Available to Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying Firms which hold a valid registration card with the Arizona State Board of Technical Registrations. Your membership entitles you to many benefits, including those both tangible and intangible. The benefits you realize will increase with your participation.
ACEC of Arizona hosts frequent “Solutioneering” programs where client groups discuss upcoming projects with you as well as the methods and procedures needed to win them. “Solutioneering” is held across the four corners of Arizona with public and private clients. These clients are encouraged to use the services of ACEC of Arizona Members and have access to our exclusive membership directory.
ACEC of Arizona well established, effective lobbying team maintains an active and influential presence at the State Capitol, screens all bills for impact on the engineering community, and testifies at Legislative Hearings on key engineering issues. ACEC of Arizona sponsors priority legislation in the areas of qualifications based selection, design/build, indemnification, prompt pay, certificate of merit, etc. ACEC of Arizona has an informed political action committee and aggressive candidate support system. Close ties with the State Board of Technical Registration, Arizona Department of Transportation, and the Cities and Counties exist. ACEC of Arizona will diligently address your legal and contractual concerns in a timely manner.
ACEC of Arizona’s monthly newsletter is filled with pertinent state and national information on business, legal, and professional matters important to Arizona consultants. Vital issues such as client news, improved operations, marketing, financing options, industry trends, professional development, liaison reports, upcoming projects, and the calendar of events are covered.
The popular Salary and Benefits Survey of all ACEC of Arizona member firms is conducted annually to reflect the latest Arizona salary trends. Results are only distributed to principals of member firms. ACEC of Arizona maintains a lending library stocked with career-oriented information covering a wide range of business issues including leadership, human resources management, project management, contract and legal issues, etc. Member discounts are available on all Engineers Joint Contract Documents (owner-engineer agreements, design/build contracts, engineers-subconsultants agreements, etc.). Twice a year, the Local Government Directory which lists cities, counties, and key state agencies is offered by ACEC of Arizona at a discounted price.
ACEC of Arizona’s annual awards program is designed to recognize excellence in engineering and gives your firm the opportunity to show-off an outstanding project for public exposure and marketing benefits at both the state and national levels. Your team members can exhibit their skills to clients and peers.
Meetings and social functions are held with peers to discuss common business interests and partnering opportunities, as well as current trends and problem solving in engineering and management. You can capitalize on hassle-free contacts with quality businesses by utilizing ACEC of Arizona Sustaining Members (blueprint companies, aerial mapping, attorneys, etc.). ACEC of Arizona offers you the opportunity to interface with architects, contractors, home builders, public works officials, and private clients.
ACEC of Arizona has ongoing, established relationships with local, state, and federal agencies. Monthly meetings are held for you to meet with key government entities to discuss upcoming projects and issues as well as to promote common interests and the use of ACEC of Arizona Members.
Agencies include: ADOT; City of Phoenix Engineering; City of Phoenix Development Services; Maricopa County; Tucson, South Tucson, Marana, & Oro Valley, Pima County; Pinal County; City of Scottsdale; East Valley (Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, Apache Junction); West Valley (Glendale, Litchfield Park, Surprise, Peoria, Tolleson); Flagstaff & Northern Arizona.
Multiple seminars and workshops are held throughout Arizona which provide top-notch, low cost education on a variety of meaningful topics. Professional development hours are earned by all attendees. ACEC of Arizona offers a “Leadership in Engineering Administration Program” for upwardly mobile young professional engineers in order to help develop successful leaders who please your clients and make money for your firm.
ACEC of Arizona circulates information promoting the professional responsibilities and services of consulting engineers. Private practice engineering is conveyed to the public with the aim of developing understanding and appreciation for the value provided by consulting engineers. Programs in the past have included Habitat for Humanity, mall exhibits, and our school library program which distributes entertaining and educational engineering books for K-8th graders to make engineering accessible and exciting.
Membership is available to all employees of your firm. Arizona Central Credit Union offers services including car loans, IRAs, 1st mortgage and home equity loans, and savings and checking accounts.
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) aids ACEC of Arizona members by providing multiple member benefits including federal legislation, sensitizing legislators to consulting engineers’ concerns, working to decrease government regulation, attempting to eliminate unfair competition, and creating new business for your firm. Within ACEC, numerous opportunities to serve on national committees exist. The services of ACEC are just a phone call away to help you in every aspect of your business. Call ACEC at (202) 347-7474 or refer to their website at www.acec.org.