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FROM ACEC TO YOU engineeringInc. THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT & CEO VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS VICE PRESIDENT, INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS and MEDIA STAFF EDITOR ACEC Stays Focused on Economic Recovery Actions Passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 has led to new opportunities for engineering firms, and ACEC’s educational programs are helping members identify and take advantage of these opportunities: n ACEC’s online seminars are featuring senior government officials responsible for ARRA disbursements; n ACEC’s Economic Stimulus Resource Center on the ACEC website makes sure that members have all the latest information on ARRA programs; n This month’s Market Watch column (see page 6) provides an overview of how stimulus dollars are flowing into the economy; and n ACEC’s recent Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., featured insights on the stimulus program from national leaders, including U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood; the Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp; and senior officials from GSA, USAF, NAVFAC, NASA and the U.S. Department of Education. To further advance economic recovery and improve the business environment for engineering firms, hundreds of ACEC’s “citizen lobbyists” converged on Capitol Hill in April as part of our Annual Convention to advocate for a new six-year surface transportation program; new legislation to significantly boost funding for water infrastructure projects; repeal of the onerous 3 percent withholding mandate that will impact every firm working for federal, state and even some local government clients; and congressional support for contracting out. This issue of Engineering Inc. also presents the 2009 Engineering Excellence Award Winners. The 168 entries in this year’s competition represent exceptional achievement, and we extend our congratulations to each of them. Timothy Psomas David A. Raymond Mary Ann Emely Steven Hall Jeffrey L. Beard Alan D. Crockett Andrea Keeney 202-682-4347 Gerry Donohue SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS WRITER ACEC PUBLIC RELATIONS AND EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN Cynthia K. Allen THE MAGAzINE GROUP EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Thomas Halligan Corey Murray ART DIRECTORS Jeff Kibler, Melissa Hamid PROJECT MANAGER Mary Mieszczanski MANAGING EDITOR ADVERTISING SALES Nina Goldman Director Advertising & Sponsorships ACEC 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005-2605 202-682-4325 Engineering Inc., Volume 20, Number 3 (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. © 2009 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 For more current news on ACEC issues and developments, subscribe to the weekly electronic newsletter, Last Word. To subscribe, contact abrandstadter@ For members without electronic access, a fax-on-demand version is available. Contact Ann Brandstadter for information at 202-682-4333. Timothy Psomas ACEC Chairman David A. Raymond ACEC President & CEO WWW.AC EC.O RG 2 ENGINEERING INC. MAY / JUNE 2009

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