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ACEC News / Convention
April 30, 2021

ACEC Research Institute Studies Show Engineering is “Critical Player on Economic Mainstage”

At the ACEC Annual Convention, the ACEC Research Institute highlighted recent studies that calculated the size and economic impact of the engineering industry, surveyed engineering firms on the effects of COVID, and forecast the market over the coming five years.

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U.S. DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg Calls for Passage of Infrastructure Bill by Memorial Day

ACEC News / Convention
April 28, 2021

U.S. DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg Calls for Passage of Infrastructure Bill by Memorial Day

Addressing the ACEC Annual Convention this morning, U.S. Transportation Secretary said passing a comprehensive infrastructure package this year is “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” He called on Congress to put together and pass legislation by Memorial Day.

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April 27, 2021

Jessica O. Matthews Offers Convention Attendees an Innovative Vision for Infrastructure

What do a soccer ball, a jump rope, a speed bump and even a sidewalk have in common?

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ACEC News / Member Organizations
April 27, 2021

ACEC Illinois Defeats Effort to Weaken State QBS Law

A grassroots lobbying campaign by ACEC Illinois members defeated a bill that would have weakened the state’s QBS law.

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Convention’s Legislative Briefing Preps Citizen Lobbyists on FAR Credits Clause and Infrastructure Package

Advocacy / Convention
April 27, 2021

Convention’s Legislative Briefing Preps Citizen Lobbyists on FAR Credits Clause and Infrastructure Package

At the ACEC Legislative Briefing at the ACEC Convention, ACEC Advocacy SVP Steve Hall and Transportation VP Matt Reiffer highlighted the key issues for the Council’s virtual grassroots lobbying campaign over the coming months.

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Member Firm News
July 20, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology.

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


July 12, 2021

Woolpert has been granted a trademark for Inspansion, a method of adding capacity through analytics in place of physical expansion, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Woolpert Director of Strategic Consulting David Tomber developed Inspansion to help airports identify logical efficiencies in operations, technology and staffing to optimize facility performance, while deferring capital investment.

https://woolpert.com/reso


July 8, 2021

Global integrated design firm Stantec has established a cross-disciplinary center of excellence to provide sustainable, climate smart, and equitable infrastructure design services.

https://www.stantec.com/e


Market Indicators
Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,555,500 (June)
1,552,800 (May)

Construction Spending
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$1,545,300,000 (May)
$1,549,500,000 (April)

Dodge Momentum Index
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165.8 (June)
175.1 (May)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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370 Deals--Up 30 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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57.1 (June)
58.5 (May)

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