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Montreal  Section History

When  59 Engineers from U.S. and Canada made the trip in June 1956 to attend a  meeting in the tiny town of Durham, New Hampshire, a few participants were from  Montreal. They were all dedicated to the advancement of Cost Engineering and  consequently founded AACE Inc.

The Association is now known as the Association  for Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE International) with a worldwide  following and ever expanding membership base.

Montreal  was the first Canadian section of aace. The section was formed in June 21, 1961  and received its official charter at the Annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois,  on June 26, 1962. Since then, the section Board of Directors has consistently  endeavored to enhance the professional development of its members by  maintaining high professional standards and providing education opportunities.

The  Montreal section has always promoted cost engineering education, encouraged  members to write AACE International’s various certification exams and invited  other technical societies to participate in seminars and technical meetings.

In  1971, the Montreal section hosted the AACE Annual Meeting and welcomed 520  registrants. In 1984 Montreal again hosted the AACE Annual meeting as well as  the 8th International Cost Engineering Council Conference (ICEC) with 763  Registrants.

The  Montreal Section Today

The  Montreal Section remains a vibrant and dynamic organization, dedicated to  providing education opportunities to its members through technical meetings and  seminars and other special events. Technical meetings typically attract 50 to  70 attendees. For many years the Montreal Section has worked closely with the  Concordia University Student Section and members of the Board have often been guest  lecturers at the University or at other special Industry events. The list of  aace members as well as others who have attended our meetings exceeds 300 in  the Montreal area.
    Seminars  with guest speakers are also held annually at the University on a variety of  cost engineering topics. Several years ago the Montreal Board developed a two  day seminar entitled “School of Project Controls” with presentations on cost  control, planning and scheduling, estimating and contract management. This was  given in both English and in French, with the board members giving freely of  their time to develop and translate the presentation materials.
    The  Montreal Section sponsors annual local scholarships competitions and has had  recipients from Polytechnique (University of Montreal), Concordia University, l’École de technologie  supérieure de Montréal (ETS)  and McGill University. In 2013, the Montreal  Section was awarded the Silver achievement Award at the aace annual meeting for  its high level of activity.
    The  Board members come from diverse backgrounds and different Owner and Consultant  organizations. Many of the companies that have contributed for  years to the success of the Montreal Section are represented on the Board of  Directors (BOD). Check out the current BOD and feel free to contact  us for more information.

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