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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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ACEC’s EBI Survey: Engineering CEO Confidence Up, But Wary of Economic Headwinds

May 6, 2019

ACEC’s EBI Survey: Engineering CEO Confidence Up, But Wary of Economic Headwinds

Member Firm leader confidence rose in the first quarter of 2019, according to the ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI) survey released today, but they see storm clouds on the horizon.

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Member Firm News
March 3, 2021

Woolpert has acquired CivilTech Engineering Inc., a multidisciplinary engineering firm that specializes in transportation, water resources, municipal, structural and construction services. CivilTech has three offices in Texas and serves local, state and federal clients.

https://woolpert.com/reso


February 19, 2021

GEOCOMP, today announced that the company has provided the largest and most sophisticated Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system ever deployed on a bridge structure in the United States on the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in the State of New York.

https://www.acec.org/defa


February 17, 2021

Kimley-Horn is leading the next phase of Sound Transit's Link expansion program — the 16.3-mile Everett Link Extension (EVLE) and Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) North project, which will add six stations to the light rail network connecting to the under-construction Lynnwood Link Extension at the Lynnwood City Center and extend Link service north further into Snohomish County.

https://www.acppubs.com/a


Market Indicators
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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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