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WCCE 2010


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Presentation of WCCE addressed by President Colon in March 12, 2010 during the TCCE Elections in Ankara, Turkey

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WCCE 2010

  1. 1. World Council of Civil Engineers March 12, 2010 Ankara, Turkey
  2. 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 in México, D.F. </li></ul>
  3. 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. 4. Governance <ul><li>General Assembly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>meets once a year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Executive Council: </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. 5. How do we work- II <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 : Puerto Rico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Disasters: Turkey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education, Training and Capacity Building: Zimbabwe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water: Spain </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Standing Committees <ul><li>Hosted by a National Member </li></ul><ul><li>Has full autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Membership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Mdembers representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open to other Members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sunset clause: review in 6 years </li></ul>
  7. 7. How do we work- IV <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><ul><li>Professional Practice </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>
  8. 8. 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>
  9. 9. Current members
  10. 10. 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><ul><ul><li>Argentina </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 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>
  12. 12. Strategic Alliances
  13. 13. 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>
  14. 14. 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>Rule of Law and Anti Corruption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti Corruption in Construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Model Code of Ethics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Zaragoza Water Expo Legacy </li></ul>
  15. 15. 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>
  16. 16. Ethics and Anti-Corruption <ul><li>The Rule of Law </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Corruption National Action Plans </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Rule of Law
  18. 18. 1. The Government and its officials and agents are accountable under the law 2. The laws are clear, publicized, stable and fair, and protect fundamental rights, including the security of persons and property
  19. 19. 3. The process by which the laws are enacted, administered and enforced is accessible, fair and efficient 4. The laws are upheld, and access to justice is provided, by competent, independent, and ethical law enforcement officials, attorneys or representatives, and judges who are of sufficient number, have adequate resources, and reflect the makeup of the communities they serve
  20. 20. Anti-Corruption Action Plans Initiative with : GIACC World Justice Forum WFEO
  21. 21. Needs <ul><li>Damages from Corruption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nations- Developed or under development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies and Corporations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individuals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Existing mechanisms are not effective in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compliance with the Laws (Rule of Law) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Action Plans <ul><li>Professional Organizations and Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Firms and Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Owners in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Banks and Insurance Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Society </li></ul>
  23. 23. Approach <ul><li>Establish alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Education and promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Clear policies against corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Standards of Conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Zero tolerance to corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Control of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Political contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charitable contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gifts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expenses </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Follow-up <ul><li>Commitment to integrity in actions </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance with policies </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons Learned </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disseminate </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Implementation <ul><li>Commitment to collaborate with Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars and communications </li></ul><ul><li>Require open processes </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent actions to the Publics </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption by all interested parties </li></ul>
  26. 26. Next General Assembly Buenos Aires, Argentina 13-17 October 2010
  27. 27. Reflexions Role of the Civil Engineer <ul><li>Get involved </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the Political Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Guided by High Ethical Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the Rule of Law </li></ul><ul><li>Fight Corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in Free Technology Transfer </li></ul>
  28. 28. Discussion