We are pleased to inform about the publication of the article titled "Beyond Total Cost Management to Systemic Value Management: transformational trends and a research manifesto for an evolving discipline" in the prestigious magazine "Sustainability".
An important document on the meaning and value of TCM and what this discipline may become in the future.
Here below the abstract of the article that can be downloaded directly from the Sustainability website:

"Total cost management (TCM) has developed as a systematic approach to managing resources, costs, profitability, and risks throughout the lifecycle of any enterprise, program, facility, project, product or service. However, a number of trends are today creating a new socio-technical scenario, characterized by increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA), which is affecting the strategic scope and applicative dimensions of TCM. A logic of sustainability and multi-stakeholder value is increasingly required to account for the competing and multi-dimensional needs of customers, employees, partners, and large stakeholder ecosystems. This article presents a review of cross-disciplinary literature and the use of authors’ engagement and consolidated expertise in the field to drive a group model building process aimed to design a conceptual framework and a research manifesto for the evolving TCM discipline. The study provides a classification of nine major trends and evaluates the impact of those trends on a number of TCM dimensions. Next, a research agenda is showed, including nine trajectories for scholars and practitioners engaged to support the evolution of TCM towards a new idea of systemic value management (SVM). The study advances the current knowledge on value-based and sustainable approaches to management and offers to experts and practitioners a basis to implement innovative development projects in the field of TCM."

With deep sadness in our hearts, we inform all AICE friends that Mario Fiorelli passed away this morning, 11 June 2022.
There are no words to express the pain we feel and the profound emptiness this event leaves in our lives.
I met Mario more than 30 years ago and since then he has been a constant presence, both from a professional and a human point of view.
Mario has always accompanied me with his ideas, his energy and his way of being and living. He was a point of reference, a friend.
And he will always be.
Since 2012 Mario had joined the AICE board of directors and in the last term he held the position of Vice President.
We owe him the AICE 2.0 project which has deeply characterized the identity of the association since 2015.
Re-elected to the board of directors last December, he was confirmed in his role as Vice President and appointed President of the Certification Commission.
Thanks Mario!

Emanuele Banchi, President of AICE


AICE and RICS Italia, together with the main associative and academic institutions, introduce the ICMS - pdf International Construction Measurement Standards (4.48 MB)  to the Italian construction sector.

The spread of ICMS in Italy will allow greater transparency in the measurement of the costs of individual projects, from their conception to their finished product with actual benefits in terms of financial and operational management. This is a fundamental job to make the Italian construction sector more competitive and transparent and to standardize it for the most advanced international markets.

The project will be formally launched in the Italian market during the AICE event titled: "RECOVERY PLAN: PROJECT SET UP AND MANAGEMENT - A reference proposal from those who implement the projects!" ( to be held on February 5th, 2021.

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Venerdì scorso, 7 febbraio 2020, a Bruxelles si è tenuta una riunione di presentazione dello "International Construction Measurement Standard" (ICMS - La struttura ed i vantaggi dello standard sono stati portati all'attenzione della Comunità Europea e dei suoi principali stakeholders.

La coalizione coinvolge circa una cinquantina di associazioni (tra cui AICE) che stanno lavorando da qualche anno per la produzione di un documento completo ed equilibrato finalizzato a rendere omogenea la presentazione dei costi di costruzione di qualsiasi asset.

Come preannunciato a novembre durante l'incontro dei delegati ICEC della regione 2 e durante la Giornata AICE, stiamo avviando un progetto congiunto con RICS per introdurre efficacemente lo standard ICMS in Italia. Si tratta non solo di tradurre il testo dello standard in Italiano, ma anche di corredarlo degli strumenti di interpretazione e lettura necessari per renderlo "praticabile" nel nostro paese.

L'iniziativa è coordinata da AICE e RICS e vede coinvolti anche diversi enti ed aziende per poter sviluppare un progetto corale che tenga conto  delle diverse sfaccettature della realtà italiana.

Pubblichiamo sullo standard ICMS un contributo di Francesco Solustri, delegato rappresentante AICE presso la coalizione: ICMS seconda edizione: cosa cambia

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