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American Bar Association Panel Highlights ACEC Tax Reform Advocacy Efforts

ACEC News / Advocacy
May 14, 2019

American Bar Association Panel Highlights ACEC Tax Reform Advocacy Efforts

During a recent American Bar Association panel discussion on the Section 199A 20 percent passthrough tax deduction in the 2017 Tax Reform Law, the presenter asked rhetorically why engineering and architecture are eligible for the deduction while consulting services are not, and then offered the likely answer.

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Dodge Momentum Index Drops in April

Industry News / Market Forecast
May 14, 2019

Dodge Momentum Index Drops in April

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 0.5 percent in April to 144.3 from the revised March reading of 145.1.

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Industry News / Industry Statistics
May 14, 2019

Lodging Market Continues Strong Performance

At the end of the first quarter of 2019, the U.S. construction pipeline in the lodging market sector included 5,647 projects totaling 687,941 rooms, up 7 percent by projects and 8 percent by rooms year-over-year, according to Lodging Econometrics.

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ACEC News / Infrastructure Funding
May 13, 2019

ACEC Podcast: ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr Advocates for Infrastructure Investment in Two Radio Interviews

Hear what ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr has to say about the need for infrastructure investment and the outlook for an infrastructure bill in 2019 as she participated in interviews last week on WCCI-FM with Brian Rausch in Savanna, Ill. and WCSR-AM with Russ Martin in Hillsdale, Mich. 

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ACEC News / Convention
May 13, 2019

Watch the Video Celebrating the 2019 EEA Grand Conceptor Award Project

WSP USA won the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards Grand Conceptor Award, which honors the year's most outstanding engineering achievement, for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program in Seattle.

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Member Firm News
April 6, 2021

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services announced the acquisition of Adams Consulting Engineers, Inc. headquartered in Dallas with additional offices in Austin and Tyler, Texas. The acquisition, only the second in Langan’s 50-year history, helps accelerate the firm’s growth in Texas, where Langan has operated since 2015 in Houston. With this move, Langan now has more than 1,300 employees across 36 offices.

https://www.langan.com/em


March 30, 2021

The recently finalized partnership of Confluence Networks, LLC and MasTec, Inc. has selected WSP USA to assist in completing its Confluence-1 fiberoptic cable system.

https://www.wsp.com/en-US


March 23, 2021

Burns & McDonnell has promoted Leon Harden as the firm’s first diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy manager. After three years working in recruitment at Burns & McDonnell, in his new role Harden will work closely with executive leaders and business diversity teams globally to provide strategic guidance for creating and integrating DEI initiatives and programs into all aspects of the 100% employee-owned engineering, construction and architecture firm.

https://www.burnsmcd.com/


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,539,400 (March)
1,532,000 (February)

Construction Spending
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$1,516,900,000 (February)
$1,529,000,000 (January)

Dodge Momentum Index
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151.4 (March)
148.8 (February)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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313 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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53.3 (February)
44.9 (January)

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