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 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, which is responsible for establishing the scope and definition of cost engineering, approving the Association’s technical standards, and approving disbursement of AACE funds for technical purposes. The Technical Board shall recommend to the AACE Board of Directors the utilization of funds for technical activities.
The Technical Board shall report to the Vice President-T/E/C. 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, Vice President-Regions, Vice President-T/E/C, and members representing technical subcommittees, task forces, and technical product authors may also serve as ex-officio members of the Technical Board.
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-T/E/C.
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. Technical activities encompass documenting and maintaining recommended practices, standard approaches and methodologies, common terminology, reference, and facilitating and promoting technical research, development, and publication. It shall also recommend to the AACE Board the utilization of funds for technical purposes.
The Technical Board will monitor technical documents, developments, and activities outside of AACE and, with approval of the AACE Board, will work cooperatively with industry and other technical and professional organizations on technical products and activities related to cost engineering.
The Technical Board will support the President-Elect in 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-T/E/C 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 CCC/CCE.
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 appointed to 2-year terms of office and shall be eligible to serve any number of successive terms to which they are appointed. The terms of service should be staggered so that they do not expire the same year.
Policies and procedures for acceptance of primary technical products (e.g., Recommended Practices and Standards and Professional Practice Guides) will be established and documented by the Technical Board and included in the AACE Organizational Manual, upon approval by the AACE Board of Directors.