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EBI: Recruitment and Retention are Biggest Challenges for Firm Leaders

Industry News / Market Forecast
July 25, 2019

EBI: Recruitment and Retention are Biggest Challenges for Firm Leaders

More than half of firm leaders (52 percent) participating in the 2nd Quarter ACEC Engineering Business Index survey reported that recruiting and retaining quality employees is their biggest challenge.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
July 23, 2019

"Importance of Advocacy" Pushes Alabama Past Fundraising Goal

For the 14th time in 17 years, ACEC/Alabama has hit its ACEC/PAC target.

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EBI Survey Respondents Report Positive Impacts of 2017 Tax Reform

ACEC News / Market Forecast
July 23, 2019

EBI Survey Respondents Report Positive Impacts of 2017 Tax Reform

In the latest Engineering Business Index survey released last week, more than one quarter of firm leaders (26 percent) credited the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with improving their bottom line."

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ACEC News / Awards
July 23, 2019

QBS Awards Nominations Deadline Extended to August 30

Submit your nominations now for the 2019 QBS Awards, which recognize public and private entities that make exemplary use of the Qualifications-Based Selection process at the federal, state and local levels. The deadline has been extended to August 30, 2019.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
July 23, 2019

Connecticut Reaches ACEC/PAC Fundraising Goal "To Have a Voice in Washington"

For the 14th consecutive year, ACEC/Connecticut has hit its annual ACEC/PAC target.

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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
Indicators

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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