Engagement in a professional organization is an excellent way for SRF team members to exchange ideas, stay informed on industry trends, market, and build their network. SRF will pay the full annual cost of one membership per employee in a professional society or organization. Payment for additional membership dues will be made on a case by case basis, depending on the company’s need for representation in the organization, and will require approval by the employee’s supervisor. SRF team members are engaged in many  professional organizations. The list below may not include all of these.

Engineering

  • ACEC American Council of Engineering Companies
  • ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
  • APWA American Public Works Association
  • CEAM City Engineers Association of MN
  • MAAPT MN Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists
  • MAPA MN Asphalt Paving Association
  • MnSPE MN Society of Professional Engineers
  • NDSPE ND Society of Professional Engineers > FM Engineers Club Fargo
  • NSPE National Society of Professional Engineers
  • MSES Minnesota Surveyors and Engineers Society
  • MSPS MN Society of Professional Surveyors
  • NACE National Association of County Engineers
  • NDACE ND Association of County Engineers
  • PCI Prestressed Concrete Institute
  • SWE Society of Women Engineers

Planning/Landscape Architecture

Real Estate

  • Appraisal Institute (Association of professional real estate appraisers)
  • IRWA International Right of Way Association

Transportation

  • GLTEI Great Lakes Transportation Enterprise Institute (Corporate membership)
  • ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • WTBA Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
  • WTS Women’s Transportation Seminar

Corporate

  • SMPS Society of Marketing Professionals (in the AEC industry)
  • AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
  • AIPB American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers
  • ASAP American Society of Administrative Professionals
  • AEAP Association of Executive and Administrative Professionals
  • SHRM Society for Human Resource Management

Public Speaking

Toastmasters –  SRF team members come together to learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking – vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind. SRF team members have found that active engagement in toastmasters:

  • Creates a supportive, positive learning environment
  • Gives each member a chance to develop communication and leadership skills
  • Develops self-confidence through personal and professional growth
  • Jacob –
    Associate – ATS/ITS

    Being an active member of professional organizations has greatly benefited my career and personal growth.  From attending social events, educational sessions, and board meetings, I have built my professional network and strengthened my communication skills.  These organizations have also provide me with an excellent opportunity to market SRF’s services while building relationships that will last throughout my entire career.