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ACEC News / Advocacy
December 20, 2019

Congress Includes Tax Policy in Budget Deal; Bill Awaits President's Signature

Congress extended expired tax provisions as part of a year-end budget deal in December, including the Section 179D energy-efficient commercial buildings tax deduction and the Section 45 production tax credit for renewable resources. Most were reinstated retroactively for 2018 and 2019, and prospectively for 2020.

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Karen George Celebrates 30 Years of Service at ACEC

ACEC News
December 19, 2019

Karen George Celebrates 30 Years of Service at ACEC

At the Council's Annual Holiday Party, President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr (right) presents a plaque to Human Resources Director Karen George recognizing her 30 years of distinguished service to ACEC and the engineering industry.

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Sarah Simson to Judge in 2022 Winter Olympics

ACEC News / Member Organizations
December 18, 2019

Sarah Simson to Judge in 2022 Winter Olympics

Sarah Simson, who is married to ACEC New York President Jay Simson, will judge freestyle skiing events at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
December 18, 2019

ACEC Joins 700 Stakeholders Calling on House to Pass USMCA

ACEC has signed on to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce letter to all U.S. House Members urging immediate passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade treaty.

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Latest Engineering Influence Podcast: ISI President/CEO Anthony Kane Discusses Envision Sustainability Program

Industry News / Infrastructure
December 18, 2019

Latest Engineering Influence Podcast: ISI President/CEO Anthony Kane Discusses Envision Sustainability Program

 Anthony Kane, president and CEO of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), talks about the Envision sustainability rating system for all civil infrastructure on the latest ACEC Engineering Influence podcast.

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Member Firm News
February 21, 2020

Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers, based in Denmark, along with WSP USA based in the U.S. have announced a partnership that will combine Semco Maritime and ISC’s offshore wind farm and substation engineering and construction experience with WSP’s expertise in U.S. offshore wind permitting and engineering.

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


February 7, 2020

Terracon is excited to announce its acquisition of Skelly and Loy (S&L), headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa. S&L is a privately held environmental consulting and engineering services company, with more than 50 years serving public- and private-sector clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

https://www.prnewswire.co


February 4, 2020

AECOM announced today that it has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the sixth consecutive year.

https://www.aecom.com/pre


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,532,800 (December)
1,529,700 (November)

Construction Spending
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$1,324,100,000 (November)
$1,316,800,000 (October)

Dodge Momentum Index
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156.2 (December)
153.9 (November)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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310 Deals--Up 4 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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52.5 (December)
51.9 (November)

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