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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.

AACE News

Hoshino, Orr, Schumacher Named AACE Fellows

by Jennie Amos | Apr 10, 2019

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AACE International's Board of Directors Names Three Fellows: Hoshino, Orr, and Schumacher

At its regular meeting on April 6, 2019, AACE International named Kenji P. Hoshino, CFCC PSP FAACE, John P. Orr, PSP FAACE, and Hannah E. Schumacher, PSP FAACE Fellows of AACE International.

The status of Fellow is a selective and prestigious honor for each recipient. This membership honor is only given upon a nomination of a minimum of five AACE peers, recommendation of the nomination from the Fellow Admissions Committee, and approval of the Board of Directors in recognition of professional attainment and significant accomplishments in total cost management and AACE International.

Kenji P. Hoshino, CFCC PSP FAACE joined AACE in 1998. He volunteers on the task forces that created the Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) and the Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC) certifications and was grandfathered into each designation as a result of his efforts (PSP in 2004 and CFCC in 2007).  Kenji is a well-respected author/presenter at AACE's Conference & Expo. He is the primary author of all three revisions of AACE's Recommended Practice 29R-03: Forensic Schedule Analysis and is a contributor to three additional RPs: 14R-90: Responsibility and Required Skills for a Project Planning and Scheduling Professional; 25R-03: Estimating Lost Labor Productivity in Construction Claims; and 52R-06: Prospective Time Impact Analysis - As Applied in Construction. Kenji is the Principal Member and Testifying Expert at Project Controls & Forensics, LLC.

John P. Orr, PSP FAACE joined AACE in 2006 and obtained a Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) designation the same year. He has been a member of AACE's Technical Board since 2011 where he is currently the director of conference quality. He is a well-respected author and presenter at AACE's Conference & Expo. He is a contributing author to eight (8) Recommended Practices. John has served the North Florida Section as its President since 2013. He has previously been recognized by AACE with the Charles V. Keane Distinguished Service Award (2017) and the Technical Excellence Award (2018). John is a Senior Scheduler at AECOM.

Hannah E. Schumacher, PSP FAACE joined AACE in 2006 and obtained a Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) designation in 2009. She served on AACE's Certification Board from 2011-2018 where she was the lead member of the PSP Certification Team. She has served in a variety of leadership roles on AACE's Planning & Scheduling Technical Subcommittee since 2008. She is a well-respected author and presenter at AACE's Conference & Expo. Hannah is the primary author of two (2) Recommended Practices: 26R-03: Forensic Schedule Analysis and 49R-06: Identifying the Critical Path. She has been a contributing author to an additional 12 Recommended Practices. Hannah has served as a member of AACE's Women in Project Controls Committee and in a variety of leadership roles in her local section, Arizona, including two terms as president (2010-2012). She has previously been recognized by AACE with the Outstanding Woman in Project Controls Award (2011) and the Technical Excellence Award (2016).

They will receive their official recognition as part of the Awards Luncheon program at the 2019 Conference & Expo.

Congratulations, Kenji, John, and Hannah!

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