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ACEC's Darr Urges Congress to Let Engineers Make Engineering Decisions on Local Infrastructure Projects

Advocacy / Infrastructure
February 3, 2020

ACEC's Darr Urges Congress to Let Engineers Make Engineering Decisions on Local Infrastructure Projects

ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr argued against federal material preference legislation in a letter published in The Hill Blog last week.

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U.S. Representative Bustos Discusses Workforce Development on Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC News / Advocacy
February 3, 2020

U.S. Representative Bustos Discusses Workforce Development on Engineering Influence Podcast

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) discusses the newly announced House blueprint on Infrastructure, the importance of investing in rural America, and her focus on workforce development and economic development.  

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FOX News’ Chris Wallace Heads Stellar Speaker Lineup at ACEC Convention

Convention
January 30, 2020

FOX News’ Chris Wallace Heads Stellar Speaker Lineup at ACEC Convention

FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace will offer his insights on the 2020 elections and the impact on our country going forward in his keynote address at the 2020 ACEC Annual Convention & Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., April 26-29.

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'Ryuk' Malware Attacked 5 Oil and Gas Facilities, Says Report

Industry News
January 28, 2020

'Ryuk' Malware Attacked 5 Oil and Gas Facilities, Says Report

Recent "ransomware" cyber attacks on the oil and gas sector may have hit five oil and gas facilities, forcing them to revert to manual operations, cyber security firm ThreatGEN said.

Two of the victims were clients of the Sugarland, Texas-based cyber security firm, according to ThreatGEN founder and CEO Clint Bodungen. He said he has reason to believe that three other facilities were also harmed by a hacking campaign that dates back to November and uses a brand of ransomware called Ryuk.

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ACEC to Host Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure in Las Vegas

ACEC News / Advocacy
January 24, 2020

ACEC to Host Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure in Las Vegas

The forum, which is being organized by United for Infrastructure, will bring leading candidates for the presidency together to discuss the most important domestic policy issue of the 2020 campaign: the critical need for investment in our nation’s infrastructure. ACEC is a member of the host committee for the event.

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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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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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