35 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.