FEATURES 18 POWERING FORWARD Renewables rapidly gaining momentum in the U.S. energy market. 24 WEBSITE BRILLIANCE Ten essential tips to maximize your firm's online presence. 28 CREATING COMPELLING PROPOSALS How to sway clients and win new business with a professional and polished proposal. 18 32 24 38 LATEST IT INNOVATIONS Incorporating the latest technology can offer engineering firms a competitive advantage. RESTORATIVE SPIRITS Aspect Consulting streamlines its philanthropic efforts to make a collective impact. 32 42 THE INFINITY LOOP A revolutionary design by HDR could change the way bulk trains are processed. DEPARTMENTS 4 FROM ACEC TO YOU New ACEC podcast gaining popularity. 46 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS Long before winter, deal-makers head South. 6 MARKET WATCH Opportunity in nuclear market remains although power output cools. 8 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate committee approves five-year transportation reauthorization bill. 48 MEMBERS IN THE NEWS Armstrong appointed CEO and president of Kleinfelder; Linehan named president of Alpha Corp.; Bubeck promoted to president of RETTEW; and Fitzpatrick named next president and CEO of Benesch. 10 THE PRIVATE SIDE Growth continues for student housing; strong outlook for wind energy development. 52 BUSINESS INSIGHTS ACEC launches new online business resource center. COVER: TRAVEL WILD / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES ACEC's award-winning bi-monthly magazine Engineering Inc. provides expert analysis on all issues affecting the overall business of engineering. Other highlights include in-depth interviews with major policy makers whose decisions impact bottom lines; updates on critical advocacy issues and industry news, best practice management trends and marketplace projections, along with member firm innovations and announcements. The articles and editorials appearing in this magazine do not represent an official ACEC position or policy unless specifically identified as doing so.