FEATURES 18 STRATEGIC PLAN Board of Directors unanimously approves "bold and audacious" strategic plan. 20 2019 FALL CONFERENCE Nearly 1,000 Fall Conference attendees in Chicago enjoyed insightful speakers and advanced business sessions with industry leaders. 26 STANDARD OF CARE How to manage and understand engineering risk in order to properly meet the legal obligations of a project. 30 OPPORTUNITY AWAITS ACEC Coalition leaders believe climate change, technology, and transportation funding are areas of promise. 34 TAKING A HARD STANCE 26 ACEC Member Organizations unite to oppose and defeat tracking software legislation. 34 38 CREATING CONNECTIONS Michael Baker International is building bridges to link communities in need. 44 2019 YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF THE YEAR Committee of Fellows selects five engineers for their exceptional contributions to the industry. 20 46 ACEC RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE Council recognized as Member Association of the Year at the 2019 International Infrastructure Conference; Engineering Inc. named Best International Publication. DEPARTMENTS 4 FROM ACEC TO YOU Strategic Planning Committee delivers new light for Council's future. 6 MARKET WATCH Economists are certain a recession is impending, but impact remains unclear. 8 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate transportation bill supplements infrastructure accounts; overtime rule finalized; ACEC engages with Congress on PFAS. 10 THE PRIVATE SIDE Cross-laminated timber may impact mid-rise market; multistory warehouse debuts in U.S. 47 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS ACEC deal-makers are staying local. 49 MEMBERS IN THE NEWS Thornton Tomasetti appointments-DiMaggio and Squarzini named co-CEOs, Scarangello named chairman, Stocks named president; Cornell named president and CEO of WSP USA; Hoskins appointed president and CEO of Garver; Shoemaker promoted to president of Tetra Tech. 52 BUSINESS INSIGHTS ACEC expands online project management training. COVER: PPAMPICTURE / 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.