Articles from September 2010



42nd Annual ECC Conference: Future Leaders Hold “Extreme Engineering” Discussion Forum

By: Taylor Buzan The 42nd Annual Engineering and Construction Contracting (ECC) Association Conference was hosted at The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes, in Florida, from September 1 to 4, 2010. This year’s conference theme was “Business as Unusual: Gaining Advantage in a Dynamic Project Landscape.” As a participating Future Leader, I was offered the opportunity to [...]

“Fracking” for Shale Oil and Gas, Banking on Positive Returns

In the September 2010 issue of Construction Headline News, hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” took center stage as new advancements in the method have led the way for easier access to extensive oil and gas deposits in shale fields around the world. From the Marcellus Shale developments in the United States, to prospects in Canada, Europe, [...]

Qualifying for AACEI Certifications

by Peter W. van der Schans, CCC, PSP After obtaining certification as a Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) in April, I decided to take the Certified Cost Consultant/Certified Cost Engineer (CCC/CCE) exam. For those considering this certification, the following information will hopefully provide you with some insight, including exam eligibility requirements and its potential relevance [...]