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ENGINEERINGINC.

FROMACECTOYOU

THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES

Citizen Lobbyists Making
Their Voices Heard

A

mong the nearly 1,500 ACEC Annual Convention attendees at
the end of April were the more than 350 members who lobbied on
Capitol Hill for infrastructure funding and regulatory reforms.
Their activities produced remarkable results: Only a few days after
the Convention, the House acted on a key Council priority in passing the FAA
reauthorization bill that included an expansion of Qualifications-Based Selection
(QBS), provisions to facilitate additional commercial uses of unmanned aircraft
systems and $1 billion in new annual airport infrastructure grants.
With Congress soon expected to take up the Water Resources Development
Act (WRDA), ACEC members also advocated for critical water
infrastructure priorities including more funding for the State Revolving Fund
(SRF) program for drinking water projects, and reauthorization and expansion
of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) to aid
communities in financing water projects.
The Council's citizen lobbyists present a powerful united voice on these
important policy issues-and will continue to be a major factor in achieving our
legislative agenda.
Highlights of our Convention and the Engineering Excellence Awards begin
on page 10.
Congratulations to all 2018 winners, especially to the team of HDR and WSP
USA for the year's most outstanding engineering achievement for their Bayonne
Bridge Raise the Roadway project.
This issue also includes a report on engineers taking the lead in the smart cities
and smart neighborhoods market (see page 50) and how clear, concise messaging
is essential in the art of persuasive business communications (see page 56).

Manish D. Kothari
ACEC Chairman

David A. Raymond
ACEC President & CEO

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES
CHAIRMAN

Manish D. Kothari

PRESIDENT & CEO

David A. Raymond

VICE PRESIDENT,
OPERATIONS

Mary Ann Emely

VICE PRESIDENT,
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Steven Hall

VICE PRESIDENT,
BUSINESS RESOURCES
AND EDUCATION

Marie Ternieden

DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS
AND MEDIA

Alan D. Crockett

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WRITER

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CHAIRMAN

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IMAGINATION

Tim Gregorski
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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
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Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - From Acec to You
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Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Market Watch
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Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Legislative Action
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Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - 2018 Annual Convention Recap
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Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Acec 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards
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Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Mastering Business Communications
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Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Powering Up Puerto Rico
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Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Personal Philanthropy
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Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Mergers and Acquisitions
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Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Members in the News
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Engineering Inc - May/June 2018 - Business Insights
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