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09/24/2014

State's biggest highway project to be designed, built, financed by private team

The Ohio Department of Transportation says it is ready to undertake the largest highway project in the state's history using a new project delivery method, the Public Private Partnership (P3).

08/08/2014

ACEC Ohio hosts confab with Senate President, Transportation Committee Chair

In the middle of an August 7 campaign swing through her northeast Ohio district, Ohio Senate Transportation Committee Chair Gayle Manning – accompanied by Senate President Keith Faber – took time to meet with a group of ACEC Ohio leaders and members.

07/28/2014

Volunteer now to serve on an ACEC Ohio committee

ACEC Ohio President Rich Iafelice is encouraging Council members to help the organization advance the industry's interests by serving on one or more committees.

07/28/2014

Engineering Excellence Awards competition entry rules, guidelines now available

The rules and guidelines for ACEC Ohio's 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards competition are now available. The deadline for submitting project entries is Friday, October 31.

07/01/2014

Do you know a state legislator or member of Congress?

If you have a relationship with a state legislator or member of Congress, please take a couple of minutes to pass this information on to ACEC Ohio by participating in the Council's Legislative Relationship Survey.

07/01/2014

Improvement in business conditions slow, steady, says new Deltek A/E industry study

Business conditions for A/E firms continue to improve slowly and steadily, but the industry still has not fully recovered from the recession, according to the new Deltek Clarity financial performance survey.

06/05/2014

Ohio Senate okays electronic tolls to pay for replacement of Cincinnati bridge, legislature recesses until fall

The Ohio Senate gave its okay Wednesday to a bill previously passed by the state House of Representatives that allows all-electronic toll collection to finance the reconstruction of the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River in Cincinnati.

05/07/2014

Voters authorize renewal of local public works program by big margin

Ohio voters gave their overwhelming endorsement Tuesday to a 10-year renewal of the state program that finances construction of local infrastructure projects.

05/02/2014

Large ACEC Ohio contingent hits Capitol Hill during national convention

A large contingent of ACEC Ohio members journeyed to the nation's capital last week to deliver the industry's position on infrastructure funding, taxes and other key issues to legislators in Ohio's Congressional delegation.

03/18/2014

$2.39 billion capital budget introduced in Ohio House

A bill providing $2.39 billion over two years to fund state capital improvements and local school construction was introduced Tuesday in the Ohio House of Representatives.

03/17/2014

URS wins top Engineering Excellence Award for design of Spaceport America

The URS Corporation took home the top prize in the 2014 ACEC Ohio Engineering Excellence Awards competition Thursday for its design of the Spaceport America terminal and hangar facility in Upham, New Mexico.

03/01/2014

Richard Iafelice nominated to be next ACEC Ohio President

Richard J. Iafelice, PE, PS, of CT Consultants, Inc., in Mentor, has been nominated to become the next President of ACEC Ohio effective July 1.

03/01/2014

Ohio Senate passes resolution urging state, local agencies to abandon LEED

The Ohio Senate approved Wednesday a resolution that calls on state and local government agencies to stop requiring that buildings be designed and constructed in conformance with LEED standards developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

03/01/2014

ACEC Ohio joins with 'Strong Ohio Communities' to pass Issue 1

ACEC Ohio is playing an active role in Strong Ohio Communities, the broad-based coalition that is conducting a statewide campaign to secure voter approval of State Issue 1, which would authorize renewal and expansion of the local infrastructure financing program administered by the Ohio Public Works Commission.

02/28/2014

Bill prohibits local agencies from specifying pipe on their projects

A bill introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives would prohibit local governments from specifying what types of pipe can and can't be used in construction of their water and wastewater projects.

02/27/2014

'Good Samaritan' immunity bill amended to include contractors with A/Es

Legislation extending civil immunity to engineers, architects and surveyors who volunteer their services in response to natural disasters was amended last week to cover construction contractors, as well.

