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ACEC News / Advocacy
April 11, 2019

Legislation Introduced to Make Passthrough Deduction Permanent

Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) has introduced the Senate version of the Main Street Tax Certainty Act, which would make the Section 199A 20 percent passthrough tax deduction permanent.  Representatives Jason Smith (R-MO) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced identical legislation in the House.

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Industry News / Market Forecast
April 10, 2019

FMI Forecast: Market Growth Pace Slows; Non-Residential Structures to Outperform

Total U.S. engineering and construction spending is forecast to rise 3 percent in 2019, down from a 4 percent increase in 2018, according to the latest FMI U.S. Construction Outlook.

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Four Great Reasons to Attend the ACEC Annual Convention

ACEC News / Convention
April 9, 2019

Four Great Reasons to Attend the ACEC Annual Convention

ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr lays out her top reasons to attend the 2019 ACEC Annual Convention and Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., May 5-8.

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Industry News
April 9, 2019

USGBC Releases LEED v4.1 for Cities, Communities and Residential Homes

The new LEED v4.1 certification is available for homes, cities, and communities. The certification places an emphasis on performance monitoring, social equity, fully integrated designs, and human health factors.

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Industry News
April 9, 2019

EPA Report Lays Out Consequences of Unchecked Climate Change

EPA scientists paint a dire picture of the economic and societal impacts of unchecked climate change in a comprehensive report published in the Nature journal on Monday. The report analyzes how 22 impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels or longer pollen seasons, will affect the U.S. economy and social fabric.

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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
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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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