Design Professionals Coalition

Our Mission

The Design Professionals Coalition is a highly focused and effective organization of senior executives of leading companies, and constitutes a major portion of the Design/Engineering industry.  These industry leaders embrace a philosophy of timely and effective actions to promote and protect the interests of our industry, our individual companies, and the public good.  Their activities and initiatives are designed to

  1. Educate, empower, and mobilize our members, proactively and defensively as appropriate, to influence federal legislative, regulatory, and political outcomes;
  1. Provide a forum for sharing and promoting leading-edge business practices and networking; and
  1. Influence the agendas and priorities of major professional, trade and construction-related organizations.
Recent Accomplishments
  • Helped to create a National Audit Guide for use by State DOTs based on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Joined Government Withholding Relief Coalition to fight and repeal the 3% withholding tax on government contractors
  • Co-sponsored Amicus Brief on Nevada Supreme Court economic loss doctrine
  • Assured that redeemable stock in private firms would not be classified as a liability rather than equity which would destroy the equity of every private firm, including ESOPs
  • Repealed a tax compliance mandate that would have resulted in additional 1099 reporting
  • Prepared strategic plan for future of DPC

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News & Announcements


DPC 40th Anniversary Meeting, 2/23-2/25/2023 Inn at Spanish Bay
DPC Winter Membership Meeting, 2/10-2/12, 2022
Diversity & Inclusion Report
DPC Winter Membership Meeting, February 13-15, 2020
DPC Summer Membership Meeting, August 22-24, 2019, Stein Eriksen Lodge
DPC Summer Membership Meeting, August 17-18, 2018 The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs
DPC 35th Anniversary Meeting, February 23-24, 2018, The Inn At Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, CA
New Study Shows That Private Sector Engineers are More Cost Effective
NYSDOT Engineering Design Costs: In-House v. Outsourced Design
DPC white paper on FHWA OIG audit will serve as position for FHWA, AASHTO, DPC, ACEC and ARTBA to address the concerns of the OIG

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