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Meeting and cooperation with International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC)

11 January, 2023, Accra, Ghana

During the site visit to Accra, Ghana for preparations for the FIG Working Week 2024, FIG President Diane Dumashie, FIG Vice President Kwame Tenadu, and Director Louise Friis-Hansen met with representatives from the International Cost Engineering Council, ICEC. FIG and ICEC have a Memorandum of Understanding dating back to 1999. Representatives from ICEC were Kofi Obeng - ICEC Vice Chairperson (Administration), K. H. Osei-Asante, ICEC Past Global Chairperson, Osei Agyeman Badu, ICEC Past Deputy Director, Region 3 and  Gabriel Nani, Secretary of QS Division of GhIS.

The representatives from ICEC and FIG discussed the MoU that both parties value and ICEC expressed their willingness to engage more actively into FIG Commission 10 on Construction Economics and Management and to continue the cooperation under the MoU.

The representatives from ICEC explained their structure and their many successful undertakings around the world.

Diane Dumashie was pleased to hear the interest and involvement from ICEC strengthening FIG Commission 10 with further quantity surveyors and relevant topics. This is the right time because a new term of officers has just begun and currently all FIG Commission and Network Chairs are working on their Work Plans for this term 2023-2026.

New FIG Commission 10 Chair from Nigeria

Diane Dumashie explained that a new chair of FIG Commission 10 has been appointed by FIG Council as, originally, it turned out that the candidate for this commission had to withdraw. After fruitful discussions with the President from Nigerian Institution of Quantity Surveyors, they suggested Mrs Mercy Iyortyer as new chair of the commission, which was approved by FIG Council.

Being the start of a new term there will be good opportunity to engage in working groups under commission 10 and also have influence on the content of the Working Groups.

FIG Working Week 2024

For the FIG Working Week 2024 there will also be good opportunity for special activities for Quantity Surveyors in cooperation with the active representatives from ICEC. This can be in the form of an exciting and relevant pre-event that can attract attendees both from Africa and from the rest the world, and also special sessions during the three conference days of the FIG Working Week 2024 on 20-22 May 2024.

FIG is pleased that the MoU is being re-vitalised between FIG and ICEC and Diane Dumashie thanked the representatives from ICEC for their good and relevant initiative and that that led by Commission chair Mercy Iyortyer we can all together ensure a strong and growing FIG Commission 10.



Louise Friis-Hansen
30 January 2023