February 2019 Newsletter Print

    Upcoming Events

    March 21st - Lee County Flood Study Presentation

    April 4th - 2019 GMEC Conference

    April 9th - ACEC-FL Transportation Committee Meeting

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    News from ACEC-FL

    ACEC-FL Voting Representatives –

    We wanted you to be aware of our “New for 2019” ACEC-FL Board Position and Committee.

    Mike Bell, PE is the ACEC -FL Board Civil/Land Development Director and invites your firm employees to participate in the Land Development Committee.

    This committee will focus on Federal, State and Local issues that affect professional engineering services for land development, land use and professional practices.

    The intent will be to have a state-wide committee and voice for issues related to Land Development.

    We are requesting volunteers to help steer the direction of the committee from the ground up.

    If you or one of your employees is involved with the Land Development practice in Florida and would like to participate (anticipate quarterly conference calls), please fill out the form below.

    ACEC-FL Land Development Committee Employee Sign Up

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    Upcoming FES/ACEC-FL Events

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    Legislative News

    Get to know your State Legislators

    Chapters are encouraged to hold local meetings with their State Legislators. FES and ACEC-FL members are urged to begin educating and re-establishing relationships in personal meetings. FES has prepared a tool kit to help in this process.

    Legislative Tool Kit

    ACEC-FL CCNA Letter Campaign

    ACEC-FL directs an educational letter campaign to educate public entities regarding the Consultant's Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA). This campaign is driven by ACEC-FL members who anonymously send Request for Proposal (RFP) to headquarters. This method ensures that the government agency does not know which firm filed the complaint. ACEC-FL staff in return corresponds with government officials in an effort to educate them on the CCNA law and encourages them to amend their RFP process. This has been a successful program and we encourage all members to participate. 

    If you see an RFP that may be violating the CCNA law, please email Samantha Hobbs. If a member firm or licensed engineer within a member firm knowingly violates CCNA, ACEC-FL believes you may be in violation of Chapter 61G15, rules and regulations. CCNA Letter Catalog 

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    2019 GMEC Conference

    2019 GMEC Conference

    April 4th-5th, 2019

    Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®

    Event details and online registration will be available in January 2019. In the meantime, if you would like to be considered for the 2019 GMEC Award, please use the link below:

    Reserve your spot today!

    Deadline: March 1, 2019

    Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus
    Register Online
    2019 GMEC Award Application

    2018 GMEC Conference Information

    Please contact Cherie Pinsky,
    [email protected] or call (850) 224-7121

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    Energy Committee

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    Florida Professional Engineers in Industry (FPEI)

    An Invitation to Innovators New Product Award

    Enter your new Florida-developed product, machine, process, or material in the annual Florida Professional Engineers in Industry (FPEI) New Product Award competition. It's an opportunity to win public recognition for your innovations. 

    New and improved products stimulate the life and growth of Florida. These benefits result from research and development to which engineers make a unique contribution. This competition recognizes the results of those efforts and the foresight of the companies whose support bring new products to the marketplace. The purpose of the FPEI New Product Award is to recognize the full spectrum of benefits that come from the research and engineering of new products in our state.

    For full details or an entry form,  click here


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    2019 Award for Chapter Excellence

    2019 FES Annual Awards

    Submit Today!

    FES offers the opportunity for professional recognition through its various awards programs. Each year, nominations are solicited from the Society's 19 chapters for:

    Young Engineer of the Year |Nomination Form | Due: 3/15/19
    Engineer of the Year | Nomination Form | Due: 3/15/19
    Outstanding Service to the Profession | Nomination Form | Due: 3/15/19
    Outstanding Technical Achievement | Nomination Form | Due: 3/15/19

    Selection is made by the FES Awards Committee and recipients are recognized at the Annual Summer Conference & Exposition and through the Society's publications.

    To complete and submit entry forms for annual awards, please read the Award Criteria and Procedures for each award and review the nomination forms carefully before beginning entries.

    For full details, visit the FES Awards Page link below.
    Awards Criteria
    FES Awards Page
    Past Award Winners

    Please contact [email protected] should you have any questions or concerns.

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    2019 ACEC-FL Outstanding Project Awards (OPA) Program

    Submit Today!

    OPA Nomination Form
    OPA Program Procedure

    Deadline for submission: March 15, 2019

    The American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida (ACEC-FL), annually recognizes outstanding  achievement  by  its  member  firms  in  accomplishing the Florida Department of Transportation studies and projects. Firms are nominated for awards in seven project award categories:

    • Outstanding Major Project
    • Outstanding Design-Build or CM at Risk Project
    • Outstanding Roadway Project
    • Outstanding Bridge Project
    • Outstanding PD&E / Planning Project
    • Outstanding Environmental Project

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