March 22, 2020

On The Point: March 22, 2020

Updates on Topics: Current Situation, Federal Affairs, State Government, ACEC Event Cancellations, and Resources

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December 22, 2019

In Memoriam A. Frazier Christy, PE PLS

With a heavy heart, I must share the news of the passing of our friend, colleague and mentor, A. Frazier Christy, PE/PLS.  We will always be grateful for Frazier’s service to his profession as a great engineering leader.  We offer his wife, Lowell and their daughter Courtney and family our deepest condolences.  May he Rest in Peace, and may God’s […]

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December 2, 2019

In Memoriam: C. Michael Arnold, PLS

It’s with great sadness that we report the passing of Mr. Michael Arnold.  He was a great friend to ACEC and we will always remember his leadership and support. Funeral details follow: C. Michael Arnold, age 75, passed away Early Saturday morning Nov. 30,2019. Michael was a graduate of Organic School and The University of South Alabama, and a Navy […]

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November 21, 2019

College of Fellows Inducts 17 New Members Including Alabama Member Steven Speaks

The ACEC College of Fellows inducted 17 new members at the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference.

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November 20, 2019

Highway Funding Rescission Repeal

ACEC and our partner stakeholder organizations successfully lobbied for repeal of the $7.6 billion highway funding rescission that was scheduled to take effect next July. The FAST Act included a provision that would have rescinded $7.6 billion in unobligated contract authority from State DOTs in July 2020.

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August 16, 2019

Engineering Influence Podcast: ACEC Government Affairs Update

In this episode of the Engineering Influence podcast ACEC’s Senior Vice President Advocacy and External Affairs Steve Hall and Senior Director Transportation Programs Matt Reiffer discuss the upcoming Senate Environment and Public Works Committee markup of the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act, as well as the current status of water related infrastructure bills in Congress. To listen to the podcast, click here.

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August 14, 2019

States Report $1.2 Billion in Infrastructure Damage from 2019 Storms

Storms and floods in the first half of 2019 have caused more than $1.2 billion in damage to public infrastructure in 24 states, according to the Associated Press (AP). Based on preliminary assessments submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the total includes damage to roads and bridges, utilities, water control facilities, public buildings and equipment, and parks. AP expects […]

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August 12, 2019

ACEC’s Howard Set To Be 2019-2021 FIDIC President at Interational Engineering Conference, Mexico City, September 8-10

Former ACEC Chair Bill Howard of CDM Smith will take the gavel as the 2019-2021 FIDIC President at the upcoming 2019 FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference in Mexico City, September 8-10.

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August 5, 2019

Study Finds U.S. Water Infrastructure to be Inadequate for Increasingly Severe Weather

Current design standards for U.S. hydrologic infrastructure are not adequate for addressing the increased frequency and severity of extreme rainstorms, according to a report published last month in Geophysical Research Letters. Researchers studied a variety of regions in the country and found that the growing number of severe weather events could overwhelm outdated infrastructure, including stormwater systems, dams, and retention ponds. […]

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July 24, 2019

In Memoriam: E. Glenn Bishop

It’s with great sadness to announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Mr. Glenn Bishop, P.E., (LBYD Engineers) earlier today. He is survived by his  three children and six grandchildren.  Glenn had the unique distinction of serving ACEC/Alabama as President, from 1980-1981 and 1993-1994. His son Win Bishop, served as ACEC/Alabama President from 2012-2013. On behalf of ACEC in […]

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