Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper welcomes ACEC members to Colorado Springs and delivers an impassioned argument for the importance of investing in our nation’s infrastructure.
Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard looks at the impact of the expansion of digital technology across all market sectors.
Adventurer Eric Weihenmayer—blind since 14—delivers an inspiring message to Conference attendees on how to convert personal struggles and challenges into grand achievements.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff's Paula Hammond, who was Washington DOT secretary, calls on the engineering industry to ally with other business groups—including labor and environmental groups—to create a united front to sway tax-averse legislators.
Former PennDot Secretary Barry Schoch, who is now with McCormick Taylor, recommends that firms focus on educating leaders in other industries, especially large employers, about the importance of infrastructure investment, because they can be useful advocates with state legislators.
Anath Prasad, who headed the Florida DOT and is now with HNTB, says state DOTs and the engineering industry must partner to bring innovation and efficiency to the project delivery system.
An expert panel addresses the impact of Big Data on the engineering industry. Members of the panel were Bret Tussahs of Deltek; Gary Hall of Cisco; Captain Jay Bitting of the U.S. Naval Academy; Jeff Cryder of ISQFT; and John Doehring of PSMJ.
Dr. Robert Ballard shares many of his experiences in deep-sea exploration, including the surprising reason behind his search for the wreck of the Titanic, and describes his next project—colonizing the oceans.
Tax policy expert Dean Zerbe of alliantgroup tells Conference attendees how aggressive advocacy by ACEC and its members has made a big difference on several tax measures including R&D tax credits, cash method of accounting, and capital gains.
CDM Smith Chairman/CEO Stephen Hickox talks about his company’s response to big market drivers, such as population shifts and climate change.
HDR Engineering President Eric Keen discusses how smart infrastructure and Big Data are changing the engineering industry.
Thornton Tomasetti Chairman/CEO Tom Scarangello describes how his firm is “betting the farm on innovation.”
Nitsch Engineering President/CEO Lisa Brothers talks about how her firm has built a strong corporate culture.
Haley & Aldritch President/CEO Larry Smith describes the steps his firm has taken to cultivate strong leadership from within.
Deputy Secretary of Transportation Victor Mendez urges ACEC's Citizen Lobbyists to drive home the message to Congress that "We cannot continue to run our transportation system under extensions."
BST Global Executive Vice President Javier Baldor outlines the five mega-technology trends that are reshaping our world.
Braun Intertec CEO Jon Carlson describes how the growth in U.S. energy production is driving his Upper Midwestern markets.
Dewberry CEO Donald Stone talks about the impact of tighter Federal government budgets on infrastructure markets.
Kleinfelder President & CEO William Siegel looks at the hot and cold sectors in the engineering industry.
Larson Engineering’s Steve Bakken outlines the opportunities for engineering firms in the booming North Dakota economy.
Pennoni Associates President & CEO Tony Bartolomeo describes the impact of the Marcellus Shale field on the Mid-Atlantic states.
Freese & Nichols Vice President Kendal King talks about working with private clients in the Texas oil industry.
Enbridge Vice President Leo Golden highlights the opportunities for engineering firms in his company’s planned $27 billion expansion of its North American pipeline network.
Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels outlines his vision on how to get the U.S. economy growing faster through infrastructure investment, contracting out, and entitlement reform.
FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez discusses the difficulties facing transportation advocates in securing increased infrastructure funding.
WSP USA President/CEO David Cooper talks about how value creation is the critical component for firms in the private client markets.
ECS President/CEO Henry Lucas compares the public and private client markets, saying public markets are "process oriented," while private client markets are "results oriented."
Fenstermaker President Kam Movassaghi describes how his firm handles an average of 250 projects each month.
Arup Americas Chairman Mahadev Raman discusses the balance of risks and rewards in private client markets.
American Highway Users Alliance President/CEO Greg Cohen, former Assistant Secretary of Transportation Emil Frankel, and Building America's Future Vice President & Director of Public Policy Kerry O'Hare analyze transportation funding challenges.
MWH Global Chairman/CEO Alan Krause discusses the challenges of alternative delivery methods on major projects, increased competition from management consulting firms, and client expectations for engineering firms to be financial partners in projects.
Michael Della Rocca, president-Americas, AECOM, talks about the significant opportunities for large engineering firms in partnering on major projects, but says they must build the expertise to manage the increased risk.
Gary Jandegian, president, infrastructure and environment, URS, discusses the key facets of building winning teams, both within the organization and among project partners.
POWER Engineers CEO Jack Hand expresses optimism about the energy market in both the short and long term, seeing an increasing share for natural gas and strengthening in the wind sector. He says nuclear and hydro-electric power will continue to diminish as a percentage of the market.
