Funding for selected local community projects, such as recreation and arts facilities, will be reinstated in the next state capital improvement budget to be adopted by the Ohio General Assembly in 2014.
Engineering companies that provide municipal clients with cash-flow modeling and feasibility studies will not be required to register with the Securities & Exchance Commission under its new "municipal advisor" rule.
ACEC Ohio President Greg Heaton is encouraging Council members to help the organization advance the industry's interests by serving on one or more committees.
Imagine getting a threatening letter from an attorney half way across the country, demanding that you pay $1,000 per employee for the right to use your document scanner or your Wi-Fi system. If you think it can't happen, think again.
Profits earned by engineering and architectural firms last year continued their upward climb from the bottom hit in 2009, indicating the design professions are in real recovery mode, according to a highly regarded national survey.
Kevin L. Futryk, a partner in Government Advantage Group, LLP, has been selected by the ACEC Ohio Board of Directors to serve as the Council's legislative and executive agency representative.
Discussions got underway last week between the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission and representatives of the A/E industry regarding problematic provisions included in the new agency's contracts for design services.
The immediate threat of seeing the state sales tax extended to engineering and other business services is dead, but the concept is still very much alive and kicking.
A $7.6 billion, two-year transportation budget, including a speed limit hike and a plan to fund statewide highway projects with $1.5 billion in Ohio Turnpike bonds, was signed into law Monday by Governor John Kasich.
The condition of Ohio's infrastructure gets a grade of C-, slightly better than the nation's overall grade of D+, according to the 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, released this week by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
THP Limited's design of the second phase of the Central Riverfront Garage, which will serve as the base for a $600 million redevelopment project on downtown Cincinnati's riverfront, won top honors in ACEC Ohio's 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition.
If the state sales tax is levied on engineering services, Ohio companies will be put at a severe disadvantage with engineering firms outside the state and jobs will be lost.
ACEC Ohio members should contact their state legislators immediately to convey their opposition to the proposed extension of the state sales tax to engineering, architecture and most all other business and professional services.
Governor John Kasich's plan to issue highway construction bonds backed by Ohio Turnpike tolls is the only hope the state has of cutting into its backlog of badly needed highway projects anytime soon, ACEC Ohio Executive Director Donald L. Mader told a legislative committee Thursday.
Governor John Kasich today proposed that the state's sales tax be assessed on engineering, architectural and many other professional services.