The American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC/NC) is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), a national federation of state organizations headquartered in Washington, DC.
ACEC/NC works to promote the business interests of engineering companies by providing legislative advocacy and business services for member companies.
Some of the benefits of ACEC/NC membership are:
SEMINARS, through which required professional development hours (PDH’s) can be earned. ACEC/NC seminars provide and conferences opportunities to earn at least a total of fifteen PDH’s per year to meet the State licensure requirement for licensed engineers.
MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES through client contact at special awards ceremonies and joint conferences with State agencies, interaction with partner organizations representing client groups, and interaction with elected officials.
ACTIVE COMMITTEES, which focus on practice-area-specific issues that have an impact on how engineering companies do business both at the state and national level. All members of ACEC/NC normally participate in one or more committees and, through their participation, run the affairs of the Council.
A VOICE IN RALEIGH on issues impacting member firms. The Executive Director of ACEC/NC is a registered lobbyist for the Council and covers the activities of the General Assembly gavel-to-gavel, advocating on behalf of and protecting the interests of member companies.
POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT through education on legislative issues affecting member companies, organized interaction with elected officials, and participation in Political Action Committees (PAC) such as “ACEC NC PAC”, which supports State-level candidates who support issues important to the business of engineering in North Carolina; and “ACEC/PAC” which supports candidates at the Federal level. We also have an Independent Expenditure Account (ECNC) which advocates for issues and ballot initiatives important to our industry.
COST-EFFECTIVE INSURANCE offered through ACEC, which includes health, dental, disability, and life insurance as well as business insurance, retirement plans, and professional liability insurance. ACEC can save your company money by leveraging the group purchasing power of more than 2, 000 firms and 350,000 employees to give member companies lower insurance rates.