Lt. Gen Robert Flowers, Former Chief of Army Corps of Engineers and Current CEO of HNTB Federal Services, Receives Highest Award of 2005 Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, AACE Award of Merit, in New Orleans, LA, June 28, 2005

Tuesday June 28, 2:28 pm ET

NEW ORLEANS, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, at its Annual Meeting today, has presented their Award of Merit to Lieutenant General Robert B. Flowers, CEO of HNTB Federal Services and former Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers. The AACE Award of Merit is the Association's highest and most prestigious award and is intended to pay tribute for outstanding service and reputable accomplishments to the cost management, cost engineering profession, and to the public as a whole.

Lt. General Flowers served as the Chief of the US Army Corps of Engineers from 2000-2004, and previously was Commander of the US Army Maneuver Support Center in For Leonard Wood, MO.

The award was presented today at the Association's 49th Annual Meeting, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA. In his address after receiving the award, Lt. Gen. Flowers pointed to "the need to fix our infrastructure." He emphasized "the need for cost engineers to assist in this major undertaking and the importance of Government and private sector working together." He provided a strong tribute to the US Army Corps of Engineers working in Iraq and Afghanistan and expressed gratitude for this award given to him based on his work in the Corps.

Under Lt. General Flowers as CEO of HNTB Federal Services Corporation, HNTB is one of the nation's largest engineering design companies. HNTB provides government-sector clients with diverse services, including architecture, planning, civil and transportation engineering, security planning and military facility design. Its clients include the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of the Interior, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Navy, and the Pentagon.

The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering provides members with resources to aide their performance and ensures continued growth and success with cost managers and engineers, project managers, planners and schedulers, estimators and bidders, and value engineers.

The meeting continues through Wednesday.

Source: Robert Weiner Associates