ACEC Honored by its International Peers at FIDIC Conference
ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr accepts the Member Associaiton of the Year Award at the 2019 FIDIC Conference in Mexico City on behalf of ACEC. Left to right: FIDIC President Alain Bentéjac, ACEC Board Chair Mitch Simpler, ACEC President & CEO Linda Bauer Darr, FIDIC CEO Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin.
Washington, DC – Earlier this week at the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Conference in Mexico City, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) was honored by its peers with two prestigious awards: Member Association of the Year and Best Publication or Website for the Council’s esteemed magazine, Engineering, Inc. FIDIC also honored ACEC’s immediate past President and CEO, David Raymond, with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades of work benefiting consulting engineers in the United States and around the world.
“We are honored to have been recognized by our international peer associations for our legislative advocacy, our member service and for the quality of our magazine,” said ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr. “These awards wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of our talented and dedicated staff, the commitment of our 52 Member Organizations, and above all, the thousands of engineering firms we collectively represent.”
“I am also pleased to have been able to accept Dave Raymond’s Lifetime Achievement Award on his behalf,” Darr added. “Dave was a steady hand guiding ACEC for many years and the victories we had in advocacy – whether in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or on QBS – were largely due to his leadership. I am grateful for the legacy he left for me to inherit.”
FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, is the global representative body for national associations of consulting engineers and represents over one million engineering professionals and 40,000 firms in more than 100 countries worldwide. Founded in 1913, FIDIC is charged with promoting and implementing the consulting engineering industry’s strategic goals on behalf of its Member Associations and to disseminate information and resources of interest to its members.
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the business association of the nation’s engineering industry. ACEC member firms drive the design of America’s infrastructure and built environment. Founded in 1906, ACEC is a national federation of 52 state and regional organizations representing more than 5,600 engineering firms and 600,000+ engineers, surveyors, architects, and other specialists nationwide.