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Association for the Advancement

of Cost Engineering® International (AACE)


North Florida Section / February 6th, 2018 Meeting Notice*

*Please note this is two days earlier than our usual meeting date.






















ProgramEthics in Project Controls and Project Management, with speaker Alexia Nalewaik, FRICS, CCP, CCA, Principal, QS Requin Corporation.
Many professionals in cost engineering, project controls, project management, and quantity surveying are members of professional institutions. As members of those organizations, they are bound by an aspirational and mandatory Code of Ethics - or several codes, if they are members of more than one organization. This presentation explores key concepts and recurring themes in the ethics codes established by project-related professional institutions. The speaker then identifies typical ethics lapses in project controls, reflects on recent surveys of project professionals, raises questions about loyalty and good character, and discusses whether an ethics code is sufficient to achieve normative ethical behavior in today’s workplace.

SpeakerAlexia Nalewaik, FRICS, CCP, CCA, Principal, QS Requin Corporation


Dr. Alexia Nalewaik is the Owner of QS Requin Corporation. She is a project controls director and quantity surveyor with over 20 years of risk management, owner representation, and cost management experience. Her areas of focus include audit, cost management, risk assessment, and performance improvement for capital projects and organizations. She is Past-Chair of the International Cost Engineering Council, and incoming AACE International President-Elect.



CLICK HERE to R.S.V.P.  Deadline 2/5/2018.  Please specify if registering for 1) In-person meeting only; 2) In-person meeting and dinner; or 3) Webinar only.  See below for meal details. 


Everyone is welcomeInvite your friends, colleagues, or anyone who may be interested.


Optional Dinners Available: Advance Reservations RequiredWalk-ins Cannot be Guaranteed a Meal.


Optional dinners will be offered at $10.00 per person.  MENU: Chicken Tortellini with Peas and Alfredo Sauce; (Vegetarian Option: Mushroom Tortellini w/Peas and Alfredo Sauce); Spinach Salad; Garlic Bread; Dessert; Tea/Coffee/Water.  Vegetarian/Gluten-free options available upon request.  Advance reservations required by end of business day on Monday, 2/5/2018.  Payments may be made via check (payable to North Florida AACE) mailed in advance to N. FL AACE Treasurer William Sheerin c/o 2450 Williams Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787; by check/cash at the door (exact change appreciated); or by credit card (small fee applies).  Cancellations must be received 24 hours before the meeting for a refund.

Click here to R.S.V.P.  Please specify if registering for 1) In-person meeting only; 2) In-person meeting and dinner; or 3) Webinar only.  If you have any questions, please click here to e-mail.



· Upcoming MeetingThe Thursday, March 8th, 2018 meeting will feature Intuitive Math and Cost Estimating, with speaker Dr. Saleh A. Mubarak, PhD, Project Management Consultant.  Watch our Meetings page for other upcoming programs and visit our Web site often for the latest Section news and activities.

· We welcome your ideas and suggestions on possible topics and speakers.  Please send them to administrator@nflaace.orgDon’t miss these valuable technical presentations and first-class professional networking opportunities.

· Board Members Take Note:  The next regular board meeting of the program year will take place Thursday, March 8th, 2018 immediately following the Section meeting.  Watch for separate notices.

· CCTS Update: Tentative dates have been set for the next Space Congress: February 27th, 28th and March 1st, 2018.  For information upcoming CCTS programs, visit

· Scholarships:  Our congratulations to Taiason Cole (University of Central Florida) for earning a $1,000 AACE International scholarship, and a North Florida AACE scholarship of $500.  The AACE scholarship application period is open December 1st through February 28th each year.  Students from our Section have now been awarded 17 AACE scholarships since 2008, with many also receiving Section supplemental scholarships plus AACE Matching Funds.  See the Scholarship page for details.

· We are very pleased to announce that the North Florida Section was presented with an AACE Gold Section Award at the previous AACE Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.  We’re very proud of this achievement, and send our appreciation to all our Board and Section members who worked hard to help make our Section successful.

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*Donate to AACE ScholarshipsWhile renewing your membership, you’ll be offered a chance to donate to the AACE Scholarship Fund.  Even a small amount would help ensure important educational opportunities for future generations of cost engineers.  Note:  We also welcome donations to our separate North Florida AACE Section Scholarship Fund.  All AACE scholarship donations are tax deductible.  For more information, please contact Section Administrator Elizabeth Harrison at

· Member Information Requested:  If you currently serve on an AACE International board or committee, participate in their mentoring program, or have recently published an article in AACE's Cost Engineering or Source magazines, please let us know.

· Be sure to check out the job openings on our Employment pageNewest listing: Project Manager II in Project Control, Hillsborough County in Tampa, Florida.

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Meeting Location:

PMA Consultants
4901 Vineland Road, Suite 330
Orlando, FL 32811




Meeting Summary


Tuesday, February 6th, 2018




Please Note:

Dinner:  6:30 p.m.

Presentation:  7:00 p.m.


Webinar attendance also available.


PMA Consultants
4901 Vineland Road, Suite 330
Orlando, FL 32811


Ethics in Project Controls and Project Management


Optional dinners available at $10.00 per person.