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Engineering Update Podcast Focuses on Rapid Growth of Public-Private Partnership Projects

ACEC News / Industry News
August 2, 2019

Engineering Update Podcast Focuses on Rapid Growth of Public-Private Partnership Projects

In the latest Engineering Update podcast, ACEC Senior Director of Private Market Resources Erin McLaughlin delves into the latest issue of ACEC Private Industry Brief, which focuses on Public-Private Partnerships.

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Industry News / Industry Statistics
August 2, 2019

Construction Spending Drops 1.3 Percent in June; Public Sector Spending Slows Dramatically

U.S. construction spending fell by 1.3 percent in June, the largest monthly decline since last November.

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ACEC News / Education
July 31, 2019

August 6 Online Class: Understanding Your Key Financial Ratios

In the August 6 online class Understanding Your Key Financial Ratios. Matt Fultz of Matheson Financial Advisors will focus on the key financial ratios that drive value, such as income statement metrics (including utilization, net labor multiplier, revenue factor, and overhead rates) and balance sheet metrics (like current ratio and average collection period).

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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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Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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September 10, 2019

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

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September 3, 2019

Montreal-based WSP Global Inc., says it intends to grow its U.S. presence further with a planned $65-million acquisition of environmental consultant Lancaster, N.Y.-based Ecology and Environment Inc.

https://www.enr.com/artic


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,521,200 (August)
1,520,200 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,287,300,000 (August)
$1,285,600,000 (July)

ACEC Stock Index
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39.16 (October 7)
40.25 (September 9)

Dodge Momentum Index
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143.6 (September)
137.9 (August)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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285 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

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