Weston Solutions CEO Pat McCann forecasts growth in the water/wastewater segment at twice the rate of GDP in 2013 and says the long-term outlook is strong because of the huge spread between what we need and what we’re currently spending.
RS&H CEO Brian Reed says that in the face of continuing federal funding shortages, the states and the private sector will find a way to build and repair the transportation infrastructure. He says there’s strong private financial interest in infrastructure investment and the states are turning towards user fees rather than taxes.
Atkins North America CEO Dean Fox urges firms to establish a strong base upon which to grow, focusing on streamlined operations and top-notch talent. He says firms should stay focused on their core competencies as they grow, both geographically and within market sectors.
Degenkolb Chairman Chris Poland describes how his firm grew by capitalizing on the expertise of its employees. The company looks to double its size by 2020 while maintaining its historical stock value growth of 12 percent annually.
Palmetto Engineering and Consulting Founding Principal Gregg Hughes says small firms need to make sure they can afford to grow. Unless they have a sound financial base, they may not be able to survive inevitable lean periods as they expand.
CH2M HILL CEO McIntire Keynotes ACEC Annual Convention
CH2M HILL CEO Lee McIntire gives an optimistic keynote address at the ACEC Annual Convention, projecting that the engineering industry will be up to the task in solving numerous global challenges in the coming decades.
HDR’s George Little Looks at Market Prospects
HDR CEO George Little provides a high-level view of the various market sectors in the engineering industry.
ARCADIS CEO Steve Blake Talks M&A and Profitability
ARCADIS CEO Steve Blake offers the key considerations for buyers and sellers of companies and for improving the bottom line.
Cardno USA’s Paul Gardiner Describes Company’s Rapid Growth
Cardno USA President Paul Gardiner tracks his company’s growth from a small Australian firm in 1999 into a global powerhouse today, with 6,500 employees working in 250 offices in 85 countries.
Ed Rendell Lays Out the Case for Infrastructure Investment
Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell hails infrastructure investment as “the best job creator” and calls for $200 billion in annual spending.
Haley Barbour Handicaps the 2012 Presidential Election
Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour forecasts a tight presidential election.
Jacobs CEO Keynotes ACEC Fall Conference
Jacobs Engineering Group President and CEO Craig Martin gives the keynote address at the ACEC Fall Conference, saying the current economic slowdown is not likely to improve anytime soon.
CDM's Richard Fox Calls for Innovation in Industry
CDM Chairman and CEO Richard Fox says engineers must embrace continued innovation and contribute to increased construction productivity.
Sargent & Lundy's "Bud" Wendorf Forecasts Dramatic Growth in Natural Gas Sector
Sargent & Lundy Chairman, President and CEO, Alan "Bud" Wendorf, forecasts that while "one third of natural gas currently goes to electrical production, in 20 years, it will be closer to 50 percent.
AMEC's Hisham Mahmoud Discusses Globalization's Impact on Engineering
Hisham Mahmoud, president of AMEC Earth & Environmental, looks at the impact of globalization: "If you are a regional or local firm and don't think you're competing globally, think again.
AECOM CEO John Dionisio Keynotes ACEC Convention
In the keynote address at the ACEC 2011 Convention in Washington, D.C., AECOM CEO John Dionisio called for increased private sector financing of public infrastructure.
Stantec's Robert Gomes Discusses PPP and M&A
Participating in the CEO Panel at the ACEC 2011 Convention in Washington, D.C., Stantec CEO Robert Gomes talked about the benefits of Public/Private Partnerships and the current state of Mergers and Acquisitions activity in the engineering industry.
MACTEC CEO Ann Massey Describes Response to Economic Downturn
During the CEO Panel at the ACEC 2011 Convention in Washington, D.C., MACTEC CEO Ann Massey detailed how her firm emerged from the recession as a stronger, more market-focused competitor.
HNTB's Paul Yarossi Calls for Improved Infrastructure Funding
HNTB President Paul Yarossi spoke during the CEO Panel at the ACEC 2011 Convention in Washington, D.C. about the need for an integrated national infrastructure funding system.
2012 EEA Grand Conceptor Award Winner
In the 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards, the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier won the Grand Conceptor Award as the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement.
ACEC’s Neimeyer Calls for Immediate 3% Repeal (9/2011)
ACEC Chairman Terry Neimeyer calls for repeal of the 3 percent withholding mandate at a press conference on Capitol Hill.
Professional Services Tax (8/2011)
ACEC President Dave Raymond speaks out against the Professional Services Tax at an economic summit hosted by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback at Black & Veatch headquarters.
Rally for Roads (5/2011)
ACEC President Dave Raymond addressed the Rally for Roads on May 25, calling on Congress to swiftly pass a six-year highway bill.
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