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ACEC News / Advocacy
February 8, 2019

ACEC Urges Congress to Approve Tax Extenders

 

ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr sent a letter to Congress today urging extension of a variety of tax provisions that expired in 2017 and 2018.

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Green New Deal Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Energy; What’s Your Opinion?

Industry News
February 8, 2019

Green New Deal Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Energy; What’s Your Opinion?

Democratic members of Congress have introduced the Green New Deal (GND), an aspirational resolution in the House and the Senate urging a set of wide-ranging policy goals to achieve 100 percent “clean, renewable and zero-emission energy sources” within 10 years.

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Trump Admin. Appeals Keystone XL Pipeline Injunction

Industry News / Infrastructure
February 7, 2019

Trump Admin. Appeals Keystone XL Pipeline Injunction

The Trump administration is appealing a recent court order that temporarily halted construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. U.S. District Court for the District of Montana Judge Brian Morris last year ordered a stop to the long-embattled oil transport line through Canada and Nebraska while the State Department reworks its review.

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First International BIM Standards Published

Industry News
February 7, 2019

First International BIM Standards Published

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released the first international Building Information Modeling (BIM) standards.

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Keep Your Firm Thriving with ACEC's Business of Design Consulting Course, April 3-6

ACEC News / Education
February 6, 2019

Keep Your Firm Thriving with ACEC's Business of Design Consulting Course, April 3-6

ACEC’s Business of Design Consulting course in Phoenix, April 3-6, provides a proven playbook for building leadership and managing your firm.

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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
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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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