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CDM Smith’s Bill Howard Ascends to FIDIC Presidency

ACEC News / Industry News
September 11, 2019

CDM Smith’s Bill Howard Ascends to FIDIC Presidency

Former ACEC Chair Bill Howard of CDM Smith will serve as the president of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) for the next two years.

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U.S. Cities Play Catch Up on High-Speed Rail

September 11, 2019

U.S. Cities Play Catch Up on High-Speed Rail

“THIS IS THE reinvention of train travel in America,” Patrick Goddard, a dapper Irishman and the president of Virgin Trains USA, declared in late June. The path to reinvention traveled through a nondescript platform outside Orlando International Airport, where Goddard and area luminaries had gathered for the groundbreaking of the company’s new Orlando-to-Miami route. It was made possible by 67 wealthy investors, who had collectively financed the project with $1.75 billion in private bonds.

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ACEC Named Best Engineering Association at International Engineering Association Conference

ACEC News / Awards
September 10, 2019

ACEC Named Best Engineering Association at International Engineering Association Conference

At the annual conference of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) in Mexico City this week, ACEC was named the Best Member Association.

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Engineering Influence Podcast Features FIDIC Diversity and Inclusivity Taskforce Chair Michelle Kruger

Industry News
September 10, 2019

Engineering Influence Podcast Features FIDIC Diversity and Inclusivity Taskforce Chair Michelle Kruger

In the latest ACEC Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Director of Strategic Communications Jeff Urbanchuk speaks with Michelle Kruger who chairs FIDIC’s Diversity and Inclusivity Taskforce.

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Dodge Momentum Index Drops 1.3 percent in August

Industry News / Market Forecast
September 10, 2019

Dodge Momentum Index Drops 1.3 percent in August

The Dodge Momentum Index declined 1.3 percent in August and is down 10.3 percent year-over-year. The Index tracks the first report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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Member Firm News
April 6, 2021

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services announced the acquisition of Adams Consulting Engineers, Inc. headquartered in Dallas with additional offices in Austin and Tyler, Texas. The acquisition, only the second in Langan’s 50-year history, helps accelerate the firm’s growth in Texas, where Langan has operated since 2015 in Houston. With this move, Langan now has more than 1,300 employees across 36 offices.

https://www.langan.com/em


March 30, 2021

The recently finalized partnership of Confluence Networks, LLC and MasTec, Inc. has selected WSP USA to assist in completing its Confluence-1 fiberoptic cable system.

https://www.wsp.com/en-US


March 23, 2021

Burns & McDonnell has promoted Leon Harden as the firm’s first diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy manager. After three years working in recruitment at Burns & McDonnell, in his new role Harden will work closely with executive leaders and business diversity teams globally to provide strategic guidance for creating and integrating DEI initiatives and programs into all aspects of the 100% employee-owned engineering, construction and architecture firm.

https://www.burnsmcd.com/


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,539,400 (March)
1,532,000 (February)

Construction Spending
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$1,516,900,000 (February)
$1,529,000,000 (January)

Dodge Momentum Index
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151.4 (March)
148.8 (February)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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313 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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53.3 (February)
44.9 (January)

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