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Construction Material and Labor Costs Climb in January, Expected to Increase Through First Half of 2019

Industry Statistics
February 5, 2019

Construction Material and Labor Costs Climb in January, Expected to Increase Through First Half of 2019

Construction costs rose in January according to the IHS Markit PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index. The Index, which is a leading indicator for material price and wage inflation in the A/E/C industry, stood at 54.4 in January, up from 53.0 in December.

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Join an ACEC Committee

ACEC News / Governance
February 5, 2019

Join an ACEC Committee

Now is the time to join an ACEC committee for 2019-2020.  Members of ACEC's Open and Appointed committees provide input and guidance on a wide range of issues affecting the Council, Member Firms and the engineering industry.

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ACEC Online Class Reveals The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Proposal Writing

ACEC News / Education
February 5, 2019

ACEC Online Class Reveals The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Proposal Writing

On February 7, from 1:30-3:00 pm, learn the tricks, formulas, and tactics to make crafting a winning proposal easier and less time-consuming.

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FHwA Nominee Nason Says All Transportation Funding Options Are On The Table

Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
February 4, 2019

FHwA Nominee Nason Says All Transportation Funding Options Are On The Table

At her nomination hearing for FHwA Administrator, Nicole Nason said the Trump Administration will work with Congress to develop a long-term transportation funding solution.

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Engineering Leader Confidence in Marketplace Drops Sharply

ACEC News / Market Forecast
February 4, 2019

Engineering Leader Confidence in Marketplace Drops Sharply

ACEC's Engineering Business Index (EBI) recorded its biggest decline in the fourth quarter survey.

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Member Firm News
October 20, 2020

Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: Electric Report – driven by expert analyses of a survey of more than 600 power sector stakeholders – brings into focus an electric industry navigating its way through challenges and opportunities of an evolving energy ecosystem.

 

https://www.bv.com/2020-s


October 14, 2020

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a General Design, Civil Works Projects Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract to the H D CW Joint Venture, led by the consulting firms of HDR and Dewberry

https://www.hdrinc.com/ne


October 6, 2020

Terracon is pleased to announce it has further enhanced Stage1; its innovative site-selection tool to now include environmental and geotechnical condition assessment. Stage1 combines Terracon's extensive project data, compiled over its 50-plus year history, with environmental and geologic data sources from more than 700 public and private map sources, and curates it with the local experience of professionals from more than 150 offices to provide remote, site-specific site research without the cost, time and risk associated with intrusive exploration and investigation.

https://www.prnewswire.co


Market Indicators
Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,500,800 (September)
1,487,700 (August)

Construction Spending
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$1,412,800,000 (August)
$1,392,700,000 (July)

Dodge Momentum Index
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130.8 (September)
126.2 (August)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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299 Deals--Down 3 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
40.0 (July)
40.0 (June)

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