ACEC Oregon: Serving the business needs of engineering and surveying companies in Oregon and Clark County, Washington since 1956.
Celebrating 50 years of QBS!
October 27, 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Brooks Act--the law authored by the late Congressman Jack Brooks that codified Qualifications-Based Selection, or QBS.
QBS established an environment where engineering firms could compete for public works projects based on their experience and ability instead of a race to the bottom for the lowest cost. As a result, QBS has safeguarded scarce taxpayer dollars and saved lives by choosing skilled design teams.
ACEC was fortunate to have had the opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of this important law during its recent 2022 Fall Conference in Colorado. Jeb Brooks, the son of Congressman Brooks and the Chair of the Jack Brooks Foundation, joined us to honor his father's legacy.
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Leadership Development Series Kicks-off!
The 2022-23 class of the Leadership Series kicked-off yesterday with “Leadership Versatility,” led by Mike Baker, PE, MBA, MSCE, held at David Evans and Associates in Portland. This year’s series is a mix of in-person and virtual meetings. Registrants who attend all seven sessions of the series will be recognized as graduates at the annual business meeting in May (date to be determined). Click here to learn more about the series.
ACEC's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Resource Page
Find out what programs will be launched and what it will take to compete for these grants.
- White House releases comprehensive guidebook to IIJA programs and grants for state and local governments.The 465-page guidebook is here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/BUILDING-A-BETTER-AMERICA_FINAL.pdf
ACEC Oregon featured in Engineering, Inc., ACEC National's magazine
Steeped in history, ACEC Oregon has a rich tradition of achieving profound advances on behalf of the state's engineering industry.
Podcasts from the American Council of Engineering Companies.
ACEC is the voice of America’s Engineering Industry.
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Meetings & Events
ACEC Nat'l Annual Convention & Legislative Summit
6/11/2023 to 6/14/2023 EDT
Networking Day Golf Tournament
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT