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AACE Upcountry South Carolina Section

Clemson, Greenville, Spartanburg & Surrounding Areas

January 2009 UpCountry SC Section Dinner Meeting Recap

The Upcountry SC Section meeting was held on January 13, 2009 at the offices of Day & Zimmerman. Our guest speakers were Phil Spangler and Brian Miller of Trehel Corporation. Phil and Brian are members of PCEA, Professional Construction Estimators Association. Phil is currently the President of the Piedmont Chapter and also National Director.

Phil and Brian are visiting local professional organizations in order to increase awareness of PCEA and to promote membership. PCEA is an organization that has 13 Chapters in five southeastern states, with their Headquarters being in Charlotte, NC. PCEA’s mission statement is to:

  • promote and improve the construction industry through education of the Association’s membership,

through the continuing education of construction professionals and craft persons. The Association will work to define and encourage high ethical standards of conduct among its members and will promote the fraternity of the construction industry through social interactions.

Certifications are available in estimating through PCEA/ASPE.

PCEA has found its niche within smaller markets and smaller to mid level contractors and is currently working hard to increase networking amongst other groups in the Upstate area. PCEA is currently striving to reach $20K worth of scholarship funds to appropriate over the coming year. Golf tournaments and multiple conventions are a means of securing educational funds.

The Upcountry SC Section would like to thank Phil Spangler and Brian Miller for an informative presentation. If you are interested in joining PCEA, please contact Phil at pspangler@trehel.com . Also visit their website for more information: http://www.pcea.org/index2.cfm . Membership dues are $250 annually and can be pro-rated.

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