After more than 60 years, as of December 16, 2022, ACEC/Greater Pittsburgh ceased being a Member Organization in the now 51-member ACEC nationwide federation. During their time as a Member Organization, ACEC/Greater Pittsburgh served as a legislative and business advocate for its Pittsburgh-area members.
ACEC/Greater Pittsburgh is considered one of the founding members of ACEC. The organization was a member of the Consulting Engineers Council (CEC), which in 1973 merged with the American Institute of Consulting Engineers (AICE). That collaboration subsequently became the American Consulting Engineers Council, and later the present ACEC. ACEC will continue to assist all former ACEC/Greater Pittsburgh member firms as much as possible to preserve their status and benefits as a member of the national federation.
The legacy of ACEC/Greater Pittsburgh also will be honored during the upcoming ACEC Board of Directors meeting and through ACEC media and its podcast Engineering Influence.
In other news, the collaboration between ACEC, the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), completed its second stop on the Engineering & Public Works Roadshow in March, this time in Richmond, Virginia.
In celebration of resiliency and building community, the award-winning renovations to the Shed at Main Street Station were on display at the event, which featured Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, ACEC Virginia Executive Director Nancy Israel, and several local government leaders.
This issue of Engineering Inc. offers an important cover feature on what the engineering industry needs to do to support the growing electric vehicle (EV) market, including the additional infrastructure development needed to match customer demand as the EV market continues to expand.
Also included is a unique engineering achievement in surveying by a coalition of Native American tribes in partnership with state and federal agencies that is now being adopted nationally as a model for rural surveys. And finally, we offer a report on how the industry’s focus on increasing diversity is slowly beginning to show itself among current college engineering students and graduates.
W. Arthur Barrett
Linda Bauer Darr
ACEC President & CEO