Standing Committees

Standing Committees require the approval of the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Executive Committee. They shall be formed in an area with specific interest to Civil Engineering and with a balanced membership participation.

Each Standing Committee shall have the agreed support of a National Member, providing  the Chairman and Secretary of the Committee as well as the administration and expenses.

The Standing Committees are elected for a period of two years, renewable to other two years, altogether four years. Then the host country must change.

The Chairmen of the Standing Committees are Vice Presidents and members of the Executive Committee.

Currently WCCE has 6 Standing Committees, each hosted by the following countries:

Standing Committees require the approval of the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Executive Committee. They shall be formed in an area with specific interest to Civil Engineering and with a balanced membership participation.

Each Standing Committee shall have the agreed support of a National Member, providing  the Chairman and Secretary of the Committee as well as the administration and expenses.

The Standing Committees are elected for a period of two years, renewable to other two years, altogether four years. Then the host country must change.

The Chairmen of the Standing Committees are Vice Presidents and members of the Executive Committee.

Currently WCCE has 6 Standing Committees, each hosted by the following countries:

Construction


Construction hosted by Puerto Rico:

Chairman: Ing. Efrain Echandi - Chair Bio

Principal activities

  • Establish a Forum for Discussion of Construction Related Topics
  • Promote the establishment of:
    • Uniform Building Codes
    • Standard Specifications
    • Model Contracting Instrument
  • Promote the Use of Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Develop Ethics and Integrity in Work Execution
  • Promote Use of Technology and Technology Transfer

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Natural disasters


Natural Disasters hosted by Turkey:

Chairman: Prof. Tügrul Tankut - Chair Bio

Principal activities

  • Raise awareness in the civil engineering communities of the member countries about the natural disaster issues in civil engineering applications.
  • Follow the advances in the civil engineering practice concerning natural disaster issues over the world.
  • Disseminate information about the developments in natural disaster civil engineering practice.
  • Foster global partnership and disaster knowledge network.
  • Organize an international congress concerning earthquake and tsunami in collaboration with other international organisations.

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Education, Training and Capacity Building


Education, Training and Capacity Building hosted by Zimbabwe:

Chairman: CEng Martin Manuhwa - Chair Bio

Principal activities

  • Sharing of professional and technical information and capacities in developed countries with engineers in the developing world
  • Deliver needed information to engineers and engineering educators in developing countries via distance learning technologies
  • Strengthen engineering education in developing countries via sharing of best practices in curricular reform and in engineering practice
  • Promotion and public understanding of engineering and technology
  • repare guidelines for definition of the necessary basic knowledge and skills in engineering education, and provide them to engineering schools and to national and international members.
  • Develop policies for regional and global recognition of engineering qualifications including strengthening of bilateral recognition of qualifications.
  • Develop and support policies to strengthen the mobility of engineers.

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Water


Water hosted by Spain:

Chairman: ICCP  Teodoro Estrela Monreal - Chair Bio

Principal activities

  • Establish a Forum for Discussion for Water related topics through industry organizations, governments, NGOs, other professions and civil engineers.
  • Foster Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) policies.
  • Promote Use of Technology and Technology Transfer
  • Training and capacity building.
  • Promote transparency and full stakeholder participation as guiding principles for all aspects of water governance
  • Improve fair competition and accountable implementation of water projects
  • Collaborate on advancing Millennium Development Goals.

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Coasts & Oceans


Coastal and Oceanic hosted by Mexico:

Chairman: Ing. Civil Mauricio Porraz -  Chair Bio

Principal activities

  • Establish a Forum for Discussion for Water related topics through industry organizations, governments, NGOs, other professions and civil engineers.
  • Foster Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) policies.
  • Promote Use of Technology and Technology Transfer
  • Training and capacity building.
  • Promote transparency and full stakeholder participation as guiding principles for all aspects of water governance
  • Improve fair competition and accountable implementation of water projects
  • Collaborate on advancing Millennium Development Goals.

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Woman in Civil Engineering


Women in Civil Engineering hosted by Portugal:

Chairwoman: Eng. Civil Cristina Machado -  Chair Bio

Principal activities

  • Establish a Forum for Discussion for Water related topics through industry organizations, governments, NGOs, other professions and civil engineers.
  • Foster Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) policies.
  • Promote Use of Technology and Technology Transfer
  • Training and capacity building.
  • Promote transparency and full stakeholder participation as guiding principles for all aspects of water governance
  • Improve fair competition and accountable implementation of water projects
  • Collaborate on advancing Millennium Development Goals.

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