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Web-based discussion for the CE industry

The ACEC Exchange is a newly created Internet facility where visitors to the ACEC web site can learn about and contribute to topical industry discussions. This new ACEC service draws together all play...


The ACEC Exchange is a newly created Internet facility where visitors to the ACEC web site can learn about and contribute to topical industry discussions. This new ACEC service draws together all players in our business — members, clients, suppliers, academics, students, private individuals, etc. — to exchange opinions and experiences, or to ask questions in search of a solution to a problem.

The ACEC Exchange is a moderated discussion forum, which helps in preventing “spam,” (irrelevant postings or offensive comments) thus ensuring a serious and competent thread of user contributions. The system offers simple instructions and troubleshooting solutions to help the new user in understanding the workings of the ACEC Exchange.

ACEC has posted several topics for discussion, which are open to both the public and to members only. In the public zone, ACEC’s multilingual Y2K resource for consulting engineers is up for scrutiny, whereas in the member zones the issues of infrastructure renewal and barriers to international trade are open for input.

To access the ACEC Exchange, go to www.acec.ca/pediscus.html or visit the home page and follow the Exchange links. Once there, take time to read the online documentation on registering as a user. ACEC Members should contact the Communications Department at 1-800-565-0569, ext. 211 or e-mail memserv@acec.ca to obtain the password.