Richard J.A. Temple, PE
2015 FICE President
Back from the holidays and back to work for all of us. We are looking forward to an exciting and prosperous 2015 at FICE.
Florida became the third most populous at the end of last year. With steady population growth and the improving economy we look forward to the new projects and challenges that will likely result. As the population grows so does our membership, which is steadily increasing. We will continue to focus on greater participation this year.
Congratulations and thank you to all who supported our ACEC Florida PAC this last year. Under the relentless leadership of Andy Cummings, PE Florida exceeded its state goal of $45,831 for the first time ever. A special thanks to Andy. Now for 2015!!
The prospects for 2015 look good. It should be a busy year for us all.
ACEC 2015 Annual Convention and Legislative Summitt
Marriott Wardman Park
Click here for more information.
GMEC Conference Online Registration Now Open
The GMEC Conference will be held April 9-10 at the beautiful Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront.
DBE – FDOT Business Development Program
Construction Estimating Institute (CEI) is the new Florida Department of Transportation DBE Supportive Services Provider. CEI administers the Business Development Program (BDP), whose goal is to help DBEs grow their businesses and sustain that growth. Through the Business Development Program, CEI works one-on-one with DBEs, developing business plans and assisting with obtaining contracts.
If a DBE enrolls in the Business Development Program and meets all program requirements, CEI will assist the DBE with paying their FICE or FTBA dues (up to $500 per DBE for the first 40 BDP participants). CEI can only pay first year dues for new members to FICE or FTBA, and those members must be active participants in the BDP program. The program does require commitment on the part of participants. Tom Quinn is the BDP project manager and would be glad to answer any questions about the program. Tom can be reached at 941-349-5401 or email@example.com.
CMDP- BGP Brochure