About ACEC

What We Do

American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington (ACEC Washington) works to support and strengthen the consulting industry by providing networking and training events, advocacy with State and City governments, and group Insurance and Retirement Programs.

ACEC is the professional trade association representing consulting engineering firms, land surveyors, planners, and scientists in all engineering disciplines throughout Washington. Our member firms design public and private projects, including roads, bridges, schools, office buildings, infrastructure, technology, industrial facilities, environmental clean-up -- any activity in the built environment that affects our communities.

Events & Training

Events include informative breakfast meetings,  in-depth day long seminars, Fall and Spring conferences, Engineering Excellence awards banquet, networking gatherings and a year-long professional development course.


ACEC Washington provides the voice of the consulting industry at the Federal, State, and local levels. This encompasses testifying, lobbying, and meeting with government officials to reach a common purpose to improve the industry and the lives of the citizens of Washington. Advocating the issues facing the consulting industry requires involvement from all design professionals. Get connected in the advocacy section!


In addition to direct government response and lobbying, ACEC Washington members participate in various liaison committees that represent agencies from the State, cities, counties, and municipalities. Committees present an open forum between clients and design professionals and cover common issues to improve partnerships.