What Is ACEC/MO & Why YOU should be a member of ACEC/MO

The Council was set up over 50 years ago as an independent, nonprofit, voluntary organization specifically concerned with the problems of operating and managing engineering firms.  ACEC/MO is a state organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).  The Council is comprised of more than 100 member firms representing more than 4,600 employees.  Each firm is represented on the Council by its designated top management representatives. Our top goals are:

  • To promote "bottom-line" business interests of member firms
  • To protect the public welfare
  • To promote engineering as a recognized profession
  • Encourage proper qualifications-based selection for design services to all public agencies
  • To develop proper relations with other design professions and the general public and
  • To provide a business practice educational program for the profession.



Top Ten Reasons For Your Firm To Join ACEC/MO

The Council can do things to help your bottom line that you don’t have the time or resources to do on your own:

  1. Maintain an active presence in the  State Capitol - ACEC/MO lobbies for priority legislation in the areas of tort reform, lien rights, prompt pay, etc.
  2. Educate city and county officials on the benefits of State Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) for professional design services - the bidding of professional services in an ongoing problem to engineering firms, which the Council can help address.
  3. Access to ACEC Insurance Programs - ACEC Life/Health Plan with its many managed care options, ACEC Retirement Plan with many qualified pension/retirement plans, ACEC Cafeteria Plan for flexible employee benefits, and ACEC Business Insurance Plan for competitive, complete business coverages.
  4. Encouraging Quality Management through the ACEC Peer Review Program - get a critical, confidential review of your organizational or project management.  Also, ACEC’s Institute for Business Management (IBM).
  5. Active Public Relations program - our Membership Directory is sent free to mailing list of legislators, government officials, media, architects, and potential private clients.  We also exhibit at various state and local government association meetings.
  6. Marketing and Networking With Your Peers - four general membership meetings, and annual area meetings bring members together to discuss common business issues and establish relationships for future work together.
  7. Engineering Excellence Awards Program - gives your firm the chance to show off an outstanding project for public relations / marketing benefits.
  8. Promote Better Business Practice - through statewide surveys, business seminars, access to ACEC’s publications department with standard contract documents, etc., and meeting roundtables on business practice issues.
  9. Active Liaison Committees - established, ongoing relationships with state and federal agencies, and related organizations (APWA - K.C., BPS - St. Louis, City of Kansas City, FMD&C, Corps of Engineers - Kansas City and St. Louis, MARC, MSD, MDNR, MoDOT - Central Office & Districts, St. Louis County, etc.) promoting common interests and the use of engineers. 
  10. Continuing Education Seminars - many business practice issues are addressed through a series of national quality seminars offered at discounted member rates; continuing education credits can be earned as well.