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ACEC News / President's Monthly Update
July 15, 2019

President's Monthly Update--July, 2019

June was another busy month here at the Council, as we hosted the annual Leadership Orientation sessions for MO leaders.  In all, 66 representatives from 33 MOs attended the two sessions, during which they were briefed by staff on ACEC’s programs, services, and activities. 

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Top Political Reporter Robert Costa to Break Down D.C. Politics, 2020 Election at 2019 ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago

ACEC News / Fall Conference
July 12, 2019

Top Political Reporter Robert Costa to Break Down D.C. Politics, 2020 Election at 2019 ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago

Robert Costa, who will keynote the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago, October 13-16, is one of the most connected and influential journalists in the national political sphere. In his address, Costa will offer his unique insights on the current political situation in Washington, DC and handicap the 2020 Election.

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NOAA Report Cites Climate Change as Cause of Record High-Tide Flooding

Industry News
July 11, 2019

NOAA Report Cites Climate Change as Cause of Record High-Tide Flooding

Sea-level rise pushed high-tide flooding days in the United States to record levels, between May 2018 and April 2019, according to a new report by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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ACEC News / Advocacy
July 11, 2019

House Passes Green Card Reform Bill

The House of Representatives approved the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 1044) this week in order to tackle the backlog of people waiting for an employment-based green card.

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Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
July 11, 2019

Senate EPW Committee Plans to Release Five-Year Highway Bill Before August Recess

Leadership of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have announced they will unveil a new five-year survface transportation bill before Congress takes its August recess.

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Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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September 10, 2019

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

https://www.bv.com/news/s


September 3, 2019

Montreal-based WSP Global Inc., says it intends to grow its U.S. presence further with a planned $65-million acquisition of environmental consultant Lancaster, N.Y.-based Ecology and Environment Inc.

https://www.enr.com/artic


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Engineering Employment
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1,521,200 (August)
1,520,200 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,287,300,000 (August)
$1,285,600,000 (July)

ACEC Stock Index
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39.16 (October 7)
40.25 (September 9)

Dodge Momentum Index
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143.6 (September)
137.9 (August)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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285 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

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