About ICEC

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 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

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


Prospective Member Information Kit

ICEC is an umbrella organisation that represents project cost management associations on a global scale. Its membership currently comprises well over 40 professional associations spread throughout the world. Whilst ICEC does not permit individual membership, ICEC collectively represents more than 120,000 project cost management professionals from over 100 different nations in the fields of Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management. These professionals are all members of ICEC member associations.

Click below for a copy of the ICEC Prospective Member Information Kit. This kit also provides useful information for ICEC member associations and their individual members.

ICEC-MembershipInfoKit – September 2015

ICEC Information Brochure

Click below for an information brochure on ICEC.


Constitution and Bylaws of the International Cost Engineering Council

The current ICEC Constitution & Bylaws (as amended in November 2014) can be found here. Click here for a copy.




ICEC 2014 Council Meeting – 18-19 October 2014, Milan, Italy

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 2014 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.

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ICEC Objectives and Membership (ppt presentation)

PowerPoint presentation describing ICEC, its objectives, and its membership

FIG/ICEC – Memorandum of Agreement


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International Project Management Association (IPMA) – Protocol Agreement

The following has been agreed:

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) – Memorandum of Co-Operation (MOC)

ICEC & the RICS have a Memorandum of Co-Operation (MOC) that was signed on 27 June 2012 during the 8th ICEC World Congress in Durban, South Africa. Click here for details of the MOC agreement.

More details about the RICS can be found at:www.rics.org

What are Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management?

Cost Engineering and Quantity Surveying have similar and highly overlapping functions.
Quantity Surveying relates more to building design and construction, while Cost Engineering relates more to engineering projects and processes. However, Cost Engineers and Quantity Surveyors commonly work in both areas.
Cost Engineering and Quantity Surveying differ primarily in the route taken to professional qualification, not to any substantive difference in the two professions.
Project Management overlaps both Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering in the project cost management area to some degree but most Project Management functions are quite different from those of Cost Engineering and Quantity Surveying.
The following document summarizes the conclusions of discussions held at ICEC International Congresses and endeavors to compare the similarities and differences between the three professions, in terms of cost management matters only.
A definition of entire scope of Project Management activity is not intended, nor should it be inferred, from this document.

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Advantages and Obligations of Membership.

The following list describes some of the advantages obtained by an association which affiliates with ICEC and lists some of the obligations of member associations.

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ICEC Accredited Certification and Continuing Professional Development Programs

ICEC Member Associations may seek ICEC accreditation of Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying, and Project Management certification and continuing professional development programs (CPD), provided that these programs meet ICEC standards for recognition.
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