2016 ACEC Annual Convention Fact Sheets:
House Committee Clears ACEC-backed $5 Billion Water Bill
The House T&I Committee approved legislation on Wednesday that authorizes $5 billion for 28 new Corps of Engineers projects around the country. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC Members Generate Congressional Support for Permanent Highway Trust Fund Fix
Prompted by outreach from ACEC and hundreds of Member Firm representatives, 130 Members of Congress signed a letter to the leaders of the Ways & Means Committee. Click Here for entire story.
Which ACEC Regulatory/Tax Achievements Have Most Benefited Your Firm?
Which of them have had the most positive impact on your bottom line? Click Here for entire story.
ACEC Member Action Needed on Export-Import Bank Loan Crisis
More than 60 nations—including many of the United States' top trading partners—provide financing to support their export industries. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC Member "Action Alert" On Highway Trust Fund Fix
ACEC is asking members to contact their Congressional Representatives to urge them to sign on to a letter calling for a solution to Highway Trust Fund shortfalls within broader tax reform. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC Scores Two Big Wins in Design-Build Reform Effort
ACEC secured two victories this week in the long-standing effort to improve the federal government’s use of Design-Build. Click Here for entire story.
DOL Overtime Rule Released, Legislation to Delay Implementation Gaining Support
The rule goes into effect December 1, 2016. Click Here for entire story.
Administration Launches National Climate Change-Resilient Building Code Initiative
Currently, there are no national building codes in the U.S., and experts say the Administration's plan would likely cause construction costs to increase. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC Member "Action Alert" On Permanent Highway Trust Fund Fix
The House Ways & Means Committee is currently developing a blueprint for updating and reforming the tax code, ACEC and other stakeholders are urging them to include transportation programs in their deliberations. Click Here for entire story.
ACEC Urges Senate Committee to Ban "Blacklisting" in Defense Bill
ACEC and industry allies sent a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee urging them to include language in NDAA bill to prevent the Department of Defense from implementing the so-called “blacklisting” rule. Click Here for entire story.
PHMSA Extends Comment Period for New Safety Regulations for Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines
The DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will extend the comment period on the proposed natural gas transmission rule by 30 days, from June 7 to July 7, 2016. Click Here for entire story.
FHWA Publishes Policy Revisions to Allow More Flexibility in Project Design
Based on research and experience, FHWA have 10 criteria prioritized for high-speed roadways and two criteria for lower-speed roads. Click Here for entire story.