• Executive Director’s Report – Adam B. Jones

    ACEC-SC had a productive 2015-2016 year.  To recap what has gone on in the 2015 -2016 fiscal year, we’ll start in July of 2015. In July 2015, ACEC-SC launched its off season lobbying effort.  This effort put lobbyists Joe and Adam Jones on the road most Wednesdays from July to January.   This was an effort […]

  • Lobbyist Report – Joe S. Jones

    2016 has been an active legislative year for the engineering profession. Since the ACEC-SC/SCSPE Winter Meeting in March, the Practice Act (S.685) has been passed by both the Senate and House and signed by the Governor. Our expectations were high when we went into this session hoping to get QBS and brokering into the law, […]

  • Engineers’ and Surveyors’ Practice Act Changes in Act 259

    Now, after four hard years of lobbying for passage of the modifications of the Engineers’ and Surveyors’ Practice Act, the Governor signed the bill into law, June 3, 2016. What does this new law do? Although the bill was quite lengthy, the actual changes to the practice of engineering and surveying are relatively few.  Much […]

  • President’s Monthly Update – ACEC President Dave Raymond

    Dear Colleagues – Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Last month, ACEC made progress on several bread-and-butter issues with both House and Senate committee passage of a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill, with floor action expected in June. We were also able to get language in the National Defense Authorization Act […]

  • Thanks to Sponsors & Tradeshow Exhibitors at the 2016 SC Engineering Conference & Trade Show

    On behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina and The South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers, we would like to thank all who sponsored, exhibited and attended the SC Engineering Conference & Trade Show. Sponsors: Gold Sponsor – Belgard Hardscapes Silver Sponsor – Ramjack Bronze Sponsors: AECOM, Davis & Floyd, Inc., […]

  • Wilson Elgin Joins STV’S South Carolina Highway/Bridge Practice

    STV is pleased to announce that Wilson Elgin, a 24-year veteran of the highway and bridge industry, has joined our Columbia, SC office as Senior Roadway Engineer where he will be responsible for leading and managing transportation design projects in South Carolina, while providing quality and exceptional value to clients. Wilson has extensive experience working […]

  • Celebrate Licensure and the Profession with PEs Around the World on August 3, 2016

    On August 8, 1907, the first professional engineering license was issued to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming. Since that time, licensure has expanded and professional engineers across the U.S. have made the commitment to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. NSPE is celebrating licensed professional engineers with the first annual Professional Engineers Day on Wednesday, […]

  • Executive Director’s Report

    Joe S. Jones A lot happens at ACEC-SC in the first quarter of the new year. To recap our activities since January, ACEC-SC participated in the successful Legislative Reception sponsored by ACEC-SC, AIA-SC, ASCE-SC, Carolinas AGC, SEASC and SCSPE at the Palmetto Club in Columbia. We celebrated engineering excellence at our 30th Annual Engineering Excellence […]

  • 22nd Annual ACEC-SC Scholarship Golf Tournament

    After watching the Masters and the Heritage, who wouldn’t want to play in the 22nd Annual ACEC-SC Scholarship Golf Tournament on April 25, 2016? This is a great opportunity to get some face to face time with a client, colleague, or fellow principal in an informal setting. It also is a chance to advance the […]

  • ACEC-SC Plans next year

    ACEC-SC held its annual planning retreat at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina on March 4-5, 2016. Attendees started the day with the ACEC-SC Regional Membership Meeting followed by a Board meeting. After a short break and lunch the annual planning retreat began, led by Vice Chair Rick Fauteux, HDR, Inc. In his opening remarks […]

  • 2016 Legislative Session

    As the 11th week of the second regular session of the 121st South Carolina General Assembly comes to an end, not much has changed for the engineering community.   This is worth noting since this is the second year of a two- year session, so any bill not passed this year will have to start over […]

  • 2016 ACEC Convention and Legislative Summit

    Do not miss the 2016 Annual Convention and Legislative Summit April 17 -20, 2016 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC. The ACEC Annual Convention is filled with great sessions for engineers, CEOs, CFOs, etc. ACEC-SC members that come are invited to ACEC-SC night out on Monday April 18th, where we will all go to […]

  • ACEC-SC Gives Annual Scholarship

    In an effort to fulfill ACEC-SC’s objective: “to influence future engineers to choose careers in consulting engineering,” ACEC-SC gives a $3,500.00 scholarship annually to a deserving rising junior or senior at an ABET/EAC accredited State School. Scholarship Committee Chair Randy Patrick, Michael Baker International, and ACEC-SC Board of Directors members, Kylie Page, Terracon, Kevin Shoemake, […]

  • Governor & Legislature Recognizes Engineers

    South Carolina celebrated Engineer’s Week February 21- 27, 2016 with South Carolina Engineers Day being observed on February 24, 2016. A joint resolution which was introduced in the House by Representative Kenny Bingham, PE, District 89, of American Engineering Consultants, Inc., and by Senator Shane Martin, District 13, which made February 24, 2016 South Carolina […]

  • 2016 ACEC-SC/SCSPE Winter Meeting

    ACEC-SC and SCSPE held another successful annual Winter Meeting February 17, 2016 at Seawell’s in Columbia, SC. Attendees earned up to 6 PDHs. As attendees enjoyed their breakfast, SCSPE Executive Director Adam B. Jones and ACEC-SC Chair Tom Jordan, PE, Davis & Floyd, gave members a brief update of what the groups have been doing […]

  • 2016 SC Engineering Conference & Trade Show

    The South Carolina Engineering Conference & Trade Show is returning to the Charleston Area Convention Center and Embassy Suites on June 23-26, 2016.  . This conference is a great way to earn PDHs as well as network with your peers. As in year’s past the SC Engineering Conference & Trade Show will offer an array […]


    (Greenville, South Carolina)  SynTerra’s Board of Directors elected Andrea Kehn,  C. W. Hutchinson, Chris Stapleton, and Jerry Wylie as Principals of the firm.  They also elected Vick Crowley as Chief Financial Officer. Ms Kehn is a registered professional engineer with 27 years of experience in the chemical manufacturing and consulting industries including the last ten […]

  • January 2016 Revision to the OSE Manual

    OFFICE OF STATE ENGINEER 1201 Main Street Suite 600 Columbia, SC 29201 Telephone: (803) 737-0770 Facsimile: (803) 737-0639 MEMORANDUM DATE: February 1, 2016 TO: All Users of the OSE Manual FROM: OSE RE: 1/2016 Revision to the OSE Manual By the end of today, we will have posted the revised OSE Manual dated “2015 Edition, […]


    March 1, 2016 General • Congratulations to ACEC/Hawaii for meeting their 2016 ACEC/PAC fundraising goal, joining Indiana as the first states to cross the PAC finish line this year; and thank you to Tony Bartolomeo of Pennoni Associates (PA), Phil Houser of Alfred Benesch & Company (IL), and Ralph Christie of Merrick & Company (CO) […]

  • How to Prepare for Your Government Contracts-Government Contracting Under the FAR & AASHTO Guides

    Let’s face it, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Audits are complex and loaded with tricky nuances. Yet, the importance of correctly interpreting and applying the FAR requirements is critical — did you know you could be held criminally liable for overhead rate errors? Just some of what you will learn: •Overview of FAR theory and related […]

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