ACEC-DFS Seminars

One-day seminars tailored to the specific needs of the consulting engineering industry have been developed by ACEC in collaboration with DFS Seminars. These trainings are offered in collaboration with ACEC Member Organizations (MOs). Seminars are offered to ACEC members at discounted rates.

Seminars include:

  • Comprehensive PowerPoint presentation
  • Interactive discussion led by DFS instructor
  • Course materials on USB stick for immediate reference

Did you know?

  • Clients are also encouraged to attend
  • Seminars likely qualify as 6 hours of ongoing professional development in many jurisdictions
  • ACEC can work with DFS to develop or customize other seminars on topics of interest to members

ACEC-DFS Seminars offered: 


Establishing an Effective Integrity Management System

Learn how to develop an integrity management system that will protect your firm and your reputation, and gain valuable tools and insight that will help you tailor your integrity management system to meet the needs of your business and your clients.


Managing Risks through Contracts

Understand the structure and importance of the consulting agreement. In this interactive session, you will learn about:

  • Professional Services Agreement (PSA) as one of several links in the Project Delivery Chain
  • Key elements and clauses of PSAs
  • Risk management concepts and the interdependence of all PSA sections
  • How to deal with common contracting issues and put new ideas into action right away 


ACEC member firms: If you are interested in attending an ACEC-DFS seminar in your region, contact Julie Jacquard at

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