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Project Owners Select Design-Build for Single Point of Responsibility

Engineering / Industry News
November 25, 2019

Project Owners Select Design-Build for Single Point of Responsibility

A primary reason when project owners choose design-build is because it creates a single point of responsibility and accountability for design and construction, according to a study conducted the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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State Expenditures on Transportation Climb in 2019, Water Spending Drops

Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
November 22, 2019

State Expenditures on Transportation Climb in 2019, Water Spending Drops

Strong tax collections over the past several years have led to record state expenditures, with the total reaching $2.1 trillion in Fiscal Year 2019, up from $2.0 trillion in FY2018, according to the annual report from the National Association of State Budget Officers.

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Pew Report Highlights 13 Innovative Flood Mitigation Solutions

Engineering / Industry News
November 22, 2019

Pew Report Highlights 13 Innovative Flood Mitigation Solutions

A new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts highlights some of the nation’s most effective flood mitigation programs. Based on primary research by Dewberry, the report provides case studies of 13 communities that have implemented effective and innovative ways to reduce flooding

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ACEC Government Affairs Staff Discuss Key Capitol Hill Developments in Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC News / Advocacy
November 22, 2019

ACEC Government Affairs Staff Discuss Key Capitol Hill Developments in Engineering Influence Podcast

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Senior Director of Transportation Programs Matt Reiffer and Strategic Communications Director Jeff Urbanchuk discuss two key legislative developments—the repeal of a $7.6 billion rescission in FAST Act highway contract authority and new movement on NEPA regulations. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Dodge Chief Economist Richard Branch Breaks Down 2020 A/E/C Market Forecast on New ACEC Engineering Influence Podcast

Industry News / Market Forecast
November 21, 2019

Dodge Chief Economist Richard Branch Breaks Down 2020 A/E/C Market Forecast on New ACEC Engineering Influence Podcast

In the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Dodge Data & Analytics Chief Economist Richard Branch forecasts a slight downturn in the A/E/C market in 2020 before the market picks up again in 2021. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Member Firm News
February 21, 2020

Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers, based in Denmark, along with WSP USA based in the U.S. have announced a partnership that will combine Semco Maritime and ISC’s offshore wind farm and substation engineering and construction experience with WSP’s expertise in U.S. offshore wind permitting and engineering.

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


February 7, 2020

Terracon is excited to announce its acquisition of Skelly and Loy (S&L), headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa. S&L is a privately held environmental consulting and engineering services company, with more than 50 years serving public- and private-sector clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

https://www.prnewswire.co


February 4, 2020

AECOM announced today that it has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the sixth consecutive year.

https://www.aecom.com/pre


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,532,800 (December)
1,529,700 (November)

Construction Spending
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$1,324,100,000 (November)
$1,316,800,000 (October)

Dodge Momentum Index
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156.2 (December)
153.9 (November)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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310 Deals--Up 4 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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52.5 (December)
51.9 (November)

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