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ACEC News / President's Monthly Update
July 31, 2019

President's Monthly Update--August, 2019

ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr reports on an active month for the Council and our Member Organizations.

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Industry News / Member Firms
July 31, 2019

Guest Blogger: Kimley-Horn President/CEO Steve Lefton Looks at the Challenge of Integrating New Employees

Employee integration is a journey, not a destination, says Kimley-Horn President/CEO Steve Lefton.

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Industry News
July 29, 2019

SBA Small Business Revenue Threshold for Engineering Firms to Climb 10 Percent

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will raise the annual revenue threshold for engineering firms to qualify for SBA loans and set-aside contracts by 10 percent to $16.5 million. The new standard will take effect on August 19.

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Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
July 29, 2019

Senate EPW Committee Releases Five-Year $287 Billion Surface Transportation Bill

The America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 (ATIA), released by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee today, authorizes $287 billion in surface transportation investments over five years. The proposed bill would increase current funding by 27 percent.

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Member Firm News
September 16, 2021

Woolpert has acquired AAM, a global geospatial services company that specializes in aerial mapping, surveying, GIS, and the development of innovative geospatial processes and technologies. AAM is headquartered in Australia and has offices across New Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Woolpert is a U.S.-based architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm with 44 offices in three countries.

https://woolpert.com/reso


September 15, 2021

Under a Master Serves Agreement (MSA), a local team of Brown and Caldwell, Lotus Water, and Paradigm Environmental will provide a diverse range of services to implement San Jose's 2019 Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Plan. 

https://brownandcaldwell.


September 9, 2021

Perkins Engineering Consultants, a Texas engineering firm specializing in water/wastewater services, joined Mead & Hunt, a national, full-service architectural-engineering firm, on August 1st, 2021. This move allows both Mead & Hunt and Perkins Engineering Consultants to offer enhanced services to clients and expand their geographic reach, furthering the strategic vision of both firms.

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Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,561,200 (July)
1,556,600 (June)

Construction Spending
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$1,552,200,000 (June)
$1,551,200,000 (May)

Dodge Momentum Index
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155.8 (July)
164.9 (June)

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

AIA Billings Index
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54.6 (July)
57.1 (June)

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