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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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ACEC News
May 8, 2019

Guest Blogger: ACEC BIT Takes on Distracted Driving

ACEC Business Insurance Trust’s Jeff Connelly addresses the hazards of distracted driving and steps each of us can take to lessen the danger.

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Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Named Year’s Most Outstanding Engineering Triumph

ACEC News / Convention
May 7, 2019

Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Named Year’s Most Outstanding Engineering Triumph

The groundbreaking Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program in Seattle has won the 2019 “Grand Conceptor” Award signifying the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement in the 53rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA).

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CEO Panel Offers Restrained Optimism About Federal Infrastructure Funding Before 2020 Election

ACEC News / Convention
May 7, 2019

CEO Panel Offers Restrained Optimism About Federal Infrastructure Funding Before 2020 Election

Infrastructure association leaders participating on a panel at the ACEC Convention this morning were measured in their expectations about major infrastructure funding legislation this year, but added that it is one of the few issues the political parties can agree on and that Congress and President Trump will want a legislative win prior to the 2020 election. Pictured left to right: ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr, Edison Electric Institute President Thomas Kuhn, Associated General Contractors of America Stephen Sandherr, American Public Transportation Association President/CEO Paul Skoutelas, Waterways Council President/CEO Mike Toohey, AASHTO Executive Director Jim Tymon, and ACEC Chair    ACEC Chair Manish Kothari and ACEC CEO/President Linda Bauer Darr moderated a panel of infrastructure association leaders at the ACEC Convention this morning: 

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Political Analysts Brazile and Perino Address Polarization, Infrastructure, Election at ACEC Convention

Advocacy / Convention
May 6, 2019

Political Analysts Brazile and Perino Address Polarization, Infrastructure, Election at ACEC Convention

FOX News analysts Donna Brazile and Dana Perino discussed the polarization of national politics, prospects for an infrastructure funding bill, and the presidential election at the 2019 ACEC Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. today.

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Member Firm News
October 20, 2020

Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: Electric Report – driven by expert analyses of a survey of more than 600 power sector stakeholders – brings into focus an electric industry navigating its way through challenges and opportunities of an evolving energy ecosystem.

 

https://www.bv.com/2020-s


October 14, 2020

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a General Design, Civil Works Projects Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract to the H D CW Joint Venture, led by the consulting firms of HDR and Dewberry

https://www.hdrinc.com/ne


October 6, 2020

Terracon is pleased to announce it has further enhanced Stage1; its innovative site-selection tool to now include environmental and geotechnical condition assessment. Stage1 combines Terracon's extensive project data, compiled over its 50-plus year history, with environmental and geologic data sources from more than 700 public and private map sources, and curates it with the local experience of professionals from more than 150 offices to provide remote, site-specific site research without the cost, time and risk associated with intrusive exploration and investigation.

https://www.prnewswire.co


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1,500,800 (September)
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$1,412,800,000 (August)
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130.8 (September)
126.2 (August)

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299 Deals--Down 3 percent year-over-year

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