|AACE International Activities:
Member of AACE since 1988.
Founded Central PA Section 1990, President
1990-92; Founded Idaho Snake River Section
1996, Section President 1996-98, 1999-
2000; Project and Cost Control Technical
Committee, Chair 1994-1997, Member -
Planning/Scheduling, Estimating, Claims/Dispute Resolution Technical
Committees, and Academic SIG (Chair 2005 to 2010). Member
Marketing/Public Relations Committee 1996-1999. Member
International Marketing 2008-2009. Member of the Education
Board 2003-Present, (Vice Chair 2008-09, Chair 2009 to Present)
Lead editor PSP Study Guide, 1st edition, 2008. Member/Chair Academic
Council (Chair) 2006 - 2009, Recipient of O.T. Zimmerman
Award for Exemplary Current Service and Contribution to the Association
(2006). Recipient of Outstanding SIG Chair – 2010, (Academic
SIG). Member Governance Task Force (2010 to present).
Education/Professional Experience: BS in Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Clarkson University. Pete has over 32 years experience
in Engineering/Construction. He has over 28 years experience
in Planning, Scheduling and Project Controls. Currently -
Project Scheduling and Support Department Manager for POWER
Engineers, Power Delivery Division. Boise State University Construction
Management Industry Advisory Board 1996 – present,
Chair 2000-2002, Co-chair 2005-2012. Member of the Idaho Construction
Management Licensing Task Force - 1997-98.
Goals and Objectives:
Having been a member of AACE for 24 years I have seen
tremendous growth within the organization. Today this growth is
rapidly expanding beyond the original boundaries that our forefathers
of AACE envisioned, including the International Regions. As
a result the association has to provide essential membership support
including the educational, technical, and certification products
that our entire membership can use. As current Chair of the
Education Board, I have had the opportunity to closely work and
communicate with the chairs of the Certification and Technical
Boards. Because of this relationship, it gives me a unique opportunity
to allow the TEC Associate Boards to continue to develop
this synergy. Also, as Chair, I initiated the concept of the International
Scholarship Program that the Ed Board is developing.
I would like to accomplish the following goals and objectives:
- Support the effort and the work of the members of the three Associate Boards.
- Work closely with and facilitate communication between the Associate Boards, the Board of Directors and Headquarters.
- Assist the Associate Boards to continue the alignment of the Technical and Educational material and the TCM Framework so that all material is on the same platform.
- Ensure all three Associate Boards fully understand and support the International aspect of AACE.
- Expand the awareness of our TEC products to university programs in the US, Canada and Internationally.
- Work with our TEC Associate Boards to facilitate communication, interaction and support with Regions.
||AACE International Activities: Donald holds a 1984 M.E. degree in
Civil Engineering, Construction Management
from Texas A&M University. He received
his BS degree in Mechanical
Engineering in 1979, also from Texas A&M.
He became an AACE Fellow in 2005; certifiedd
as a Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) in 2005 and
as a Certified Cost Engineer (CCE) in 1986. He has been a Registered
Professional Engineer in Texas since 1989. Donald has more
than 25 years experience in the analysis of complex changes, delays,
claims and dispute resolution on a wide variety of engineering
and construction projects. Currently as Executive Director,
Claims Management in Fluor’s Law Department, Donald is responsible
for working with business units and project teams in the prevention
and resolution of claims and disputes. He as exxtensive
experience in evaluating contractual and technical issues that
form the basis of cost and schedule damages claims.
With Fluor, Donald oversees the management of significant claims
activities on behalf of Fluor’s Corporate Claims Management
Group on EPC/Design‐Build projects. These projects have involved
design and construction of power plants, US embassies,
transportation systems, petrochemical and refining facilities
worldwide. Donald interfaces with inside and outside counsel
and claims consultants to ensure timely and efficient resolution
of potential disputes via mediation, arbitration or litigation. He
has developed and presented training on a variety of topics over
Goals and Objectives:
My goals for the TEC position is to ensure that:
This can only be done by ensuring that the Technical, Education, and Certification Boards are working in concert towards a common goal of ensuring the profession is constantly being pushed to achieve higher standards.
- The Technical Board sets the minimum standards by which those in our profession hold themselves to.
- The Technical Board identifies the minimum standards and framework of knowledge that we should establish as our Certification Criteria.
- The Education Board develops and publishes hight quality materials to aid those seeking to refresh their learning and experience in order to sit for our certifications.
- The Education Board promotes the knowledge of the benefits of AACE membership and its products within Colleges and Universities so that the profession may continually refresh with the best and brightest graduates.
- The Certification Board develops high quality certification tests that enable AACE to continue to lead in the promotion and acceptance of well qualified and technically competent cost engineering professionals.
- The Certification Board develops programs that ensure that those who are AACE certifed maintain their certifications to the high standard that the profession demands.