Latest News and Events

This section covers the latest news from the ACostE and lists ACostE and associated events taking place over the coming months.

RICS Infrastructure Conference 2019

Automated, digital technology and AI is reshaping the world around us; a new approach to planning, building and operating the UK’s infrastructure is urgently necessary.
TUE 2 APR 2019

08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews, London, W1G 9DT

6 hours formal CPD

Book before 1 Feb for Early Bird discount.
£240 + VAT

The UK’s infrastructure is in need of radical upgrade in order to keep pace with the demands of the 21st century and drive long-term, sustainable economic growth. There is growing appreciation of the potential of data-driven techniques and technologies to drive efficiencies and reduce risk in the planning, development and management of the country’s essential assets. This event will look at how smart projects are utilising data to reduce strain on costs and resources, analyse performance in real time and future proof the nation’s vital networks. Featuring contributions and case studies from some of the leading players in the field of next-generation infrastructure, the event is a must-attend for the sector’s future thinkers. The fourth industrial revolution is profoundly changing the way in which the country operates; business-as-usual is no longer a viable option. Join us to discuss how trailblazing infrastructure projects are leading the way.

Further information -

The Institute of Engineering Technology Presents -
‘International Construction Measurement Standards`

Online Event

As property, construction and infrastructure projects continue to be increasingly global, there is a real need for International consistency in something as fundamental as construction cost classification and control. Historically, these processes have followed local and regional custom and practice, which has made comparison across the world more difficult, leading to confusion, uncertainty and lack of confidence from key stakeholders.

Date and Time
21 February 2019 - 14:00-15:00

Online event.

The Institute of Engineering Technology

About this event


Speaker: Alan Muse BSc (Hons) MSc FRICS, Global Director of Built Environment Standards RICS

Alan has over 30 years’ experience in construction, specialising in the project and cost management of schemes up to £4 billion. Overseas experience includes spells in both the Middle East and East Asia.

Since joining the RICS in May 2011, Alan has been involved in all aspects of the RICS response to the UK government construction strategy. Also, he leads international construction and BIM initiatives within the RICS including the development of skills, training and guidance for RICS members.

Finally, as a Global Director in Professional Groups he liaises with Chartered Surveyors on general matters of international standards development, international construction policy and global education and training.

For more information on International Construction Measurement Standards, please visit: 

Alan will be delivering his experience of project and cost management from an international view point, and offering guidance on how consistency can be met globally with the support of International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS). The floor will then be open to questions on challenges you may be facing on this topic or questions specific to the ICMS. 


The duration time of the webinar is 45 minutes plus Q&A

North West Cluster Presents

‘Defined and Disallowed Cost in NEC Contracts`

Key Speaker – John Rossiter – Executive Director, Solomons Europe

On: Wednesday 13th February 2019

Time: Registration 17:30

Venue: The Centre, Conference Centre, Birchwood Park, WA3 6AE Warrington

Will guests wishing to attend, please register your attendance

The Link to Register –


The IET/ACostE Project Controls Network held its annual (2019) Prestige Lecture on 29th January.


IET TV filmed the presentation on "Project Controls in the Space Sector".


The Project Controls Network will continue to get the "non-traditional/high tech" sectors more involved in Project Controls.

The link is shown below –

The Project Controls Network is an integral part of ACostE (and the IET who provide considerable resources), and the committee is working on the following programme of events across the UK, and wherever possible will include the support of the ACostE Local Region:

•             21 February: ICMS Webinar (details distributed to ACostE)

•             Integrating Project Controls for success (location to be agreed)

•             National Grid Project Controls Webinar

•             Non-technical skills required for Project Controls (Glasgow)

•             2020 Prestige Lecture (Savoy Place, London)

The ACostE representatives on the Project Controls Network Board are Roger Batten, Alan Barltrop and Alec Ray.