02/03/2014

ACEC Ohio joins campaign committee seeking renewal, expansion of local public works program

The proposed renewal and expansion of the local infrastructure program administered by the Ohio Public Works Commission will appear on the May 6 statewide ballot, and ACEC Ohio will be represented on the committee that campaigns for its approval.

01/17/2014

SEC strictly interpreting engineers' exemption from 'municipal advisor' registration rule

An engineer who counsels a public agency on options for financing utility system improvements may be required to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a "municipal advisor," SEC staff told ACEC representatives recently.

06/13/2013

ACEC joining in effort to stop "patent trolls" from extorting small businesses

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.

05/23/2013

Survey shows rebound in design industry is for real, outlook is good

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.

05/23/2013

Kevin Futryk selected to be new ACEC Ohio lobbyist

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.

04/28/2013

Meetings begin on OFCC contract documents

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.

04/22/2013

Immediate threat of sales tax on services dead, but danger still exists long-term

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.

03/23/2013

Ohio's infrastructure gets C- grade from ASCE

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.

03/07/2013

ACEC tells legislators: Sales tax on engineering will destroy jobs

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.

02/17/2013

Turnpike bonding plan best hope for catching up with highway needs, ACEC Ohio tells legislators

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.

12/28/2012

Utility location law changes passed as curtain drops on legislative session

Before bringing the curtain down on the 129th Ohio General Assembly last week, legislators gave their approval, as expected, to changes in Ohio's underground utility location laws.

12/27/2012

ACEC-AIA delegation meets with leaders of new state construction agency

A delegation of members of ACEC Ohio and AIA Ohio met with representatives of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission on December 19, the first of what was agreed will be a continuing series of liaison meetings between the new agency and the design industry.

12/08/2012

Supreme Court rules CAT revenue from fuel sales must be used for highways

Commercial Activity Tax revenue collected from the sale of motor fuels must be used for highway-related purposes and not diverted to the state's general fund, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Friday.

12/08/2012

Nearly 80 members step up to support ACEC's political action committees

A famous comedian used to quip, "Don't ever give money to politicians – it only encourages them!" That's a funny line, and there's more than a grain of truth in it.

12/07/2012

High court's ruling upholding medical statute of repose bodes well for engineers

Professional engineers and other design professionals can take comfort in the decision handed down Thursday by the Ohio Supreme Court that upholds the state's four-year statute of repose for filing medical practice lawsuits.

12/07/2012

Legislators poised to modify underground utility location laws

Legislation strengthening Ohio's underground utility location laws appears to be on its way to enactment in the final days of the current two-year session of the General Assembly.

12/07/2012

SEC's 'Municipal Advisor' rule has harmful ramifications for engineering companies

Engineering companies that provide utility cash-flow modeling and other advice to municipalities will be faced with onerous new regulatory requirements and restrictions if the Security & Exchange Commission's proposed definition of "municipal advisor" is allowed to stand.

10/19/2012

ACEC Ohio leaders 'represent' at national conference

Several officers of ACEC Ohio attended the national Council's Fall Conference in Boca Raton, Florida, earlier this week.

10/10/2012

Forum will make plain how state, national politics affect your engineering business

If you think state and national politics don't have a significant impact on your engineering company, the Legislative & Political Action Forum that ACEC Ohio is sponsoring on October 29 is certain to dispel you of that notion.

10/09/2012

Private companies may repair county roads without following QBS, competitive bidding laws

A county may allow oil and gas drilling companies or wind farm builders to repair road they use at no cost to the county, and the design and construction of such projects would not be subject to the state's QBS or competitive bidding laws.

06/22/2012

Registration open for PSMJ Project Management Bootcamp

Registration is now open for the highly acclaimed PSMJ Project Managment Bootcamp, which ACEC Ohio will sponsor on October 2 and 3, in Columbus.

06/16/2012

Governor signs legislation creating state public works "super agency"

Before the summer is out, Ohio will have a new "super agency" in charge of developing all non-highway state public works projects, including state-assisted local schools.

