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ACEC Members Converge on Capitol Hill

ACEC News / Advocacy
May 10, 2019

ACEC Members Converge on Capitol Hill

Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) (standing, center), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, met with the ACEC/Michigan delegation this week during the ACEC Annual Convention and Legislative Summit. More than 400 ACEC members visited more than 300 Congressional offices during the Convention, advocating for more infrastructure funding, as well as for policies to address the shortage of engineering talent and initiatives to promote sustainable energy projects.

 

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Parsons Corporation Goes Public

Industry News / Member Firms
May 10, 2019

Parsons Corporation Goes Public

Charles Harrington, chairman/CEO/president of the Parsons Corporation, celebrates his company's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. The firm sold 10.9 million shares, the stock price rising from the opening bell price of $27.00 to $30.28 by mid-morning.

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Inaugural ACEC Podcast Features Chair Mitch Simpler

ACEC News
May 10, 2019

Inaugural ACEC Podcast Features Chair Mitch Simpler

On the inaugural ACEC podcast, Chair Mitch Simpler talks with ACEC Strategic Communications Director Jeff Urbanchuk about his plans for the coming year, including expanding the Council's private client market efforts.

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EEA Winners Celebrate on Capitol Hill

ACEC News / Convention
May 10, 2019

EEA Winners Celebrate on Capitol Hill

Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) (center) was one of several U.S. Representatives who toured a display of Engineering Excellence Awards winners on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Perlmutter represents the district in which Muller Engineering designed the award-winning U.S. 6th and 19th Street Interchange project in Golden. Pictured left to right: Muller Project Manager Nancy Lambertson; Vice President Matt Andrews; Congressman Perlmutter; City of Golden Public Works Director Dan Hartman; and President Gray Clark.

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Futurist Salim Ismail Forecasts Exponential Near Term Societal Changes

ACEC News / Convention
May 8, 2019

Futurist Salim Ismail Forecasts Exponential Near Term Societal Changes

Speaking to attendees at the ACEC Convention in Washington, DC this week, Futurist Selim Ismail was not shy in sharing his thoughts how society and humankind will change over the coming few decades. Based on past patterns of exponential growth in a host of technologies, he forecast that within four years combustion-engine automobiles will no longer be manufactured; solar energy will be capable of powering all of global electricity needs within 12 years, and channeling another futurist, the United States will no longer exist within 25 years.

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Member Firm News
June 14, 2019

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of Thornton Tomasetti, a global leader in the design and optimization  of structures and systems, announces investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focusing on large-scale 3D-printing solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. 

https://www.ttwiin.com/ne


June 4, 2019

Black & Veatch's New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure system. Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. 

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


May 28, 2019

Woolpert Chief Scientist Qassim Abdullah was invited to help evaluate whether unmanned aircraft systems can accurately and efficiently measure stream stage, velocity, bathymetry and discharge.

https://woolpert.com/reso


Market Indicators
Indicators

ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.2 (1Q, 2019)
58.5 (4Q, 2018)

Engineering Employment
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1,516,200 (May)
1,512,600 (Apr)

Construction Spending
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$1,298,500,000 (Apr)
$1,299,200,000 (Mar)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.42 (June 7)
37.35 (May 31)

Dodge Momentum Index
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144.3 (Apr)
145.1 (Mar)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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312 Deals year-over-year (Jun)
294 Deals year-over-year (May)

AIA Billings Index
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50.5 (Apr)
47.8 (Mar)

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