Timeline Photos Don't miss Jen Newman, FSMPS, CPSM, principal of Elevate Marketing Advisors, as she shares strategies for building client relationships in a virtual environment at the ACEC/MD October General Membership Virtual Meeting. Register here: https://www.acecmd.org/product/octobergeneralmembershipmeeting/
Timeline Photos Registration is now open for the ACEC/MD October General Membership Virtual Meeting. Register here:
Timeline Photos ACEC/MD is accepting nominations for the 2021 #EngineeringExcellenceAwards Competition! Don’t miss this great opportunity to showcase your firm’s innovative projects! The deadline is September 21! https://www.acecmd.org/awards/engineering-excellence-awards/
Timeline Photos MEGA Maryland 2020 is kicking off on September 28th and running through October 30th! The webinar schedule is filled with all the great programming and interaction that you have enjoyed in past MEGA Maryland conferences—client panels, workshops, special events—and one-on-one ...
Timeline Photos ACEC/MD released the following statement of support for equity, inclusion, and diversity in America: https://www.acecmd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/George-Floyd-Message-ACECMD.pdf
TRB Looks at How Transportation May Change Due to COVID-19 What will #transportation in the United States look like as precautions designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are lifted? Will air travel and public transit ridership return to pre-pandemic levels? Will commuters opt to ride bicycles more often? Or ...
Coronavirus stimulus packages should help green our water infrastructure | Opinion It is vital that the next phase of federal stimulus and #infrastructure #legislation include a major investment in clean water and green infrastructure at the local level, including proven local solutions that protect community health and wellness. https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-green-infrastructure-plan-stormwater-coronavirus-20200504.html?__vfz=medium%2525253Dsharebar&utm_source=Corvias&utm_campaign=aecb1bf2a0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_12_04_58_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_50ff4a8eaa-aecb1bf2a0-168810581
COVID-19 Will Create Long-Term Impact on State DOT Revenues State departments of #transportation continue to grapple with significant revenue reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic—reductions that many expect will be long-term in nature. https://aashtojournal.org/2020/05/29/covid-19-will-create-long-term-impact-on-state-dot-revenues/
Virtual Meetup: Ready for Your Close Up? When Interviews Go Virtual - SMPS How do you plan for shortlist interviews when working remotely? The same way as before: by prepping in advance. As these virtual interviews become the new normal, there are some do’s and don’ts about being on camera. In this 30-minute ...
Timeline Photos Announcement: ACEC/MD has joined the Maryland Transportation Coalition! The coalition’s goal is to make sure transportation aid and a robust, multi-year surface #transportation investment package is included in the next round of #COVID-19 relief #legislation. Please visit this website to ...
Using lessons learned, Army engineers build enhanced care site in DC The US Army Corps of Engineers has transformed the Walter E. Washington Convention Center into an alternate care facility. "I've been through an awful lot of these facilities, but this one is probably the best one we've ever built," Lt. ...
The Impact of COVID-19 on the AEC Industry - In this podcast, Scott Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM, and William Long, PE, LEED AP, FSMPS, discuss the state of the A/E/C industries, where the vertical markets are headed, and what firms should be doing right now. https://aecumen.com/2020/04/16/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-aec-industry/
Operational Toolkit for Businesses Considering Reopening or Expanding Operations in COVID-19 A new toolkit released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is designed to help businesses figure out how to reopen safely following weeks of shutdown due to the novel coronavirus. Learn more here: https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/publications/operational-toolkit-for-businesses-considering-reopening-or-expanding-operations-in-covid-19
House spending bill would boost transit, Amtrak, highways - Roll Call The House's latest coronavirus relief proposal calls for $15.75 billion for #transit—a number some leaders say isn't enough to address needs. The measure also calls for $15 billion for highway spending and increasing the federal share for highway projects. https://www.rollcall.com/2020/05/12/house-spending-bill-would-boost-transit-amtrak-highways/
Why Some Developers Are Breaking Ground On New Projects During A Pandemic Some U.S. cities have halted construction activity during stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But in the D.C. area, not only have ongoing projects been allowed to continue, developers are breaking ground on several new projects. https://www.bisnow.com/washington-dc/news/construction-development/why-some-dc-developers-are-breaking-ground-on-new-projects-during-a-pandemic-104275?utm_source=outbound_pub_67&utm_campaign=outbound_issue_38446&utm_content=story&utm_medium=email
Timeline Photos The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has advanced two bills for $19.5B to fund projects by the USACE and the EPA. The money would go toward ports and programs for wastewater treatment and drinking water. https://www.enr.com/articles/49327-senate-committee-approves-195b-water-infrastructure-package
VTTI Launches Automated Driving System Study The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute initiated a 3-year study of dynamic scenarios involving automated driving systems that will examine how self-driving vehicles communicate with roadway and other related physical infrastructure. https://aashtojournal.org/2020/05/01/vtti-launches-automated-driving-system-study/
Getting the most from an infrastructure bill This op-ed outlines lessons from the landmark 1986 Water Resources Development Act that should guide Congress on infrastructure spending bills: https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/495310-getting-the-most-from-an-infrastructure-bill
With the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works expected to release legislation in May for the reauthorizations of the Water Resources Development Act, Clean Water Act, and Safe Drinking Water Act, ACEC sent a letter to Committee leaders recommending ...With the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works expected to release legislation in May for the reauthorizations of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), ACEC sent a letter to ...
welcome ad Construction starts in the Baltimore metro area in March outpaced the year before despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report. https://thedailyrecord.com/welcome-ad/?retUrl=/2020/05/01/baltimore-area-construction-starts-rise-in-march-despite-outbreak/
Transportation Isn’t Going to Be the Same after Pandemic: Study Just how different the post-coronavirus world will look is open to speculation—but survey data from IBM’s Institute for Business Value gives a glimpse into how people will utilize #transportation, both public and private, once the world reopens. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a32343158/pandemic-transportation-future-problems/
Chesapeake Bay Foundation sues Trump administration’s ‘nearsighted’ decision against protecting streams, wetlands The Trump administration's narrowing of waters protected under the Clean Water Act is facing a legal challenge from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The lawsuit filed in US District Court in Baltimore argues that many streams and wetlands affecting the bay ...
Timeline Photos A series of free (members only) virtual workshops, facilitated live by Geordie Aitken of Aitken Leadership Group, address the primary challenges facing #leaders and #managers in the A/E industry in these uncertain times. Next session: May 7th at 11:30 AM. ...
Maryland Environment and Transportation Departments Advance Innovative Solution to Pollution The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and Living Classrooms Foundation are launching a pilot education program that will encourage activities to reduce pollution to Maryland waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. https://www.thebaynet.com/articles/0420/maryland-environment-and-transportation-departments-advance-innovative-solution-to-pollution.html
Timeline Photos Check out ACEC National’s COVID-19 Business Impact Survey - Wave 1 results to find out how member firms are dealing with the coronavirus. The report captures everything from staff management to client relationships. https://www.acec.org/default/assets/File/ACEC%20COVID-19%20Business%20Impact%20Survey%20-%20Wave%201%20-%20by%20IFANR%20%20-%20%20Read-Only.pdf
Timeline Photos If you missed ACEC’s first coronavirus webinar, COVID-19 Legislation: What do Employers Need to Know?, you can download the webinar for free here: https://secure.icohere.com/login/login_presentation.cfm?comseq=7149674922219490&product=iCoPoint&pnum=VIO68330