05/04/2012

House votes to create new Ohio Facilities Construction Commission

Tucked away in a 2,581-page bill passed by the Ohio House of Representatives on April 25 are a couple dozen pages that would make big changes in the way the state of Ohio builds non-highway capital improvement projects.

04/07/2012

Capital budget signed by governor notable for its omissions

The $1.74 billion two-year capital budget bill signed by Governor John Kasich Monday may be distinguished as much for what it doesn't fund as for those projects it does.

04/06/2012

ODNR could eventually be included in merger of Ohio School Facilities Commission and State Architect

Unlike some other proposals in Governor John Kasich's ambitious "Mid-biennium Review" legislation, the planned merger of the Ohio School Facilities Commission and the Office of the State Architect appears on track for legislative approval.

03/15/2012

Merging Office of State Architect, School Facilities Commission proposed by governor

The Office of the State Architect will be merged with the Ohio School Facilities Commission if Governor John Kasich gets his way.

03/15/2012

First state capital budget in four years proposed by Kasich

A "restrained" $1.74 billion state capital improvements budget – the first in four years – was proposed Wednesday by Governor John Kasich.

03/03/2012

Environmental groups blast proposed clean energy bond issue

A proposal that would require the state to issue $13 billion in bonds for clean energy development, but give the state no control over how the funds are spent, hit a brick wall with environmental groups Thursday.

03/03/2012

Steven R. Bergman, of HDR, nominated to be next ACEC Ohio President

Steven R. Bergman, vice president of HDR, Inc., in Cincinnati, has been nominated to serve as the next president of ACEC Ohio effective July 1.

03/02/2012

House 'at a standstill' on transportation spending bill

With less than 30 days remaining before federal funding for highway construction runs out, Congress is no closer to enacting a new surface transportation funding bill than it was a week ago. In fact, today it may be even more of a political uphill climb.

02/27/2012

New project delivery systems now available to state, local governments

State and local government agencies may now make use of sophisticated new public works project delivery systems, thanks to changes in state law enacted last year.

02/24/2012

Welcome to six new member companies!

ACEC Ohio's ranks continue to grow with the addition of six new member companies. Extend a welcome to these new members and consider working with them when possible.

02/23/2012

Senate President makes it clear: no moratorium on 'fracking'

Those calling for Ohio to slap a moratorium on fracking can pretty much forget about it.

02/23/2012

Struggle to pass new federal highway bill changing by the hour

The struggle in to pass a new federal highway funding bill is taking new twists and turns literally by the hour.

11/20/2011

ACEC scores big win with repeal of 3% withholding requirement

Yesterday, Christmas came early for ACEC. With National Council President Dave Raymond looking on, President Obama signed legislation to repeal a tax law that would have required most government agencies to withhold 3 percent from payments made to contractors beginning in 2013.

11/19/2011

Governor says no local projects to be funded in next state capital budget

The state of Ohio's next capital budget will include no funding for local projects such as parks, museums, and recreational facilities, if Governor John Kasich gets his way.

11/04/2011

Rulemaking to implement construction reform law moving ahead, albeit slowly

Slow but steady goes the process of drafting administrative rules that will allow state and local government agencies to use the new public works project delivery methods approved by the Ohio General Assembly last summer.

11/03/2011

Environment & Energy Committee creates five new sub-groups

ACEC Ohio's Environment & Energy Committee is forming five new subcommittees so that the Council can more effectively respond to the wide variety of issues that arise in the environmental arena.

10/26/2011

New publication explains recent amendment of QBS law

The recently enacted amendment of Ohio's Qualifications-Based Selection law for design professionals is explained in a new ACEC Ohio publication.

08/15/2011

Crumbling transportation infrastructure will exact huge economic costs, report warns

The nation’s deteriorating surface transportation infrastructure will cost the American economy more than 870,000 jobs, and suppress the growth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product by $3.1 trillion by 2020, according to a new report commissioned by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

08/11/2011

Volunteer now to serve on an ACEC Ohio committee

ACEC Ohio President Robert W. Campbell (TranSystems Corporation) is encouraging all Council members to volunteer to serve on one or more committees of their choice.

