ACEC NEWS / FALL CONFERENCE

Integrating AI Tools in a Way that Makes Sense

Over the last few years, many have gone from thinking about software as the exclusive domain of developers to now having the low-code software and AI capabilities to develop applications…

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ACEC Honors Benesch’s John Carrato

During the 2023 Fall Conference awards ceremony, ACEC recognized John Carrato, Benesch’s former CEO and the immediate past chair of the ACEC Research Insitute, with the prestigious Chair Emeritus Award.…

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Applications of Immersive Gaming: More Than Meets the Eye

Immersive collaboration is an evolving hot topic across industries, particularly considering the high proportion of remote workers. While there are a few ways to define immersive collaboration, it was defined…

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Ben Saunders Strikes Chords on Innovation, Teamwork, Individual Accountability

Throughout the Fall Conference, the power of translating human potential and wisdom across industries emerged as an overarching theme. Ben Saunders is living proof of how this multidisciplinary collaboration is…

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ESG Disclosures: What All ACEC Business Leaders Need to Know

“Environmental, Social, and Governance” refers to a framework covering non-traditional risk assessment contingencies. Given the widespread misconceptions around context and the rising importance of such disclosures amongst financial institutions, it…

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DEI&B Committee Discusses Opportunities and Challenges Going Forward

The engineering workforce shortage is a stark reality: 52 percent of ACEC member firms reported having to decline projects due to staffing issues over the past three months. By framing…

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ACEC Research Institute Discusses DEI&B Link to Attracting and Retaining Talent

When considering the engineering workforce shortage, it is critical that ACEC member firms prioritize making their workplaces attractive to prospective employees. It is equally important that those environments foster a…

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Swimming Legend Diana Nyad Mesmerizes Conference Audience

Swimmer, author, and journalist Diana Nyad treated Fall Conference attendees with an inspirational and spirited presentation where she shared her journey of becoming the first person ever to swim from…

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Excitement Surrounds New ACEC Technology Committee

The 7 a.m. meeting start time did not diminish the enthusiasm for ACEC’s new Technology Committee, which still drew a standing-room only crowd this morning at the Fall Conference in…

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Get Ready, Artificial Intelligence is Here to Stay

A standing-room-only audience of Fall Conference attendees was on hand to hear about the risks and opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI). Presented by Gannett Fleming’s Christian Birch and Anand Stephen,…

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