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ACEC News / Awards
January 7, 2021

Nominate Outstanding Engineering Students for 2021 ACEC Scholarships; March 5 Application Deadline

Under the auspices of the ACEC College of Fellows, the ACEC Research Institute will award six General Scholarships in 2021, and one Coalition of American Structural Engineers (CASE) Scholarship.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
December 21, 2020

ACEC Urges Passage of the COVID-19 Relief and Consolidated Appropriations Act

Washington, DC - The American Council of Engineering Companies, the business voice of America’s engineers, issued the following statement from its President & CEO, Linda Bauer Darr urging Congress to pass the COVID-19 Relief and Consolidated Appropriations Act.

   

 

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ACEC News / Member Firms
December 21, 2020

ACEC Podcast Features 2020 EEA Grand Conceptor Winners

The Engineering Influence podcast welcomed Barge Design Solutions' SVP and Director of Site Solutions Carrie Stokes and Senior Geologist and Senior Project Manager Tom McComb to talk about their work on the Cooperhill Watershed Restoration Project in Ducktown, Tenn., which won the 2020 EEA Grand Conceptor Award as the the year’s outstanding engineering achievement.

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Barrett Nominated for ACEC Chair; Three Vice Chair Nominees

ACEC News / Governance
December 16, 2020

Barrett Nominated for ACEC Chair; Three Vice Chair Nominees

Art Barrett, Senior Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc, of Baltimore, Maryland has been nominated to be ACEC Chair-elect in 2021-2022 and Chair in 2022-2023 by the ACEC Nominating Committee.

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Advocacy / Infrastructure
December 16, 2020

ACEC Files Comments in Support of FHWA Proposal on Design Standards

ACEC is supporting a proposed regulatory change from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to give states more latitude on design standards for resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation (RRR) projects on the National Highway System.  The rule would allow State DOTs to develop RRR freeway projects using a performance-based approach rather than follow more stringent design standards that would apply to any new construction. 

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Member Firm News
July 20, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology.

https://www.bv.com/news/b


July 12, 2021

Woolpert has been granted a trademark for Inspansion, a method of adding capacity through analytics in place of physical expansion, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Woolpert Director of Strategic Consulting David Tomber developed Inspansion to help airports identify logical efficiencies in operations, technology and staffing to optimize facility performance, while deferring capital investment.

https://woolpert.com/reso


July 8, 2021

Global integrated design firm Stantec has established a cross-disciplinary center of excellence to provide sustainable, climate smart, and equitable infrastructure design services.

https://www.stantec.com/e


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