The Voice Newsletter
June 1, 2016
The Voice Newsletter
June 1, 2016
2016 Annual Conference
June 23 - 25
The Hotel Roanoke
Early bird registration rate and group rate with the Hotel Roanoke ends this Friday, June 3. This year's Annual Conference includes a reception at the Roanoke Pinball Museum, educational sessions presented by Richard Coughlan of the University of Richmond, a Silent Auction and the winner of the second annual Bucket of Booze Raffle will be announced!
Specialty Work Groups for You!
ACEC/VA members are eligible to join specialty coalitions providing a range of practical, day-to-day resources to enhance the operation of your business and make it more profitable by sharing knowledge and best practices with peers in your area of specialization. Learn more about the ACEC Coalitions and how your firm can take advantage of these specialized groups!
Take advantage of membership discounts valid through August 31!
The DOL’s “New” Overtime Rules Are Here
The Department of Labor (DOL) released its final overtime pay rule. Follow the link below to read all the highlights as well as the White House fact sheet.
ECVPAC Golf Classic
The Foundry Golf Club
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! Support the ECVPAC and have a little fun by attending and sponsoring the 2016 ECVPAC Golf Classic. Register your foursome today and get $150 off a Hole Sponsorship!
It has been a pleasure to serve as the President of ACEC/VA this year. I have learned a great deal and appreciate the prior leadership provided by Tim Groover and Bruce Sadler, who set the stage for ACEC/VA to advance in strategy, leadership, advocacy and education.
ACEC Members More Successful than Non-Members
ACEC National reports that ACEC Member Firms have grown faster than non-ACEC engineering firms over the past four years, based on analysis of the ENR 500 rankings. From 2012 to 2015, ACEC Member Firms on the ENR 500 increased their market share from 68.3 percent to 76.3 percent.
2016 QBS Awards Program
ACEC and NSPE are accepting nominations for the 2016 QBS Awards Program, which honors public entities, private organizations, and/or individuals for exemplary use of the QBS selection process at the federal, state, and local levels.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 8, 2016.
Virginia Engineers Conference
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Mark your calendar for the most convenient and effective way to obtain 12 PDHs in two days. New this year, an entire track on Innovative Technology, a tour of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, and a dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk.
Registration coming soon!
The 3 Approaches to Valuing a Firm
Written by Morrissey Goodale
The commonly used methods of valuation fall into one of three general approaches: the asset-based approach, the income approach, and the market approach. The asset-based approach uses a firm’s book value or an adjusted net asset value to derive a valuation based on the value of a firm’s assets net of liabilities.
Good Strategy: The Commoditization Killer
Written by Jared Jamison
Whenever a group of architects and engineers get together, invariably someone will bring up the topic of commoditization and what it is doing to our profession. They talk about commoditization like it is a natural phenomenon that we can do nothing about. The truth of the matter, though, is that commoditization is a choice and it can be avoided through good strategy.