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Benefits

As a member of ACEC/MN, you have access to many professional opportunities and resources. To inquire about membership, contact the ACEC/MN office at 952/593-5533 or complete this form online.

Professional Development
These programs, offered fall through spring, cover a wide-range of technical and business related topics that allow you to build your professional skills and network with your colleagues.

  • Seminars
  • Forecasting events with various state agencies, counties, etc., to discuss long-term project plans and budgets
  • Monthly lunch meetings
  • Free monthly technical brown bags 

Publications/Resources

Membership Directory
Annual listing of firm and affiliates distributed to over 2,000 users of engineering services, including municipalities, counties, architects, building inspectors, universities and other public and private entities throughout Minnesota.

Project Announcement Bulletin (PAB)
Weekly e-mail containing information on potential projects from municipalities, state agencies and other sources.

Parameters
Monthly electronic member newsletter featuring association activities, member firm news and industry information.

Framework
Annual client newsletter that informs and educates clients about issues affecting communities and services provided by members.

Legislative Activities/Events
ACEC/MN retains a professional lobbyist and maintains an active legislative committee to represent membership concerns with state legislators and agency leaders. Recent legislative successes and accomplishments include:

  • Passed legislation that limits indemnification clauses in contracts.
  • Established 10-year statute of repose.
  • Passed Qualifications Based Selection legislation.
  • Established Designer Selection Board.
  • Passed certificate of merit legislation.
  • Successfully defeated sales tax on professional services (four times).

Capitol Consulting Day
This annual event allows members to meet with state legislators to discuss engineering issues. 

Awards Programs

Engineering Excellence Awards recognizes engineering achievements at the state and national levels.

Annual Meetings
Review association activities and recognize member and firm achievements through the following awards:

  • President´s Award - This award is presented to an individual employed by a member firm that has made a significant contribution to the association and has shown to be a credit to the consulting engineering profession over the past year.
  • Firm of the Year - This award is presented to an ACEC/MN firm that, through their activities, has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the association and the consulting engineering profession.
  • Tom Roche - This award is presented to an individual who has contributed a great deal during their career to the engineering profession, ACEC/MN and the community.

Outreach Programs

Scholarship program

  • The ACEC/MN Scholarship program is designed to educate young engineering students about the field of consulting engineering and provide financial aid to students interested in the profession.
  • Softball Tournament - raised over $1,500
  • Golf Tournament -  raises over $13,000

Engineering and Technology Exploring Post
The engineering post meets monthly and sponsoring firms host programs to provide students with information on educational requirements, job demand, salaries and current trends. Interactive, hands-on exercises and tours have also been a huge hit that will continue to be offered.

Consulting Engineering Fundamentals Workshop
Designed to give young or new engineers insight into the business side of consulting engineering have also been a huge hit that will continue to be offered.

PE/FE Presentations
Opportunity for engineering students to learn more about Fundamentals of Engineering exam and the process of becoming Professional Engineers.

Twin Cities Regional Science Fair
Members judge engineering projects submitted by students in grades 6-12 from schools in the metro area and the four counties of Ramsey, Hennepin, Washington and Dakota.

Surveys

Salary
Conducted annually to collect compensation information.

Benefits
Conducted every other year to gather information on benefits, perks and compensation for the purpose of sharing this data with members.

Membership
Solicit member feedback on association activities and events to continually meet the needs of members.

Toastmasters
The Eloquent Engineers is a forum to improve communication and public speaking skills and socializing and network with fellow engineers. The group meets Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. at the ACEC/MN office.

Group Benefits
Available through ACEC/MN and ACEC for health, life, retirement and business insurance.