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Executive Director Transition at AACEI

Charity A. Golden, MBA CIA has assumed responsibilities as Executive Director of AACE...

Turkey Conference 2015

AACE International Releases Call for Papers for Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV and International...


The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering - Southern Africa Section (AACESA), previously known as the Cost Engineering Association of Southern African (CEASA) and Southern African Project Controls Institute (SAPCI), is the foremost professional project controls and support organization in Southern Africa.

AACESA provides professional support to people and organizations whose work and interests include cost estimating, cost control, planning and scheduling and risk management among others.

What is Cost Engineering?

In your career, you have probably asked or been asked, “What is cost engineering? What does a cost engineer do? What is total cost management (TCM)?”, and so on. AACE International's Recommended Practice 11R-88, Required Skills and Knowledge of Cost Engineering, provides some answers which are excerpted here. Beyond being a guiding document for AACE International’s education and certification developments, 11R-88 is an excellent reference for industry core competency and career model development.