Please contact Amanda Johnson, Director of Membership, for committee meeting details. 

Business Practices

Committee Description
Meeting Dates
Business Development

Purpose:  To assist member firms with Business Development issues and plan educational sessions throughout the year, as well as recommending topics and speakers for the Winter Conference Business Networking Forum and the Fall Membership Meeting. 

3/16/2021

6/2/2021

DBE/WBE/MBE

Purpose:  To coordinate and work with existing ACEC-IL agency committees regarding issues that affect DBE/WBE/MBE firms, including diversity, disparity and Mentor-Protégé programs. Key committee members may attend ACEC-IL agency committee meetings at the request of agency committee chairs. This committee also plans educational sessions throughout the year as well as recommending topics and speakers for the Winter Conference Business Networking Forum and the Fall Membership Meeting. 

 2/22/2021

7/28/2021

Human Resources

Purpose:  To assist member firms with Human Resources issues, trends and best practices and plan educational sessions throughout the year as well as recommending topics and speakers for the Winter Conference Business Networking Forum and the Fall Membership Meeting. 

1/27/2021

2/24/2021

4/7/2021

5/5/2021

5/26/2021

7/28/2021

Information Technology

Purpose:  To assist member firms in using effective techniques in managing and running their IT departments and plans educational sessions throughout the year as well as recommending topics and speakers for the Winter Conference Business Networking Forum and the Fall Membership Meeting.

 6/29/2021
Risk Management

Purpose:  To assist member firms in understanding and managing risk and plans educational sessions throughout the year as well as recommending topics and speakers for the Winter Conference Business Networking Forum and the Fall Membership Meeting.

 2/16/2021

5/20/2021

Students Engaged in Engineering

Purpose:  To operate the Chicago area program designed to serve as a mentor program to encourage grade and middle school students to excel in math and science curricula and eventually enter engineering school. Members prepare monthly in-class presentations and/or conducts field trips.

1/21/2021

Programs 

Committee
Meeting Dates
Downstate Regional Informational Luncheons

Purpose:  To plan at least four (4) regional luncheons each year, one per quarter. To assist member firms to develop a better understanding and application of new and improved construction materials, utilization of new technologies to development improved material solutions and to engage Federal, State, County and Local Agencies to encourage use of more effective construction materials to extend life cycle costs.

 
Emerging Professionals

Purpose: ACEC-Illinois members who have had 15 years or less within their industry. These members should be those who are already a strong performer and are preparing to assume/reach higher positions within their industry. Purpose: The Emerging Professionals committee will gather quarterly, in different regions, to have an educational and networking session with peers and firm principals on different chosen interest subjects. The Emerging Professionals committee will also aim to plan a session speaker at the ACEC Illinois Fall Conference and host a webinar for all ACEC Illinois members, yearly. 

 1/20/2021
Engineering Excellence Awards

Purpose:  To conduct the annual project awards competition, including proofing the entry form, securing judges, prescreening the submittals to determine eligibility, and assisting during the awards presentation.

 5/26/2021
Innovations

Purpose: To develop a better understanding and application of new and improved technologies, processes, and practices and to ultimately engage Federal, State, County and Local Agencies in a collaborative discussion on how to integrate those deemed most useful and practicable.

 3/9/2021
Materials

Purpose: To assist member firms to develop a better understanding and application of new and improved construction materials, utilization of new technologies to development improved material solutions and to engage Federal, State, County and Local Agencies to encourage use of more effective construction materials to extend life cycle costs.

4/21/2021

7/21/2021

10/13/2021

1/12/2022

4/13/2022

Public Engagement

Purpose:  The Public Engagement Committee will identify and promote best practices for outreach, education and stakeholder involvement related to projects that have an impact to the public.  A primary goal of the committee will be to ensure agencies and organizations are engaging, educating, and communicating with stakeholders using the latest tactics and platforms for collaboration to deliver major infrastructure and transportation improvements.

1/11/2021

3/8/2021

Regional Informational Luncheons

Purpose:  To plan at least four (4) regional luncheons each year, one per quarter. To assist member firms to develop a better understanding and application of new and improved construction materials, utilization of new technologies to development improved material solutions and to engage Federal, State, County and Local Agencies to encourage use of more effective construction materials to extend life cycle costs.

1/12/2021

7/14/2021

10/13/2021

 

Central Agency Liaisons

Committee
 Meeting Dates
Capital Development Board

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern. Committee meets with the agency staff two (2) times a year in Springfield.

 1/21/2021
Illinois Department of Transportation

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern, as well as planning seminars/workshops. The committee meets with the agency four (4) times a year in either Springfield or Bloomington.

 6/29/2021
Illinois Department of Transportation – Aeronautics

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern, as well as planning seminars/workshops.  Committee meets with the Division of Aeronautics two (2) times a year in Springfield.

 1/14/2021
Illinois Department of Transportation – Bridge

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern. Committee meets with the Bureau of Bridges four (4) times a year in Springfield and plans the Bridge Seminar which is held in the fall of even numbered years.

 
Illinois Department of Transportation – District Eight

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern, as well as planning seminars/workshops. Committee meets with Region Eight four (4) times a year at the District Eight office.  Committee sis limited to thirty members. 

 4/26/2021
IEPA/IDNR

Purpose: To meet with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of maintaining open lines of communication and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern, as well as planning seminars pertaining to environmental initiatives, regulations, opportunities and sustainability issues. The committee recognizes an equally important private sector environmental practice area and will not be limited strictly to agency issues. The committee also stays in contact with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources as needed.  The committee meets with the agency(s) two (2) to four (4) times a year.

 3/23/2021
US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern. If the Corps is allowed to participate, seminars/workshops are also planned.  Committee meets three (3) times a year at the District office.

 
US Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District (Missouri Committee)

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern.  Four ACEC-Illinois members sit on the ACEC-Missouri Liaison committee which meets six (6) times a year in St. Louis. Committee size is limited to four members. Committee is limited to four members.

 

Northern Agency Liaisons

Committee
Meeting Dates
City of Chicago Agencies

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern, as well as planning seminars/workshops. The committee meets with various departments of the City of Chicago such as Aviation, Transportation, Water Management, Procurement, Public Buildings Commission, Environment, Emergency Management and Communications as often as possible.  

 
Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern, as well as planning seminars/workshops.  Committee meets with the agency two (2) times a year in Chicago.

 6/30/2021
Illinois Department of Transportation – District One

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern, as well as planning seminars/workshops. Committee meets with Region One four (4) times a year at the District One office.  Committee is limited to thirty members.   

2/4/2021

4/22/2021

7/22/2021 

10/21/2021

Illinois Tollway

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern, as well as planning seminars/workshops. Committee meets with the agency six (6) times a year at the agency office.

 7/16/2021

10/15/2021

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern, as well as planning seminars/workshops. Committee meets with the agency once a year at the agency office or another location. 

 3/30/2021
Public Transportation

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the FTA, RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern, as well as planning seminars/workshops.  Committee meets with the respective agency offices as often as possible.

 4/21/2021
US Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District

Purpose:  To maintain open lines of communication with the agency and to work on projects and issues of mutual concern.  If the Corps is allowed to participate, seminars/workshops are also planned. Committee meets three (3) times a year at the District office.