About ICEC

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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2022-2024 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 2022-24 are:

Angelo Valle ICEC Board
Angelo Valle
ICEC Chair

Eugene Seah
ICEC Senior Vice Chair

peter smithDr Peter Smith
ICEC Secretary-General

Kofi Obeng Ayireb
ICEC Admin.

Aldo Mattos

ICEC Admin.

Alec Ray
ICEC Technical
Vice Chair
United Kingdom

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Gianluca di Castri
ICEC Immediate Past Chair
Sean Regan
Marketing Director

Madhu Pillai


Middle East Director
Saudi Arabia

Roger Batton
Advisory Board Chair
United Kingdom
    • ICEC Region Directors
      Region 1 – Paulo Dias (Brazil)
      Region 2 – Robert de Vries (The Netherlands)
      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- Jose 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

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


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 Information Brochure

Click below for an information brochure on ICEC.


ICEC Objectives and Membership (ppt presentation)


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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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.




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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