The AACE International Professional Practice Guides (PPGs) are references containing the most worthwhile existing contributions to the cost engineering field and the advancement of total cost management. Intended to be comprehensive, well organized, and timely, each PPG title is a collection of selected articles from Cost Engineering journal, AACE International Transactions, and other sources to which AACE has rights, covering a particular technical topic area, or industry segment. The PPGs provide an excellent source of reference material and is a welcome addition to any reference library.
PPG #01: Contracts and Claims, 4th Edition
James G. Zack, Jr., Editor, AACE International, 2008
Contract Administration / Management of Construction Schedules / Schedule Control / Schedule Float Ownership Cost Control / Management of Change / Cost Impacts / Productivity Impacts / Management and Analysis of Delay / Concurrent Delay Issues / Pricing of Delay Mitigation of Claims / Documentation and Claims Management / Claim Recognition and Analysis / Negotiation Process / Alternative Dispute Remedy Process / Litigation and the Cost Engineer / Project Audits.
PPG #02: Decision and Risk Management, 3rd Edition
David C. Brady, P.Eng., Editor AACE International, October 2012
Chapter 1: Supporting Skills and Knowledge 1.1: Elements of Cost 1.2: Elements of Planning and Scheduling 1.3: Elements of Analysis 1.4: Enabling Knowledge
Chapter 2: Risk Management Skills and Knowledge 2.1: Overall Risk Management Terminology/Concepts 2.2: Processes and General Practices for Risk Management 2.3: Specific Risk Management Practices
Chapter 3: Decision Management Skills and Knowledge 3.1: Overall Decision Management Terminology/Concepts 3.2: Processes and General Practices for Decision Management 3.3: Specific Decision Management Practices
Chapter 4: Other Functional Skills and Knowledge (Influencing Practices) 4.1: Total Cost Management 4.2: Planning 4.3: Schedule Planning and Development 4.4: Estimating and Budgeting 4.5: Resource Planning 4.6: Value Analysis and Engineering/Value Management 4.7: Procurement Planning (Including Contract Management) 4.8: Performance Measurement and Assessment 4.9: Change Management 4.10: Forecasting 4.11: Asset Change Management 4.12: Historical Database Management 4.13: Forensic Performance Assessment