The annual Virginia Engineers Conference—Sept. 17th and 18th at the Williamsburg Marriott
Attend one of the most comprehensive engineering conference Virginia has to offer! Tracks include professional and business on
both days; civil and mechanical on Wednesday; structural on Thursday; and, back by popular demand, project management on
Thursday. Register to attend one day only or both days, as your schedule allows. Register to attend one day only or both days, as
your schedule allows. For the complete conference agenda and convenient, on-line registration, go to
Register at member rates if you or your firm belong to any of the following sponsoring organizations: Virginia Society of
Professional Engineers; the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia; the Virginia Section of the American Society of
Civil Engineers; Virginia Structural Engineers Council; or the Richmond or Hampton Roads Chapters of the American Society of
Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers.
September 2008 Edition
:: ENGINEERING CAMP!
CAMP PUTS ACEC TEACHER‟S
TRAINING TO GOOD
:: FRANK WILSON
INDUCTED INTO ACEC
:: MARKETING IN A
THROUGH A DOWNTURN IN
THE ECONOMY IS ALL ABOUT
T HE V O I C E F O R VI RG I N I A E N GI N E ERI N G C O M P AN I ES .
The Voice is ACEC Virginia’s monthly publication, helping to keep our stakeholders informed
on organizational news, events, politics, and industry influences.
Judge Rules on Limited Liability
Typically an engineering firm will contractually limit their liability to their fee or their insurance
limit—usually $1 million for errors and omissions. This limitation is now being called into
In a 2008 decision a judge has ruled against legislation protecting professionals against lawsuits
seeking damages in excess of the amount stated in their limited liability clauses