08/02/2011

Local governments will benefit from turnpike lease, ODOT director says

Leasing the Ohio Turnpike could be a boon for cities and counties strapped for funds to build local infrastructure projects, Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray said last week.

07/09/2011

Public works construction law massively altered by state budget bill

State and local governments will soon have a number of new project delivery systems available to them thanks to massive changes in Ohio's public works construction law that are included in the new state budget bill signed Thursday by Governor John Kasich.

07/08/2011

Budget bill gives legislature approval authority over possible Turnpike lease

Both houses of the Ohio General Assembly will have to give their permission before the state can proceed with any plan to lease the Ohio Turnpike to a private operator.

07/06/2011

Procurement of design by 'reverse auction' blocked – for now

While ACEC Ohio succeeded in keeping language out of the state budget bill that would have permitted local governments to award A/E contracts by reverse auction, it is likely the battle will have to be fought again in the near future.

07/06/2011

ACEC Ohio wins legislative approval of major QBS law amendment

When Governor John Kasich put his signature on the state budget bill Thursday, he also signed into law a major change in the state's Qualifications-Based Selection law for design professionals.

04/05/2011

PE registration would go on two-year cycle under budget bill proposal

Professional engineers and surveyors would renew their licenses every other year, instead of annually, according to a proposal in the general fund budget bill unveiled last week by Governor John Kasich.

04/05/2011

Massive changes in public works construction law included in Kasich budget proposal

Massive changes in Ohio law governing the design and construction of public works projects are included in the 3,224-page state budget bill proposed by Governor John Kasich last week.

04/04/2011

Budget bill language paves way for leasing of Ohio Turnpike

While no deal for the leasing of the Ohio Turnpike has been struck, language in Governor John Kasich's $55.5 billion biennial budget plan certainly paves the way for the administration to move ahead with the concept.

03/24/2011

Transportation budget bill on its way to Governor's desk

A $7 billion, two-year state transportation budget bill awaits the signature of Governor John Kasich after the Ohio Senate approved the bill Wednesday and the House of Representatives concurred in the Senate's amendments.

03/17/2011

Kasich budget gives agencies alternatives to multiple-prime contracting

Ohio's local governments, schools and institutions of higher education would be permitted to build capital projects using a single-prime contractor, rather than the multiple primes now required in state law, under the state general fund budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Governor John Kasich.

03/16/2011

Ohio Senate might reverse House-made changes in transportation budget bill

A pair of significant policy initiatives deleted from the Kasich Administration's proposed two-year transportation budget bill passed by the Ohio House of Representatives just might find their way back into the version of the bill being considered in the Ohio Senate.

03/03/2011

Policies favoring union contractors dumped by school facilities panel

Local school districts that want state funds to help pay for building projects may no longer require the use of project labor agreements or the payment of prevailing wages in their construction contracts.

03/03/2011

House Committee may add Public Works funding to transportation budget

The Ohio Public Works Commission will run out of money to build local infrastructure projects that are scheduled for the upcoming construction season if the legislature fails to appropriate additional funds for the program soon, the director of the commission told legislators Monday.

03/02/2011

ODOT director says highway construction program will be reduced

Dwindling gasoline tax receipts will force a reduction in Ohio's highway construction program, but proposals to raise funds from other sources aren't attracting much support during hearings now underway on the state's next two-year transportation budget bill.

02/15/2011

Robert W. Campbell, of TranSystems Corp., nominated to be next ACEC Ohio President

Robert W. Campbell, of TranSystems Corp., Columbus, has been nominated to serve as the next president of ACEC Ohio effective July 1.

02/15/2011

Adoption of new building codes stalled by homebuilder opposition

Faced with opposition from homebuilders, proposed updates to the state’s commercial building codes were delayed Monday when the Ohio Board of Building Standards withdrew the proposed code revisions from consideration by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.

02/15/2011

Transportation budget bill to be introduced this week

The state transportation budget bill, the first of several major two-year budgets that must be approved by the Ohio General Assembly before the new state fiscal year begins July 1, is due to be introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives this week.

