World Council of  Civil Engineers October 2009
Background <ul><li>The idea of creating a world council dealing exclusively with civil engineering issues was born out of ...
What is the WCCE? <ul><li>WCCE facilitates a global platform where all members are equal, capable of addressing specific p...
Governance <ul><li>General Assembly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>meets once a year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Executive Committee:  <...
How do we work- I   <ul><li>WCCE has established a number of Standing Committees, hosted by a National member with partici...
How do we work- II <ul><li>Conferences and seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uniform Buildin...
Membership <ul><li>Ordinary members (voting): </li></ul><ul><li>1. National civil engineering organizations </li></ul><ul>...
Current members
Current members <ul><li>National members:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greece Puerto Rico Spain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costa...
Current Membership: cont. <ul><li>International members  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE) ...
Strategic Alliances
Where are we located <ul><li>The Secretariat in Madrid, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>premises of the  </li></ul><ul><li>Colegio...
Initiatives <ul><li>Project Sustainability Rating </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Professional...
Project Sustainability Rating <ul><li>Universal System with national adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Full Project Life Cycle:...
Operation Scientific Committee National Agencies Management Committee Social Partner Public Partner Private Partner Genera...
Discussion
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President WCCE at 50th ECCE General Assembly in Helsinki

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World Council of Civil Engineers

  1. 1. World Council of Civil Engineers October 2009
  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 </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 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. Current members
  9. 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. 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. 11. Strategic Alliances
  12. 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. 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. 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. 15. Operation Scientific Committee National Agencies Management Committee Social Partner Public Partner Private Partner General Criteria Local Criteria
  16. 16. Discussion

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