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AACEI Cascade Section

Presidents Message (2017-2018)

Welcome
Welcome to the AACEI Cascade Section. We invite you back for another year of sharing and learning about Cost Engineering. We encourage the participation of AACEI members, as well as other local professionals in the design and construction industry, in and at our monthly meetings.

Those interested in AACEI are encouraged to explore our website, attend monthly meetings and tours, or to contact a past or present board member with any questions that you may have. Our programs are open to all who are interested in topics that will provide useful training, education and professional application to your business and career.

MEETINGS
This year we are making changes to our meeting location. We have chosen the Sage (Timberline) facility in order to reduce the parking difficulties experienced last year when meeting downtown. The address is 15195 NW Greenbrier Pkwy, Beaverton, OR 97006. This location is also close to some large projects and is easy to get to. If you have information on a potential location, please contact us.

Our emphasis this year will be on topics that we encounter daily in our businesses and careers: scheduling, estimating, earned value, project controls, risk, claims and related project, design and cost engineering topics. We want everyone in the membership involved in these discussions, in order to learn from each other and to stay current with local and national conditions. To that end, the Cascade Section Board encourages members and friends to suggest topics or give presentations that may be of interest to our members in the design and construction industry.

SPRING WORKSHOP
No plans or commitments have yet been made for a Spring Workshop this year. (We are open to your suggestions.)

WEBSITE
We invite you to share our address http://www.aacei-cascade.org with your colleagues, friends and associates. We will continue to add relevant links so please continue to support our website with suggestions, input, and/or other items to be published.

CERTFICATION
AACEI offers Certifications that are internationally recognized. For more details about the following certifications please go to the Certifications section of this website. Certifications are: Certified Cost Engineer (CCE), Certified Cost Professional (CCP), Certified Cost Technician (CCT), Certified Estimating Professional (CEP), Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP), Earned Value Professional (EVP) and Certified Forensic Claims Consultant (CFCC).

STUDENT PARTICIPATION AND SCHOLARSHIPS
We are very fortunate and to have the support of our membership in financing the Scholarship program by helping those college students seeking degrees in construction management programs and project controls. This past year we awarded a scholarship to a deserving Oregon State University student from the proceeds of our annual spring workshop. Our goal this year is to reach out to students at local 4-year Universities and Colleges in the field of engineering so they have the opportunity to become recipients of AACEI Scholarship Program. This outreach effort will attempt to attract more participation from students as well as their professors.

Please watch our website for upcoming meetings and events. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, please drop me an email or feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments.

Rich Edwards, Rdedwards@rdedwards.com