The American Council of Engineering Companies, or ACEC, provides private consulting engineering firms with the tools and educational opportunities to be better business owners and managers.

ACEC is the only national organization of engineers engaged in the practice of consulting engineering. It is comprised of 51 state and regional Member Organizations, representing more than 5,600 independent engineering firms throughout the United States. ACEC’s member firms offer expertise in a wide range of engineering disciplines.

The American Council of Engineering Companies/Nebraska (ACEC/N) represents over 50 consulting engineering firms doing business in Nebraska. Its mission, consistent with the goals of the national organization, is to improve the quality of life in Nebraska by strengthening the business environment for and image of the consulting engineering profession.

Engineered components give us greater mobility, more work and recreational opportunities, and a better overall quality of life than we would otherwise have. The components of our “build environment” — roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, sewers, water-treatment systems, hazardous-waste disposal, and others – make people’s lives safer, cleaner and more comfortable.

Engineers figure out how to suspend a bridge, clean rainwater, build earthquake-resistant buildings or heat and cool a 40-story building. The consulting engineer, an independent entrepreneur with specialized expertise, is the technical professional who investigates the physical challenges, then develops the best, most innovative and effective solutions possible.