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ACEC News / Fall Conference
August 23, 2019

Network with the Best in the Business at the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago, October 13-16

Whether you're looking for M&A opportunities, a joint venture partner, new team members, or the answer to a vexing engineering/business problem, the ACEC Fall Conference provides unrivaled networking opportunities.

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Industry News / Infrastructure
August 22, 2019

Guest Blog Post: AASHTO's Tymon on the Public Rewards of Transportation Research Funding

AASHTO Executive Director Jim Tymon highlights the significant ROI and savings from R&D investment in the transportation industry.

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Industry News / Market Forecast
August 22, 2019

AIA Billings Index Remains Flat in July; Future Contracts Data Softens

The AIA Billings Index, which tracks demand for design services, increased in July to 50.1, up from 49.1 in June.

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ACEC News
August 21, 2019

Engineering Inc. Report: Protecting Your Firm Against Cyberattacks

Engineering firms need a multi-pronged strategy to protect themselves from potentially disastrous cyberattacks--including both an aggressive cybersecruity posture to prevent hackers from penetrating networks and risk management measures that will limit the damage of successful attacks. In an exclusive Engineering Inc. article, learn how to protect your firm.

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Industry News
August 19, 2019

Engineering Inc. Magazine Interviews USAID Administrator Mark Green

In the latest issue of Engineering Inc. (July/August 2019), Mark Green, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), shares his vision for the agency, his goal to increase collaboration with the private sector, and how that will open new markets for engineers.

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Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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September 10, 2019

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

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


September 3, 2019

Montreal-based WSP Global Inc., says it intends to grow its U.S. presence further with a planned $65-million acquisition of environmental consultant Lancaster, N.Y.-based Ecology and Environment Inc.

https://www.enr.com/artic


Market Indicators
Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,521,200 (August)
1,520,200 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,287,300,000 (August)
$1,285,600,000 (July)

ACEC Stock Index
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39.16 (October 7)
40.25 (September 9)

Dodge Momentum Index
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143.6 (September)
137.9 (August)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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285 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

Engineering Career Opportunities

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