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Industry News / Infrastructure
August 22, 2019

Guest Blog Post: AASHTO's Tymon on the Public Rewards of Transportation Research Funding

AASHTO Executive Director Jim Tymon highlights the significant ROI and savings from R&D investment in the transportation industry.

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Industry News / Market Forecast
August 22, 2019

AIA Billings Index Remains Flat in July; Future Contracts Data Softens

The AIA Billings Index, which tracks demand for design services, increased in July to 50.1, up from 49.1 in June.

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ACEC News
August 21, 2019

Engineering Inc. Report: Protecting Your Firm Against Cyberattacks

Engineering firms need a multi-pronged strategy to protect themselves from potentially disastrous cyberattacks--including both an aggressive cybersecruity posture to prevent hackers from penetrating networks and risk management measures that will limit the damage of successful attacks. In an exclusive Engineering Inc. article, learn how to protect your firm.

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Network with the Best in the Business at the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago, October 13-16.

ACEC News / Fall Conference
August 20, 2019

Network with the Best in the Business at the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago, October 13-16.

Whether you're looking for M&A opportunities, a joint venture partner, new team members, or the answer to a vexing engineering/business problem, the ACEC Fall Conference provides unrivaled networking opportunities.

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Industry News
August 19, 2019

Engineering Inc. Magazine Interviews USAID Administrator Mark Green

In the latest issue of Engineering Inc. (July/August 2019), Mark Green, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), shares his vision for the agency, his goal to increase collaboration with the private sector, and how that will open new markets for engineers.

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Member Firm News
August 19, 2019

Wright Pierce is proud to formally announce the company’s new Horizontal Infrastructure Assessment Group. As municipalities and utilities face daily challenges of maintaining aging water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, Wright-Pierce has developed this specialized group to address and support these challenges. 

https://www.wright-pierce


August 14, 2019

Boxwood Merger Corp. (Nasdaq: BWMC, BWMCU and BWMCW) (“Boxwood”), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, and Atlas Intermediate Holdings LLC (“Atlas”) (combined together with Boxwood, the “Company”), a leading provider of professional testing, inspection, engineering and consulting services, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Atlas will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Boxwood. Immediately following the proposed transaction, Boxwood intends to change its name to Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc. (“Atlas Technical”) and its shares of Class A common stock are expected to continue to be listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “ATCX.”

https://www.oneatlas.com/


August 6, 2019

The joint venture of Gannett Fleming and Dewberry announced that it was awarded one of four five-year engineering/architecture indefinite delivery, indefinitely quantity (IDIQ) contracts issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District.

http://www.dewberry.com/n


Market Indicators
Indicators

ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.6 (2Q, 2019)
62.2 (1Q, 2019)

Engineering Employment
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1,521,800 (July)
1,517,500 (June)

Construction Spending
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$1,286,997,000 (June)
$1,303,427,000 (May)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.16 (August 5)
41.90 (July 29)

Dodge Momentum Index
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138.9 (July)
145.6 (June)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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297 Deals year-over-year (August)
312 Deals year-over-year (July)

AIA Billings Index
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49.1 (June)
50.2 (May)

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