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Construction Spending Surged in January

Industry News / Industry Statistics
March 14, 2019

Construction Spending Surged in January

U.S. construction spending in January increased 1.3 percent over December, the largest monthly gain since spending was up 1.7 percent in April 2018.

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Dodge Momentum Index Slipped in February

Industry News / Market Forecast
March 14, 2019

Dodge Momentum Index Slipped in February

The Dodge Momentum Index lost 4.4 percent in February, falling to 146.9 from the revised January reading of 153.6.

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ACEC  President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr's Statement Supporting Multi-Year Surface Transportation Legislation

ACEC News / Advocacy
March 13, 2019

ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr's Statement Supporting Multi-Year Surface Transportation Legislation

“ACEC’s member firms that work with state DOTs understand the importance of long-term certainty in infrastructure funding and policy.  Without it, state and local agencies and their private sector partners cannot effectively develop and implement long-range improvement plans that help reduce congestion, enhance mobility, and improve safety."

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ACEC News / Advocacy
March 13, 2019

ACEC Supports Tax Extenders

In a statement submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee, ACEC called for the multi-year extension of the Section 179D energy-efficient commercial buildings tax deduction and the production tax credit for certain renewable resources such as biomass and geothermal.

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Alabama Passes Gas Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure Investment

Advocacy / Member Organizations
March 13, 2019

Alabama Passes Gas Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure Investment

On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a landmark transportation funding law, increasing the state gas tax by 10 cents per gallon over the next three years. All the proceeds will fund road and bridge construction.

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Member Firm News
March 3, 2021

Woolpert has acquired CivilTech Engineering Inc., a multidisciplinary engineering firm that specializes in transportation, water resources, municipal, structural and construction services. CivilTech has three offices in Texas and serves local, state and federal clients.

https://woolpert.com/reso


February 19, 2021

GEOCOMP, today announced that the company has provided the largest and most sophisticated Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system ever deployed on a bridge structure in the United States on the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in the State of New York.

https://www.acec.org/defa


February 17, 2021

Kimley-Horn is leading the next phase of Sound Transit's Link expansion program — the 16.3-mile Everett Link Extension (EVLE) and Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) North project, which will add six stations to the light rail network connecting to the under-construction Lynnwood Link Extension at the Lynnwood City Center and extend Link service north further into Snohomish County.

https://www.acppubs.com/a


Market Indicators
Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,530,700 (January)
1,526,700 (December)

Construction Spending
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$1,521,500,000 (January)
$1,496,500,000 (December)

Dodge Momentum Index
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139.4 (January)
135.2 (December)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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304 Deals--Down 8 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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44.9 (January)
42.3 (December)

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