Recommended Practices

RPs


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.

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Published Recommended Practices

ID TITLE REV. DATE
10S-90 Cost Engineering Terminology
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2017/06/06
11R-88 Required Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering
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2013/06/18
13S-90 Recommended Method for Determining Building Area
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1990/11/01
14R-90 Responsibility and Required Skills for a Project Planning and Scheduling Professional
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2006/09/19
15R-81 Profitability Methods
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2008/07/16
16R-90 Conducting Technical and Economic Evaluations – As Applied for the Process and Utility Industries
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1991/04/01
17R-97 Cost Estimate Classification System
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2011/11/29
18R-97 Cost Estimate Classification System – As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction for the Process Industries
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2016/03/01
19R-97 Estimate Preparation Costs in the Process Industries
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1998/06/19
20R-98 Project Code of Accounts
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2003/01/27
21R-98 Project Code of Accounts – As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction for the Process Industries
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2003/01/27
22R-01 Direct Labor Productivity Measurement - As Applied in Construction and Major Maintenance Projects
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2004/04/26
23R-02 Identification of Activities
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2007/05/03
24R-03 Developing Activity Logic
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2004/03/26
25R-03 Estimating Lost Labor Productivity in Construction Claims
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2004/04/13
27R-03 Schedule Classification System
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2010/11/12
28R-03 Developing Location Factors by Factoring – As Applied in Architecture, Engineering, Procurement, and Construction
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2006/10/19
29R-03 Forensic Schedule Analysis
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2011/04/25
30R-03 Implementing Project Constructability
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2009/05/20
31R-03 Reviewing, Validating, and Documenting the Estimate
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2009/05/12
32R-04 Determining Activity Durations
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2012/01/14
33R-15 Developing the Project Work Breakdown Structure
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2016/03/01
34R-05 Basis of Estimate
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2014/05/02
35R-09 Development of Cost Estimate Plans – As Applied for the Building and General Construction Industries
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2015/02/14
36R-08 Development of Cost Estimate Plans – As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction for the Process Industries
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2015/02/14
37R-06 Schedule Levels of Detail—As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction
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2010/03/20
38R-06 Documenting the Schedule Basis
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2009/06/18
39R-06 Project Planning – As Applied in Engineering and Construction for Capital Projects
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2011/12/08
40R-08 Contingency Estimating – General Principles
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2008/06/25
41R-08 Risk Analysis and Contingency Determination Using Range Estimating
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2008/10/27
42R-08 Risk Analysis and Contingency Determination Using Parametric Estimating
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2011/05/26
43R-08 Risk Analysis and Contingency Determination Using Parametric Estimating – Example Models as Applied for the Process Industries
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2011/12/28
44R-08 Risk Analysis and Contingency Determination Using Expected Value
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2012/12/04
45R-08 Scheduling Claims Protection Methods
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2009/06/01
46R-11 Required Skills and Knowledge of Project Cost Estimating
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2013/01/16
47R-11 Cost Estimate Classification System – As Applied in the Mining and Mineral Processing Industries
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2012/07/06
48R-06 Schedule Constructability Review
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2009/08/28
49R-06 Identifying the Critical Path
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2010/03/05
52R-06 Prospective Time Impact Analysis – As Applied in Construction
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2017/05/04
53R-06 Schedule Update Review – As Applied In Engineering, Procurement and Construction
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2008/08/14
54R-07 Recovery Scheduling—As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction
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2010/11/19
55R-09 Analyzing S-Curves
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2010/11/10
56R-08 Cost Estimate Classification System – As Applied for the Building and General Construction Industries
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2012/12/05
57R-09 Integrated Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis Using Monte Carlo Simulation of a CPM Model
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2011/06/18
58R-10 Escalation Estimating Principles and Methods Using Indices
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2011/05/25
59R-10 Development of Factored Cost Estimates – As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction for the Process Industries
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2011/06/18
60R-10 Developing the Project Controls Plan
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2011/12/21
61R-10 Schedule Design – As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction
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2013/10/11
62R-11 Risk Assessment: Identification and Qualitative Analysis
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2012/05/11
63R-11 Risk Treatment
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2012/08/23
64R-11 CPM Schedule Risk Modeling and Analysis: Special Considerations
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2012/05/02
65R-11 Integrated Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis and Contingency Determination Using Expected Value
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2012/05/02
66R-11 Selecting Probability Distribution Functions for use in Cost and Schedule Risk Simulation Models
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2012/08/24
67R-11 Contract Risk Allocation – As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction
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2014/01/14
68R-11 Escalation Estimating Using Indices and Monte Carlo Simulation
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2012/05/02
69R-12 Cost Estimate Classification System – As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction for the Hydropower Industry
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2013/01/25
70R-12 Principles of Schedule Contingency Management – As Applied in Engineering, Procurement and Construction
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2013/10/16
71R-12 Required Skills and Knowledge of Decision and Risk Management
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2013/06/17
72R-12 Developing a Project Risk Management Plan
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2013/04/25
73R-13 Establishing Labor Productivity Norms
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2014/01/14
74R-13 Basis of Estimate - As Applied for the Software Services Industries
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2014/04/02
75R-13 Schedule and Cost Reserves within the Framework of ANSI EIA-748
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2014/10/24
77R-15 Quality Control/Quality Assurance for Risk Management
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2016/06/03
78R-13 Original Baseline Schedule Review - As Applied in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction
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2014/10/23
79R-13 Level of Effort Planning and Execution on Earned Value Projects - Within the Framework of ANSI EIA-748
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2014/10/24
80R-13 Estimate at Completion (EAC)
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2014/11/11
81R-13 Required Skills and Knowledge of Earned Value Management
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2014/05/01
82R-13 Earned Value Management (EVM) Overview and Recommended Practices Consistent with EIA-748-C
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2017/05/04
83R-13 Organizational Breakdown Structure and Responsibility Assignment Matrix
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2014/05/01
84R-13 Planning and Accounting for Adverse Weather
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2015/09/15
85R-14 Use of Decision Trees in Decision Making
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2014/11/14
86R-14 Variance Analysis and Reporting
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2015/10/19
87R-14 Cost Estimate Classification System - As Applied for the Petroleum Exploration and Production Industry
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2015/03/10
 88R-15 Tracking the Procurement Process using a CPM Schedule – As Applied in Construction
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 2016/12/28


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