The PHCC National Association is the oldest trade association in the construction industry, and the premiere organization for the P-H-C professional. Since 1883, PHCC has been the leader in promotion, advancement, education and training. Today PHCC has more than 3,500 contractor members from open and union shops, who work in the residential, commercial, new construction, industrial and service and repair industry segments.


The CERT is the leading organization in promoting the work of the independent estimating consultancy to the AEC community with the goal to raise the standards for the best practices, education of consultants and validation of quality business practices. To foster networking and cooperation between consultants. To the highest of ethical standards in the estimating and consultancy.


The American Society of Professional Estimators serves construction estimators by providing education, fellowship, and opportunity for professional development. Education, Ethics, Standards, Certification, Fellowship… these lead to the ultimate goal Professionalism. 

AACE International

We are a non-profit association serving the total cost management community since 1956. We provide our members and stakeholders with the resources they need to enhance their performance and ensure continued growth and success. With over 9,000 members world-wide, we serve total cost management professionals in a variety of disciplines and across all industries. We have members in 92 countries.

Design Cost Data

Design Cost Data is the cost estimating magazine for design and construction, and is the largest provider of historical construction cost for the purpose of preliminary cost estimating and cost modeling in America. Established in 1958, DCD is unique among publications servicing the construction marketplace as architects, specifiers, builders, and developers use DCD and the actual construction costs it publishes as benchmarks for preliminary cost estimating.