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ACEC Hosts Member Organization Staff for Training Session to Improve Member Services

ACEC News / Member Organizations
August 9, 2019

ACEC Hosts Member Organization Staff for Training Session to Improve Member Services

In ACEC's inaugural Member Organization staff training session, ACEC/PAC Director Jennifer Pugh (center) describes the resources available to Member Organizations to improve their political fundraising programs.

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Engineering Influence Podcast Unveils New ACEC Online Course on Project Management

ACEC News / Education
August 6, 2019

Engineering Influence Podcast Unveils New ACEC Online Course on Project Management

In the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Senior Marketing and Education Manager Maureen Brown speaks with Howard Birnberg, executive director of the Association for Project Managers, about ACEC's newest online course: Advanced Skills for Superior Project Managers.

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Industry Economist Anirban Basu to Provide In-Depth Market Forecast at ACEC Fall Conference

ACEC News / Fall Conference
August 5, 2019

Industry Economist Anirban Basu to Provide In-Depth Market Forecast at ACEC Fall Conference

Get the latest forecast for the U.S. economy and the A/E/C market from leading economist Anirban Basu at the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago, October 13-16.

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Study Finds U.S. Water Infrastructure to be Inadequate for Increasingly Severe Weather

Industry News / Infrastructure
August 5, 2019

Study Finds U.S. Water Infrastructure to be Inadequate for Increasingly Severe Weather

Current design standards for U.S. hydrologic infrastructure are not adequate for addressing the increased frequency and severity of extreme rainstorms, according to a report published last month in Geophysical Research Letters.

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Industry News
August 5, 2019

Former Energy Secretary Moniz Offers Framework for Deeply Decarbonized Economy

Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz unveiled the Green Real Deal (GRD) last week, calling it a practical plan to tackle the climate crisis.

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Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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September 10, 2019

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

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


September 3, 2019

Montreal-based WSP Global Inc., says it intends to grow its U.S. presence further with a planned $65-million acquisition of environmental consultant Lancaster, N.Y.-based Ecology and Environment Inc.

https://www.enr.com/artic


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,521,200 (August)
1,520,200 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,287,300,000 (August)
$1,285,600,000 (July)

ACEC Stock Index
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39.16 (October 7)
40.25 (September 9)

Dodge Momentum Index
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143.6 (September)
137.9 (August)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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285 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

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