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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                    2018-2020 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 2018-20 are:

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                    Kwadwo Osei-Asante
                    ICEC Chair
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                    Gianluca di Castri
                    ICEC Senior Vice Chair
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                    ICEC Secretary-General
                    Aldo Mattos
                    ICEC Admin.Vice-Chair
                    Eugene Seah
                    ICEC Admin.Vice-Chair
                    Angelo Valle ICEC BoardAngelo Valle
                    ICEC Tech Vice Chair

                    TT Cheung
                    Immediate Past ICEC Chair
                    Hong Kong

                    • ICEC Directors
                      Research Director?– Alexia Nalewaik (USA)
                      Marketing Director – Sean Regan (Europe/USA)
                      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 – Keith Yim (Hong Kong)
                      • ICEC Region Deputy Directors
                      • External Relations
                      • Region 1- To Be Advised
                      • Region 2- Alan Barltrop?(United Kingdom)
                      • Region 3- Michael Olayema Shonubi (Nigeria)
                      • Region 4 – Julie Cruz (The Philippines)
                      • Marketing
                      • Region 1- To Be Advised
                      • Region 2- Danilo Arba (Italy)
                      • Region 3- Jeffery Aful (Ghana)
                      • Region 4 –?To Be Advised
                      • 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)

                    ICEC Ambassadors
                    TT Cheung ICEC Chair 2016-18
                    Dr Alexia Nalewaik ICEC Chair 2014-16
                    Carsten Wredstr?m 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 recently 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. Click here for more details about the event and other post-congress information.

                    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:

                    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?

                    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. ICEC member associations and their members who wish to find out more about the ICMS coalition can register to join the Coalition online discussion board at:

                    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:

                    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:


                    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’


                    Whitepaper – What are Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management

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