Engineering Inc. - January/February 2015 - (Page 1)

ENGINEERINGINC. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015 G Vol. 26, No. 1 16 28 CLOSING THE GENDER GAP Women engineering firm leaders say gender equality is getting better; but research points to a landscape still needing improvement. 21 MARKET STABILITY KEEPING PLI PRICES LOW Results from the 2014 Professional Liability Insurance Survey of Carriers. 12 28 MADE TO MARKET Cover Feature THE BUSINESS CASE FOR DIVERSITY Workforce diversity isn't just an honorable objective- it produces bottom-line benefits. Features 2015 LEGISLATIVE SCORECARD Six industry flashpoints that will test Washington's will to act in 2015. 12 Departments FROM ACEC TO YOU Diversity as a winning business strategy. LEGISLATIVE ACTION Congress approves defense bill; includes ACEC-backed reforms on design-build; Congress poised to approve tax extenders, looks ahead to tax reform. MARKET WATCH 4 New software helps engineering firms amplify their message to potential clients. 2014 FALL CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS Relive the best moments from our Fall Conference in Waikoloa, Hawaii. 6 2015 forecast: oil and gas surge slows; office buildings, manufacturing markets rebound. 2015 ANNUAL CONVENTION PREVIEW Join your colleagues at the 2015 Annual Convention and Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., April 19-22. 2 4 10 16 RISK MANAGEMENT How a detailed scope of services reduces risk of professional liability claims. BUSINESS INSIGHTS Strategies for effective risk management; mysteries of the FAR revealed; teaming for government work. MEMBERS IN THE NEWS Lucey named president and CEO of McKim & Creed, Inc.; McLean appointed CEO of Psomas. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 2014 recap: mega deals, big-firm growth. 32 36 38 40 42 44 COVER PHOTO: C.J. BURTON Engineering Inc. promotes the advocacy and business interests of ACEC by offering news, legislative analysis and business practice information to member firms, clients, opinion leaders and policy makers. The articles and editorials appearing in this magazine do not represent an official ACEC position or policy unless specifically identified as doing so.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - January/February 2015

Engineering Inc. - January/February 2015
Contents
From Acec to You
Legislative Action
Market Watch
The Business Case for Diversity
Closing the Gender Gap
Market Stability Keeping Pli Prices Low
2015 Legislative Scorecard
Made to Market
2014 Fall Conference Highlights
2015 Annual Convention Preview
Risk Management
Business Insights
Members in the News
Mergers and Acquisitions

Engineering Inc. - January/February 2015

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