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The Associate Society Council is the central meeting place for engineering, construction and related professional societies in Baltimore. If your organization wishes to join, contact the Secretary.

Associate Societies Affiliated with the Engineers Club

AAAEA: Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects
The AAAEA Capital Area Chapter is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious professional organization open to all architects, engineers and computer science professionals and students of Arab heritage residing in the USA. It is dedicated to helping its members succeed in their professions through seminars and social activities.

ACEC: American Council of Engineering Companies
The American Council of Engineering Companies / Maryland (ACEC/MD), with headquarters in Baltimore, is a nonprofit association of approximately 75 multi-sized consulting engineering firms located throughout the state serving the public as well as private sectors. Member firms employ approximately 4,000 employees and are responsible for the design of most of the areaÂ’s infrastructure, environmental, and building construction. The organization focuses on the business aspects of the consulting engineering profession and is affiliated with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), headquartered in Washington, D.C.

ACI: American Concrete Institute
The Maryland Chapter of the American Concrete Institute is composed of contractors, engineers, educators, concrete material suppliers and manufacturers of concrete related products. Chapter membership provides the opportunity to work with other Chapter members to further engineering and technical education, scientific investigation and research and development of standards for the design and construction of concrete structures.

ACM: Association for Computing Machinery
The Association for Computing Machinery is the premier membership organization for computing professionals, delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession; enable professional development; and promote policies and research that benefit society.

AFE: Association for Facilities Engineers
Established in 1954 to promote better ways of communicating between management and fellow workers; and encourages the growth of professional pride and competence.

AIA: American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1871, the Baltimore Chapter of The American Institute of Architects is the third oldest in the country. The constitution written by its founders states that "the objects of the chapter are to unite in fellowship the architects of the city, and to combine their efforts so as to promote the artistic, scientific and best ethical standards of the profession."

AIAA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of AIAA offers its membership countless opportunities for sharing technical information, networking with aerospace leaders, working together to advance engineering and science, gaining recognition for accomplishments, and shaping the future of the industry.

AIChE: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Maryland Section, promotes the social and professional interaction of chemical engineers with each other and with students. Meetings are typically held monthly. They generally include dinner and a plant tour or speaker presentation related to chemical engineering and the profession. Each year graduate students from either John Hopkins University or the University of Maryland Baltimore County make presentations about the research in which they are involved at a monthly meeting. The AIChE- Maryland Section also supports local students through scholarship awards and by encouraging their participation in our monthly meetings with reduced meeting registration costs.

APA: American Planning Association
The American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. The MD APA is a local resource for networking and professional development, and creates opportunities for involvement.

ASCE: American Society of Civil Engineers, Maryland Section
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 123,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is AmericaÂ’s oldest national engineering society. ASCEÂ’s vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life. The Maryland Section, ASCE, has more than 1,200 members. Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 PM to 9pm at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion (September through May).

ASHE: American Society of Highway Engineers
The purpose of ASHE is to procure the latest data on the techniques and methods in design and construction of highways; to disseminate this procured information among the members of the Society; to exercise the Code of Ethics; and to foster and publicize new and advanced ideas and devices developed by the members after being studied by the Technical Committee; and for the general welfare of the highway industry.

ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
ASHRAE will advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and ASHRAE members. ASHRAEÂ’s goals are to provide comprehensive education programs that enhance opportunity for professional growth, respond to current and emerging heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigerating issues, ensure timely transfer of information, and provide for diverse global growth.

ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME InternationalÂ’s vision is to be the premier organization for promoting the art, science and practice of engineering throughout the world. Our goal is to promote and enhance the technical competency and professional well being of our members, and through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, better enable its practitioners to contribute to the well being of humankind.

ASPE: American Society of Plumbing Engineers
ASPEÂ’S goals are to improve the profession of plumbing engineering and thereby benefit the general public, and generally advance the plumbing profession through research, cooperation, participation and problem solving.

COMTO: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
COMTO is the nation’s only multi-modal advocacy organization for minority professionals and businesses in the transportation industry. The Maryland Chapter serves the Central Maryland region.

COUNT: Contractors and Unions Together
The COUNT program is comprised of the Mechanical Contractors association of Maryland and Plumbers and Steamfitters U.A. local union 486 in Baltimore and Plumbers and Pipefitters U.A. local union 782 in Seaford Delaware. We are a joint labor management organization established to promote, stimulate and sustain healthy business environment for the Mechanical contracting industry.

ECM: Engineering Council of Maryland
ECM was organized in 1976, taking over the work of the former Engineers Joint Council. ECMÂ’s purpose is to coordinate the public interests and activities of Maryland engineers. It strives to present factual, technical information to legislative bodies and to protect legitimate interests of engineers while upholding the welfare of the public.

IEEE: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
A non-profit organization, IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. IEEE's mission is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE’s vision is to be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.

IMA: Institute of Management Accountants, Inc.
Provide to members personal and professional development opportunities through education, association with business professionals, and certification in management accounting and financial management skills. Ensure that IMA is universally recognized by the financial community as a respected institution influencing the concepts and ethical practices of accounting, financial and information management skills. IMA’s vision is “Global Leadership in education, certification, and practice of management accounting and financial management.”

