Reasons to Join ACEC


For over 100 years, the American Council of Engineering Companies has been the business voice of the engineering and design services industry. Our member firms propel America’s economy and enhance the quality of life. Their work is essential.

ACEC represents the interests of more than 5,500 consulting engineering firms employing more than 600,000 engineers and related professionals to advance the public good and aggressively advocate for bottom line results. ACEC membership is firm-based so every employee of a member firm enjoys the benefits and opportunities of ACEC membership.

Member Benefits


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Questions? Contact Membership Services at or 202-347-7474.


Membership Starts with ACEC Advocating for Your Firm and the Industry

Help to shape the agenda in Washington and take advantage of ACEC’s platform to address the specific needs of your firm. From regulatory compliance to tax reform to federal investment to liability protections and more; you can rest assured that the ACEC advocacy team will fight for your firm at the federal level with our 51 state and metropolitan Member Organizations engaged among state legislatures. ACEC Advocacy delivers results.


Network, Collaborate and Learn at Industry Leading Events

Take part in ACEC’s Annual Convention and Legislative Summit, Fall Conference, specialized forums, CEO Roundtables and more. Attendees participate in educational sessions, direct lobbying, and networking events. Celebrate the most outstanding projects in the industry during the annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala. Meet with other firm executives in your practice area through our seven distinct Coalitions. As an ACEC member your firm will receive preferred pricing to all events.


Prepare Your Firm’s Employees for Success with Timely, Relevant Education and Resources

With online and in-person events, ACEC will prepare your staff to face challenges of an ever-changing business environment. ACEC resources enable A/E firms to expand their opportunities for projects though networking, partnering, and teaming. ACEC has an extensive library of recorded education sessions and a full schedule of live events each month. Our educational programs include:

  • More than ten online classes per month
  • Leadership programs and specialized seminars
  • Private market resources, including member-only access to research and analysis from our Private Markets team.
  • Access to significantly discounted model contract documents
  • Peer benchmarking analysis designed to help your firm make strategic decisions


Get Involved

Join one of many committees, forums, or coalitions. Each provides a path for your employees to get involved and engaged with likeminded engineering professionals to discuss business challenges and work towards successful outcomes. From recommending legislation and regulations to roundtable discussions to sharing knowledge and best practices with peers in your area of specialization. ACEC provides the platform to help make your business stronger.

New Member Bonus – Receive One Year FREE Coalition Membership


Research and Thought Leadership

The ACEC Research Institute delivers knowledge and business strategies that guide and elevate the engineering industry. The institute identifies, funds and provides industry wide research, forecasts, and trend analysis.

Snapshot of Research:

  • Engineering Industry Impact Series - a family of landmark research to define, scale and measure the economic and social impact of the engineering and associated professional services sectors.
  • 2022-2026 Engineering Industry Forecast - a 5-year forecast of what lies ahead for the Engineering and Design Industry.
  • Engineering Industry Contribution - detailed numbers behind the sector's wide-ranging impact on jobs and the economy.


Programs to Control Your Firm’s Costs

Enhance your membership investment by helping to control your firm's costs. Programs are available for business insurance, life/health insurance, and retirement plans. The ACEC Trusts have created partnerships with reputable administrators and plan providers that offer valuable services with quality and competitive prices. In addition to providing business savings, these programs make for an attractive employee retention program in which individual employees benefit from your ACEC purchasing power.


What our members say:

“ACEC is a very, very cost-effective organization to be a part of,
and the value far exceeds the cost.”

— Alan Krause, Chairman & CEO, MWH

“ACEC is one of the best investments I’ve ever made.”
— Tony Bartolomeo, President & CEO, Pennoni Associates

“ACEC’s business resources keep me informed and competitive.”
— Kenneth Smith, President & CEO, T. Baker Smith

“Over many years ACEC has helped my firm close
bigger, more profitable business."

— David Evans, Founder, David Evans and Associates

“ACEC tools have helped us to better manage risk.”
— Stacy Bartoletti, President & CEO, Degenkolb

“ACEC’s committees and coalitions — covering risk management,
land development, and commercial practice — give us
a very powerful consulting team at our disposal.”

— Blake Murillo, CEO, Psomas



Engineering firm?


Non-Engineering firm?


Questions? Contact Membership Services at or 202-347-7474.




Questions about ACEC Membership?
Contact the Membership Team: or 202-347-7474


Save with ACEC Trust Programs

"With a total annual ACEC Insurance savings of $45,000... I could kick myself for resisting ACEC's repeated requests to join their plans earlier."

Kenneth P. Herceg
Ken Herceg & Associates, Inc.

"We joined... and immediately took advantage of ACEC's Health Insurance plan... [and] saved over $36,000 for our small group of 19 [employees] in four states."

Jan Olson
Director of Marketing
Olson Engineering, Inc.

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Get Involved: ACEC Coalitions

Council of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (CAMEE):
"CAMEE membership has helped enhance our business through collaboration with other MEPs and an extensive library of business practice products."

Kevin Peterson. P.E.
P2S Engineering, Inc.
Long Beach, CA

To learn more about CAMEE and the five other ACEC Coalitions, click here.


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