Catawba Valley (Charlotte, NC) Section
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
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.
TECHNICAL MEETINGS AND SYMPOSIA
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
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
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDIT FOR ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS AND
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
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
Catawba Valley Section Officers and Directors
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,
Director of Scholarships - Frank Kania, Shaw Power Group
CONTACT AACE INTERNATIONAL TOLL FREE!
For information about AACE International membership, publications,
you may call AACE Headquarters toll free. The telephone number is
1-800-858-COST . The AACE E-
mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN AACE?
Are you an AACE member? If not, consider the following reasons for
AACE International, your professional association:
1. To Learn. AACE
International provides many learning opportunities. Publications and
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
AACE activity. Discussing common problems with others can be very
beneficial to both
3. To Grow. AACE membership
can increase your self esteem and stimulate personal
as an investment can produce monetary growth. Commitment and "interest
rate" are key
in personal growth and development. Becoming certified and keeping your
specific examples of personal growth aided by AACE activity.
4. To Improve. Enhanced
knowledge, skills, and abilities are almost certain to be the
active AACE involvement. Such improvement can be reflected by greater
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
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
AACE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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
LINKS TO AACE INTERNATIONAL AND OTHER COST ENGINEERING ASSOCIATIONS