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F R O M ACEC I T O YOU ENGINEERING NC. THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES CHAIRMAN The Road Ahead Eric L. Flicker PRESIDENT David A. Raymond VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS Mar y Ann Emely DIRECTOR, PUBLIC RELATIONS and COMMUNICATIONS Alan D. Crockett STAFF EDITOR, DIRECTOR OF WEB SITE INITIATIVES Andrea Keeney As you read this, the clock is winding down on the first session of the 108th akeeney@acec.org Congress and the time it has left to consider legislation that is of crucial inter- 202 682-4347 est to ACEC members. ACEC EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD With just a few short weeks remaining before the Transportation Equity Act Eric L. Flicker, Pennoni Associates, Inc., Philadelphia; for the 21st Century TEA-21 expires on Sept. 30, it seems unlikely that Con- William Howard, Camp Dresser & McKee, Edison, N.J.; Gar y Link , HNTB, Kansas City, Mo.; Judith Nitsch, gress will pass a new, six-year bill in Judith Nitsch Engineering, Inc., Boston; David A. Raymond, 2 0 0 3 a n d it will have to pass an ACEC, Washington, D.C. extension of the current program, as ACEC STAFF EDITORIAL TEAM happened in 1990 and 1997. A six- E d Bajer, Ann Brandstadter, Steve Hall, Charles C. Kim, year bill and its potential $375 bil- Deirdre McKenna lion investment in the nation's trans- THE MAGAZINE GROUP portation infrastructure remains a MANAGING EDITOR top priority for the Council. Jessica Bizik The news looks good for a multi- ART DIRECTOR billion-dollar aviation infrastructure Jeff Kibler bill, and major water infrastructure PRODUCTION MANAGER legislation is also now moving in the Judy Gibson House. ADVERTISING PUBLISHING MANAGERS Tom Corcoran I n a major win for ACEC, the 202-721-1458 Federal Government is supporting Kirsten Russell ACEC's opposition to reverse auc- 202-530-8076 tions. See page 9. ADVERTISING SALES We're also working closely with the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic: U.S. Department of Labor on needed CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV reforms to the Fair Labor Standards Act and fighting efforts by some in Con- Integrated Marketing Group gress who seek to halt the reform effort. On the agenda in Congress this fall: King of P russia, PA 19406 expanding Qualifications-Based Selection QBS , fighting government competi- 215-620-8997, 610-992-1191 fax tion, and promoting beneficial tax changes. A detailed status report on all legis- West and Northwest: lation impacting ACEC members is available in the Legislative Action section. AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY W.G. Holdsworth & Associates, Inc. See page 10 . Tustin, CA 92780 Highlighting this issue of Engineering Inc. is our meeting with U.S. Senator 714-544-2555, 714-832-6840 fax Harry Reid, the Democratic Whip. Sen. Reid shares his views on the impor- Midwest : tance of boosting the nation's infrastructure funding for highways, transit sys- IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, TN, WI, Canada tems, airports, and water. See story beginning on page 12. Integrated Marketing Group Chagrin Falls, OH 44022 Our special report on design/contract-build is the latest in a series on deliv- 440-247-5962 ery systems. See story on page 18. 440-247-2013 fax We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Fall Conference Oct. 8

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - September/October 2003

FROM ACEC TO YOU
ASK MEMBERS
NEWS & NOTES
LEGISLATIVE ACTION
INTERVIEW WITH SENATE DEMOCRATIC WHIP HARRY REID
TRIPLE PLAY
IS YOUR FIRM ETHICAL?
BRANCHING OUT
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
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