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FHwA Proposes First Revision of Bridge Inspection Regulations in 10 Years

Industry News / Infrastructure
November 15, 2019

FHwA Proposes First Revision of Bridge Inspection Regulations in 10 Years

The Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) has proposed new federal standards for bridge inspections and inspectors.

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National HQ Hosts Class on Improving Financials Ahead of Ownership Transition

ACEC News / Education
November 14, 2019

National HQ Hosts Class on Improving Financials Ahead of Ownership Transition

David Cohen, managing director of Matheson Financial Partners, leads a two-day "Navigating Firm Financials for a Well Executed Transition class at ACEC HQ in Washington D.C this week.
 

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Five-Year McKinsey Study Finds Slow Improvement for Women in Workplace

Industry News
November 14, 2019

Five-Year McKinsey Study Finds Slow Improvement for Women in Workplace

Women have made progress in rising to senior positions in the workplace in recent years, but a “broken rung” in the promotion ladder needs to be fixed, according to McKinsey & Company’s recent report “Women in the Workplace 2019.”

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Advocacy / Infrastructure Funding
November 14, 2019

ACEC, Coalition Urge Congress to Repeal $7.6 Billion Rescission

ACEC and a coalition of transportation stakeholders have sent a letter urging Congressional leaders to repeal by the end of 2019 the impending $7.6 billion rescission of highway contract authority scheduled for July 1, 2020.

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ACEC News / Education
November 14, 2019

Best Valuation Method for Buy-Sell Agreements

In buy-sell agreements for many engineering firms, “valuation is the most difficult issue because there is no ready market for closely held businesses,” says Mike Baker, managing partner of Dent Moses LLP, an accounting firm in Birmingham, Ala.

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Member Firm News
July 20, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology.

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


July 12, 2021

Woolpert has been granted a trademark for Inspansion, a method of adding capacity through analytics in place of physical expansion, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Woolpert Director of Strategic Consulting David Tomber developed Inspansion to help airports identify logical efficiencies in operations, technology and staffing to optimize facility performance, while deferring capital investment.

https://woolpert.com/reso


July 8, 2021

Global integrated design firm Stantec has established a cross-disciplinary center of excellence to provide sustainable, climate smart, and equitable infrastructure design services.

https://www.stantec.com/e


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Engineering Employment
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1,555,500 (June)
1,552,800 (May)

Construction Spending
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$1,545,300,000 (May)
$1,549,500,000 (April)

Dodge Momentum Index
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165.8 (June)
175.1 (May)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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370 Deals--Up 30 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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57.1 (June)
58.5 (May)

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