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ENGINEERINGINC. JULY/AUGUST 2009 ● TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES HOLDING COURT Vol. 20, No. 4 8 Opportunities abound for engineers who can provide expert witness testimony—but so do risks. 14 21 26 28 2009 ACEC PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE SURVEY Tough economy leads to higher claims, but competition keeps rates low. 2009–2010 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Ex-Com members weigh in on future marketplace opportunities for engineers. 2009 FALL CONFERENCE PRIMER “Engineering America’s Recovery” is the theme for this year’s event in Palm Springs, Calif. COVER AND TOC PHOTO GARY LANDSMAN 00 COVER STORY SEN. BARBARA BOXER (D-CALIF.) 28 8 Working toward a cleaner, faster, more efficient national infrastructure. 14 19 30 DEPARTMENTS FROM ACEC TO YOU NEWS AND NOTES Private financing challenges stand to alter PPPs; DOI touts “huge potential” of U.S. wind energy industry. 2 4 GUEST COLUMN Why contract language is so important when facing a jury. Infrastructure at forefront of Capitol Hill debate. 4 MEMBERS IN THE NEWS MARKET WATCH LEGISLATIVE ACTION 5 6 Robert B. Higgins Jr. named CEO and president of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc.; David Evans and Associates, Inc., acquires Lintvedt, McColl & Associates. Is carbon footprint calculation the next big market? ONE ON ONE Risks of emerging trends, project delivery chief focus for Legal Counsel Forum. 32 Oberstar proposes $500 billion highway reauthorization plan; bipartisan energy bill clears Senate; cash-accounting bill to be introduced. Engineering Inc. promotes the advocacy and business interests of ACEC by offering news, legislative analysis and business practice information to member firms, clients, opinion leaders and policy makers. The articles and editorials appearing in this magazine do not represent an official ACEC position or policy unless specifically identified as doing so.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - July/August 2009

Engineering Inc. - July/August 2009
Table of Contents
From ACEC to You
News and Notes
Market Watch
Legislative Action
Cover Story: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)
Holding Court
Guest Column
2009 ACEC Professional Liability Insurance Survey
2009-2010 Executive Committee
2009 Fall Conference Primer
Members in the News
One On One

Engineering Inc. - July/August 2009