Cost Cafe’

The Cost Café is now open!

Grab a drink, take a 15-minute break (or maybe an hour), relax and join us at the Cost Café. We are starting a new series for cost professionals everywhere. Discussing, debating, and enjoying all things cost engineering. For updates become a free member on the Society of Cost Engineers website, and follow Society of Cost Engineers on LinkedIn for updates.

Episode 16

A return to the Sponsor Series Hypernomics Edition.  In this episode you will get an opportunity to see how their system works with a live demo.


Episode 15

Episode 15 is a slight change from our format.  In this episode you can learn about one of our sponsor’s solutions.  This episode focuses on Hypernomics.

MEE4D Intro – YouTube

Episode 14

Today we are sharing a very informative video. This video was created by one of our great sponsors Doug Howarth from Hypernomics.

Doug Howarth – ICEAA Presentation – 2023 – “CSI EU” – YouTube

Episode 13

This month we had Unison present as part of the Society’s Sponsor Series.  The topic is agile software estimating.  Watch it here.



Episode 12

As part of our Sponsor Series, Liam Barbary presented Benchmark-Consulting Global’s capabilities and what is needed to do a good Cost and Sustainability calculation.  Watch it here.


Episode 11

April 26, 2023 the Society of Cost Engineers hosted to discuss when “Sustainability meets Profitability”.


Episode 10

February 24, 2023 Gary Cokins hosted Liam Barbary from Benchmark-Consulting Global to discuss the pitfalls to avoid when modeling both Carbon Footprint and Costs.  If you missed the webcast live, we’ve captured it here for you.  (Sorry about the slow introduction)

Society of Cost Engineers Pitfalls – YouTube


Episode 9

On November 8th our Sponsor Makersite co-hosted a webcast on Digital Twins and Should Costing.  The conversation was fantastic and very informative.  If you didn’t see the webcast live, please take a moment to view it here.

Digital Twins and Should Costing | Society of Cost Engineers – YouTube

Episode 8

September 14, we held a join webcast with our sponsor Galorath.  The topic for this webcast was Cost vs Price.  Please click on the link below and catchup if you missed it.

Episode 7

This Episode is a joint Zoom panel call conducted with Galorath.  The topic is Six Predictions & Insights for 2022: How Covid will affect supply chain, programs and project.  We were very happy to act as the moderator.

Episode 6

In this Episode Tim Root interviews Maggie Friedemann.  We hope you enjoy this video.

Maggie Friedemann Interview – YouTube

Episode 5

In this episode David Jones, a good friend of the Society, speaks with the new host, Tim Root, about his career in Cost Engineering.  If you’d like to suggest topics or participate in an upcoming episode, please use the comment section to let us now.

(147) Cost Café – David Jones – YouTube

Episode 4

Episode 4 of the Cost Cafe’ comes to us as a discussion with Mr. Tim Root.  Tim is a current member and a volunteer to assist in the growth of the Society of Cost Engineers.



Episode 3

Episode 3 of the Cost Cafe’ has Liam Barbaryfrom Benchmark.  In this episode of The Cost Café, Liam talks about should cost modelling, managing relationships in open book costing, and the importance of carbon costing for transparency in value chain analysis within the packaging industry.

Episode 2

In episode 2 of the Cost Café Douglas T Hicks talks about the difference between cost and price, how to set your price, and the importance of the model in costing.

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Episode 1


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