Membership in ACEC Oregon entitles you to join any of ACEC National's coalitions. ACEC's Professional Communities — coalitions and forums — provide homes for like-minded individuals from across the A/E/C industry who are seeking resources for information-sharing, best practices, and networking. These communities offer professionals easy access to information pertaining to their area(s) of specialty. Below is a listing of ACEC's various Professional Communities; further information and membership opportunities can be found by clicking the link for each.
CASE (Council of American Structural Engineers)
Provides contract documents, guidelines, programs and other tools necessary for structural firms to minimize risk, produce quality work, and network with the elite of the structural engineering profession. Members receive one free copy of all CASE publications, a $1,100 value. Visit www.acec.org/CASE for more information. Annual dues are $500-$2,000/year, depending on firm size.
CASE Newsletter - October 2009
COPS (Council of Professional Surveyors)
Produces business products such as contract documents, safety manual, job estimating spreadsheet, and other services supporting the role of the surveyor in the construction process. As a benefit, COPS members receive free copies of all publications, a savings of over $250. Visit www.acec.org/cops for more information. Annual dues are $250/year.
COPS Newsletter - October 2009
CAMEE (Council of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers)
Provides business practice documents for mechanical/electrical firms, cultivates relationships with other M/E related associations and client groups, provides information and programs on risk management, and assesses industry trends to help improve member firm profitability. Visit www.acec.org/camee for more information. Annual dues are $300/year.
CAMEE Newsletter - October 2009
LDC (Land Development Coalition)
Provides business practice and management expertise to firms engaging in land development practices to help increase business efficiency and profitability and be an advocate within ACEC for the interests of firms specializing in land development issues. LDC also provides a unified voice on legislative and regulatory items affecting member firms. Visit http://www.acec.org/LDC for more information. Annual dues are $150/year.
Design Professionals Coalition (DPC)
The coalition is a highly focused and effective organization of senior executives of leading companies, and constitutes a major portion of the Design/Engineering industry. These industry leaders embrace a philosophy of timely and effective actions to promote and protect the interests of our industry, our individual companies, and the public good. Visit http://www.dpcweb.org/ for more information. Annual dues are either $2,500 or $5,000/year, depending on firm size.
Small Firm Council (SFC)
Represents and advances important issues that uniquely impact members, meeting regularly with Congressional Small Business Committees, and the Small Business Administration (SBA). SFC’s winter meeting is the marquee event for small business owners and SFC members receive a reduced registration price. Visit www.acec.org/sfc for more information. Annual dues are $150/year.
Small Firm Council Newsletter - October 2009
ACEC recognizes that people within the A/E/C community have various focuses and interests. Under the ACEC family, we, therefore, provide communities through our professional forums. These forums are opportunities for professionals to engage each other and to share knowledge and best practices in an online as well as face-to-face informal community. As the A/E/C industry evolves, ACEC forums will also evolve to meet the needs of industry professionals.
ACEC Coalitions & Forums