The American Council of Engineering Companies of San Antonio is comprised of more than 68 consulting engineering firms representing more than 2,000 engineers in the San Antonio area. Founded in the mid 1990’s, the owners, principals, managers and leaders of member firms participate in activities that strengthen business practices and promote our industry. Employees of ACEC San Antonio member firms participate in a wide range of activities and groups that lead to new contacts, innovative ideas, business development opportunities, and increased knowledge of our area business and political environment – all of which improves our industry’s economic status and helps develop solid relationships with clients and public agencies.
American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas
Established in 1966, ACEC Texas is the only statewide organization committed to the business of consulting engineering. Consulting Engineers specialties encompass the spectrum of engineering technology. ACEC Texas is devoted to the advancement of the practice of consulting engineering, to the promotion of private enterprise, protection of public welfare, and to the improvement of the economic status of professional engineers engaged in the practice of consulting engineering. For more information, visit www.acectx.org. ACEC San Antonio is the local chapter of ACEC Texas and affiliated nationally with ACEC.
Membership in ACEC San Antonio entitles you and your firm leaders to participate in a wide range of activities ranging from monthly chapter meetings featuring area business-related leaders and political leaders to technical/training workshops offered to your emerging firm leaders. As a member of ACEC San Antonio you can help our organization serve as a resource to local public agencies and policy leaders through your participation in our activities.
Legislative and POLITICAL Advocacy
ACEC Texas advocates for consulting engineers’ interests before the Texas Legislature and State Agencies on issues such as privatization, governmental competition, tort reform, procurement matters, professional issues and others. By joining ACEC San Antonio your firm can participate on the State Public Policy Council. ACEC San Antonio furthers that advocacy on important local issues with members of City Council, Bexar County Commissioners and other local agencies and public policy leaders, assuring members are represented at all levels.
ACEC San Antonio members not only enjoy the benefits of membership in a strong national and state association, but they are well-served by many local activities such as:
- Monthly meetings featuring area business and political leaders.
- Seminars ranging from business practices to technical topics.
- Joint events with area public agencies, providing networking and education opportunities.
- Industry-related panel discussions.
- Small group opportunities to meet with elected officials.
- Participation in industry/business related campaigns such as bond programs, transportation and water issues.
- Activity on committees and groups directly affecting policies related to all size and types of firms.
- Awards programs, social events and networking opportunities.
In addition to the business and networking membership benefits, ACEC Texas and ACEC operate several insurance and benefit programs that member firms can utilize, including Life/Health benefits, Business Insurance and workers compensation. (see www.acectx.org for more information).
Monthly Member Meetings
Monthly chapter meetings feature key guest speakers presenting on topics important to our industry. With most of our members in attendance, member firms have the opportunity to spend time with their colleagues and hear industry-related news directly from the source.
ACEC San Antonio and ACEC Texas keep consulting engineers informed of the latest news and developments in Texas and in the nation that affect consulting engineers business and professional practices through frequent updates and announcements.
San Antonio members can participate in the wide range of seminars, publications and training programs, offered through ACEC Texas and through ACEC San Antonio. The programs address all phases of business operations, from human resources to financial practices to automation.