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With the construction environment responsible for around 40% of the global carbon emissions, it is crucial that sustainable practices are adopted to achieve net-zero ambitions. The Project Controls Network (PCN) has worked with 49 globally prominent organisations to develop ICMS 3 - a world first for cost and carbon management in engineering and construction from concept to completion and beyond. read more...
Posted by Joanne Longton on IET / ACostE Project Controls Network Sep 8, 2021 12:00 pm BST
This third edition of ICMS recognises the criticality of consistently reporting carbon emissions if a disaster caused by global climate change is to be averted. By providing a common reporting framework for capital costs, life cycle costs and carbon emissions, it allows their interrelationship to be explored, and provides the data to make decisions about the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the built environment that optimises environmental sustainability.   read more...
Posted by Joanne Longton on IET / ACostE Project Controls Network Jul 19, 2021 9:48 am BST
ICEC 2022
ICEC, the International Cost Engineering Council, represents more than 300.000 ICEC Professionals (Cost Engineers; Project Controls Professionals; and Quantity Surveyors), in more than 40 Associations working in more than 120 Countries. The ICEC Professionals work globally in amongst others the building, infra, petrochem, steel, mining, food, manufacturing industries. read more...
Posted by Joanne Longton on IET / ACostE Project Controls Network Jul 2, 2021 12:40 pm BST
When seeking to audit a project it helps to adopt a process thinking approach to the task.  By this it is meant that there are inputs, the process stages themselves within a defined boundary, and process outputs.  It is also important to be fully aware of the environment which surrounds the project (stakeholders, regulators, legislation, standards, codes of practice etc) and expectations thereof.  This blog entry seeks to identify some of the dimensions of the above by way of offering thought prompts that the reader can take to reflect upon and identify key issues for their consideration. read more...
Posted by Louis Redding on IET / ACostE Project Controls Network Mar 3, 2021 2:23 pm GMT
This post introduces the Quality Gurus who collectively have defined significant foundations of the Quality Management Body of Knowledge.  By introducing them it is hoped that it will direct the reader to sections of the Body of Knowledge which may be applicable to their tasks in hand. read more...
Posted by Louis Redding on IET / ACostE Project Controls Network Jan 28, 2021 10:13 am GMT
Project Management and Quality Management are seen as being complimentary bodies of knowledge as both disciplines seek stakeholder satisfaction based upon the underlying aim of delivery which is on time, on budget and achieves all of the attributes as defined in the project's statement of requirements (SoR).   Project Quality Management (PQM) is ... read more...
Posted by Louis Redding on IET / ACostE Project Controls Network Dec 8, 2020 10:39 am GMT
As I listened to a recent IET Webinar relative to this topic delivered by our Chairman David Perton it struck me that this topic is not often covered routinely in our forums or events.  As I continued to listen several questions naturally arose some of which I list below: - What is Quality within the Project Space? - What are the cultural considerations ... read more...
Posted by Louis Redding on IET / ACostE Project Controls Network Dec 2, 2020 8:20 am GMT
Traffic
This week the UK Government has set a new target as it continues to drive it's Green Strategy.  In so doing it has stated that the sale of all new Petrol and Diesel Cars will cease in 2030.  This is said to pave the way for an electric vehicle revolution as part of a 10 point, £12 Billion plan to improve our environment.  Is this plan realistic? I am not so sure and offer some food for thought. read more...
Posted by Louis Redding on IET / ACostE Project Controls Network Nov 19, 2020 2:52 pm GMT
I recently attended a webinar on turning around mega projects hosted by the Association of Project Management (APM), which made me think about why HS2 will have some serious issues. read more...
Posted by Dave Perton on IET / ACostE Project Controls Network Jun 9, 2020 12:10 pm BST
Below is a list of the forthcoming events that are scheduled up until 2024.    This is just the headline information and further details will be disseminated when appropriate: read more...
Posted by Joanne Longton on IET / ACostE Project Controls Network May 26, 2020 12:32 pm BST

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