The Voice Newsletter
December 1, 2016
2017 Engineering Excellence Awards
DRUMROLL PLEASE.....Judging for the Engineering Excellence Awards is complete and 11 entries have been selected to receive awards at our annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on February 2, 2017 at the Jefferson Hotel. Congratulations to all of our award recipients! We are constantly amazed by your engineering ingenuity!
Daniel J. DeYoung
Daniel J. DeYoung, 78, born March 24, 1938 in Fort Riley, Kansas, passed on November 11, 2016, at his home in Jacksonville, FL. He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Evelyn “Jackie” DeYoung; and two sons. With a civil engineering degree from Virginia Tech, he spent his early professional years in Richmond under the mentoring of Carl Torrance and Andy Dreelin of Torrance, Dreelin, Farthing & Buford.
2017 Legislative Preview Webinar
11:00 AM - Noon
Join Patrick Cushing of Williams Mullen and the Next Generation Committee for a webinar on the upcoming session of the Virginia General Assembly. Patrick will provide a preview of proposed changes to the Virginia Public Procurement Act that have the potential to impact the engineering profession and engineering companies. Patrick will also cover other key issues expected to arise during the 2017 legislative session.
Federal Court Blocks Dept. of Labor “Overtime Rules” From Taking Effect on December 1, 2016
Written by Edward S. Schenk, III and Allison A. Cohan, Williams Mullen
On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a federal court in Texas issued a Preliminary Injunction Order that effectively halted implementation of the new "overtime rules" mandated by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. The court’s ruling applies nationwide to all employers who are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and who were going to be affected by the new rules.
At this point, the ACEC/PAC has contributed $26,000 to local Virginia candidates on behalf of our A/E Consulting Engineering community. It is through these ongoing efforts, by all members, that our voice is heard on key issues as it relates to funding bills for many of the infrastructure projects we all hope are part of a more robust investment at the national level.
Whenever I start to feel that stress I reflect back to the Thanksgiving table and I remind myself of the blessings I have. I remember that at each of those holiday events I am expected to attend I see people, in an atmosphere and under circumstances that only happen once each year.
New Affiliate Member
The Ascendancy Group The Ascendancy Group (TAG) is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing Special Operations focused solutions to the public and private sectors. TAG has successfully teamed with AE firms to provide...
January 12, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Increase your exposure with state agencies, support our industry, and build your business by attending the Transportation Reception! Virginia Secretary of Transportation, Aubrey L. Layne, Jr. has been invited to speak again this year. Sponsorship opportunities are also available! Follow the register now link below to learn more.
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