It will be the function of the AACE Board of Directors and the AACE membership to promote and advance the science, technology, art, and terminology of cost engineering and total cost management in support of the objectives stated in Article II of the AACE Constitution. The Technical Board shall function through the authority of the AACE Board, and is responsible for establishing the scope and definition of cost engineering and total cost management, and approving the Association’s technical products. The AACE Board of Directors approves disbursement of funds for technical activities in support of the AACE mission. The Technical Board shall advise and recommend to the AACE Board of Directors the use of funds for activities dedicated to technical objectives.
The Technical Board shall report to the Board of Directors through the Vice President – Technical Board, who shall also serve as an ex-officio member of the Technical Board. The Technical Board shall be comprised of a Chair and a minimum of six but not more than fifteen additional voting members. The Technical Board will be assisted by a Technical Administrator assigned from the Headquarters staff by the Executive Director. The Education Board Chair, Certification Board Chair, and members representing technical subcommittees, task forces, technical product authors and subject matter experts may also serve as ex-officio members of the Technical Board for a specific term.
The chair shall be nominated by a majority of the Technical Board subject to approval by the AACE Board of Directors. The remaining members shall be recommended by the Chair for appointment by the Vice President – Technical Board.
The chair shall appoint Associate Members to assist in support of Technical Board activities. Associate members do not have voting privileges.
The Technical Board may, subject to compliance with the AACE Constitution and Bylaws and the approval of the Board of Directors, develop and adopt any rules, procedures, or methods needed to effectively perform its functions in accordance with the provisions of this charter.
Technical subcommittees and teams that include other personnel from within AACE membership may be appointed by the Technical Board at its discretion for the purpose of performing specialized tasks in furtherance of Technical Board objectives.
The Technical Board will meet in person at least three times per year. One meeting will be in conjunction with the AACE Annual Meeting. The other meeting or meetings will be scheduled at the discretion of the Technical Board, but may be coordinated with the AACE Board and/or other associate board meetings when such scheduling is advantageous to the Association.
The Technical Board is responsible for planning, facilitating the development and maintenance of, promoting, and monitoring Association technical products and activities. Technical products include those needed to establish the technical basis of education and certification programs of the Association and to advance the science and art of cost engineering (for example: recommended practices, TCM Framework, professional practice guides, annual meeting technical program, etc.) Activities encompass documenting, maintaining, and facilitating development of technical products. It shall also recommend to the AACE Board the use of funds for activities dedicated to technical objectives.
The Technical Board will monitor technical documents, developments, and activities outside of AACE and if deemed advantageous, with approval of the AACE Board, will work cooperatively with industry and other professional organizations on technical products and activities related to cost engineering.
The Technical Board will support the development of the AACE Annual Meeting technical program. The Technical Board will be a primary resource for review of technical materials for AACE International.
The Chair shall convene the Technical Board and preside over such meetings. The Chair shall be responsible for nomination of Board members; making any task assignments, interfacing with the Board of Directors , Headquarters staff, and other boards and committees, and establishing and reporting the goals and accomplishments of AACE to the Vice President – Technical Board and the AACE Board. The members shall attend Technical Board meetings, perform tasks assigned by the Chair, and review and provide input to AACE technical products and activities. The Technical Administrator shall maintain Technical Board records and provide day-to-day contact with the Headquarters staff on the implementation and support of technical products and activities.
The Chair shall appoint a representative from the Technical Board to serve as a member of the Certification Examination Advisory Group (CEAG). The individual must be certified as a CCP.
The Technical Board will maintain the Plan for Technical Development. This is the strategic planning document which describes both short- and long-range AACE technical development goals and programs. The Technical Board may propose changes to this plan at any time, but all changes must be approved by the Board of Directors.
By October 1 each year the Technical Board will submit a plan and budget for the following year to the Board of Directors. This one year plan, when approved by the Board of Directors, becomes the basis for technical programs and expenditures for the coming year.
Members of the Technical Board shall be members in good standing of AACE. They must be willing and able to carry out the obligations of the office. The Chair shall serve with the approval of the Board of Directors. The Chair and members shall be annual one year terms of office and shall be eligible to serve any number of successive terms to which they are appointed.
Policies and procedures for acceptance of primary technical products will be established and documented by the Technical Board and included in the AACE Organizational Manual, upon approval by the AACE Board of Directors.