ACEC Alaska includes several committees that work to coordinate local entities to advocate for the Engineering community. Descriptions of the various committees are included below.
Quality Based Selection
Actively involved in Qualification Based Selection. We regularly notify clients who bid A/E services that there are alternative means to securing professional services. In several situations, we have been successful in having the Owner modify selection criteria.
Professional Resources and Education
Identify, share, and promote programs that provide training, resources, and other tools to aid in best business practices for consulting firms. Potential topics and areas of focus include contracts, project management, and health and professional liability insurance through ACEC. This committee also makes recommendations to the Board on direction for the annual scholarship contribution.
Advocacy and Membership
Provide ongoing evaluation of ACEC Alaska and ACEC National value and benefits, and identify priority content and messaging that best serves Alaska member organizations. The committee will also reach out to current member organizations for suggestions for improvement, and advocate for ACEC Alaska with non-member organizations in an effort to increase overall membership.
Maintains and improves communications and outreach with Member Organizations. The Communications Committee also works directly with other committees to promotes ACEC Alaska initiatives in a consistent and professional manner through website updates, social media resources, and email content.
Promote the legislative interest of ACEC-Alaska through a legislative program designed to assist members in meeting their legislators, review, monitor, and propose legislation pertaining to the business of consulting and/or the various disciplines relating to the field of engineering and inform committees and members of legislation that affects the Council.
Alaska Department of Transportation and Facilities
Partner with DOT&PF to discuss, monitor, review, and propose transportation and public facility consulting engineering services and related issues.
Alaska General Contractors
Partner with AGC to resolve issues that are common to both the engineering consulting and construction firms.
APDC is a not-for-profit organization that was formed to coordinate and promote the common interests of Alaska’s professional design societies; of which ACEC-Alaska is a member.
Promote and educated potential member firms on the benefits of joining ACEC-Alaska.