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The official channel of the American Council of Engineering Companies - the voice of America's Engineering Industry.

    A Conversation with Jeff Speck about Road Engineering Standards and a Lot More

    A Conversation with Jeff Speck about Road Engineering Standards and a Lot More

    What began as a conversation about induced demand with urban planner Jeff Speck quickly broadened into a wider discussion about U.S. road engineering standards, their impact, and what responsibility engineers may have to improve them.


    Speck is the author of Walkable City, one of the most influential and widely read city planning books in recent years. He subsequently wrote Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places, which is targeted towards traffic engineers and transportation professionals. If you've read these books, you know he doesn't hold back on his opinions, and that trait comes through on this podcast. So, buckle up.

    • 40 min
    Government Affairs Update for 9-10-21

    Government Affairs Update for 9-10-21

    On this week's Government Affairs Update, Katharine Mottley, our tax and regulatory guru, joined the program to discuss the status of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill moving in Congress and how emerging divisions among congressional Democrats may impact the process.  We also discuss several revenue bills moving through Congress, including potential changes to important passthrough deductions for our industry.  

    • 20 min
    Minding Your Business: Wes Guckert Shares the Secrets to Successful Business Development

    Minding Your Business: Wes Guckert Shares the Secrets to Successful Business Development

    One of the most daunting challenges is business development, the pursuit of strategic opportunities for the firm, whether that be new clients, more business from existing clients, or even new partnerships or business relationships. This can often feel like you're racing on a hamster wheel that is always accelerating.


    Wes Guckert came on the program to help us dig into how to succeed at business development. President and CEO of The Traffic Group in White Marsh, MD., Wes is a frequent speaker on the subject and recently presented an online class for ACEC. 


    Click here to link to the ACEC On-Demand class, What is BD's Secret Sauce?

    • 30 min
    MO Spotlight: Strategic Engagement with ACEC Indiana

    MO Spotlight: Strategic Engagement with ACEC Indiana

    On today's Member Organization Spotlight, we feature ACEC Indiana's former and current President Michael Rowe and Cash Canfield to discuss a strategic enrollment process they undertook with their DOT.

    • 25 min
    Speechworks Joey Asher on the Keys to Good Virtual Platform Presentations

    Speechworks Joey Asher on the Keys to Good Virtual Platform Presentations

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have spent a lot more of our workday in the virtual environment, talking to colleagues, clients, and others over Teams, Zoom, Webex, etc.


    Many engineering firms now do online client presentations, and they can be quite a challenge because the skills and systems that make for successful face-to-face presentations don’t necessarily transfer to the virtual world.


    To share his insights into how to adapt client presentations to the virtual world, Joey Asher came on the program. Joey is president of Atlanta-based Speechworks, which offers communication and public speaking skills training and coaching to businesses nationwide.


     

    • 22 min
    Government Affairs Update for 8-27-21 With Steve Hall

    Government Affairs Update for 8-27-21 With Steve Hall

    Steve Hall came on the program to recap the month's events related to infrastructure and the PPP FAR credits clause.  

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

JPO_Illinois ,

Engineering Influence

If you are involved or interested in the business of engineering, this is a great source of information. ACEC is truly a thought leader regarding the operation and management of firms in the engineering profession. Many of these podcasts are applicable to other industries and professions as well.

David K64 ,

Great content, but…

This is great content, I wish I would have found this earlier in my professional career. I appreciate the timely topics and discussions. I have one suggestion, please invest in some sound equipment or sound mixing assistance. The intro bumper music is quite loud yet the discussions are significantly quieter and even significant sound differences between remote guests make listening difficult.

I hope they can make sound improvements and I can come back and give this the five stars it deserves.

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