The Voice Newsletter
March 1, 2017
The Voice Newsletter
March 1, 2017
In This Issue
2017 Winter Meeting
March 9 -11, 2017
There is still time to register for the 2017 Winter Meeting at the Greenbrier. Along with two educational sessions listed below, we will have a Welcome Reception at the Greenbrier Bowling Alley and a Falconry Experience to benefit the ACEC/PAC.
Click here to register now!
Virginia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow presented by Dr. Robert Holsworth of DecideSmart and Virginia Tomorrow
Bob will examine the major economic, demographic and political trends that are reshaping the Commonwealth today and what it will mean for our future. His talk will also explore how the priorities of the Trump administration will impact the Commonwealth.
Recruit Them and Retain Them: The How and Why presented by Danielle Aaronson of INNERWILL Leadership Institute
We know it is important to hire the right people and we know the struggle to keep the good ones. In this workshop we will discuss the expectations of your firm and how to embed them in your day-to-day practices with your people.
Learn more here
The Eye of the Storm
ACEC/VA Government Affairs Update
Written by T.A. (Tim) Groover
These are unusual times when it comes to ACEC Virginia Government Affairs. Things have been pretty quiet in Richmond during this short session of the General Assembly. We’ve monitored activity on dozens of bills that might have affected the industry. These run the gamut. Transportation funding, Qualifications Based Selection, licensure issues, stormwater, procurement practices, sustainability tax credits. You name it and we’ve been watching it.
2017 Golf Classic
May 16, 2017
The Foundry Golf Club
Registration is now open for the 2017 Golf Classic! This event supports the Engineering Companies of Virginia Political Action Committee (ECVPAC). The ECVPAC works to protect and promote the political interests of professional engineers and engineering companies in Virginia. Help us to ensure a strong engineering presence in legislative activities by attending or sponsoring the 2017 Golf Classic!
New Construction Inspection Training Available
VDOT inspector coursework will now be taught at various community colleges throughout the state through the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA). These courses are open to VDOT personnel as well as the engineering industry.
We are only a week away from the Winter Meeting at the Greenbrier. If you haven’t signed up it is not too late. There are two meaningful learning experiences available on Friday and Saturday mornings and the venue offers lots of extras. I hope to see you there.
2017 Annual Conference
June 15 - 17, 2017
The Tides Inn
Mark your calendar for the 2017 Annual Conference! We will joined by Joseph Bolton of Kelley-Mason for two educational sessions on Sales Success and Business Culture, and then Client Selection. Bolton is a nationally recognized expert in the management of professional consulting organizations and has over 40 years of experience in the leadership and management of both public and private A/E and construction services organizations. Learn more about Joseph Bolton and the 2017 Annual Conference by clicking here.
Be sure to make your hotel reservations by May 19 to get the group rate. Call the Tides Inn today at 855-420-9316.
Economic Loss Rule Upheld in Maryland
In Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. v. Rummel Klepper & Kahl, LLP, the Maryland Court of Appeals confirmed that the Economic Loss Rule is alive and well in Maryland. Generally, the Economic Loss Rule prevents parties from asserting tort claims (e.g., negligence and negligent misrepresentation) against parties with whom they do not hold a contract in order to extricate themselves from the terms of their contracts.
Keep up with the latest and greatest from ACEC/VA members firms!