Join ACEC Ohio

The business of engineering is exceptionally challenging and that's why ACEC exists.  It's the only organization dedicated to serving the unique needs of engineering companies.

No other professional society or trade association is totally focused on improving the business climate for engineering companies.

The value delivered by ACEC is best measured by the fact that more than 5,000 of the country's most successful and recognized engineering firms – large and small – are members of the Council.

Membership Classifications:

Member Firm

This class of membership is available only to a business organization that holds a Certificate of Authorization from the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors, permitting the organization to offer engineering services to the public (see Ohio Revised Code Section 4733.16) and have an office in the state of Ohio. Such an organization may be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or an independent engineering department, division or subsidiary of a private, non-engineering company. All Member Firms must maintain simultaneous membership in ACEC Ohio's national affiliate, the American Council of Engineering Companies.

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2023 - 2024 Annual Report


Affiliate Member Firm

This class of membership is available to a business organization that supports the goals of ACEC Ohio and provides professional services of a scientific and technical nature that are complementary to the services provided by Member Companies.  Examples of eligible entities would be archeologists, biologists, environmental scientists, planners, geologists, architects, and construction management firms. 

Business organizations that provide professional services or products used in the internal operation of Member Companies such as attorneys, insurance brokers, bankers, accountants, management consultants, computer and software vendors, and blueprint/reproduction companies, manufacturers are also eligible for membership.

Only firms that are NOT eligible for membership as a Member Firm (i.e., firms that do NOT hold a Certificate of Authorization from the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Surveyors) are eligible to become Affiliate Member Firms. Principals of Affiliate Member Firms shall not be eligible to vote, hold office nor serve as chair of a committee.

Affiliate Member dues are $600 annually.

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ACEC Ohio Affiliate Members


"Networking with other ACEC members, across the US and internationally, CTL has been able to team up with other firms to provide all of the services that our client’s need. ACEC member firms bring credibility, thus reducing the verification needs to partner with firms, when projects require quick responses."  -- C.K. Satyaprita, CTL Engineering

"ACEC Ohio is an important asset to CM&T through its advocacy at the Ohio General Assembly.  The combined ACEC Ohio voice, representing over 140 firms and 8000 employees, gives a much louder and more impactful voice than CMT's alone.  ACEC Ohio has become a trusted, ready and knowledgeable source of information for the business of engineering." -- Greg Heaton, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly 

“ACEC provides a firm along with its employees opportunities to engage with leading firms in the consulting industry as well as with your clients. It is a way to reach out beyond your field and meet other engineers who are seeking to advance the engineering profession.”  -- Joseph Bolzenius, WSP USA

"Building relationships is an essential part of any successful undertaking, so my favorite ACEC Ohio event is the Partnering Conference. Collaboration between ODOT staff and ACEC Member consultants provides opportunities to improve how we work together to design and maintain Ohio’s roadway network." -- Beth Thornton, The Mannik & Smith Group

“ACEC Ohio has been instrumental in helping us through situations that we are not always comfortable with. The focus that our ACEC staff has and contacts that they utilize in pursuing issues that support our industry are priceless assets that we could not accomplish individually.” -- Greg Simon, Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd.

“ACEC Ohio is currently helping my firm stay informed during this unprecedented pandemic. ACEC gives our clients a way to communicate with our firms and gives us the voice to express concerns and get questions answered.” -- Gary Bowen, DLZ

“As an ACEC Ohio PAC board trustee, I see firsthand the value to our members and the positive impact of our advocacy efforts promoting legislation that benefits Ohio firms. Make it a priority to join a committee and attend events. Both you and your firm will benefit!" -- Dave Krock, OHM Advisors 

“ACEC Ohio offers education, networking and resources for our employees and is continually looking for ways to improve conversations and the working relationships between the clients and consultants.”  -- Vanessa Glotfelter, Barge Design Group

“ACEC Ohio has provided opportunities to engage with the Ohio Department of Transportation in ways that otherwise would not have been possible.” --  Andy Shahan, LJB

“Being involved with ACEC Ohio has helped kick start my career as a consultant. Through our chapter meetings, I have had the opportunity to meet and network with a wide variety of engineering professionals, which has led to many projects, partnering opportunities, and friendships.” -- Brendan Lieske, SME Inc.

“ACEC Ohio is always a great sounding board and resource. We had a question about how other firms were charging for virtual public meeting technology. ACEC surveyed a group of members and within just two days of asking the question, we were sent the findings. What great service!” – Marie S. Keister,  Engage Public Affairs, LLC/MurphyEpson

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