What is the International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC)?

The International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) is a non-political and non-profit organization that 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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2022 ICEC World Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The 2022 ICEC World Congress will be held from 12 -15 June 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It is being hosted and organised by the Dutch Association of Cost Engineers (DACE). DACE are a founding member association of ICEC. The congress will be preceded by the biennial ICEC Council Meeting on 11-12 June 2022. Details about the Congress can be found at icecworldcongress.com

2020-2022 ICEC Executive Officeholders

ICEC office holders are members of an ICEC member association and are elected for a two year period. The current ICEC officers for 2020-22 are:

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Gianluca di Castri
ICEC Chair
Angelo Valle ICEC BoardAngelo Valle
ICEC Senior Vice Chair
peter smithDr Peter Smith
ICEC Secretary-General

Eugene Seah
ICEC Admin.

Aldo Mattos

ICEC Admin.

Kofi Obeng Ayireb
ICEC Technical
Vice Chair

Kwadwo Osei-Asante
ICEC Immediate Past Chair
Sean Regan
Marketing Director

Madhu Pillai


Middle East Director
Saudi Arabia

Roger Batton
Advisory Board Chair
    • ICEC Region Directors
      Region 1 – Paulo Dias (Brazil)
      Region 2 – Alec Ray (UK)
      Region 3 – Njeri Wachira Towey (Kenya)
      Region 4 – Keith Yim (Hong Kong)
    • ICEC Region Deputy Directors
    • External Relations
    • Region 1- Manuel Alejandro Rodriguez (Mexico)
    • Region 2- Alan Barltrop (United Kingdom)
    • Region 3- Michael Frimpong (Ghana)
    • Region 4 – Julie Cruz (The Philippines)
    • Marketing
    • Region 1- Maria Teresa Dalenz (Bolivia)
    • Region 2- Danilo Arba (Italy)
    • Region 3- Jennifer Musyimi (Kenya)
    • Region 4 - To Be Advised
    • Standards/Professional Development
    • Region 1- José Calix (Honduras)
    • Region 2- Robert de Vries (The Netherlands)
    • Region 3- Christelle Brown (South Africa)
    • Region 4 – Goh Ngan Hong (Singapore)
    • Academic Forums/Research
    • Region 1- Maria Teresa Pino (Paraguay)
    • Region 2- Robert de Vries (The Netherlands)
    • Region 3- John Muhumuza (Uganda)
    • Region 4- Professor Anthony Mills (Australia)
    • ICEC Region Assistant Secretaries
    • Region 1- Heitor Luz (Brazil)
    • Region 2- To Be Advised
      • Region 3- Ayodele Faleye (Nigeria)
    • Region 4- Zhang Xingwang (China)

ICEC Ambassadors
Gianluca di Castri ICEC Chair 2020-22
Kwadwo Osei-Asante ICEC Chair 2018-20
TT Cheung ICEC Chair 2016-18
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
Roger Batten ICEC Chair 1996-98
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

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 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.

IET/ACostE Project Controls Network – Webinar on ‘Project Controls in Utility Companies’ – July 2019

The IET/ACostE Project Controls Network held a Webinar on 8 July 2019 on the topic of ‘Project Controls Within Utility Companies’. This was presented by Project Control Managers from the UK National Grid, which handles projects from the Electricity, Gas and Nuclear sectors in the UK. The network has kindly made the webinar available free of charge for all ICEC members to view. The link to the webinar is: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2023841/96E4D254A4BC2E5C5A2DEBE9F4BD63D4?mode=login&email=ray.alec@gmail.com

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 https://www.icec2016.com

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. The ICMS is now well established and being used around the world. Details can be found at: https://icms-coalition.org/

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: https://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: https://csonet.org/index.php?menu=17


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’


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