Diversity is multi-faceted, including a range of international expertise and cultural experience. ACE New Zealand offers worldwide exposure to engineering-related matters through being a member and active contributor to FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers). In addition to FIDIC, ACE New Zealand maintains relevance and shares best practice information with similar engineering organisations at the international level. Find more information on our international partners as well as a few organisations to gain worldwide engineering experience through work.

International counterparts

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The International Federation of Consulting Engineers is the global body representing consulting engineering companies. FIDIC has 97 countries represented in Membership and publishes international standards for forms and contracts to be used by clients, consultants, sub-consultants, joint ventures, and more. FIDIC also publishes business practice documents such as policy statements, position papers, guidelines, training manuals and resource kits in the areas of management systems and business processes. ACE New Zealand attends the global conference, known as the International Infrastructure Conference each year, with the CEO, President, and Future Leader Award winner. Learn more about FIDIC here.


ASPAC is the Australasian regional body of FIDIC, comprised of 22 Member countries. ACE New Zealand recently hosted the ASPAC regional conference in May 2016 in Queenstown where we welcomed close to 250 delegates over 2.5 days from 11 different attending countries. ACE New Zealand actively contributes to both FIDIC and ASPAC, contributing content to the bi-annual newsletter. Learn more about ASPAC here.

Consult Australia

Consult Australia is our closes international counterpart, just across the Tasman in Australia. Consult is the industry association for consulting companies in the built environment sector, including engineers, architects, project managers, planners, environmental scientists and quantity surveyors, among others. Consult Australia exists to improve the business environment for their member firms by offering a range of products and services to help run their business, as well as lobbying governments on their behalf to improve the operating environment. Consult Australia have 8 regional branches in addition to the national branch located in Sydney. Learn more about Consult Australia here.

ACEC Canada

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada is a not-for-profit organisation that has been the voice of Canadian consulting since 1925. They represent the commercial interests of businesses that provide professional engineering services, to both the public and the private sector. ACEC's Member companies directly influence virtually every aspect of quality of life in Canada-economic, social and environmental. ACEC is governed by nearly 500 members: independent consulting engineering companies, organised into 12 provincial and territorial organisations. Learn more about ACEC Canada here.


The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies in the United States. One of the largest engineering organisations in the world, ACEC represents thousands of companies and serve as the voice of the industry in Washington DC. With roots dating back more than 100 years, ACEC is a federation of 52 state and regional councils that represent more than 600,000 engineers, architects, land surveyors, and other specialists. ACEC's primary mission is to strengthen the business environment for their member firms through government advocacy, political action, and business education. Learn more about ACEC here.



Engineers Without Borders

One of the best perks of being an engineer is the ability to travel the world. Engineers Without Borders NZ is a member-based not for profit organisation with the aim of creating systematic change through humanitarian engineering. EWBNZ Members are professionals and students who share a vision to confront global challenges of poverty, sustainable development, and social inequity. They have three main areas of focus: learning and change, leadership and training, and working with communities.  They work in the communities of the following countries: New Zealand, Samoa, Vanuatu, Kiribati, and Tonga. Learn more about Engineers Without Borders here