What is the ICPMA?
ICPMA is a unique worldwide organisation that spreads best practice in construction and project management throughout its membership. Set up in 2003, it is a modern and dynamic forum, providing opportunities to network with other professionals and academics and to engage in new business and research on a global basis. Each member pays a nominal membership fee but is encouraged to contribute to the ICPMA by actively providing current news, papers on new initiatives, or speaking at conferences and seminars.
The ICPMA is run by volunteers who are passionate about improving our cities, infrastructure and environment in ways which are more effective, efficient, and that safeguard our planet. The ICPMA wishes to ensure that all of those joining our professions realise and grasp the potential they have to improve the lives of future generations.
People who believe that working together makes all of us more effective
Processes fostering co‐operation instead of confrontation
Contracts fair, clean and simple, contract management in mutual respect
Costs transparent and competitive, reasonable profit for all
Quality as our primary goal at a price that is acceptable to all
Life cycle, sustainable projects, designed with all phases in mind
Challenges identified and solved with joint responsibility
These seven principles combine to create “the better way” process, which should bring intellectual and
financial benefits for all – less costs; better quality; delivery on time; and joint success.
The ICPMA has appointed a Council on Principles, comprising Wilhelm Reismann (Chair), Virginia Borkoski,
Louis Gunnigan and Arnd Wittchen, to promote the initiative. Please email for further details of how to