ACEC's Professional Communities — coalitions — provide homes for like-minded individuals from across the A/E/C industry who are seeking resources for information-sharing, best practices, and networking. These communities offer professionals easy access to information pertaining to their area(s) of specialty.
The Council of American Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (CAMEE) represents mechanical/electrical engineering firms, providing a much‐needed forum for improving bottom‐line business with improved business practices, reduced professional liability, and increased profitability.
Through an agreement with ASHRAE they are providing two of their electronic publications to ASHRAE members for free. These publications are available to nonmembers for the price of $60 each.
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Best Practice – Planning:
A project planning tool for MEP/FP engineering firms
This MEP/FP Project Planning Worksheet has been developed for engineering consulting firms that are engaged in the design of building systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, telecom, etc.) The purpose of the Planning Worksheet is to serve as a platform to help engineering consulting firms develop internal processes that will strengthen the business-related aspects of their organizations.
Access requires ASHRAE member login:
Tool No. 1-1: Project Planning Guideline for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection
Best Practice – Contracts:
Fair Risk and Reward Sharing with Your Client
The purpose of this document is to provide a sample agreement for providing MEP/FP engineering services directly to a Client. It is not intended to be used when the Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer of Record is the Prime Design Professional (See CAMEE Tool 7-3).
This sample contract features:
Access requires ASHRAE member login
- A Letter of Agreement
- An Exhibit that defines the Summary of Services
- An Exhibit defining Terms and Conditions of the Agreement
Tool No. 7-2: Agreement between MEP Engineer and Client for Professional Services
Nonmember Access to CAMEE Publications