REPORT OF THE INSTITUTE OF APPRAISERS AND COST ENGINEERS A DIVISION OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS MEMBER, INTERNATIONAL COST ENGINEERING COUNCIL

A.   PREAMBLE
The Institute of Appraisers and Cost Engineers (IACE) held its 2010 Annual Technical Conference from 30th June - 2nd July, 2010.

B.   29th – 30th June 2010
As one of the activities of the Conference, a course was organized on Project Planning & Computer Application in Project Management.

C.   30th June 2010
The Governing Board paid visits to the Hon. Minister of Special Duties and the Minister of State, Industry.  This was also the main arrival day of Conference participants though some came in on 29th June.
A Press Conference was also held to mark the beginning of the Conference.

D.   1st July 2010
The well attended Conference started at 9:00.a.m at the Raw Materials Research and Development Council Auditorium, 17 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama Abuja.  The President, who was unavoidably absent, was represented by the Vice President, Professional Development, Engr. Kunle Mokuolu, FNSE.  The Director, Professional Development, Engr. Dr. T. M. Olatunji, FNSE was also present.  Delegates came from all over the country.  The Conference was on “The Nigerian Engineer in Engineering Valuation and Cost Engineering Practice”

QuESS Murtala Oladapo, FNIQS, the Chairman-Elect International Cost Engineering Council, was special Guest of Honour at the Conference.
The keynote address covering the major segments of the Institute viz, Engineering Valuation, Cost Engineering and Engineering Economy was presented by Engr. Otis Anyaeji, FNSE.

Other lead papers were on:
          Engineering Valuation, Cost Engineering and
          Engineering Economy
A communiqué was issued after the Conference.

From 7:00.p.m on the same day, a dinner was held at Chelsea Hotel, Central Area to round off the events of the Conference.
During the dinner, new members were inducted, awards were given to deserving distinguished personalities.

Engr. Chief Giandomenico Massari, FNSE, was also invested as the new Chairman of the Institute.

E.   2nd July, 2010
Presentation of Communiqué and departure of delegates.

2010 Course Training/Programme
The institute has drawn out a timetable for several course trainings/programmes for the year 2010. The timetable has been published in the institute website www.iacenig.org

Planned Visits
The institute has planned to visit the under listed visit the persons in their official capacities:

  1. Director General of Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON).
  2. The Minister of Water Resources
  3. The Minister of Petroleum
  4. The Minister of State, Power and
  5. The Minister of State, Works

F.  Conclusion
The Institute of Appraisers and Cost Engineers intends to make its technical Conference an annual event starting from year 2010.

 

Engr. Chief Giandomenico Massari, FNSE
Chairman

INSTITUTE OF APPRAISERS & COST ENGINEERS

A Division of
The Nigerian Society of Engineers
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