Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 2

FEATURES

10
2018 ANNUAL CONVENTION RECAP
Nearly 1,500 ACEC members and guests attend
the Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.

50
SMART CITY SOLUTIONS
Engineering firms play a critical role in helping
cities integrate smart technology solutions.

56
MASTERING BUSINESS
COMMUNICATIONS

Using a clear, concise message to effectively engage
an audience.

50

62
POWERING UP PUERTO RICO
Louis Berger utilizes small, trailer-mounted, solar
hybrid microgrids to restore power to hurricaneravaged Puerto Rico.

56

62

66
PERSONAL PHILANTHROPY
KCI Technologies' employees take ownership
of social responsibility efforts.

DEPARTMENTS
4

FROM ACEC TO YOU
Citizen lobbyists making their voices heard.

70 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Deal-making in 2018 on record pace.

6

MARKET WATCH
Opportunities exist for engineering firms to help small
communities manage their water systems.

73 MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Young named president and CEO of Alan Plummer; Sierra appointed CEO
of SENER U.S. operations; Emerson named president of PDC Engineers.

8

LEGISLATIVE ACTION
ACEC secures QBS expansion, funding increases in
House FAA bill.

76 BUSINESS INSIGHTS
Registration open for 2018-19 Leadership Skills Program; ACEC's newest
publication, Capture Planning for the Win.
COVER: ALAN SCHINDLER

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 - May/June 2018

Engineering Inc - May/june 2018
Contents
From Acec to You
Market Watch
Legislative Action
2018 Annual Convention Recap
Acec 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards
Smart City Solutions
Mastering Business Communications
Powering Up Puerto Rico
Personal Philanthropy
Mergers and Acquisitions
Members in the News
Business Insights
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Intro
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Engineering Inc - May/june 2018
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Cover2
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Contents
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 2
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 3
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - From Acec to You
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 5
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Market Watch
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 7
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Legislative Action
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 9
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 2018 Annual Convention Recap
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 11
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 12
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 13
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 14
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 15
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Acec 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 17
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 18
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 19
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 20
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 21
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 22
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 23
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 24
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 25
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 26
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 27
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 28
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 29
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 30
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 31
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 32
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 33
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 34
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 35
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 36
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 37
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 38
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 39
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 40
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 41
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 42
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 43
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 44
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 45
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 46
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 47
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 48
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 49
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Smart City Solutions
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 51
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 52
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 53
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 54
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 55
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Mastering Business Communications
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 57
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 58
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 59
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 60
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 61
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Powering Up Puerto Rico
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 63
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 64
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 65
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Personal Philanthropy
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 67
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 68
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 69
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Mergers and Acquisitions
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 71
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 72
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Members in the News
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 74
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 75
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Business Insights
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Cover3
Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0919
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0719
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0519
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0319
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0119
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1118
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0918
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0718
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0518
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0318
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0118
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1117
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0917
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0717
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0517
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0317
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0117
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1116
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0916
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0716
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0516
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0316
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0116
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1115
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0915
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0715
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0515
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0315
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0115
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1114
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0914
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0714
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0514
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0314
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0114
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1113
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0913
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0713
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0513
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0313
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0113
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0912
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0712
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0512
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0312
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1111
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0911
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0711
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0511
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0311
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0111
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1110
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringincSeptOct
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0710
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0510
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0310
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0110
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1109
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0909
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0709
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0309
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0109_v2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0109
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1108
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0908
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0508
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0308
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0108
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1107
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0907
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0707
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0507
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0307
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0107
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0505
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0305
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1105
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0306
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0105
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1103
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0906
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0903
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0703
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0106
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0503
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0303
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0904
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1104
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0704
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0504
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0905
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0705
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0104
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc1106
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/acec/engineeringinc0706
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com