The Brian D. Dunfield Educational Service Award publicly recognizes and honors the educational teaching achievements, over an extended period of time, by an individual who is a member of the cost engineering professional community. The recipient must have advanced the skills and knowledge of cost engineering through teaching, writing, editing, and/or publishing educational materials used to train and educate present and future cost professionals.
The award was established and endowed in 1998 by Mr. Dunfield (1928 - 2008), a past AACE President and first chair of the AACE Education Board. Mr. Dunfield believed in the value of education to enrich cost engineering knowledge through both university programs and continuing education.
This award is selected by the AACE International Education Board and presented annually.