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ACEC Coalition Leaders Focus on 2020 Plans in Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC News / Member Firms
February 4, 2020

ACEC Coalition Leaders Focus on 2020 Plans in Engineering Influence Podcast

On the latest ACEC Engineering Influence podcast, Coalition Chair Kevin Peterson of P2S, Inc. and Chair-elect Matt Murello of Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates talk about the Coalitions' 2020 advocacy agenda, recruitment efforts, publications, and their exceptional impact on ACEC/PAC fundraising.

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ACEC International Committee to meet with OPIC/DFC, Colombian Ambassador on Western Hemisphere Infrastructure

ACEC News / Infrastructure
February 4, 2020

ACEC International Committee to meet with OPIC/DFC, Colombian Ambassador on Western Hemisphere Infrastructure

ACEC’s International Committee will meet with U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) staff and the Ambassador and officials from Colombia on Wednesday, February 26 at ACEC Headquarters.

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ACEC/Michigan Leaders Discuss PVC, Other Issues with U.S. Representative Stevens

Advocacy / Member Organizations
February 4, 2020

ACEC/Michigan Leaders Discuss PVC, Other Issues with U.S. Representative Stevens

ACEC/Michigan leaders met with U.S. Representative Haley Stevens (D-MI) last week. "It was a great meeting," said ACEC MI Executive Director Ron Brenke. "We covered a ton of issues and we were impressed with how prepared she was." One of the key issues was proposed federal legislation regulating material selections on local infrastructure projects. Picutred from left to right: Jessica Katers, OHM Advisors; John Hiltz, OHM Advisors; ACEC MI Executive Director Ron Brenke; Congresswoman Haley Stevens, ACEC MI President Steve Gravlin, Michael Baker International; Mark Kramer, SME; and ACEC MI President-Elect Jack Wheatley, ROWE PSC.

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ACEC's Darr Urges Congress to Let Engineers Make Engineering Decisions on Local Infrastructure Projects

Advocacy / Infrastructure
February 3, 2020

ACEC's Darr Urges Congress to Let Engineers Make Engineering Decisions on Local Infrastructure Projects

ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr argued against federal material preference legislation in a letter published in The Hill Blog last week.

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U.S. Representative Bustos Discusses Workforce Development on Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC News / Advocacy
February 3, 2020

U.S. Representative Bustos Discusses Workforce Development on Engineering Influence Podcast

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) discusses the newly announced House blueprint on Infrastructure, the importance of investing in rural America, and her focus on workforce development and economic development.  

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Member Firm News
February 21, 2020

Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers, based in Denmark, along with WSP USA based in the U.S. have announced a partnership that will combine Semco Maritime and ISC’s offshore wind farm and substation engineering and construction experience with WSP’s expertise in U.S. offshore wind permitting and engineering.

https://www.wsp.com/en-US


February 7, 2020

Terracon is excited to announce its acquisition of Skelly and Loy (S&L), headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa. S&L is a privately held environmental consulting and engineering services company, with more than 50 years serving public- and private-sector clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

https://www.prnewswire.co


February 4, 2020

AECOM announced today that it has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the sixth consecutive year.

https://www.aecom.com/pre


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