Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 3

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FEATURES

26

ACEC HOLDS VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING
Nearly 300 Member Organization leaders participate.

28
2020 NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK
ACEC Member Organizations and Member Firms
celebrate and emphasize the value of engineering.

30
REBOOTING CAREERS
CDM Smith launches program to rehire midcareer
professionals who have taken leave from the industry.

35
SURVEYING & GIS INNOVATIONS
Four Member Firms incorporate technology to solve
complex design problems.

40
PHILANTHROPIC FUN
48

VAA dedicates two weeks each August for a fundraising
blitz for two local charities.

44
MEMBER ORGANIZATION PROFILE: ACEC/NC
ACEC/North Carolina celebrates 50 years of protecting
business and advocacy interests of NC Member Firms.

48
ACEC/PAC NOTCHES ANOTHER

40

RECORD YEAR

National PAC contributions totaled $1.1 million in 2019.

DEPARTMENTS
4

FROM ACEC TO YOU
Federation adapts to new business normal.

52 IN THE NEWS
Embodied carbon study, open-source measurement tool released.

6

MARKET WATCH
Optimism remains for health care industry's long-term forecast.

54 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Deal-makers flock together.

8

ACEC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Ownership transition study finds gap between knowledge and
intent.

10 LEGISLATIVE ACTION
ACEC launches Rescue/Recover/Rebuild advocacy campaign.
12 THE PRIVATE SIDE
Trends in health care facilities affected by COVID-19.

56 MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Fiorillo promoted to president of ECS Group of Companies;
Craddock appointed president and CEO of Clark Dietz; Martin
named president and CEO of Larson Design Group; Haener
appointed president and CEO of J-U-B Engineers; and Shamma
promoted to president of Sam Schwartz.
60 BUSINESS INSIGHTS
Economic slowdown halts growth of solar industry.
COVER: 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.



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020

Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020
Contents
FROM ACEC TO YOU
MARKET WATCH
ACEC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
LEGISLATIVE ACTION
THE PRIVATE SIDE
PROMOTING A MORE DIVERSE INDUSTRY
COVID-19 ESSENTIAL SERVICES
EXAMINING THE POST-COVID-19 WORKPLACE
ACEC HOLDS VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING
2020 NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK
REBOOTING CAREERS
SURVEYING & GIS INNOVATIONS
PHILANTHROPIC FUN
MEMBER ORGANIZATION PROFILE: ACEC/NC
ACEC/PAC NOTCHES ANOTHER RECORD YEAR
IN THE NEWS
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
BUSINESS INSIGHTS
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - Intro
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - Cover2
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - Contents
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 2
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 3
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - FROM ACEC TO YOU
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 5
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - MARKET WATCH
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 7
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - ACEC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 9
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 11
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - THE PRIVATE SIDE
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 13
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - PROMOTING A MORE DIVERSE INDUSTRY
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 15
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 16
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 17
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - COVID-19 ESSENTIAL SERVICES
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 19
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 20
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 21
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - EXAMINING THE POST-COVID-19 WORKPLACE
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 23
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 24
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 25
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - ACEC HOLDS VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 27
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 2020 NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 29
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - REBOOTING CAREERS
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 31
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 32
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 33
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 34
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - SURVEYING & GIS INNOVATIONS
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 36
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 37
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 38
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 39
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - PHILANTHROPIC FUN
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 41
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 42
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 43
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - MEMBER ORGANIZATION PROFILE: ACEC/NC
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 45
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 46
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 47
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - ACEC/PAC NOTCHES ANOTHER RECORD YEAR
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 49
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 50
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 51
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - IN THE NEWS
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 53
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 55
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 57
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 58
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - 59
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - BUSINESS INSIGHTS
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - Cover3
Engineering Inc. - Spring 2020 - Cover4
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