Who We Are?

acec California Orange county chapter

ACEC California Orange County Chapter is a local chapter of ACEC California and part of a national organization ACEC.  We are a business association of Orange County engineering and land surveying firms. The organization is committed to advancing the private practice of consulting engineering, enhancing markets for private engineering services, educating the public on the importance of infrastructure investment, and promoting sound business practices within the industry and its client base.

Our members provide services for all phases of planning, designing and constructing of projects. Member services include civil, structural, geotechnical, electrical and mechanical engineering and land surveying for all types of public works, residential, commercial and industrial projects. We are committed to aggressive involvement in legislative and public sector decision-making, with a focus on protection of qualifications-based selection of engineering services, transportation and water resources investment, expanded project delivery options, and appropriate legal and liability systems affecting the industry.

We provide monthly luncheon meetings to keep our members connected to the current opportunities in our region and to network with each other.

We maintain liaison committees with the local agencies.

We provide scholarships to our local universities for those entering the careers represented by our member firms. We also promote our industry to local high school students.

Please explore our website to learn more details about us and also visit the links provided herein to our State and National organizations to learn more about the great work being done by them.

ACEC California is a 60 plus year-old, nonprofit association of private consulting engineering and land surveying firms. 

ACEC California is the nation’s largest Member Organization in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Membership in ACEC California means automatic membership in ACEC, and representation at the national level.

As a statewide organization, we are dedicated to enhancing the consulting engineering and land surveying professions, protecting the general public and promoting use of the private sector in the growth and development of our state.

We provide from our Chapter local members to sit on the State Board of Directors that manage the State organization.   We maintain a strong presence in the State Capitol keeping our members connected to the legislation that impacts our professions. Please click here to visit ACEC California’s website.

Representing thousands of companies, we are the voice of the engineering industry in Washington, DC and throughout the nation. With roots dating back more than 100 years, ACEC is a federation of 52 state and regional councils representing more than 600,000 engineers, architects, land surveyors and other specialists. Our primary mission is to strengthen the business environment for our member firms through government advocacy, political action, and business education.  Please click here to visit ACEC national website.

Fundamental Values

A safe built environment

A healthy business climate

Ethical professional conduct

Legal accountability tied responsibility

Qualification-Based Selection of professional Services

Unencumbered public/private partnerships