Australian Cost Engineering Society

For those engineering the nuances of projects: time, money and change.

About ACES

The mandate of the Australian Cost Engineering Society (ACES) is to support professional development of the skills required to control time, money and change on major projects.

Our members have considerable experience in control of cost and time on all size projects but for some there is a particular focus on engineering construction projects of the $100 million plus range.

The specialist project control skills applied on large and mega projects are also applied by our members to other types of projects such as building, maintenance, software and other highly technical projects.

We have common cause with a number of other professional groups such as Quantity Surveyors, Project Management, and aspects of Chartered Accounting. However we bring specialist hands-on skills for reliable control of complex and significant projects to deliver a defined scope within cost and time targets.

Some of these project control skills are generally known as planning, scheduling, estimating, budgeting, financial analysis, forecasting, contract management and change control. We bring an integrated and targeted approach to control of projects.



General enquiries

For general enquiries please email:

Committee Members

Chairman (& AACE Aust Section President)  Nolan Bear
Deputy Chair  Vacant  
Secretary  Abhi Datta
Treasurer  Stuart Chalmers
Chair NSW  Steven Bird
Chair WA  Allan Crow
Chair Queensland  Marcus Love
Chair Victoria  John Paterson
Committee member for education  Lou Vidotto
Committee Member for web site  Colin Cropley


Committee Members

  • Chair | Marcus Love
  • Vice Chair | Pieter Rautenbach
  • Education | Tom Mahoon
  • Secretary | Doug Logan
  • Industry Engagement | Mark Parker
  • Community Engagement | Stevo Vlaisavlijevic
  • Member Engagement/Marketing/IT | Ed Tan
  • University & Professional Association | Mridul Dutt

Committee Members

Committee Members

  • Chair | John Paterson
  • Deputy Chair | Andrew Garfield
  • Treasurer | Stuart Chalmers
  • Secretary | Simon Wong
  • Social Media | Rahul Dawar
  • Seminar Coordinator | Faraz Mirzaagha
  • Seminar Coordinator | Margaret Li
  • Seminar Coordinator | Robert Dick
  • Seminar Coordinator | Varan Karunakaran

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Committee Members

Contact ACES

For general enquiries please email OR

For further information visit the Australia Cost Engineering Society website


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