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From ACEC to You Diversity as a Winning Business Strategy I t is axiomatic that business requires the best talent available in order to be successful. It is also a fact that our nation today is over one-third nonwhite (growing to 50 percent by 2040) and roughly half female, and these groups are under-represented in the business world. While the reasons for this are many, not taking full advantage of such a vast talent pool can significantly limit our prospects. This month's cover feature explores changing demographics and their impact on business. Member Firms are incorporating diversity in their business strategies in order to recruit the best possible talent and improve their bottom line. (See page 12.) A companion article addresses unique challenges faced by women in our industry and how they have navigated a pathway to success. (See page 16.) With the 2014 mid-term elections now in the rear-view mirror, ACEC is looking forward to working with the new Congress to advance the industry's legislative agenda, especially in the areas of energy and infrastructure. Longstanding Council relationships with House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and the new chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), should strengthen our legislative prospects. The Annual Legislative Outlook (see page 6) addresses what lies ahead. This issue also presents growth projections for 2015 and beyond in several primary engineering markets. (See page 10.) We wish you all the best in the New Year. Richard C. Wells ACEC Chairman David A. Raymond ACEC President & CEO ENGINEERING INC. THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT & CEO VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS Richard C. Wells David A. Raymond Mary Ann Emely VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS Steven Hall VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS RESOURCES AND EDUCATION Marie Ternieden DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA Alan D. Crockett STAFF EDITOR Andrea Keeney 202-682-4347 SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS WRITER Gerry Donohue ACEC PUBLIC RELATIONS AND EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN James Blake McMURRY/TMG, LLC Corey Murray Jeff Kibler PROJECT MANAGER Amy Stephenson Fabbri MANAGING EDITOR ART DIRECTOR ADVERTISING SALES Leo Hoch ACEC 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005-2605 202-682-4341 Engineering Inc., Volume 26, Number 1 (ISSN 1539-2694), is published bi-monthly by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005-2605. Periodicals postage paid at Washington, D.C., and at additional mailing offices. Annual subscriptions are $24 for members (included in dues as a non-deductible amount); $45 for U.S. non-members; $65 for institutional subscriptions. Back issues are $15. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Engineering Inc., c/o ACEC, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005-2605. © 2015 American Council of Engineering Companies. All rights reserved. This publication may be copied, downloaded from the ACEC website, stored in electronic or hard-copy format, and disseminated to third parties for educational and information purposes. ACEC expressly disclaims any liability for damages of any kind in connection with such copying, downloading, storage, and/or dissemination. By copying, downloading, storing and/or disseminating this publication, the recipient of this publication expressly agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold ACEC, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers and agents harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, claims, causes of action and liabilities, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of or resulting from the recipient's use of this publication. Notwithstanding the above, no part of this publication may be altered, resold, licensed, or used for any other commercial purposes without the prior written permission of ACEC. Recipients may opt out of receiving the electronic version of this publication from ACEC by sending an e-mail with the subject line "Unsubscribe" to ACEC at Engineering Inc. subscribers: If you have a mailing address correction or need to add or remove an employee from the Engineering Inc. mailing list, please contact the ACEC Membership Department at or call 202-347-7474 and ask for Member Records. WWW.AC EC .ORG http://WWW.ACEC.ORG

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

Engineering Inc. - January/February 2015
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