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Expanding owner cost engineering capabilities.

The cost engineering and project controls functions play a critical role in the success of owner capital project organizations. IPA’s cost engineering committees provide their member companies with the research, metrics, and tools needed to strengthen these functions.

Cost Engineering Committee (CEC)

Advancing Owner Cost Engineering in Industry

A sub-committee of the IBC, the Cost Engineering Committee (CEC) focuses on advancing the owner cost engineering and project controls capabilities of the world’s leading industrial companies in capital-intensive sectors, such as Hydrocarbon Processing & Transportation, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Life Sciences, Mining, Minerals & Metals, Food & Consumer Products, Pulp & Paper, and Power & Infrastructure.

Member companies meet annually to discover the latest IPA research and industry trends, and receive cost engineering tools and models, as well as a suite of cost and schedule metrics. Member company representatives use the information and tools to validate and prepare unbiased project cost and schedule targets and ultimately improve business results.

Upstream Cost Engineering Committee (UCEC)

Advancing Owner Cost Engineering in the E&P Industry

A sub-committee of the UIBC, the Upstream Cost Engineering Committee (UCEC) focuses on advancing the owner cost engineering and project controls capabilities of its member companies in the exploration & production industry. Companies belonging to the UCEC range from super majors and national owner companies (including those with partial state ownership) to majors and independents.

Just as with the CEC, a conference is held each year to deliver the latest IPA research and discuss upstream industry trends. UCEC member companies receive cost engineering tools, models, summary cost metrics, detailed/unit cost metrics, and conceptual cost metrics to aid in validating and preparing unbiased project cost and schedule targets and ultimately improve business results.

Key contact

View Andrew Griffith’s profile

Andrew Griffith

Director, Consortia Membership & the IPA Institute

View Aditya Munshi’s profile

Aditya Munshi

Deputy Director, Cost Analysis Group

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