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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.