|February 5, 2014
Happy New Year! —The first issue of the 2014 Source magazine is posted and ready for viewing. Click: here to take a look.
It’s Time To Vote—AACE members are reminded to vote in the annual board election. See page 9 for our list of, “Voting Tips.” Voting ends at 4 p.m. on March 15. Candidate bios, goals and photos are featured in this issue of Source. Members can vote by visiting: https://eballot4.votenet.com/aacei.
President’s Message—AACE President john Ciccarelli, PE CCP PSP, uses his “President’s Message” to encourage members to take advantage of AACE new member recruitment tools as he challenges members to recruit new members and move AACE toward its goal of reaching and surpassing the 10,000 member target. See pages 41-43 for an updated list of Corporate and Organizational Member Program (COMP) members to see if your company is developing the skills of their TCM employees through AACE membership.
New in 2014—This issue of Source includes a bonus technical article in addition to what members receive bi-monthly in the Cost Engineering journal. AACE has a wealth of technical articles on total cost management subjects and top papers from each Annual Meeting are considered for publication in the CE journal. See the back cover of this issue for a list of technical content planned for the March/April CE journal.
Are you an AACE member? Members receive both the Source and CE journal as member benefits. In addition, members have access to free downloads from the AACE virtual library, a searchable online database of TCM technical content and more.
On the Calendar—The Western Winter Workshop is set for March 13-16. The 2013 Emerging Leaders Conference was a success. Plan now for the 2014 AACE Annual Meeting, June 15-18, in New Orleans, and the TCM Conference Nov 12-13 in Bangkok, Thailand. See other “Coming Events” on page 57.
Retirements—The new year will be a year of change for AACE headquarters as three management team members have announced their plans to retire. This issue recaps the almost quarter century career of Finance Manager Carol Rogers who will retire at the end of March. The April issue will highlight the 34 year career of Charla Miller, Staff Director Administration and Education. She will retire in May. Just past the midyear, Executive Director Dennis Stork will retire. A search committee is working to name a new executive director by May.
Sound Affects Video—In this issue, watch a video TED Talk Outside the Box presentation titled, “The Four Ways Sound Affects Us.” This is the first of a short series of TED Talks about the affects of sound in our lives and work environments.
Check Out This Issue for another “Women in Project Controls” features, as well as a “Young Professional in Cost Engineering” profile. This month’s Young Professional has also been named to ENR California’s “Top 20 Under 40” list. See pages 23 through 26 for all the details.
AACE Section News—Eight AACE Sections update you on recent technical programs sponsored at the section level in the US and internationally. These networking opportunities are another benefit of AACE membership. Atlanta members heard about, “The Basics of EVM.” East Tennessee’s program was on, “Application of Monte Carlo Simulation to Cost Estimating.” The Houston Gulf Coast Section donated to the Houston Food Bank. Montreal members heard about, “Revisiting Design and Schedule at the Romaine-3 Powerhouse for Sequencing Optimization.” North Florida members learned from the first ever “Live Certification Webinar.” Seattle members heard about, “Managing Risk and Contingency From the Earliest Stages of Capital Planning.” Read about Southern California’s 2013 Fall Symposium and annual holiday gathering. Finally, at the international level, South India members participated in a two-day workshop on, “Scheduling Best Practices and ANSI 748 Compliant Planning and Control Systems.”
Coming in the April Issue—Returning in the April Source issue will be the Certification News column. As AACE has transitioned its specialty certification program to an on-demand computer-based testing set up, the Certification Board will keep you updated on continuing changes and improvements.
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