Engineering Inc. - May/June 2009 - (Page 10)

More Than 1,000 Celebrate ACEC’s 100 Years Of Industry Influence he recently concluded ACEC Annual Convention celebrated 100 years of Council achievement. More than 1,000 members and guests attended the three-day Anniversary Convention in Washington, D.C., kicked off by the famed Capitol Steps comedy troupe. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen and chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp were among the notable speakers. Throughout the week, attendees took part in educational sessions and political activities focused on business issues and stimulus funding opportunities. The Engineering Excellence Awards Gala—a black-tie affair hosted by Emmy Award–winning comedian Ross Shafer —honored the best engineering achievements of the year. “This is my second Convention and I now understand the phenomenal system that must be in place to put something like this together,” said Joseph Debs of Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc., in Jacksonville, Fla. “I really appreciate being overwhelmed with activities. There were always two places I wanted to be at the same time.” Herbert Parker of Garver Engineers in Little Rock, Ark., called the Convention “an outstanding event” and very well organized. “One of the most valuable experiences was the CEO Roundtables,” Parker said. “I’m always impressed that those of us who compete against each other can get together and discuss how to improve our businesses.” “This was my first year at the Convention, U.S. Transportation and it was a very rewarding experience for me Secretary Ray to go up on the Hill and meet with one of our LaHood assures congressmen,” said Robert Hutteman of LU attendees that the Engineers in Penfield, N.Y. “I also really enjoyed stimulus bill will Lt. Gen. Van Antwerp, especially when he called get infrastructure engineers the ‘unsung heroes.’” projects moving. 10 ENGINEERING INC. MAY / JUNE 2009 CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen says the business community needs to regain America’s trust if true recovery is to occur. T Jim Franco/Getty imaGes

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - May/June 2009

Engineering Inc. - May/June 2009
Table of Contents
From ACEC to You
News and Notes
Market Watch
Legislative Action
Celebrating 100 Years of Industry Influence
2009 Engineering Excellence Awards
Taking the Pain Out of Permits
Members in the News

Engineering Inc. - May/June 2009