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Advocacy / Infrastructure
December 16, 2020

ACEC Files Comments in Support of FHWA Proposal on Design Standards

ACEC is supporting a proposed regulatory change from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to give states more latitude on design standards for resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation (RRR) projects on the National Highway System.  The rule would allow State DOTs to develop RRR freeway projects using a performance-based approach rather than follow more stringent design standards that would apply to any new construction. 

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Advocacy
December 15, 2020

ACEC Comments in Support of Revising Content Policy at Export Import Bank

This week, ACEC President and CEO, Linda Bauer Darr submitted comments in support of the Export Import Bank’s (EXIM) proposal to revise its content policy. 

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Advocacy / Industry News
December 10, 2020

House Passes Watered-Down WRDA Bill; Senate Action Expected Next Week

The House of Representatives passed a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on Tuesday, authorizing $9.9 billion in federal funds for 46 Army Corps of Engineers flood control, environmental restoration, coastal protection, and other projects.

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ACEC News / Education
December 10, 2020

Register Today for Four-Week ACEC Online Course on Diversity & Inclusion

After selling out the initial offering of the four-week online course, Strategies for Developing a Respectful, Diverse, and Inclusive Workplace Culture in October and November, we are offering the course again, January 25-February 19, 2021

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ACEC’s Private Industry Briefs Q3 2020 Economic Review Available Now

ACEC News / Industry Statistics
December 9, 2020

ACEC’s Private Industry Briefs Q3 2020 Economic Review Available Now

ACEC’s Private Industry Briefs (Q3 2020 Review) updates the five macroeconomic trends during this recession, analyzes how long a recovery may take for the engineering industry, and takes a deeper look at two strong markets—single-family residential and telecommunications.

 

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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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