02/15/2011

Loan program to help companies clean up their own contaminated properties

Companies that want to clean up pollution on their properties now have access to low-interest loan funds, thanks to the reconfiguration of a little-used state brownfield program.

01/18/2011

Former ACEC Ohio members named to state agency posts

Governor John Kasich has named top administrators for most of the state agencies of importance to Ohio engineering companies, and among them are several former ACEC Ohio members.

01/18/2011

Seminar examines cost accounting requirements on federal contracts

If your company has design contracts funded with federal dollars, what you don't know about federal cost accounting standards and limits can cost you dearly.

01/17/2011

ACEC Ohio seeks to resolve fee negotiation issues at Columbus airport

ACEC Ohio is attempting to resolve concerns voiced by member companies regarding fee negotiation practices of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

01/17/2011

Governor considers leasing Ohio Turnpike to private operator

The possibility of leasing the Ohio Turnpike to a private operator will be considered by Governor John Kasich, but the proceeds of any such deal would not be used to help reduce the huge general fund budget shortfall facing the state.

11/23/2010

Shift in political landscape portends big changes for Ohio School Facilities Commission

Republican John Kasich’s victory in the Nov. 2 gubernatorial election almost certainly portends big changes in the way the Ohio School Facilities Commission funds and oversees the construction of local school projects.

11/23/2010

Legislators may again tap gas tax to fund Highway Patrol

Just a few years ago, transportation advocates persuaded Ohio lawmakers to stop funding the operations of the State Highway Patrol out of the proceeds of the state’s motor fuel tax, freeing up well over $100 million for additional highway and bridge construction projects.

03/31/2010

Don't use 'quality contracting' rules to steer contracts, court warns

Government agencies may adopt "quality contracting" rules, but they can't use them to steer contracts to preferred bidders, the Ohio Supreme Court warned in a ruling last week that could be very costly to Franklin County.

03/31/2010

Three projects selected for state construction reform pilot program

Three university building projects of various sizes have been selected to test whether state agencies and educational institutions should be permitted to use an expanded range of project delivery systems for constructing capital facilities.

03/28/2010

ACEC Retirement Trust adds 'IncomeFlex' option

A new investment option that offers the features of both a defined benefit and a defined contribution pension plan is now available through the ACEC Retirement Trust.

03/26/2010

Senate may hold hearings on passenger rail plan

The Republican-controlled Ohio Senate may hold hearings on Governor Ted Strickland's plan to institute passenger rail service in the Cincinnati-Columbus-Cleveland corridor before deciding whether to allow the project to move ahead.

03/11/2010

Special inspections is subject of May 12 ACEC Ohio seminar

Few provisions in the Ohio Building Code are as misunderstood as the requirement for special inspections, which is why ACEC Ohio is sponsoring a half-day seminar on the topic in Columbus on May 12.

03/11/2010

Legislators begin work on state capital budget bill

While Democrats in the Ohio House of Representatives are moving forward with development of a new two-year capital improvements budget bill, Republicans in the Ohio Senate are saying, "not so fast."

03/10/2010

Stan Harris, of Stantec, nominated to serve as next ACEC Ohio president

Stan A. Harris, of Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., in Cincinnati, has been nominated to serve as the next president of ACEC Ohio beginning July 1.

03/09/2010

ACEC Ohio opposes call to divert fuel tax revenue from highway construction

ACEC Ohio will oppose a proposal to amend the Ohio Constitution to remove the requirement that proceeds from the state's motor fuel tax be used only for highway and bridge construction.

02/18/2010

ODOT amends audit guidelines to conform with federal regulations

The Ohio Department of Transportation has amended its controversial Audit Circulars to conform with federal audit guidelines, meaning the state will no longer disallow overhead costs that are permissible under federal guidelines.

02/17/2010

ACEC Ohio member one of two appointees to engineers' licensing board

ACEC Ohio member James D. Mawhorr, P.E., has been appointed to the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors by Governor Ted Strickland.

