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House Committee Moves Forward on ACEC-Backed Tax Extenders

Advocacy / Industry News
June 21, 2019

House Committee Moves Forward on ACEC-Backed Tax Extenders

The House Ways and Means Committee took a key step today toward extending a collection of expired and soon-to-expire tax provisions, approving the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 (H.R. 3301), which reinstates the tax extenders for 2018 through 2020.

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ACEC News / Education
June 21, 2019

Register Now for July 11 Online Class on Client Utility Risk Assessment and Cybersecurity Risk Management

You probably have water or electric utility clients facing new requirements for risk assessments and risk management processes as well as emergency response planning.  Armed with information about the risk assessment and risk management processes, you will become a seamless team player to help your clients meet their compliance requirements and improve utility resilience.  

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ACEC/Texas Wins Limit on Frivolous Lawsuits

Advocacy / Member Organizations
June 19, 2019

ACEC/Texas Wins Limit on Frivolous Lawsuits

ACEC/Texas has won a significant victory with passage of a law to cut down on the number of meritless lawsuits against design professionals.

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Advocacy / Infrastructure Funding
June 19, 2019

ACEC and Coalition Partners Urge Action on Infrastructure Legislation, Increase in Gas Tax

ACEC, along with a coalition of more than 40 national business and labor groups, sent a letter yesterday to President Trump and Congressional leaders urging them to resume action on infrastructure legislation this year.

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Industry News
June 19, 2019

Trump Administration Releases Affordable Clean Energy Rule

The Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency today mandates that power plants reduce carbon emissions but does not put a cap on those emissions.

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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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