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MEMBER-ORGANIZATIONS Results
October 10, 2019
ACEC/Indiana Members Focus on Infrastructure, Health Care in Senator Braun Meeting

ACEC/Indiana members met with Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) this week to discuss highway funding reauthorization and health care reform. Pictured left to right: Jon Stolz, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC; Kurt Heidenreich, Engineering Resources, Inc.; Dan Cutshaw, ms consultants, Inc.; Cash Canfield, American Structurepoint, Inc.; Phil Beer, USI Consultants, Inc.; John Brand, Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc.; Senator Mike Braun; Rick Olson, Terracon (Earth Exploration); Michael Rowe, United Consulting; Bill Bailey, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.; and Mike Guzik, Lawson-Fisher.

October 1, 2019
ACEC/Indiana Leaders Discuss Transportation with Representative Andre Carson

U.S. Representative Andre Carson (D-IN), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, met with ACEC/Indiana leadership this week to discuss transportation infrastructure funding. Pictured left to right: Scott Hornsby, GAI Consultants; Drew Bender, VS Engineering; Rick Olson, Earth Exploration/ A Terracon Company; Shelby Swango, WSP; Congressman Carson; Beth Bauer, ACEC/Indiana; Jon Stolz, Christopher B. Burke Engineering; Shelby Dunn, ACEC/Indiana; Bill Hall, United Consulting; and Hans Peterson, Clark Dietz.

September 3, 2019
ACEC/Washington to Use Minuteman Fund Grant to Protect Voter-Approved Transportation Funding

ACEC has awarded a Minuteman Fund grant to ACEC/Washington to help defeat Initiative 976, which would eliminate previously passed car registration fee increases for capital construction.

August 12, 2019
Artl Takes Helm at ACEC/Illinois

Kevin Artl will be the new president/CEO of ACEC/Illinois. Artl, who currently serves as the COO of the Illinois Toll Highway Authority, will take office in mid-September.

August 9, 2019
ACEC Hosts Member Organization Staff for Training Session to Improve Member Services

In ACEC's inaugural Member Organization staff training session, ACEC/PAC Director Jennifer Pugh (center) describes the resources available to Member Organizations to improve their political fundraising programs.

July 10, 2019
ACEC/North Carolina-Led Coalition Passes Indemnification/Duty to Defend Relief

ACEC/North Carolina Executive Director James Smith celebrates passage of landmark liability protection legislation this month.

July 1, 2019
ACEC/Rhode Island Wins Elimination of Separate OWTS Licensing Requirement

ACEC/Rhode Island scored a big win in the 2019 session of the state General Assembly with the passage of a bill that exempts professional engineers from the long-standing requirement to maintain a separate license and to enroll in continuing education courses to design On-Site Wastewater Disposal Systems.

June 19, 2019
ACEC/Texas Wins Limit on Frivolous Lawsuits

ACEC/Texas has won a significant victory with passage of a law to cut down on the number of meritless lawsuits against design professionals.

June 6, 2019
Member Organization Leaders Dive into ACEC Services During Orientation Session at National HQ

ACEC Senior Vice President Advocacy and External Affairs Steve Hall (standing) discusses the Council advocacy program and agenda with State Organization leadership at ACEC/National Headquarters

June 4, 2019
Joint Statement from ACEC National, ACEC Virginia, and ACEC Metropolitan Washington on the Virginia Beach Shooting
Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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September 10, 2019

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

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


September 3, 2019

Montreal-based WSP Global Inc., says it intends to grow its U.S. presence further with a planned $65-million acquisition of environmental consultant Lancaster, N.Y.-based Ecology and Environment Inc.

https://www.enr.com/artic


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