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.

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.

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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.

AACE-India & IIT-Delhi are jointly holding an International Conference on Cost Management & Project Controls, at IIT-Delhi, on July 11-12, 2019, in partnership with leading organizations in India and Abroad in the areas of Technology and Management.

The conference will focus on areas related to Project Controls and Cost Management across the industrial and service sectors. The event is expected to be attended by more than 400 professionals and experts across the globe.

The event has invited eminent speakers and panelists across the industry, business, Government and academia. About 60% of the speakers are from India, while 40% from abroad.

We are offering training courses for AACEI certifications at unbelievably low prices to support the professional community thereby facilitating their career advancement.

Furthermore, July being holiday time for many parts of the world, we have tied up with reputed travel house for guiding and supporting delegates planning to explore India by clubbing the conference with their vacation travels (alone or with family).

Please find the visit the conference website for further details on the event.

Backroom Skills

A Joint Event between the IET Scotland South West Network and Project Controls Network



09th Oct 2019

5.30pm to 7.45pm


Location –

University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre

99 George Street


G1 1RD

Free Seminar


The success of industrial projects depends, of course, on the effective application of many factors including the business case, the specification, the cost estimate, the schedule, the execution plan, and the execution itself – all in accordance with all of the above!

That requires the technical expertise of those involved in Project Control.

However, technical expertise is not enough – it is also vital to be able to interact, on a personal basis, with the client, the whole project team and with company management above the project team. This requires a range of personal skills which are rarely addressed in the educational process.

This talk (based on a series of articles being published in “Project Control PROFESSIONAL”) discusses those “Back-room Skills” which are required to be in the toolkit of all those involved in executing projects but, in particular, those involved in Project Control. It covers the stages of winning and understanding the job, doing the job and managing yourself, managing others, and managing senior management.

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