Advocacy Services

Advocacy is one of the main focuses and overall strategic goals of ACEC/MA. From supporting legislation that affects the engineering business community, partnering with state agencies to resolve problems quickly or improve efficiency or participating in state task forces and commissions, ACEC/MA continues to work on issues supporting the engineering industry and the quality of life for all citizens of the Commonwealth including: new sources of increased infrastructure funding, support of a highly skilled talent pool, development of efficient, cost effective, sustainable and environmentally sensitive infrastructure designs, and support of streamlined procurement measures for both vertical and horizontal projects.
ACEC/MA develops a legislative agenda each year to ensure that the immediate concerns of consulting engineers and land surveyors as well as the public’s well-being are represented before government leaders. 
At the top of the current list is infrastructure investment, smart spending and enhanced business practices.
  • Capital investment that meets growing infrastructure needs in Massachusetts and Rhode lsland – for bridges, tunnels, energy, roads, transit, airports, water systems, public buildings, and recreation facilities.
  • Job creation through streamlining that will free up funds for public works projects and put thousands of Massachusetts and Rhode IIsland residers back to work
  • Extension of Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) requirements to alll state agencies, public authorities and municipalities for higher quality design
  • Implementation of alternative project delivery methods – Design-build and Public Private Partnerships—to accelerate infrastructure projects, decrease costs and leverage private equity
  • Cost-effective delivery of engineering services through greater use of private design firms
  • Indemnification that ensures engineers are responsible for only the work they perform