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ACEC News / Advocacy
October 17, 2019

ACEC/Arizona Reaches Annual Fundraising Goal

 

For the ninth consecutive year, ACEC/Arizona hit its ACEC/PAC fundraising target.

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Engineering Influence Podcast Highlights Reasons for Private Sector Firms to Join ACEC

ACEC News
October 17, 2019

Engineering Influence Podcast Highlights Reasons for Private Sector Firms to Join ACEC

Eric Peterson, CEO of Peterson Structural Engineers in Portland, Ore. joined the Engineering Influence podcast at the ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago to talk about the benefits that firms working in the private-client markets can gain by joining ACEC.

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ACEC News / Fall Conference
October 16, 2019

ACEC Sets Bold New Course With Strategic Plan Promoting the Essential Value of Engineering to Society

ACEC adopted an aggressive new strategic plan this week that will support the industry’s critical role in addressing climate change, transportation safety, sustainable energy and other priorities in the built environment. The plan puts greater emphasis on research to drive thought leadership and proactive advocacy to assist policymakers and the industry to develop innovative solutions to these challenges>

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Economist Basu Forecasts Recession Due to Uncertainty Over 2020 Election

Fall Conference / Market Forecast
October 15, 2019

Economist Basu Forecasts Recession Due to Uncertainty Over 2020 Election

Economist Anirban Basu told attendees at the ACEC Fall Conference today that even though the U.S. economy is strong, he is forecasting a recession by the third or fourth quarter of 2020.

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Inspirational Speaker Sekou Andrews Calls on Fall Conference Attendees to

ACEC News / Fall Conference
October 15, 2019

Inspirational Speaker Sekou Andrews Calls on Fall Conference Attendees to "Humanize Yourself"

Sekou Andrews brought his high-energy, genre-bending blend of public speaking to the ACEC Fall Conference, at various times discomforting and inspiring the audience.

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Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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September 10, 2019

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

https://www.bv.com/news/s


September 3, 2019

Montreal-based WSP Global Inc., says it intends to grow its U.S. presence further with a planned $65-million acquisition of environmental consultant Lancaster, N.Y.-based Ecology and Environment Inc.

https://www.enr.com/artic


Market Indicators
Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,521,200 (August)
1,520,200 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,287,300,000 (August)
$1,285,600,000 (July)

ACEC Stock Index
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39.16 (October 7)
40.25 (September 9)

Dodge Momentum Index
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143.6 (September)
137.9 (August)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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285 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

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