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ACEC News / Advocacy
February 5, 2020

ACEC Statement on the State of the Union Address

"Our elected leaders have the opportunity to grasp the moment and work together to design a bill that not only addresses our backlog of existing projects but points us to the future. We must take bold action to design and fund sustainable infrastructure that supports America’s competitiveness, tackles crippling congestion, and embraces innovation and technology."

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Industry News
February 5, 2020

Survey Finds Voters Support Professional Licensing; Cite Public Safety and Welfare

With professional licensing under assault in state houses across the country, a recent survey by the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL) reports that 75 percent of voters believe it is important to license professionals in certain professions.

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ACEC Coalition Leaders Focus on 2020 Plans in Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC News / Member Firms
February 4, 2020

ACEC Coalition Leaders Focus on 2020 Plans in Engineering Influence Podcast

On the latest ACEC Engineering Influence podcast, Coalition Chair Kevin Peterson of P2S, Inc. and Chair-elect Matt Murello of Lewis S. Goodfriend & Associates talk about the Coalitions' 2020 advocacy agenda, recruitment efforts, publications, and their exceptional impact on ACEC/PAC fundraising.

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ACEC International Committee to meet with OPIC/DFC, Colombian Ambassador on Western Hemisphere Infrastructure

ACEC News / Infrastructure
February 4, 2020

ACEC International Committee to meet with OPIC/DFC, Colombian Ambassador on Western Hemisphere Infrastructure

ACEC’s International Committee will meet with U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) staff and the Ambassador and officials from Colombia on Wednesday, February 26 at ACEC Headquarters.

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ACEC/Michigan Leaders Discuss PVC, Other Issues with U.S. Representative Stevens

Advocacy / Member Organizations
February 4, 2020

ACEC/Michigan Leaders Discuss PVC, Other Issues with U.S. Representative Stevens

ACEC/Michigan leaders met with U.S. Representative Haley Stevens (D-MI) last week. "It was a great meeting," said ACEC MI Executive Director Ron Brenke. "We covered a ton of issues and we were impressed with how prepared she was." One of the key issues was proposed federal legislation regulating material selections on local infrastructure projects. Picutred from left to right: Jessica Katers, OHM Advisors; John Hiltz, OHM Advisors; ACEC MI Executive Director Ron Brenke; Congresswoman Haley Stevens, ACEC MI President Steve Gravlin, Michael Baker International; Mark Kramer, SME; and ACEC MI President-Elect Jack Wheatley, ROWE PSC.

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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


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1,514,500 (December)
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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

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46.3 (November)
47.5 (October)

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