ACEC-MB Committees & Common Purpose
- Awards Committee
- Contracts Committee
- Golf Committee
- Energy, Science & Technology Committee
- First Nations Committee
- Image Committee
- Institutional Committee
- Private Sector Committee
- Professional Development Committee
- Transportation Committee
- Water and Environment Committee
- Young Professionals Committee
1. Promote consulting engineers & their excellence of services to the general public and society at large, through
o Organizing Annual Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner
o Recognizing individual consulting engineers for the annual Life Time Achievement Award, Engineering Action Award and the Rising Star Award
2. Enhance relationship between consulting engineering firms and client base, through partnership as sponsors to the annual ACEC-MB Awards event
3. Enhance ACEC-MB member firms relationship with suppliers and contractors through their support in the Awards event
4. Enhance ACEC-MB relationship with Government decision-makers, APEGM, Faculties of Engineering and Science of the Universities of Manitoba
5. Cultivate relationship with other industries/disciplines e.g. insurance, architecture, construction and government organizations, etc.
6. Create profile of event in local news media
The ACEC-MB contracts committee is formed to assist in identifying the importance of favorable contract terms with select clients who the majority of member firms do business with
Goals and Objectives:
• Meet with select clients to discuss the importance of various contract terms and the implications on consulting assignments and project costs
• As required, negotiate improved terms with select clients, as identified by the Board, and for use by member firms as they deem appropriate
Conclusion of Ad Hoc Committee:
Contracts committee would function on as required basis, as directed by the Board. Therefore would remain active only when required and therefore would conclude when the board no longer feels there is value in continued negotiations with clients
To provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience for ACEC-MB members and their clients by organizing an annual golf tournament.
Energy, Science & Technology Committee
To promote the member firms of the ACEC-MB in the energy, communication and IT, and mining sectors while encouraging excellence and innovation in science and engineering - with emphasis on:
• tracking technological advancements and potential market opportunities in the fields of applied sciences and energy; and
• promoting the expertise and utilization of ACEC-MB membership firms in these opportunities.
First Nations Committee
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Manitoba (ACEC-MB) recognizes the significance and importance of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) as well as other government agencies in the process where our members provide services to First Nations. ACEC-Manitoba wishes to explore with AANDC and AMC (Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs) ways in which our member firms can better provide services to the First Nations in Manitoba.
ACEC-Manitoba wishes to explore procedures currently practiced by AANDC and First Nations, to enhance fairness in the proposal and tendering systems and to better understand and define methods our member firms can provide services to these stakeholders.
The Image Committee is charged with increasing the profile and enhancing the image of the business of Consulting Engineering as a key consulting profession that is integral to the prosperity and high quality of life enjoyed in Manitoba.
• Increasing awareness and interest in university, technical college, and high school students for the possibility of a career in the consulting engineering field.
• Improving the image of the consulting engineering industry to the general public and demonstrating the importance and value provided by consulting engineers in society.
• Advocacy and promotion of our industry.
To advance ACEC-Manitoba objectives within the Institutional Sectors by promoting the use of consultants within the institution’s operations and enhancing business relations through more transparent and efficient business practices.
It is the intent of this committee to focus attention of the CEM Board on the Institutional sector of consulting engineering interests. Most of these are governmental and typically involve other design professionals. A preliminary list of potential contact points includes:
• Manitoba Health and associated Regional Health Authorities
• Public Works and Government Services
• Manitoba Transportation and Government Services (non-transportation)
• Post-Secondary Institutions (U of M, U of W, Brandon University, RRC)
• Department of National Defense
• Municipal and Civic School Boards and School Divisions (Public Schools Finance Board)
• City of Winnipeg Planning and Property Department (non-transportation)
Private Sector Committee
The purpose of the Private Sector Committee is to liaise and further relationships with client groups representing private sector clients and to facilitate their understanding of the role of consulting engineers and promote best practices in the selection of consultants, in keeping with the principles and guidelines of the InfraGuide document.
To promote the expertise and professional services of Manitoba engineering firms to assist with transportation services and infrastructure.
Water and Environment Committee
The Water & Environment committee acts on behalf of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Manitoba to:
• Promote relations between member firms
• Promote relations with member clients
• Foster exchange of experience and information among member firms
• Promote ACEC-MB organization to clients
• Respond to problems and issues that affect our industry
Target Group / Client Groups:
• Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, Water Control Branch
• City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department
• Manitoba Water Services Board (MWSB)
• Cities (Brandon, Portage la Prairie, Thompson, etc)
• Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship
• Manitoba Aboriginal & Northern Affairs (MANA)
• Conservation Districts
• PFRA / Agriculture
• Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM)
Young Professionals Committee
To enhance the growth and advancement of the consulting engineering industry by supporting the development of Young Professionals.
• Provide Young Professionals with a greater understanding of the consulting engineering business and ACEC Manitoba's role in it.
• Provide Young Professionals with networking opportunities and venues to further develop their skills.
• Advocate on behalf of Young Professionals to promote their interests within the consulting engineering industry.
• Provide Young Professionals with opportunities to actively contribute to the consulting engineering industry and ACEC Manitoba.
• Facilitate the progression from post-secondary education to involvement in the consulting engineering
• Communicate and coordinate with other organizations to exchange ideas and find mutually beneficial opportunities.
industry and ACEC Manitoba.