About Us

About AACE


Who We Are

With 7,000 members in 100 countries, AACE International has been serving the total cost management community since 1956. We are committed to the constructive exchange of ideas between members, development of technical guidance and quality education and recognition of subject matter experts. Our members work in a variety of disciplines and across all industries.

For over 40 years AACE has been certifying individuals. We offer the following certifications: Certified Cost Professional (CCP), Certified Cost Technician (CCT), Certified Estimating Professional (CEP), Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC), Earned Value Professional (EVP), Decision and Risk Management Professional (DRMP), Certified Scheduling Technician (CST) and Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP). AACE’s CCP, CCT, CEP, CST, EVP, and PSP certifications are independently accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.

What Does "AACE" Stand For?

The legal name since 1992 is AACE International. In 1956 the organization was established as the American Association of Cost Engineers. While you may have seen that “AACE” stands for the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, this is only a statement that encompasses the work of the Association, not a legal name.

Our Vision

To be the gathering place and source of thought leadership for professionals who drive successful project and program delivery.

Our Mission

AACE members drive projects to complete on time, on cost, and meet investment and operational goals. We arm our members with the technical tools and expertise to support successful projects and programs.


Virginia Tech Survey - Feedback Requested

by Jennie Amos | Dec 11, 2018

VirginiaTechSurveyOur research team at Virginia Tech is investigating the importance of cost estimation and Cross Laminated Timbers (CLTs), which are a new structural building material being researched by our Department of Sustainable Biomaterials. Cross laminated timbers are “a prefabricated engineered wood product made of at least three orthogonal layers of graded sawn lumber or structural composite lumber that are laminated by gluing with structural adhesives.” (ANSI/APA PRG 320-2018) They are meant to be used as the primary load-bearing material in floors, walls, and roof systems that has been used for structures as tall as 18 stories.

As this material is a relatively recent development, there does not exist a simple method of estimating the cost of its use nor comparing it to the cost of other structural materials. This survey is meant to discover if this is a significant barrier to the use of cross laminated timbers in the building construction industry. We would like to understand your perceptions of cost estimation and this new material. No previous experience or knowledge of either cost estimation or cross laminated timbers is necessary to respond. Our hope is to develop tools to assist the building construction industry and provide a new option for professionals like yourself.

Below you will find the link to the survey. The survey contains 26 questions and should take approximately 5 minutes. Note, no personally identifying information will be requested and all responses will be confidential. All participants must be over the age of 18.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or  Thank you for your help in this endeavor!

Go here for the survey.

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