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Infrastructure Global: Interview with Robin Greenleaf “We’re making the world a better place through infrastructure”

As infrastructure is redefined following the pandemic, Robin Greenleaf, CEO of Boston-based Architectural Engineers Inc and current chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies, spoke to Infrastructure Global about being the first women to chair the organisation and a whole lot more besides. So how does it feel to have such an influential position in such … Read more

ACEC Insights, Fall 2021: Engineering the Future of Rail Service in Greater Boston by Transit Matters

TransitMatters The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is the main transit provider and operator for Greater Boston. It provides heavy rail transit, commuter rail, light rail, trackless trolley, bus and ferry service — one of two agencies in the United States to provide this range of service. The MBTA serves a region of dense, walkable … Read more

A letter from Linda Darr, ACEC President/CEO: Making Our Voice Heard on the Implementation of the  IIJA

To the ACEC Community, Last Friday’s vote in the House to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was the culmination of months of focused, unwavering advocacy by ACEC National, our federation of Member Organizations, and associated business and labor groups across the built environment. After so much time and effort to get this bill … Read more

A letter from ACEC National Chair Robin Greenleaf: A Great Day for Our Industry

ACEC Members: Good morning!  I am pleased to inform you that the House has just voted to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a vote of 228 to 206, with 13 Republicans voting in favor of the package.  This represents the final vote in a long process to secure passage of this landmark … Read more

CQ News: Engineering firms told to repay ‘forgivable’ PPP loans

Engineering firms with contracts for state infrastructure projects are being told to repay what they say they thought were forgivable federal payroll loans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The requirement, according to an industry advocacy group, could send smaller firms into bankruptcy just as the federal government needs their services for a new wave of infrastructure … Read more

ACEC Women in Leadership: International Women’s Day Podcast

Good afternoon, In honor of International Women’s Day, my colleague Jeff Urbanchuk and I hosted an episode of ACEC’s podcast Engineering Influence.  The conversation features ACEC Chair-elect Robin Greenleaf, ACEC President & CEO Linda Bauer Darr, and President-elect of NAECE Beth Bauer.  You can listen to the podcast here. I’d like to point out that, … Read more

ACEC/MA Supports the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH)

On behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA), I want to personally thank you for your donation to support the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless (MCH). I am proud to be serving in a member organization that recognizes and prioritizes the needs of its community, particularly in difficult times such as … Read more

ACEC Members Testify in Congressional Subcommittee on FAR Credits Clause Impact

To the ACEC Community Earlier today, ACEC Chair-Elect Robin Greenleaf and ACEC member Carlos Penin testified before the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure on the severe impact that the FAR Credits Clause will have on firms that have forgiven PPP loans. Winning a waiver from the FAR Credits Clause has been … Read more

ENR: Design Firms Tell Congress of Financial Harm From Credits for PPP Loans (Federal Contracting)

by Bruce Buckley: Engineering firm executives and others told a House small business subcommittee about the negative financial impact their firms have experienced because some federal agencies are recognizing Paycheck Protection Program loans as credits under the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.), who chairs the Small Business Committee’s subcommittee on contracting and infrastructure, … Read more

WickedLocal Cape Codder: Voters OK Nauset Refit by Wide Margins

WELLFLEET — Voters in the Nauset district’s four towns have approved the $132 million proposal to upgrade and expand the high school, results from the towns show. Voters marked two ballots on Tuesday: one to approve the project and a second to approve a debt exclusion bond to finance the refit. In Orleans, the renovation was approved 1,650 … Read more