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TCM Framework

TCM Framework
Total Cost Management (TCM) is a systematic approach to managing cost throughout the life cycle of any enterprise, program, facility, project, product or service. The TCM Framework®: An Integrated Approach to Portfolio, Program and Project Management is a structured, annotated process map that for the first time explains each practice area of the cost engineering field in the context of its relationship to the other practice areas including allied professions. The digital version TCM Framework® is included in the cost of membership.


Recommended Practices

The AACE International Recommended Practices (RPs) are intended to be the main technical foundation of our educational, and certification products and services. The RPs are a series of documents that contain valuable reference information that has been subject to a rigorous review process and recommended for use by the Technical Board. The digital versions of the RPs are included in the cost of membership.

RP 10S-90: Cost Engineering Terminology is available to the general public free of charge.



Cost Engineering journal & Source

The Cost Engineering journal, a bimonthly professional peer-reviewed journal, is the official technical publication of AACE, the Authority for Total Cost Management. It features an expanded number of best-in-field technical articles. In addition to review by the AACE Review Committee, each technical article has had a rigorous technical review and has been presented at an AACE International Annual Meeting Conference where it receives additional vetting by industry attendees. It is published as both a print version and an online version.

Source, is a digital publication focusing on Association activities and items of interest to the total cost management community. Source is updated as news happens. Users are encouraged to check in daily or weekly to see if new content has been posted or to spend time reviewing and reading articles you may not have had time to work through on a prior visit. Most of the existing features of the prior pdf version of Source will continue to be a part of this new online format.

The Cost Engineering journal and Source magazine can be viewed and read on most currently available e-reader, iPhone and android formats.


Virtual Library

AACE's Virtual Library is a collection of over 5,500 technical articles on virtually every aspect of cost engineering, at your disposal, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members can search our extensive abstract database and immediately retrieve the best techniques and potential solutions to the problems confronting you and your organization. That’s what the AACE Virtual Library offers you, immediate potential solutions to real life problems and opportunities. Access to the Virtual Library and the articles are included with your membership at no additional charge.