Richard J.A. Temple, PE
2015 FICE President
Fall is here. The mid-term elections are over and we can now anticipate the future direction that will result. The demands of our projects and businesses continue.
Two weeks ago I attended the four-day ACEC National Fall Conference. Over 500 representatives from state ACEC organizations attended. FICE (ACEC of Florida) was well represented by a large delegation of actively-involved members. The presentations and discussions from national ACEC members throughout the country were enlightening. All state organizations face similar challenges and issues to those we do in Florida. Most notable were the protection of the Qualifications Based Selection process (CCNA as we fondly refer to it in Florida) and limitation of liability for engineers. Each state organization and ACEC National continue to work hard on these and other issues with the support of their members.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMDP- BGP Brochure
34th Annual Water Management Conference
“Water and the Environment”
The 34th Annual Water Management Conference, as sponsored by the Water Management Institute, Inc. and the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers will again be held in Vail, Colorado, January 24-29, 2015. The Conference qualifies for PE (Florida) continuing education credits. For more information about the Conference, call Bob Higgins, President, Water Management Institute at (561) 439-7807 or Fax (561) 439-0026,
Brochure and Registration
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