AACE International

AACE International Awards Application

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General Information
AACE International recognizes its award winners at its Conference & Expo.  It is through such outstanding ability, service, and dedication displayed by our members that AACE International is able to continue to be the strong organization that it is. 

An individual should not complete their own application - or be involved in an application being completed on their behalf.

No current member of the AACE International Board of Directors, the Awards Committee, or Headquarters staff is eligible to receive AACE awards. 

Applications must be submitted by April 1 for consideration for the current year.  Any applications received after April 1 will be considered for the subsequent year.
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Award Type
Please complete your responses to the following questions to the best of your knowledge without involving the individual for whom you are completing this application.
Award Descriptions

Lifetime Achievement Award: The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals who have served the Association on multiple occasions in a variety of capacities. Candidates shall have made significant and specific contributions to the growth and enhancement of the cost engineering professional and TCM. Minimum requirements are: a.) Membership in AACE International for twenty (20) years, preferably twenty five (25) years; b.) previous service to AACE as a member of the Board of Directors or as an active member of one or more Associate Board; c.) previously been recognized having received two or more of the following: Award of Merit, Brian D. Dunfield Educational Service Award, Keane Distinguished Service Award, Honorary Life Membership, O.T. Zimmerman Founder’s Award, or the TCM Excellence Award; and d.) must be a Fellow of AACE. It is the highest award AACE bestows on an individual. Membership in AACE is required.


Honorary Life Membership: Honorary Life Membership is given upon the unanimous approval of the AACE International Board of Directors to those individuals who have served the Association on the local and international levels in a variety of capacities.  Minimum requirements are: Membership in AACE for twenty-five (25) or more consecutive years.  Candidates shall have attained the status of Fellow of AACE.  IN addition, candidates shall have distinguished service in two (2) or more of the following functions: a.) Served on the AACE International Board of Directors; b.) Served as a member of an Associate Board, task force, standing, and/or ad hoc committee; c.) Presented two (2) or more technical papers at the Conference & Expo (formerly Annual Meeting), Section meetings, AACE seminars, or to other professional societies; or d.) Engaged as a full-or part-time instructor teaching in total cost management subject areas.  Membership in AACE is required.


Industry Appreciation Award: The Industry Appreciation Award is presented to a company or organization that have rendered exceptional support to the total cost management or cost engineering profession and to AACE International’s aims and objectives.  This is the only award AACE bestows on a company/organization.  This Award is not based on recognition of financial contributions to AACE.  The employers of members of the sitting Awards Committee and the sitting Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination or receipt of this Award. Other professional associations as either complimentary to or in competition with AACE are not eligible for receipt of this Award.


Award of Merit: The recipient of the Award of Merit will be selected by a majority vote of the members of the Awards Committee, based on evaluation of suitable nomination submissions and judgements of relative merit of the various nominated candidates.  To be considered for this Award, candidates must receive a minimum of three independent nominations.  Candidates who are members of AACE must have ten (10) years minimum active participation in AACE and non-members must have a minimum of ten (10) years active service within the cost engineering industry.  All nominations must be submitted in writing and accompanied by  detailed evidence of the contribution by the nominee(s), together with suitable statements regarding the timeliness and importance of the achievement.   Although significant contributions to the advancement of cost engineering and the precepts of TCM are often the result of a joint effort by multiple individuals, not more than two (2) individuals may be recognized for a particularly significant joint contribution.  If it is not possible to limit the awardees to two individuals, the Award will not be made for the group effort.   The recipient(s) need not be a member of AACE International.


O. T. Zimmerman Founder’s Award: Formerly the Award of Recognition, this award was created by the AACE International Board of Directors in 1995.  Candidates must be a member in good standing of AACE with a minimum of ten (10) years of continuous active participation in AACE activities. The O.T. Zimmerman Founders' Award is given in recognition of significant continuous achievement and contributions by a member at large, who has been instrumental in the development of policies, practices, procedures, and products directed to the advancement of the precepts of TCM and AACE International. The activities of the candidate shall be in direct support of the Board of Directors, one of AACE's Associate Boards, or an executive-level committee (such as the Constitution & Bylaws Committee, Ethics Committee, Fellow Admissions Committee, etc.), or other similar efforts supporting the overall functions and activities of AACE International. Membership in AACE is required.


TCM Excellence Award: The TCM Excellence Award is given to members in recognition of their contributions to AACE through a Technical Subcommittee or SIG, or by a member at large, who has been instrumental in the development of technical products such as Recommended Practices, Professional Practice Guides, Cost Engineers' Notebook, or other technical writings directed to the advancement of the precepts of TCM.  Membership in AACE is required.


Brian D. Dunfield Educational Service Award: The Brian D. Dunfield Educational Service Award is given in recognition of continuous and significant contributions through educational programs directed to the advancement of TCM. Membership in AACE is required.


Charles V. Keane Award Section Service: Candidates for consideration to receive this Award must have been an active member of an AACE Section, or Sections, for a minimum of five (5) years continuous engagement in Section leadership in a Section that has continuously achieved or exceeded Section Minimum Standards, grown in membership and contributed to the furtherance of the precepts of TCM.  Membership in AACE is required.


Outstanding Rising Professional: The Rising Professional Award is given to a rising professional – with ten (10) or fewer years of experience in the field of total cost management in recognition of their contributions made to the profession.  Membership in AACE is required.


Outstanding Woman in AACE International: The Outstanding Woman in AACE International is to honor a woman who has achieved success through significant accomplishments in the industry and within AACE International. The candidate shall have chosen a career path that is focused on the advancement of AACE's precepts of TCM.  Membership in AACE is required.




FYI: Nominations for AACE Fellow require a separate process and application which can be found on underlined links.



Disclaimer: AACE reserves the right to move a nomination from the submitted category to another that better reflects the candidate’s service or accomplishments.

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Supporting Information
Please complete your responses to the following questions to the best of your knowledge without involving the individual for whom you are completing this application.

Involvement in Professional Organizations
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Promoting Total Cost Management
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Professional Contributions
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Awards and Recognition
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Agreement and Submittal
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