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The International Cost Engineering Council ICEC is a worldwide confederation of Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management Societies.

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1 The International Cost Engineering Council ICEC is a worldwide confederation of Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Project Management Societies.

2 International Cost Engineering Council Membership overview Mission, objectives Ethics What is CE, QS, PM Events Cooperation Membership requirements Membership Advantages

3 International Cost Engineering Council ICEC was founded in 1976 by the American, Dutch, British, and Mexican Cost Engineering Societies

4 International Cost Engineering Council As of July 2008, ICEC had grown to 46 national societies: 14 cost engineering societies 16 project management societies 16 quantity surveying societies

5 International Cost Engineering Council Region 1 - The Americas Brazil (CE) Canada (CE) Canada (QS) Mexico (CE) United States (CE) Venezuela (CE)

6 International Cost Engineering Council Region 2 - Europe Austria (PM) Cyprus (QS) Czech Republic (PM) Denmark (PM) Finland (PM) France (PM) Greece (PM) Hungary (CE) Iceland (PM) Italy (CE) Netherlands (CE) Norway (PM) Romania (CE) Slovakia (PM) Slovenia (PM) Switzerland (PM)* United Kingdom (CE) United Kingdom (QS) (* membership pending)

7 International Cost Engineering Council Region 3 - Africa Ghana (QS) Kenya (QS) Mauritius (QS) Namibia (QS) Nigeria (CE) Nigeria (QS) South Africa (CE) South Africa (QS) South Africa (PM)

8 International Cost Engineering Council Region 4 - Asia-Pacific Australia (QS) Australia (CE) China (CE) Fiji (QS) Hong Kong (QS) India (PM) Japan (CE) Japan (QS) Malaysia (QS) New Zealand (QS) Singapore (QS) Sri Lanka (QS) Sri Lanka (PM)

9 International Cost Engineering Council Mission The mission of ICEC is to promote cooperation between cost management and project management societies worldwide for their mutual wellbeing and that of their individual members.

10 International Cost Engineering Council Major Objectives Encourage, promote and advance the science and arts of cost engineering, quantity surveying and project management for the public good, worldwide Coordinate Congresses and Symposia Cooperation with other International bodies: IPMA, FIG, UN, EU, etc

11 International Cost Engineering Council Major Objectives (continued) Encourage formation of new national societies Accreditation of Certification & CPD programs Further study of CE, QS and PM problems

12 International Cost Engineering Council Code of Ethics Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public Perform service only in areas of competence Issue public statements only in an objective and truthfull manner

13 International Cost Engineering Council Code of Ethics (continued) Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees Conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of their professions

14 International Cost Engineering Council ICEC has, through its members, access to more than 120,000 cost engineers. project managers and quantity surveyors in over 120 different nations. YOU CAN BE PART OF THIS NETWORK!

15 International Cost Engineering Council Cost Engineering and Quantity Surveying: Provide independent, objective, reliable and accurate capital and operating cost assessments usable for investment funding and project control. Analyze investment and development for guidance of owners, financiers and contractors

16 Cost Engineering and Quantity Surveying Functions Estimate of capital costs Operating costs Manufacturing costs Decision analysis Appraisals Planning & Scheduling Risk Analysis Site studies Cost management Contract management Quality audits Value management Dispute resolution Feasibility studies Procurement management Trending Cash flow management Life cycle costing

17 International Cost Engineering Council Project Management ( on cost management matters only ) Sets project objectives in line with purposes set up by general management and manage resources necessary to meet objectives

18 Project Management Functions Managing resources Delegating of tasks Receiving information Setting goals Motivating people Understanding cost engineering and quantity surveying

19 International Cost Engineering Council ICEC International and World Congresses on Cost Engineering, Project Management, and Quantity Surveying: 22 nd congress, Durban, South Africa st congress, Singapore th congress, Toronto, Canada th congress Ljubljana, Slovenia th congress Cape Town, South Africa th congress Melbourne, Australia th congress Calgary, Canada th congress Rotterdam, Netherlands th congress Guadalajara, Mexico 1996

20 International Cost Engineering Council Cooperative Agreements IPMA –ICEC Presidents Protocol signed in London in Discussed at 2002 IPMA Berlin congress. FIG – ICEC protocol signed in Commission 10 Construction economics UN Habitat Initiative (2001) Presence at 2002 Nairobi meeting Registered as an NGO with UN Habitat (2003) Consultative status with UN Economic and Social Council (2006)

21 International Cost Engineering Council Membership requirements Be an established national association Some easy paperwork Two thirds affirmative vote the ICEC membership Small annual subscription fee (AU $425 or less for many associations)

22 International Cost Engineering Council Council and Region Meetings Every two years - Full Council Meeting June Toronto, Ontario, Canada Every year - Regional meetings Europe - November 2007, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Americas - July 2007, Nashville, Tennessee, USA Asia-Pacific - June 2007, Auckland, New Zealand Africa - October 2007, Durban, South Africa

23 International Cost Engineering Council ICEC Membership Advantages Participation in a worldwide information network for exchange of cost engineering, quantity surveying, and project management information and experiences. Encouragement for conduct of regional and worldwide congresses, meetings, forums, and seminars.

24 International Cost Engineering Council ICEC Membership Advantages (continued) Accreditation of certification and continuing professional development programs of member societies and reciprocal recognition of such accredited programs. Promotion of member society congresses, symposia, and other technical events worldwide

25 International Cost Engineering Council ICEC Membership Advantages (continued) Sharing of technical journals and other publications with the other ICEC member societies. Right to reprint (with appropriate credit) articles appearing in the journals of other ICEC member societies. Granting of host society member registration fees to members of any ICEC society

26 International Cost Engineering Council ICEC Membership Advantages (continued) Granting individual members of any ICEC society the rights and privileges of membership (excluding a vote) while temporarily residing in the country of another member society. Promotion of co-operative research and technical activities among member societies.

27 International Cost Engineering Council ICEC Membership Advantages (continued) A webpage on the Internet for promotion of society activities at no charge to the member society. Development of international standards for terminology in cost engineering, quantity surveying, and project management.

28 International Cost Engineering Council For more information see the ICEC Website: -or- contact ICEC at:


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