Background The Zimbabwe Association of Consulting Engineers was formed in 1962 with the prime objective of representing the interests of Consulting Engineers in Zimbabwe. The aims of the Association today are as follows:

To regulate the Consulting Engineering profession in Zimbabwe. The Association’s core objective has been to set up professional standards in Engineering Consultancy. Its Members are charged with a responsibility to society to uplift the quality of human life and generate wealth through appropriate use of engineering and technology.

Maintain a high level of professionalism and ethical practice amongst its members.

Represent its Members on issues of common interest.

Promote a high level of skill and competence amongst its members.

Prohibit its members from participating in contracting or the marketing of engineering products, thus maintaining their independence and ensuring that advice given to clients is unbiased

To recommend fee scales that will give its members fair reward for their services and at the same time ensure that the Client receives value for money.

To promote and enhance the image of its members and promote the Association as the voice for the Consulting Engineering industry.

To provide a forum for discussion of topics of common interest to its Members.

To represent its Members in discussions with Client bodies such as Government Departments, Local Authorities, Parastatals and Non-Governmental Organisations as well as Aid Agencies and Financiers.

As a part of its service to its members, ZACE has prepared a suite of Standard Forms Of Agreement which are available only to members and their clients. In order to keep in touch with the profession on the global stage ZACE is a member of FIDIC (the International Federation of Consulting Engineers). FIDIC is an international organisation with a membership of 66 national consulting engineering organisations world-wide. ZACE is also a member of GAMA (the Group of African Member Associations of FIDIC) which is a forum for discussion amongst organisations representing African based consulting engineers.

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The vision of the Zimbabwe Association of Consulting Engineers is to maintain the independence and impartiality of the Engineer. Our core values are:
- Responsibility to society
- Competence
- Integrity
- Impartiality
- Fairness to others

In keeping with changes in the profession elsewhere, the Association’s Rules of Professional Conduct and Bye-laws have been modernised to include reasonable commercial exposure to the press and other advertising media. In addition Members of ZACE can now operate as limited liability companies and Bye-law No.16 allows ZACE Members to co-operate under a Build Operate and Transfer schemes provided there is full disclosure of any financial interest the Member may have.

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