Benefits of membership in ACEC New Mexico include:
Expand Your Presence in the Engineering Community
Meetings and social functions are held with peers to discuss common business interests and partnering opportunities, as well as current trends and problem solving in engineering and management. You can capitalize on hassle-free contacts with quality businesses by utilizing ACEC New Mexico Member Firms and Associate and Affiliate Members. ACEC New Mexico offers you the opportunity to interface with engineers and surveyors, architects, contractors, homebuilders, public works officials, elected officials, private clients, and more.
Build Ties with Public Agencies
ACEC New Mexico has ongoing, established relationships with local, state, and federal agencies. Meetings are held with key government entities to discuss upcoming projects and current issues, as well as to promote common interests and the use of ACEC New Mexico Members. Agencies include: Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, Bernalillo County, City of Albuquerque, City of Rio Rancho, Local Governments, New Mexico Department of Transportation, Office of the State Engineer, Southern New Mexico, Tribal Affairs, and US Army Corps of Engineers.
A Voice in Local, State, and National Issues
ACEC New Mexico's well-established, effective lobbying team maintains an active and influential presence at the State Capitol, screens bills for impact on the engineering community, and testifies at legislative hearings on key engineering and industry issues. ACEC New Mexico sponsors priority legislation in the areas of qualifications-based selection (QBS), alternative project delivery methods, indemnification, prompt pay, certificate of merit, and others. ACEC New Mexico has an informed political action committee and an aggressive candidate support system and diligently addresses industry legal and contractual concerns in a timely manner.
Affordable Continuing Education
The Multiple seminars and workshops provide top-notch, low cost education on a variety of beneficial topics. Professional development hours (PDHs) are earned by all attendees. ACEC New Mexico offers an Aspiring Principals Program (APP) and a Professional Development Program (PDP).
Understanding and Recognition
ACEC New Mexico circulates information promoting the professional responsibilities and services of consulting engineers. Private practice engineering is conveyed to the public with the aim of developing understanding and appreciation for the value provided by consulting engineers.
ACEC New Mexico's Annual Awards Program, the Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA), is designed to recognize excellence in engineering. It provides firms the opportunity to showcase outstanding projects to the public and to market the projects and the firm at both the state and national levels.
ACEC assists ACEC New Mexico Members by providing a variety of member benefits, including federal legislation to sensitize legislators to consulting engineers' concerns, to work to decrease governmental regulation, to attempt to eliminate unfair competition, and to create new business for your firm. In addition, numerous opportunities exist to serve on national committees. ACEC can help in every aspect of your business. Call ACEC at 202.347.7474 or refer to their website at www.acec.org.
Ways for Your Business to Save
ACEC's Trust Programs are designed to enhance your membership investment by helping to control your firm's costs. Programs are available for business insurance, life/health insurance, and retirement plans. The ACEC Trusts have created partnerships with reputable administrators and plan providers that offer valuable services with quality and competitive prices. In addition to providing business savings, these programs make an attractive employee retention program in which individual employees benefit from your ACEC purchasing power.
In order for an engineering firm to take advantage of these excellent business opportunities, you must become a Member Firm. ACEC membership is available through one of the 52 state and regional councils, called Member Organizations. Click on Join ACEC to begin your first steps to savings for your business. For membership information, call 202.347.7474 and ask for the Membership Department.
For additional information on ACEC's Trust programs, contact Charles Kim at 202.347.7474 and firstname.lastname@example.org. ACEC Member Firms can achieve further savings through ACEC's Discount Programs. Click here for more information on these programs or contact email@example.com.
ACEC Business Insurance Trust
The ACEC Business Insurance Trust (BIT) oversees a program that provides business and professional liability insurance coverage for participating ACEC Member Firms. The program offers policyholders ACEC-exclusive tailored coverage, along with broad policy terms and conditions.
Program coverage includes automobile liability and physical damage; workers' compensation; and the "Spectrum" package policy affording protection for buildings, business personal property, money and securities, business liability, equipment breakdown, drones, cyber security, computers and media. Catastrophe liability protection is available through umbrella coverage.
The business insurance plan underwriter is The Hartford. The plan administrator is Greyling, a division of EPIC.
ACEC Life/Health Insurance Trust
The mission of ACEC Life/Health Trust (Trust) is "To provide healthcare benefit solutions and services to support the business objectives of ACEC member firms and the health and wellbeing of the firms' employees and families." Since 1965, the Trust has dedicated our efforts to supporting the health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance needs of engineering firms across the country. The Trust does this by partnering with top leaders in the health insurance and health benefits industry to deliver health plans that raise the bar on affordability and quality, with group-negotiated advantages such as lower premiums, reduced administrative costs, more coverage options and wellness programs to help your employees get healthier.
Member firms are backed by the group purchasing power of more than 1,700 firms and 90,000 participants. The Trust financial strength equates to long-term rate stability and an enhanced value proposition for every member firm we serve.
John Krebsbach (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ACEC Retirement Trust
The ACEC Retirement Trust allows any size firm to have enormous buying power. The ACEC Retirement Trust was originally formed in 1973 for the purpose of combining the assets of multiple unaffiliated firms to provide:
A valuable benefit program to attract and retain talent. Harness the right expertise while you stay focused on engineering. Leverage economies of scale. Reduce fiduciary risk. Gain a competitive advantage with a best-in-class retirement plan you can't get from any source but the ACEC Retirement Trust.
Lydia Zabrycki (Lydia.Zabrycki@captrust.com)