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ACEC News / Market Forecast
June 26, 2020

ACEC Research Institute Roundtable Forecasts Substantial Changes to Building Design

In the ACEC Research Institute’s second expert roundtable looking at the Post-COVID-19 engineering industry, the panelists discussed The Buildings We Live and Work In, forecasting that the pandemic will force substantial retrofitting of existing buildings and significant  design changes to new buildings to enhance post-pandemic safety and comfort for occupants.

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Advocacy / Infrastructure Funding
June 26, 2020

ACEC Advocacy SVP Steve Hall Highlights Key Provisions in Moving Forward Act

Next week, the House is scheduled to vote on a $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment package. ACEC Senior Vice President Steve Hall breaks down the key provisions in the Moving Forward Act.

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ACEC News / Industry Statistics
June 26, 2020

Engineering Influence Podcast Highlights Deltek's A&E Firm Benchmarking Study

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Deltek's Megan Miller delves into the recently released Deltek Clarity Architecture & Engineering Industry Study, which provides a wide range of benchmarks for engineering firm performance.

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ACEC News / Market Forecast
June 19, 2020

ACEC Research Institute Roundtable Experts Optimistic About Impact of Technology on Engineering

A roundtable of engineering futurists said Thursday the industry’s future will require more engineers, be more decentralized, and see an enhanced appreciation of infrastructure as a key component to the nation’s quality of life.

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Advocacy / Infrastructure Funding
June 19, 2020

House Committee Approves Transportation Bill; ACEC Defeats Harmful Insourcing Amendments

The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee approved on Thursday the INVEST in America Act, the five-year, $494 billion reauthorization of federal highway, transit, and rail programs.

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Member Firm News
January 12, 2021

As enterprises thoughtfully work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

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


January 8, 2021

HDR is serving as owner’s engineer for Invenergy’s recently announced Samson Solar Energy Center, the largest solar project in U.S. history. Located in northeastern Texas, Samson Solar Energy Center is designed to produce 1,310 megawatts of power. 

https://www.hdrinc.com/ne


December 21, 2020

Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire KTA, an engineering firm with core expertise in mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, commissioning, third party plan review, and lighting design.

https://www.acec.org/defa


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,514,500 (December)
1,510,100 (November)

Construction Spending
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$1,459.400,000 (November)
$1,446,900,000 (October)

Dodge Momentum Index
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134.6 (December)
123.3 (November)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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295 Deals--Down 7 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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46.3 (November)
47.5 (October)

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