The Industry Appreciation Award is presented to a company or organization that have rendered exceptional support to the total cost management or cost engineering profession and to AACE International’s aims and objectives. This is the only award AACE bestows on a company/organization. This Award is not based on recognition of financial contributions to AACE. The employers of members of the sitting Awards Committee and the sitting Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination or receipt of this Award. Other professional associations as either complimentary to or in competition with AACE are not eligible for receipt of this Award.