COFPAES Promotes Value of A/E Licensing

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“Licensing of A/E professionals is critical to public health, welfare, and safety. All 50 states (and the territories) license the design professions, including your home state of Missouri. Licensing in architecture began in 1897 and in engineering and surveying in 1907.  It is important to note that licensing of A/E practitioners is not uniquely American, […]

Construction Industry Procurement Coalition Urge Senate Support of Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2014

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“We, the undersigned construction industry trade and professional organizations representing tens of thousands of firms and individuals engaged in architecture, engineering, surveying and mapping, prime contracting, subcontracting, specialty trade contracting, supplying, and surety bond producing, strongly urge you to introduce or cosponsor the enclosed bill—the Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2014—that would help increase […]

“Construction of buildings or structures intended to be secure from electronic eavesdropping or other penetration by foreign governments”

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COFPAES is deeply concerned about the discussion of “Construction of buildings or structures intended to be secure from electronic eavesdropping or other penetration by foreign governments” under the “illustrative list … of functions that are closely associated with the performance of inherently governmental functions.”    Our concern is the fact that this language could result in the design and construction […]