INCOSE: International Council on Systems Engineering
INCOSE is an international professional organization dedicated to advancing the practice of Systems Engineering. The Chesapeake Chapter serves the systems engineering community in Baltimore and its suburbs.”

ISA: International Society of Automation
The ISA- the Society, is a technical, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to enhancing the technical capabilities of practitioners involved with the design, manufacture and use of instrumentation in industry and science.

MCA: Mechanical Contractors Association of Maryland, Inc.
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Maryland, Inc. is an organization whose contractor members employ members of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 486 to construct, design/build, install, service, and maintain plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, process piping, and power piping systems in residential, commercial, institutional, governmental, and industrial settings.

MDSPE: Maryland Society of Professional Engineers
MDSPE is a society of engineers that joins together members from all professional disciplines in areas of common purpose. Its activities center on advancing (1) the public welfare, (2) the professional, social, and economic interests of the professional engineer, (3) the interests of the engineer-in-training, and (4) the high standards of engineering education. It supports laws that provide for professional registration and the consideration of legislation that affects engineers. Civic consciousness and the maintenance of high ethical standards and practices in engineering undergird the society. The National Society of Professional Engineers chartered MDSPE in 1938.

MDSPE: Maryland Society of Professional Engineers—Baltimore Chapter
Until 1956 there were no chapters in Maryland, when the first chapter, the Baltimore Chapter, was chartered. There are now seven local chapters in the State of Maryland with a total membership of about one thousand, nearly one third of whom are members of the Baltimore Chapter.

MEMRA: Mechanical Equipment Manufacturers Representative Association
The objects of this Association are related to the mechanical equipment industry as used in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industry. They are to promote the quality of mechanical equipment marketed locally , to improve the installation, operation, and maintenance procedures of all mechanical equipment in the area, to provide a source of exchange of information for the mechanical equipment industry, to endeavor to improve the bidding ethics in the building industry, to improve the professional standing of its members, to interest students in the mechanical engineering profession at all educational levels, to endeavor to have related courses or subjects included in local college curricula, to train young people in this profession, to encourage the use of codes which will improve our industry, to coordinate with other engineersÂ’ groups locally in any of the aforesaid objectives, and to promote the general welfare of its members and those associated with the mechanical equipment industry.

MSHSEP: The Maryland Society of High School Engineering Programs
MSHSEP brings together education professionals in MD working in high schools with engineering programs for the general promotion of the field among its future workforce.

NSBE: National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers - Baltimore Metropolitan Alumni Chapter is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible African-American engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. In achieving this mission, NSBE-BMAC offers an array of professional and career development opportunities, community service and social and professional networking activities.

SAME: Society of American Military Engineers
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is a nonprofit professional engineer association, with 143 chapters (called Posts) and 25,000 members from industry, the military, government, and academia worldwide. Founded in 1920, The Society was formed to engage military and federal government engineers with those in private life for the purpose of improving the engineering potential of the United States. SAME brings together professional engineers and those in engineering-related fields to exchange and advance the knowledge of engineering technologies, applications, and practices. The Baltimore Post is consistently one of the top ten Posts with778 members and 117 Sustaining Member firms, including sponsoring the Morgan State and Naval Academy Student Posts.

SCB: Steel Club of Baltimore
The Steel Club of Baltimore is one of the oldest steel clubs in the country. It is a non – profit local club established in 1936 to foster and promote good fellowship among its members and the Steel Industry in general.

SMPS: Society for Marketing Professional Services/Maryland Chapter
SMPS was created in 1973 by a small group of professional service firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources and work together to create business opportunities. Together they created SMPS to help tackle the day to day complexities of marketing in a time when marketing was barely acknowledged as a separate component of professional services firms. Today, SMPS has 4,500 members who are active in 47 chapters across the U.S. Our members are marketing professionals employed by architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, construction and specialty consulting firms. Together, these professionals contribute support for the SMPS mission: "To be the premier resource for education, information and resources in marketing professional services for the built and natural environment".

WARES: Washington Area Railroad Engineers Society
The purpose of the Society shall be to disseminate technical information on the engineering sciences of railway design, construction and maintenance and to promote the exchange of technical knowledge through lectures and seminars on all aspects of railway operations related to track, bridges, buildings, and other fixed facilities for railroads and rail transit.

WTS: Women's Transportation Seminar
The Baltimore Chapter of WTS is dedicated to providing our diverse membership with an interactive forum and programs to enrich their perspective of transportation issues and foster opportunities for personal and professional growth. Founded in 1977, WTS International was created through the efforts of 40 women involved in transportation in the Washington, DC area. They recognized that a mechanism was needed to enhance professional and personal achievement and to develop industry and government recognition of the increasing involvement of women in the field of transportation.

 

Did you know?

THE ENGINEERING SOCIETY OF BALTIMORE is the cultural capital for Engineering in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. The Engineers Club of Baltimore was started just a year after the devastating fire of Baltimore in 1904, as a way to develop standards and share information for the subsequent rebuilding of the city. Carrying on the tradition, the ESB has been instrumental in educating countless professionals for half a century. The ESB, housed in the Garrett Jacobs Mansion, is the meeting place for engineering interests in the city and surrounding area.