Catawba Valley (Charlotte, NC) Section
AACE International

The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering

Promoting the Planning and Management of Cost and Schedules

· cost engineering · estimating
· planning and scheduling · project management

(Technical Program / Certification and Professional Engineering Renewal Credits /
Officers and Directors / Toll Free Phone / AACE Scholarship Program /
Links / Why Join AACE International?)

Welcome to the Catawba Valley (Charlotte, North Carolina) Section of AACE International, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering through total cost management, serving the Charlotte, Hickory, and Statesville areas of North Carolina and the Rock Hill / Fort Mill area of South Carolina.


The Catawba Valley (Charlotte, NC) Section offers a diverse program of technical meetings and symposia for engineering and cost management professionals in construction, manufacturing, education, and government.

Technical programs offered by the Catawba Valley (Charlotte, NC) Section of AACE International have been approved by the North Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for PDH license renewal credits.

Regular monthly meetings of the Catawba Valley (Charlotte, NC) Section are held in Charlotte, NC, September through May. Meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month at AECOM, 6201 Fairview Rd., Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28210. For membership information, meeting reservations and to verify meeting dates and locations, contact Bryon Willoughby or Bob Holliman.


All technical programs sponsored by the Catawba Valley (Charlotte, NC) Section of AACE International qualify for PDH credit for Professional Engineering license renewal in North Carolina and also for recertification as a Certified Cost Engineer or Certified Cost Consultant. For information on the AACE International certification programs, contact AACE International at 1265 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505-1876, USA or call 1-800-858-COST (US) or 1-304-296-8444 (other countries)

Catawba Valley Section Officers and Directors

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L to R: Bryon Willoughby, President; Mike Quinn, Past President; Allan Burdett, Director

President - Bryon W. Willoughby, PE CCE,, Willoughby 2000 PLLC
Vice President - Robert "Bob" Holliman, CH2M Hill Inc.
Secretary - Justin Mehaffey, PSP, AREVA Federal Services, LLC
Treasurer - Logan "Vince" Pratt, Zapata Incorporated
Past President - Michael Quinn, CH2M Hill Inc.
Director of Membership - Allan Burdett, AECOM Environment
Director of Scholarships - Frank Kania, Shaw Power Group


For information about AACE International membership, publications, or certification, you may call AACE Headquarters toll free. The telephone number is 1-800-858-COST [2678]. The AACE E- mail address is


Are you an AACE member? If not, consider the following reasons for becoming a member of AACE International, your professional association:

1. To Learn. AACE International provides many learning opportunities. Publications and technical sessions are available covering almost all aspects of your job.

2. To Meet. The opportunity to meet fellow cost professionals can be the most rewarding part of AACE activity. Discussing common problems with others can be very beneficial to both you and your employer.

3. To Grow. AACE membership can increase your self esteem and stimulate personal growth just as an investment can produce monetary growth. Commitment and "interest rate" are key factors in personal growth and development. Becoming certified and keeping your certification valid are specific examples of personal growth aided by AACE activity.

4. To Improve. Enhanced knowledge, skills, and abilities are almost certain to be the result of active AACE involvement. Such improvement can be reflected by greater interpersonal skills, a higher salary, and expanded job opportunities.

5. To Share. AACE membership is not a one-way street. Being able to share your ownexperiences and to help a friend solve a problem you have previously faced and solved can provide very high levels of personal reward and satisfaction.


The advantages of AACE International membership far outweigh the reasons for not joining. Invest in yourself now or later you may regret it.

For membership information, call 1-800-858-COST or send an e-mail message to AACE at


AACE International has a competitive Scholarship program that annually awards Scholarships of $500 to $4000 to students in engineering and/or construction related curricula. Grants are based upon academic performance, extracurricular activities, and an essay. Any student who will be a junior, senior, or graduate student next academic year is eligible. Students attending college or having their primary residence in western North Carolina may contact Frank Kania for more information.


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