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ACEC/Texas Wins Limit on Frivolous Lawsuits

Advocacy / Member Organizations
June 19, 2019

ACEC/Texas Wins Limit on Frivolous Lawsuits

ACEC/Texas has won a significant victory with passage of a law to cut down on the number of meritless lawsuits against design professionals.

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Advocacy / Infrastructure Funding
June 19, 2019

ACEC and Coalition Partners Urge Action on Infrastructure Legislation, Increase in Gas Tax

ACEC, along with a coalition of more than 40 national business and labor groups, sent a letter yesterday to President Trump and Congressional leaders urging them to resume action on infrastructure legislation this year.

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Industry News
June 19, 2019

Trump Administration Releases Affordable Clean Energy Rule

The Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency today mandates that power plants reduce carbon emissions but does not put a cap on those emissions.

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ACEC News / Education
June 19, 2019

Sign Up Now for June 27 Online Class on How to Qualify an Innovative Private Sector Project for DOE Loans Before Funds are Used Up

Your firm may have clients looking at energy or energy-related projects (in the $50 to $500 million range) that qualify for Department of Energy (DOE) loans or loan guarantees. Arming yourself with information about the process and how best to cut through to key factors that will qualify an eligible project and get it approved could place your firm at the leading edge of energy innovation.

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ACEC News / Member Firms
June 18, 2019

Degenkolb Principal Matt Barnard’s Home Renovation Featured on Christina on the Coast

Matt Barnard, a principal at Degenkolb in Los Angeles, had his home featured on the HGTV show Christina on the Coast at the end of May. The show (Season 1, Episode 2, titled “Master Suite Makeover”) features interior designer Christina Anstead renovating the master bedroom and bathroom in the 1939 era home.

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Member Firm News
August 14, 2019

Boxwood Merger Corp. (Nasdaq: BWMC, BWMCU and BWMCW) (“Boxwood”), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, and Atlas Intermediate Holdings LLC (“Atlas”) (combined together with Boxwood, the “Company”), a leading provider of professional testing, inspection, engineering and consulting services, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Atlas will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Boxwood. Immediately following the proposed transaction, Boxwood intends to change its name to Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc. (“Atlas Technical”) and its shares of Class A common stock are expected to continue to be listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “ATCX.”

https://www.oneatlas.com/


August 6, 2019

The joint venture of Gannett Fleming and Dewberry announced that it was awarded one of four five-year engineering/architecture indefinite delivery, indefinitely quantity (IDIQ) contracts issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District.

http://www.dewberry.com/n


July 24, 2019

WEST was awarded a 5-year Indefinite Delivery Architect-Engineer Contract worth up to $4.5 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Los Angeles District for AE Hydrologic and Hydraulic Services for Civil Works Projects. 

https://www.westconsultan


Market Indicators
Indicators

ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.6 (2Q, 2019)
62.2 (1Q, 2019)

Engineering Employment
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1,521,800 (July)
1,517,500 (June)

Construction Spending
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$1,286,997,000 (June)
$1,303,427,000 (May)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.16 (August 5)
41.90 (July 29)

Dodge Momentum Index
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138.9 (July)
145.6 (June)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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297 Deals year-over-year (August)
312 Deals year-over-year (July)

AIA Billings Index
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49.1 (June)
50.2 (May)

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