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Benefits of Membership

Benefits of membership in ACEC New Mexico include:

Networking/Marketing

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.

Liaison Committees

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.

Government Advocacy

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.

Professional Development

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).

Community Outreach

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.

Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA)

Acknowledge Accomplishments
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.

American Council of Engineering Companies

National Partner
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.

Firm Management Benefits

Ways for Your Business to Save

ACEC Trust Programs

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 ckim@acec.org. ACEC Member Firms can achieve further savings through ACEC's Discount Programs. Click here for more information on these programs or contact discountprograms@acec.org.

For more information about ACEC New Mexico, please contact acecnm@acecnm.org or call 505.888.6161.

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