WHAT is the AACE Calgary-Chinook Section?
The Chinook–Calgary Section of AACE Canada was founded in 1972. It currently has over 700 members from a wide range of companies in and outside of Alberta. Our members come largely from the oil and gas industry and are involved in all aspects of estimating, cost control, planning, scheduling and project management.
Members of AACEI receive the Cost Engineering Magazine, a discount on books and publications from AACEI Headquarters and access to contents on the AACEI website. A Calgary-Chinook Newsletter is also issued regularly and local members are encouraged to submit articles or notices for publication.
Since 1956, AACE International has been the leading-edge professional society for cost estimators, cost engineers, schedulers project managers, and project control specialists. If you are not a member read on to learn what AACE can do for you.
WHAT an AACEI Membership can do for you?
Cost Engineering Journal – the monthly international journal of cost estimation, cost/schedule control, and project management read by cost professionals around the world to get the most up-to-date information about the profession.
Education – improve your professional expertise and technical skills at AACE educational seminars, the annual meeting, and through regional and local section meetings.
The Online Bookstore – learn all you need to know through AACE International’s first-rate publications that cover key industry-related issues of the cost and project management profession. Purchase Recommended Practices and Standards, PPG’s, Transactions, and all the leading professional estimating books at substantial discounts.
Library – AACE International members receive FREE access to the world’s largest library of cost estimating, cost/schedule control, and project management literature through interlibrary loans, literature searches, and referrals.
Online Information – our website includes a wealth of information. Members have access to Cost Engineering Journal, references for over 8,000 technical publications, a fully searchable database covering thousands of technical books and papers, updates to latest Recommended Practices and Standards, and much more.
Executive Search and Employment – find a job in cost/project management through AACE’s employment referral service, resume database, or through an advertisement of your services in Cost Engineering Journal, or on our website.
Professional Development – increase your knowledge and professional expertise by joining one of AACE’s many technical committees, subcommittees, and special interest groups (SIGs) in their effort to develop new and improved techniques for the profession and in standardizing the practice of total cost management.
Certification – AACE has been certifying individuals as Certified Cost Consultants (CCC)/Certified Cost Engineers (CCE) since 1976, Interim Cost Consultants (ICC) since 2000, Planning & Scheduling Professionals (PSP) since 2004, and Earned Value Professionals (EVP) since 2005. At the 2007 Annual Meeting, AACE holds its first public offering of the Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC). AACE is also working diligently to create the Certified Portfolio, Program, & Project Management Manager (C3PM) and the Certified Estimating Professional (CEP). Accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), CCE and CCC are the only internationally-recognized certifications for cost management professionals.
To find out more about becoming a member of AACEI visit the Membership page of the AACE International website.