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U.S. Cities Play Catch Up on High-Speed Rail

September 11, 2019

U.S. Cities Play Catch Up on High-Speed Rail

“THIS IS THE reinvention of train travel in America,” Patrick Goddard, a dapper Irishman and the president of Virgin Trains USA, declared in late June. The path to reinvention traveled through a nondescript platform outside Orlando International Airport, where Goddard and area luminaries had gathered for the groundbreaking of the company’s new Orlando-to-Miami route. It was made possible by 67 wealthy investors, who had collectively financed the project with $1.75 billion in private bonds.

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ACEC Named Best Engineering Association at International Engineering Association Conference

ACEC News / Awards
September 10, 2019

ACEC Named Best Engineering Association at International Engineering Association Conference

At the annual conference of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) in Mexico City this week, ACEC was named the Best Member Association.

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Engineering Influence Podcast Features FIDIC Diversity and Inclusivity Taskforce Chair Michelle Kruger

Industry News
September 10, 2019

Engineering Influence Podcast Features FIDIC Diversity and Inclusivity Taskforce Chair Michelle Kruger

In the latest ACEC Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Director of Strategic Communications Jeff Urbanchuk speaks with Michelle Kruger who chairs FIDIC’s Diversity and Inclusivity Taskforce.

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Dodge Momentum Index Drops 1.3 percent in August

Industry News / Market Forecast
September 10, 2019

Dodge Momentum Index Drops 1.3 percent in August

The Dodge Momentum Index declined 1.3 percent in August and is down 10.3 percent year-over-year. The Index tracks the first report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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Get the Lowdown on the European Economic Outlook in the latest Engineering Influence Podcast

Industry News / Market Forecast
September 10, 2019

Get the Lowdown on the European Economic Outlook in the latest Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC Director of Strategic Communications Jeff Urbanchuk sat down with Henrik Garver, managing director of the Danish Association of Consulting Engineers, at the FIDIC Conference in Mexico City this week to discuss the economic outlook for Europe.

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Member Firm News
October 18, 2021

In recognition of Climate Action Day, WSP USA has furthered its commitment to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, embodied carbon in its structural system projects by 2050 as a signatory to the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) SE 2050 Commitment Program.

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


October 12, 2021

Leading environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell today announces the launch of BC:Opta™, its unique approach to utility optimization for a more effective future.

https://brownandcaldwell.


October 5, 2021

Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (the “Company” or “Bowman”) (NASDAQ: BWMN), today announced the acquisition of the assets of Triangle Site Design (“Triangle”) headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Triangle, founded in 2008 and led by its founder Matt Lowder, delivers civil engineering and land planning services to clients throughout the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.

https://investors.bowman.


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,579,500 (August)
1,560,800 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,568,800,000 (July)
$1,563,400,000 (June)

Dodge Momentum Index
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148.7 (August)
154.0 (July)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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388 Deals—Up 26 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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55.6 (August)
54.6 (July)

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