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aCRoss ThE FEdERaTIoN HigHligHts from acec state organizations acec/alabama Presented ACEC’s award-winning video “The Voice of the Engineering Industry” at nine regional membership meetings throughout the state for effective image enhancement with members and clients. Attendees included the speaker of the Alabama House, key legislators and leaders from several major state universities. acec/alaska to procure private engineering, surveying and environmental services. Launched grassroots campaign aimed at junior high and high school students to recruit new engineers and surveyors for California’s workforce. The campaign’s educational DVD is available at acec/colorado acec/Delaware Worked with the Delaware Department of Transportation to address overhead rates and profit formulas, and with the Department of Natural Resources to clarify and simplify its contracting procedure. acec/florida Lobbied the governor and state legislature for progress on the proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline. The estimated $30 billion project would deliver natural gas from northern Alaska to the continental United States. Worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address design-build concerns for regional base realignment projects. acec/arizona Received Award of Excellence from the Arizona Society of Association Executives for 2007 Engineering Excellence Awards brochure. The full-color publication showcases award-winning member projects and is distributed to more than 4,000 Arizona construction firms and colleagues. acec/arkansas Produced and distributed “Engineer’s Guide to Community Service,” a how-to More than 100 members attended the publication for participants in the CounCouncil’s first “Dancing With Engineers” cil’s leadership and legislative programs. event, held jointly with the Rocky Mountain School of Dance (RMSD). Designed acec/georgia to attract young engineers to the Council, Summer Conference drew 400 attendees the event was choreographed by RSMD and featured Georgia’s secretary of state, and featured 12 members. along with a panel of state agency leaders who addressed the “State of Affairs in acec/connecticut Engineering.” Presented recommendations to the Governor’s Commission on reforming acec/Hawaii the state Department of TransportaNegotiated removal, over the wishes of the tion, including continued support for governor, of an onerous contract requireQualifications-Based Selection (QBS), ment mandating that design professionals increased transparency on projects, and “defend” the state, regardless of neglithe need for debriefing after selection gence, in a lawsuit. Also achieved reininterviews. statement of a Design Claims Conciliation Conducted Project Management Boot Camp. Implemented new state PAC fundraising program through donations of 10 percent of annual dues. Planned Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet at Governor’s Mansion. acec/california Achieved a major victory for state consulting firms when the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously to once again uphold Proposition 35, the law authorizing state and local agencies 30 ENGINEERING INC. MaRCh / apRIl 2008 ACEC/CO engineers displayed their creative side at “Dancing With Engineers!” From left to right: Patrick Sullivan, HDR Engineering, Inc.; Melanie Lawrance, Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc.; Chris Ernst, Merrick & Company; Jessica Myklebust, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig; Jocasta Champion, CTL/Thompson, Inc.; Matt Bliss, Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc.; Tara Fishbain, HDR Engineering, Inc.; Keith Hidalgo, Felsburg Holt & Ullevig; and Amanda Welton, CTL/Thompson, Inc.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - March/April 2008

Engineering Inc. - March/April 2008
Table of Contents
From ACEC to You
News & Notes
Market Watch
Legislative Action
Election Preview
Bottom-Line Strategies
From the Ground UP
2008 Annual Convention Primer
Across the Federation
Business Insights
2007 ACEC/PAC Honor Roll
Membrs in the News

Engineering Inc. - March/April 2008