FIG Commission 10 - Construction Economics and Management


"FIG Commission 10 is focusing upon collaborative international standards in this discipline (ICMS), digital construction (incl. BIM) and differing approaches to the financial management of construction around the world."

What we do

For the term 2019-2022 FIG Commission 10 will be working on:


For the full work plan, please visit Work Plan 2019-2022
(Original work plan .pdf-format )

The future of BIM: Digital transformation in the UK construction and infrastructure sector

Insight Paper RICS, July 2020

A new Insight Paper from RICS providing a useful insight into the progression of the BIM movement in the UK.

More information

FIG Working (from home) Week 2020 - Proceedings

May 2020

During the conference days a range of articles highlighting the hot-topics, the ground breaking research, and the hidden gems in the proceedings was published.

Enjoy the article from FIG Commission 10.  Read the article

FIG Working Week 2020 and FIG Commission 10

February 2020

Commission 10 is planning the following sessions:


FIG e-Working Week 2021
20-25 June
- a virtual gathering of surveyors

March  2020

Report to the General Assembly

December 2019


May 2019

Commission 10 at FIG Working Week 2019

October 2018

Commission 10 grant to Young Surveyors - Geo PreVi 2018


More News from FIG Commission 10




Work Plans




Working Groups


Key Documents


Meet the officers

Commission Chair

Mr. Alan G. Muse,  United Kingdom
Contact: FIGCommission10 [at]

Working Group Chairs:

International Construction Measurement Standards (WG 10.1)
Alan Muse
United Kingdom

Digital Construction (WG 10.2)
Mercy T. Iyortyer

Education and Research (WG 1.3)
Professor Anil Sawhney
United States

Delegates and Correspondents:

Each member association has the right to nominate a delegate to each of the ten technical commissions. In addition Affiliates, Academic Members and Corporate Members  are welcome to nominate a correspondent to each commission.

Interested? If you are interested to become a national delegate from your country, please contact your member association. The contact information of national delegates is updates by the FIG office. Any changes in contact information should be sent to the FIG Office.


Construction industry in developing or emerging economies is set to increase by 110% and infrastructure construction by 128%. With this rapid growth the global construction industry presents many opportunities but also has a number of challenges. The role of Quantity Surveyors, or Cost Engineers or Construction Economists is becoming important. Read the publication See Lian Ong, Chair (2015-2018) is chair of the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) Coalition Standards Setting Committee. Their effort has resulted in a successful ICMS standard that was launched in July 2017. This new ICMS standard enables, for the first time, better comparison in order to improve investor confidence and attract more private sector funding. Read more.


Term 2019-2022
Term 2015-2018
Term 2011-2014
Term 2007-2010
Term 2003-2006

Working Groups

Term 2019-2022 
WG 10.1: International Construction Measurement Standards
WG 10.2: Digital Construction
WG 10.3: Education and Research

All working groups


FIG Publications

FIG Pub. no. 71:  FIG Guidance on Professional Competencies

FIG Proceedings

List of FIG Conference Proceedings
FIG Surveyors Reference Library


All events

Reports to General Assembly

Report, May 2020
Report, Hanoi, Vietnam. 2019
Report, Istanbul, Turkey, 2018
Report, Helsinki, Finland, 2017

All reports