The ACEC/CT Board of Directors met on September 8 and discussed a variety of upcoming events and issues of importance to the members. National ACEC will hold its fall conference October 14-17 in Boston. The board discussed how to grow the membership in an environment of mergers and acquisitions. George Jacobs, the ACEC political action committee chair for Connecticut, discussed several fundraising ideas.
The ACEC government affairs committee is monitoring the Governor’s transportation finance committee, the state contracting standards board and bonding for transportation projects.
The programs committee is planning a meeting later in September with Mike Freimuth of the Capitol Region Development Authority, DEEP Commissioner Klee and other meetings.
The DOT liaison committee is drafting a white paper on retainage, another paper on shop and working drawings, discussing electronic billing and contracting, and changes to the selection process. The 2016 pre-qualifications for consultants is online and do in early November.