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ACEC News / Advocacy
January 14, 2021

ACEC Calls for Changes to Proposed Small Business Standards

In comments submitted to the Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding the proposed increase in size standards, ACEC recommended that size standards for the engineering sector involved with physical infrastructure projects for governments and public works entities should be separate from those for manufacturing and management firms, many of which are very large.

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Engineering Influence Podcast--The Omnibus, PPP and a Senate Flip: The ACEC Government Affairs Update

ACEC News / Advocacy
January 8, 2021

Engineering Influence Podcast--The Omnibus, PPP and a Senate Flip: The ACEC Government Affairs Update

In the weekly ACEC Government Affairs Update on the Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC's Steve Hall, Matt Reiffer, and Katharine Mottley talk with Jeff Urbanchuk about some big engineering industry wins in the year-end spending bill and discuss the Council's 2021 legislative agenda.

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ACEC Research Institute Releases Landmark Industry Profile Study

ACEC News / Industry Statistics
January 7, 2021

ACEC Research Institute Releases Landmark Industry Profile Study

ACEC Research Institute study finds that Engineering and Architectural Services Sector directly employs more than 1.5 million Americans and supports an additional 3 million indirect jobs—3 percent of all U.S. jobs—and drives $386 billion in annual revenue.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
January 7, 2021

ACEC/PAC Fundraising Tops $1 Million Again in 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, ACEC/PAC raised more than $1 million to support business-minded House and Senate candidates. Forty states reached their annual fundraising goals.

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ACEC News / Market Forecast
January 7, 2021

ACEC Research Institute to Host Webinar on Post-Pandemic Building Density on January 14

The ACEC Research will host the Building Density in the Post-Pandemic World webinar at 2:00 pm EST on January 14. The webinar is the next installment in the Institute’s Future of Engineering Roundtable series.

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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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1,530,700 (January)
1,526,700 (December)

Construction Spending
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$1,521,500,000 (January)
$1,496,500,000 (December)

Dodge Momentum Index
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139.4 (January)
135.2 (December)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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304 Deals--Down 8 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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44.9 (January)
42.3 (December)

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