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World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
World Council of Civil Engineers
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World Council of Civil Engineers

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WCCE Presentation by Emilio Colon …

WCCE Presentation by Emilio Colon
President WCCE at 50th ECCE General Assembly in Helsinki

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  • 1. World Council of Civil Engineers October 2009
  • 2. Background <ul><li>The idea of creating a world council dealing exclusively with civil engineering issues was born out of the European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE) created in 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Established through ECCE in Istambul in November 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>The World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE) was founded in July 2006 </li></ul>
  • 3. What is the WCCE? <ul><li>WCCE facilitates a global platform where all members are equal, capable of addressing specific problems typical of the civil engineering fields </li></ul><ul><li>WCCE is open to all existing organizations involved directly or indirectly in civil engineering and construction business </li></ul><ul><li>WCCE’s core values: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High technical standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions against corruption </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WCCE will foster the free exchange and transfer of knowledge, tecnology and information </li></ul>
  • 4. Governance <ul><li>General Assembly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>meets once a year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Executive Committee: </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>President elect </li></ul><ul><li>Past President </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer </li></ul><ul><li>Vicepresidents (chairmen of Standing Committees) </li></ul><ul><li>1 Representative from each Continent (National members) </li></ul><ul><li>1 Representative from each International member </li></ul><ul><li>1 Representative from each Associate member group </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Standing Committees </li></ul>
  • 5. How do we work- I <ul><li>WCCE has established a number of Standing Committees, hosted by a National member with participation by any member of WCCE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Disasters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education, Training and Capacity Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. How do we work- II <ul><li>Conferences and seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uniform Building Codes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternate Dispute Resolutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics and Integrity in construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of faculty members’ practical experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seal of Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Disasters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web-based and electronic communications </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reviewed articles </li></ul><ul><li>Continued Professional Development </li></ul>
  • 7. Membership <ul><li>Ordinary members (voting): </li></ul><ul><li>1. National civil engineering organizations </li></ul><ul><li>2. International/regional civil eng organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Associate members (non voting): </li></ul><ul><li>1. Corporate members </li></ul><ul><li>2. NGOs and Academic Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>3. Individual professionals/students </li></ul><ul><li>4. Sectorial associations </li></ul>
  • 8. Current members
  • 9. Current members <ul><li>National members: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greece Puerto Rico Spain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costa Rica Brazil Cyprus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexico Tanzania Portugal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turkey Cuba Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zambia Zimbabwe Bolivia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dom Republic Nigeria Kuwait </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Current Membership: cont. <ul><li>International members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Africa Engineers Forum (AEF) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Associate members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NGO and Academic Institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ETS Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos - Madrid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fundación Aragonesa para el Fomento de las Infraestructuras (AFI) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Associação Brasileira de Engenheiros Civis ( ABENC) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zentralverband Deutscher Ingenieure (ZDI) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CPV Control Técnico </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Strategic Alliances
  • 12. Where are we located <ul><li>The Secretariat in Madrid, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>premises of the </li></ul><ul><li>Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos </li></ul><ul><li>Calle Almagro 42, 28010 Madrid </li></ul><ul><li>SPAIN </li></ul>www.wcce.net
  • 13. Initiatives <ul><li>Project Sustainability Rating </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Practice Equivalency for Academia </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Building Code for Developing Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development and Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Anti Corruption in Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Zaragoza Water Expo Legacy </li></ul>
  • 14. Project Sustainability Rating <ul><li>Universal System with national adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Full Project Life Cycle: craddle to grave </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Indicators: Universal and Local </li></ul><ul><li>Build up from existing systems </li></ul><ul><li>Risk assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Four level compliance system </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting and audit system through Life Cycle </li></ul>
  • 15. Operation Scientific Committee National Agencies Management Committee Social Partner Public Partner Private Partner General Criteria Local Criteria
  • 16. Discussion

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