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Vision Statement

Our Vision:  To be the preeminent professional engineering organization in the Greater Houston area promoting
and representing the business and professional interests of its member consulting engineering firms.

Mission Statement

Our Mission:  Be the professional organization with which our members are proud to be associated, and an organization
that is highly respected by the leadership and decision makers in our community.
We will:

  1. Promote the general welfare of the consulting engineering profession to enable better service to the public;
    expand business opportunities, and foster a favorable business environment.
  1. Promote the advancement of the science and profession of engineering, and communicate the image of consulting
    engineers as vital, effective and trusted leaders in our area of practice.
  1. Cultivate collegial and productive relations among the members, provide business practice services, and enhance
    professional development for all members.


Serve as an advocate and resource to governmental entities for the creation of sound public policy,
engineering design criteria, standards and guidelines; and governmental agency process improvement.

Promote the distribution of technical and professional information to our membership.

Provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge among members and appropriate
governmental agencies.

Ensure that the voice of the consulting engineer is heard in the community affairs of the Greater Houston area.

Approved May 8, 2014
Reaffirmed July 14, 2016




The recently approved NPDES Guidelines for the City of Houston and Harris County had substantial input from our Drainage Committee, including the designs for Best Management Practices (BMP). ACEC Houston members have developed a reputation of high technical expertise and thus are routinely requested to review and make recommendations to our public agencies on a wide range of design criteria, guidelines, policies and regulations affecting many types of civil engineering projects.

Our members worked closely with the COH on writing its initial Design Manual

Preliminary engineering was provided by ACEC Houston member firms for the first 14

Neighborhoods to Standard for the City of Houston.

Our Plan Review Committee was responsible for the “Express Plan Review Sheet” now being used by the County and City.

Our Contracts Committee worked with both the City and County to revise the engineering fee curves in 1995 and is working this year (2001) to update them again.

Drafted the first Design Criteria Manual and Detention Policy for Harris County Flood Control District.

Our Design Standards Committee worked with the City to modernize criteria for internal site drainage for development projects.

Deep versus Shallow Utility Lines Criteria was created through a study by ACEC Houston member firms for the City of Houston.

The policy statement “Observation of Construction for Utility District Projects” was drafted and executed by ACEC Houston member firms.


We have a Board of Directors and an Executive Director who guides the organization and interfaces with our public agencies; and directs issues to our committees for resolution. Relationships with the local government agencies are our greatest asset. Communication flows freely between these agencies and ACEC Houston.


THE WORK OF ACEC Houston is through its COMMITTEES

For a direct link to our Committee page, please click HERE.