Every employee of an ACEC Colorado-member firm is eligible to receive the privileges and benefits of membership. This includes attending members-only events, accessing members-only pricing, receiving members-only communication, and joining/ chairing committees. Learn more about what your firm’s ACEC Colorado membership has waiting for you…download and print the complete membership brochure.
Membership Matters: Consulting engineering firms that are focused on prosperity understand investments must have a beneficial return. Belonging to ACEC Colorado – the industry’s premier business organization – is an investment that can further your business and enhance the capabilities of your employees.
Direct Financial Value: ACEC Colorado member firms receive an average 23-times return on their membership investment by engaging in Council programs and leadership; involving employees in high-impact committees; and taking advantage of proprietary access to state and federal agencies, educational opportunities and member discounts.
Access to Information and Resources: There is financial value in having easier access to information and knowledge that has been researched and vetted by the Council, as it saves time and resources.
Noteworthy Relationships: Building relationships with other ACEC Colorado members, agency liaisons and other industry organizations creates strong and powerful teams when competing for projects.
Industry Prominence Through Association: Member firms must abide by a strict code of ethics and professionalism. Members are among the leading experts in the industry and are often the first to be called upon to provide expert opinions and testimony on legislation, redefining agency contract language or addressing complex issues that face firms virtually every day.
From Success to Significance: These are the reasons Colorado consulting engineering companies choose to be members of ACEC Colorado. Member firms choose to transcend from success to significance and prosperity.
Membership Eligibility: Any consulting engineering firm with at least one principal who is a Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) licensed in Colorado is eligible for a Firm Membership. Other companies/organizations that provide services/products to the consulting engineering industry are eligible to become Sustaining Member.
Application Process: Download, complete and return the appropriate membership application to the ACEC Colorado office. The staff will present your application at the next monthly meeting of the ACEC Colorado Membership Committee, which makes recommendations for approval to the ACEC Colorado Board of Directors. Once the board has approved your application, your information will be entered into Council’s database and your membership will be activated. The following month, your firm will receive a dues invoice via statement for the next quarter’s dues cycle (Note: membership started in the middle of a dues cycle will be prorated). Dues statements are mailed on a monthly basis. In most cases, firms remit one payment for both state and national dues to ACEC Colorado.
Your Firm Membership dues includes ACEC Colorado and ACEC National dues and are determined based on the average number of employees reported to the Council as the total number of regular (non-overtime) hours for which all employees (salaried or hourly engineering and non-engineering in the U.S. and abroad) are paid by your firm on an annual basis divided by 2,080 (i.e., 40 hours multiplied by 52 weeks). Please note this number is based on all employees for your firm not only engineers. These numbers are reported upon your initial application and may be updated for recalculation each July when the new annual dues cycle begins. (NOTE: Membership in ACEC National is required with each Firm Membership.) Download a Firm Membership Application. (Call 303.832.220 for a complimentary estimate of your dues based on your employee count.)
Your Sustaining Membership dues ($500 annual fee) include membership in only ACEC Colorado. Sustaining members are not eligible to vote, hold board positions or participate in the ACEC Trusts. Otherwise, sustaining members are eligible to participate in all other benefits, including members-only pricing, committee/committee chair positions and more. Download a Sustaining Membership Application and click here for a list of benefits.
Participation in ACEC Trusts (limited to Firm Memberships only.)
ACEC Life Health Insurance Trust: Disability, medical (managed indemnity plans, PPOs, prescription drug card program, vision plan), life insurance and AD&D coverage. Cafeteria plans available. Administered for ACEC by UnitedHealthcare. Contact John Krebsbach at 952.912.6785. Term care through LTC Financial Partners. NOTE: ACEC Colorado does not condition membership on any health status-related factor relating to an individual, including an employee of any employer or a dependent of an employee.
ACEC Business Insurance Trust: Property, general liability automobile, workers’ compensation and umbrella liability. Contact Dino Fidanza at 800.338.1391. Administered by Marsh USA and underwritten by The Hartford.
ACEC Retirement Trust: Investment managers, recordkeeping services, employee investment education and a variety of plan options [profit-sharing, 401(k) and money purchase plans]. Contact Meghan McGuire, CRPS, at 303.737.1632. Recordkeeping through Empower Retirement.