asia Pacific Award
Paul Ho (HKIS – Hong Kong)

8th ICEC World Congress, Durban, South Africa, 2012:

Chair Award – Alexia Nalewaik, (AACE – United States)
Region 1 The Americas Award – Steven Revay (AACE – United States)
Region 2 Europe and Near East Award – Gianluca di Castri (AICE – Italy)
Region 3 Africa Award – Michael Frimpong (GhIS – Ghana)
Region 4 Asia Pacific Award- HH Kwan (RISM – Malaysia)

South American Award – Angelo Valle (IBEC – Brazil)

7th ICEC World Congress, Singapore, 2010:

Chair Award – Carsten Wredstrom, MDPL(Denmarks)
Region 1 The Americas Award – Paulo Roberto Vilela Dias, MIBEC (Brazil)
Region 2 Europe and Near East Award – Ko des Bouvrie, MDACE (Netherlands)
Region 3 Africa Award – Francis Yaw Addo, MGhIS (Ghana)
Region 4 Asia Pacific Award – TT Cheung, MHKIS MCECA (Hong Kong)

6th ICEC World Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008:

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

5th ICEC World Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2006:

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

4th ICEC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2004:

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

3rd ICEC World Congress, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2002:

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

2nd ICEC World Congress, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2000:

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

1st ICEC World Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1998:

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