Given the successful collaboration with UNTEC at the meeting in Lille, the first CEEC meeting in 2018 will be held in Paris from Thursday 31st of May till Saturday 2nd of June were at the same time UNTEC will hold a congress. Also the ICMS Coalition (International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition) and the Standards Setting Committee will meet in Paris at this time. The UNTEC International Congress of Construction Economists will take place on Thursday and Friday.
More information on the programm of the UNTEC Congress: www.congreseconomistes.com
The CEEC General Assembly will be held on Saturday as usual.
In October 2017 the CEEC meeting was organised in cooperation with NVBK in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The meeting started on Friday with the seminar ‘Housing in Europe!’. After a very interesting presentation by Arjan Gooijer, architect Van Schagen Architects on renovating projects of existing apartment blocks in Rotterdam in the 1980s and nowadays, some of these projects were visited. In the afternoon delegates Gerry O’Sullivan and Tim de Jonge gave a presentation. The former presented the results of an international cost comparison of new-construction of affordable housing and the latter share some results of an interdisciplinary research project ‘Beyond the current’ about sustainable renovation measures and housing cost by a cooperation of the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences & the Delft University of Technology.
At the general assembly of CEEC on Saturday Tarmo Savolainen was re-elected as president and Vincent Arnou as vice-president. Furthermore Michel Coubes was granted honorary member of CEEC by the assembly. Other issues and projets that were discussed on Saturday were New members -project, the CEGA competition, the questionary of High Rise Buildings, the new version of the Office cost model, the project on Quantity Surveyor Competencies and the Warehouse cost model.
In May 2017 the delegates of CEEC met in Lille, France. At this meeting two new board members were elected. Agnete Skytte takes over Charles Mitchell’s seat as vice president of the board. Creon Swaghoven replaces Justin Sullivan as general secretary. Justin Sullivan was granted honorary member of CEEC.
Also the CEEC hosted the CEGA competition for students again this year. The competition is sponsored by Saint-Cobain. The winners were awarded at Lille conference. Roger Hayes from Ireland won the first prize with his work ‘Is the lean construction theory working? A study of contracting firms in Ireland.’ The second prize went to Abdullah Noorisedah from Finland on the subject ‘Supplier efficiency evaluation in construction industry’. The prizes are worth €1500 and €1000. CEEC congratulates the students on their great work.