02/16/2010

Longstanding dispute over liability threatens to derail underground utility protection bill

The latest effort to revise Ohio's underground utility protection law is foundering due to a longstanding dispute over who should bear the responsibility when utility lines are damaged during construction.

12/24/2007

Court strikes down new political contribution law, but appeals possible

Although a Franklin County trial court has struck down controversial campaign finance restrictions adopted in haste by the Ohio General Assembly a year ago, engineering company owners should continue to abide by the law for now, advises ACEC Ohio's legal counsel.

09/28/2007

State-funded schools must meet new "green" design standards

New schools that receive funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission must be designed to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly, according to new guidelines adopted by the commission Thursday.

09/21/2007

Developers should share cost of highway improvements, Governor says

Private developers whose projects benefit from upgrades in the transportation infrastructure should contribute more to covering costs that taxpayers currently pick up, Governor Ted Strickland said Friday.

07/20/2007

Profits down, overhead up in 2006, survey shows

The average ACEC Ohio member company saw its profits decline and its overhead jump last year, according to the results of the Council�s 2006 Financial Performance Survey.

07/20/2007

General Assembly enacts several major changes in political contribution laws

Just when you thought you had a handle on the new political contribution restrictions adopted by the Ohio General Assembly late last year, the law changes.

03/29/2007

ODOT budget bill contains potential veto targets

Both Republican-controlled houses of the Ohio General Assembly voted unanimously Wednesday to adopt a $7.8 billion, two-year budget for the Ohio Department of Transportation, but a pair of provisions in the bill could be killed by line-item vetos when Democratic Governor Ted Strickland sits down to sign the measure later this week.

12/21/2006

Legislature eliminates impediment to electronic plan transmission

Ohio professional engineers will soon be able to electronically transmit an "official" set of plans bearing their digitally encrypted registration seals and signatures thanks to adoption of an ACEC Ohio proposal in the final days of the 126th Ohio General Assembly.

10/06/2006

Bill would force counties to bid engineering contracts

Counties would be required to competitively bid contracts for professional services, including engineering and architecture, if a bill introduced in the Ohio General Assembly were to become law.

08/10/2006

ACEC joins coalition in opposing new fee withholding law

Most government agencies would be required to withhold three percent from all payments for goods and services to secure payment of federal income taxes under a little-noticed provision slipped into tax legislation passed by Congress last year.

01/22/2006

Proposal to restrict retainage on public and private projects reintroduced in Ohio House

Undeterred by their failure to pass a similar bill in the previous General Assembly, subcontractors are again pushing legislation that would limit the withholding of retainage on both public and private construction projects.

01/20/2006

House passes bill to set higher energy efficiency standards for state buildings

Legislation aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of new and existing state buildings and public schools passed in the Ohio House of Representatives January 17.

12/27/2005

Engineering costs eligible for payment under grant program

Site engineering and environmental remediation costs can be paid from grants that will be awarded under the state's new $150 million Job Ready Site program, which was approved by voters in November as part of Issue 1.

11/01/2005

Design of state facilities would be subject to 'green building' rules under proposed law

All new state-funded facilities will be required to be designed and constructed in accordance with "green building" energy efficiency standards if legislation now being considered in the Ohio House of Representatives becomes law.

10/31/2005

Legislature approves moratorium on use of eminent domain

Governor Bob Taft says he expects to sign a bill passed by the Ohio General Assembly last week that would impose a moratorium on the use of eminent domain by state and local governments.

06/24/2005

Commercial Activity Tax adopted by General Assembly

The two-year state budget bill passed by the Ohio General Assembly includes a new, 0.26 percent tax on the annual gross receipts of nearly all businesses in return for elimination or reductions in several other state taxes.

06/13/2005

Those in "responsible charge" of PE and PS services soon must be full-time employees.

Effective May 18, companies that hold a Certificate of Authorization to offer engineering or surveying services must appoint one or more full-time partners, managers, members, officers or directors as being in responsible charge of the firm�s engineering and surveying services.

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