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ACEC/Texas Supports Congressman Crenshaw

Advocacy / Member Organizations
February 26, 2019

ACEC/Texas Supports Congressman Crenshaw

ACEC/Texas members met with newly elected Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) last week to discuss the need for increased and dependable investment in infrastructure including water, wastewater, transportation and aviation.

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ACEC News / Education
February 25, 2019

Passthrough Firm Owners: Online Class Will Demonstrate How to Get Full 20% Tax Deduction

Take full advantage of the new 20 percent tax deduction for A/E passthrough firm owners.

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Industry News / Market Forecast
February 25, 2019

Contractor Confidence Declines, But Optimism Reigns for 2019

Market expectations among the nation's contractors slipped in the last three months of 2018, but they remain upbeat about 2019, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index (CCI) from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

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Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
February 25, 2019

Former Reps Shuster, Crowley Head Bipartisanship Infrastructure Initiative

Former Congressmen Bill Shuster and Joe Crowley will lead a new initiative on infrastructure at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C. think tank.

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ACEC FAPA Committee Meets with USACE and Other Federal Agency Representatives

ACEC News / Advocacy
February 25, 2019

ACEC FAPA Committee Meets with USACE and Other Federal Agency Representatives

The Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy Committee (FAPA) met in Washington, D.C. last week with the Army Corps of Engineers as well as NAVFAC and US Air Force representatives for updates of ongoing construction priorities for the services.

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Member Firm News
April 6, 2021

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services announced the acquisition of Adams Consulting Engineers, Inc. headquartered in Dallas with additional offices in Austin and Tyler, Texas. The acquisition, only the second in Langan’s 50-year history, helps accelerate the firm’s growth in Texas, where Langan has operated since 2015 in Houston. With this move, Langan now has more than 1,300 employees across 36 offices.

https://www.langan.com/em


March 30, 2021

The recently finalized partnership of Confluence Networks, LLC and MasTec, Inc. has selected WSP USA to assist in completing its Confluence-1 fiberoptic cable system.

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


March 23, 2021

Burns & McDonnell has promoted Leon Harden as the firm’s first diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy manager. After three years working in recruitment at Burns & McDonnell, in his new role Harden will work closely with executive leaders and business diversity teams globally to provide strategic guidance for creating and integrating DEI initiatives and programs into all aspects of the 100% employee-owned engineering, construction and architecture firm.

https://www.burnsmcd.com/


Market Indicators
Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,529,500 (February)
1,527,800 (January)

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

Dodge Momentum Index
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149.0 (February)
139.1 (January)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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308 Deals--Down 7 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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44.9 (January)
42.3 (December)

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