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July 29, 2019

SBA Small Business Revenue Threshold for Engineering Firms to Climb 10 Percent

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will raise the annual revenue threshold for engineering firms to qualify for SBA loans and set-aside contracts by 10 percent to $16.5 million. The new standard will take effect on August 19.

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Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
July 29, 2019

Senate EPW Committee Releases Five-Year $287 Billion Surface Transportation Bill

The America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 (ATIA), released by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee today, authorizes $287 billion in surface transportation investments over five years. The proposed bill would increase current funding by 27 percent.

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Industry News / Market Forecast
July 29, 2019

Engineering Influence Podcast Dives into the 2nd Quarter Engineering Business Index Survey Results

In the latest episode of ACEC's Engineering Influence podcast, Strategic Communications Director Jeff Urbanchuk and Senior Communications Writer Gerry Donohue discss the latest Engineering Business Index (EBI) results. To listen to the episode, click here.

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Engineering Influence Podcast: ACEC Government Affairs Update

ACEC News / Advocacy
July 26, 2019

Engineering Influence Podcast: ACEC Government Affairs Update

In this episode of the Engineering Influence podcast ACEC's Senior Vice President for Advocacy and External Affairs Steve Hall and Senior Director for Transportation Matt Reiffer discuss the upcoming Senate Environment and Public Works Committee markup of the America's Transportation Infrastructure Act, as well as the current status of water related infrastructure bills in Congress. 

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Fall Conference Keynoter Keller Rinaudo Highlights Innovation as Competitive Advantage

ACEC News / Fall Conference
July 25, 2019

Fall Conference Keynoter Keller Rinaudo Highlights Innovation as Competitive Advantage

ACEC Fall Conference keynote speaker Keller Rinaudo is leading a visionary effort to use drone technology to save lives in some of the most remote parts of the globe.

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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
Indicators

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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