The Federation of ASEAN Consulting Engineers (FACE) was officially formed in June 1989 and at that time, comprised five national consulting engineering associations namely from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. However, membership is open to the national Consulting engineering association of all ASEAN countries

The main objectives of the Federation at that time was to promote the advancement of consulting engineering industry in the ASEAN region; to pool the professional resources, expertise and experience of ASEAN consulting engineers for the undertaking of projects; enhance understanding, goodwill and cooperation amongst ASEAN consulting engineers; to build relationships and cooperation with other regional and international organizations with similar interests and to mobilize the engineering consulting industry in the region for the advancement of the social, economic and industrial development of the ASEAN region. FACE applied for and obtained affiliation status with ASEAN in 1990. Since the 3rd AGM and conference in Bangkok in 1996, FACE has since been inactive.