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Consulting Engineers to play collective role for Construction Industry

Association of Consulting Engineers of Pakistan (ACEP) held an inaugural ceremony of its new office bringing together structural engineers and consultants to talk on the collective role they have to play to further Pakistan’s construction industry.

Engr Javed Salim Qureshi, Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council, the chief guest at the event promised to protect the right of engineers regarding matters such as sales tax, foreign consultants, and implant of non-engineers in engineering posts & status of diploma holders. He also instigated changes he brought forward during his tenure and how Pakistan Engineering Council has been transformed into a vibrant, friendly & one window operation service for engineers. He plans to start an Engineers Bank for the welfare of engineering fraternity.

ACEP was founded in 1989 to promote advancement of the profession of Consulting Engineers in Pakistan, disseminate engineering knowledge amongst members, foster ethical practices in engineering services sector and promote fraternity between public and private sectors. ACEP now has 120 members with its head office at Karachi and chapter offices at Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar.

The Association of Consulting Engineers Pakistan (ACEP) was founded in 1989 as a registered non-profit society to promote advancement of the profession of Consulting Engineers in Pakistan, disseminate engineering knowledge amongst members, foster ethical practices in engineering services sector and promote fraternity between public and private sectors. ACEP now has 120 members with its head office at Karachi and chapter offices at Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar.

ACEP is a representative body of consulting engineers in Pakistan and is the only body of consulting profession recognized by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) as the most representative body and represents Pakistan as international level, being also the only member of International Federation of National Association of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

ACEP protects the right of Consultants and provides a neutral forum to take up issues with Government and International Agencies to enhance the working relationship between these organizations and the Consultants. ACEP also serves as a body to which any Government agency can seek help or assistance in developing policies and legislation that is required to be passed through parliament and other legislative bodies.

ACEP Members provide services in variety of disciplines, some of them are strong in a particular discipline while the large ones are multi-disciplinary companies. If need be there can be combinations or consortiums of consulting houses to fulfill the needs of a client to his entire satisfaction. Many of them have worked as a partner in a joint venture at home and abroad. In fact ACEP Members are capable professionals to work with.

ACEP is officiated to FIDIC (International Federation of National Association of Consulting Engineers), ASPAC (The Asia-Pacific Grouping of FIDIC Member Associations) and TCDPAP (Technical Consultancy Development Programme for Asia and the Pacific). Member firms are individually registered with international development financing institutions.

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