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ACEC News / Advocacy
January 14, 2021

ACEC Calls for Changes to Proposed Small Business Standards

In comments submitted to the Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding the proposed increase in size standards, ACEC recommended that size standards for the engineering sector involved with physical infrastructure projects for governments and public works entities should be separate from those for manufacturing and management firms, many of which are very large.

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Engineering Influence Podcast--The Omnibus, PPP and a Senate Flip: The ACEC Government Affairs Update

ACEC News / Advocacy
January 8, 2021

Engineering Influence Podcast--The Omnibus, PPP and a Senate Flip: The ACEC Government Affairs Update

In the weekly ACEC Government Affairs Update on the Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC's Steve Hall, Matt Reiffer, and Katharine Mottley talk with Jeff Urbanchuk about some big engineering industry wins in the year-end spending bill and discuss the Council's 2021 legislative agenda.

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ACEC Research Institute Releases Landmark Industry Profile Study

ACEC News / Industry Statistics
January 7, 2021

ACEC Research Institute Releases Landmark Industry Profile Study

ACEC Research Institute study finds that Engineering and Architectural Services Sector directly employs more than 1.5 million Americans and supports an additional 3 million indirect jobs—3 percent of all U.S. jobs—and drives $386 billion in annual revenue.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
January 7, 2021

ACEC/PAC Fundraising Tops $1 Million Again in 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, ACEC/PAC raised more than $1 million to support business-minded House and Senate candidates. Forty states reached their annual fundraising goals.

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ACEC News / Market Forecast
January 7, 2021

ACEC Research Institute to Host Webinar on Post-Pandemic Building Density on January 14

The ACEC Research will host the Building Density in the Post-Pandemic World webinar at 2:00 pm EST on January 14. The webinar is the next installment in the Institute’s Future of Engineering Roundtable series.

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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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1,539,400 (March)
1,532,000 (February)

Construction Spending
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$1,516,900,000 (February)
$1,529,000,000 (January)

Dodge Momentum Index
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151.4 (March)
148.8 (February)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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313 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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53.3 (February)
44.9 (January)

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