About ASPE

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. We think you’ll agree… If all estimators were more professional, budget and other problems of the construction industry would be greatly reduced.

About Chapter 47

The world of construction professionals is a small and intimate group here in the southwest. While the Albuquerque based chapter has been a resource to Estimating Professionals for over 10 years, we also reach out to a broad number of individuals and companies associated with the Commercial Construction Contracting Community such as Department of Transportation, Subcontractors, Consultants, Architects, Design and Engineering, City and County Development, Forensic analysts, Universities and higher education and vocational training.


Historically, the American Society of Professional Estimators began in 1956. What started with fewer than 20 members in the Los Angeles area can boast today of thousands of members in chapters from border to border.

ASPE was created with dedication and commitment to the idea of providing its members with tangible benefits:

  • A professional society which promotes the highest standards and ethics in the practice of construction estimating.
  • Continuing education through seminars and lectures on construction-related topics.
  • An opportunity to become recognized as a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) through the completion of our training and testing program.
  • A means of personally communicating with fellow professionals on a monthly and annual basis, providing an opportunity to exchange information and gain professional recognition for yourself and your company.

By staying abreast of industry changes, embracing new tools of technology,  offering continuing education  CEU credit from a variety of relevant programs, and  nationally recognized accedited certification,  membership with ASPE remains today’s best estimating resource for upcoming construction professionals.

ASPE Southwest Region

Not a chapter close to you? Become a Member-At-Large (MAL):

  • Southwest MAL Chapter #91

The ethical principles presented are intended as a broad guideline for professional estimators and estimators in training. Membership in and certification by the American Society of Professional Estimators are not the sole claims to professional competence but support the canons of this code.

The distinguishing mark of a truly professional estimator is acceptance of the responsibility for the trust of client, employer and the public. Professionals with integrity have therefore deemed it essential to promulgate codes of ethics and to establish means of ensuring their compliance.

Canons are numbered 1 through 9. Please download the pdf file for the code definitions that define each canon.

Canon 1

Professional estimators shall perform services in areas of their discipline and competence.

Canon 2

Professional estimators shall continue to expand their professional capabilities through continuing education programs to better enable them to serve clients, employers and the industry.

Canon 3

Professional estimators shall conduct themselves in a manner, which will promote cooperation and good relations among members of our profession and those directly related to our profession.

Canon 4

Professional Estimators shall safeguard and keep in confidence all knowledge of the business affairs and technical procedures of an employer or client.

Canon 5

Professional Estimators shall conduct themselves with integrity at all times and not knowingly or willingly enter into agreements that violate the laws of the United States of America or of the states in which they practice. They shall establish guidelines for setting forth prices and receiving quotations that are fair and equitable to all parties.

Canon 6

Professional Estimators shall utilize their education, years of experience and acquired skills in the preparation of each estimate or assignment with full commitment to make each estimate or assignment as detailed and accurate as their talents and abilities allow

Canon 7

Professional Estimators shall not engage in the practice of “Bid Peddling” as defined by this code. This is a breach of moral and ethical standards and this practice shall not be entered into by a member of this Society.

Canon 8

Professional Estimators and those in training to be estimators shall not enter into any agreement that may be considered acts of collusion or conspiracy (bid rigging) with the implied or express purpose of defrauding clients. Acts of this type are in direct violation of the Code of Ethics of the American Society of Professional Estimators.

Canon 9

Professional Estimators and those in training to be estimators shall not participate in acts such as the giving or receiving of gifts, that are intended or may be construed as being unlawful acts of bribery.