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American Council of Engineering Consultants of Florida (ACEC-FL)

Welcome to the American Council of Engineering Consultants of Florida (ACEC-FL)

Message From the President

William E. Wilson, Jr., PE
2019-20 ACEC-FL President

I will probably sound like a broken record on this topic over the next year, but I can’t emphasize enough the value proposition for attending the ACEC National Conferences. The 2019 Fall Conference in Chicago was another great networking and education experience, and we had a good number of Florida
members in attendance. ACEC-PAC sweepstakes drawings are held at these conferences and once again Florida had an above average number of winners.

As expected, the new ACEC Strategic Plan was adopted at the Fall Conference, and now ACEC-FL will be reviewing our own Strategic Plan. An ad hoc committee was appointed at the ACEC-FL October board meeting in Tampa to perform this review, led by President Elect Shahin Hekmat.

The Legislature is already in committee meetings, and Session starts January 14th. We are following several bills, including SB506/HB441, which raises the CCNA continuing contract limits from $200,000 for studies and $2,000,000 construction cost to $500,000/$5,000,000. Another bill plans to add a new SE Exam and License for Structural design of Threshold buildings. Watch for Legislative updates from headquarters with full details. Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for PE Legislative Days, January 28-29 in Tallahassee!

The Engineering Excellence Awards 2020 competition has 37 submissions this year – a new record. Judging will take place in late November in Altamonte Springs, and the winners announced the first week of December. The awards are presented at our EEA Banquet as part of the 2020 FES/ACEC-FL Annual Conference, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club August 5-8, 2020. 

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