AACEI Cascade Section
Presidents Message (2012-2013)
Welcome to the AACEI Portland, Oregon Cascade Section. We hope you have enjoyed our programs this past year and woud like to invite you back for another successful year.
We encourage the participation of AACEI members as well as other local professionals in the design and construction industry to join us at our monthly meetings and network with AACEI members and other professionals.
Potential new members interested in AACEI are encouraged to explore our website, attend out monthly meetings and tours or call a past or present board member to inquire 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.
This year we are planning on making some changes to our meeting structure. We will be meeting at CH2M Hill for many of our meetings. Our emphasis this year will be to concentrate on pertinent subjects that we all must deal with on a daily basis. We hope to get everyone in the membership involved in these discussions, in order to learn from each other and to stay current with local and national conditions.
The board encourages members and non-members to give us suggestions on interesting topics or the opportunity to give presentations on specific topics that maybe of interest to our members in the design and construction industry. By attending our meetings, you may be a lucky winner of our door prize program, so sign-up for our upcoming meetings and start your networking.
Unfortanately, this year we will not be having a workshop.
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.
AACEI offers a number of Certifications that had generated a tremendous amount of interest. For more details about the following certifications please go to the certification part of this website. Certification includes: Certified Cost Engineer (CCE), Certified Cost Consultant (CCC), Certified Cost Technician (CCT), 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.
Thank you, Bruce Scherling