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Barrett Nominated for ACEC Chair; Three Vice Chair Nominees

ACEC News / Governance
December 16, 2020

Barrett Nominated for ACEC Chair; Three Vice Chair Nominees

Art Barrett, Senior Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc, of Baltimore, Maryland has been nominated to be ACEC Chair-elect in 2021-2022 and Chair in 2022-2023 by the ACEC Nominating Committee.

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Advocacy / Infrastructure
December 16, 2020

ACEC Files Comments in Support of FHWA Proposal on Design Standards

ACEC is supporting a proposed regulatory change from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to give states more latitude on design standards for resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation (RRR) projects on the National Highway System.  The rule would allow State DOTs to develop RRR freeway projects using a performance-based approach rather than follow more stringent design standards that would apply to any new construction. 

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Advocacy
December 15, 2020

ACEC Comments in Support of Revising Content Policy at Export Import Bank

This week, ACEC President and CEO, Linda Bauer Darr submitted comments in support of the Export Import Bank’s (EXIM) proposal to revise its content policy. 

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Advocacy / Industry News
December 10, 2020

House Passes Watered-Down WRDA Bill; Senate Action Expected Next Week

The House of Representatives passed a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on Tuesday, authorizing $9.9 billion in federal funds for 46 Army Corps of Engineers flood control, environmental restoration, coastal protection, and other projects.

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ACEC News / Education
December 10, 2020

Register Today for Four-Week ACEC Online Course on Diversity & Inclusion

After selling out the initial offering of the four-week online course, Strategies for Developing a Respectful, Diverse, and Inclusive Workplace Culture in October and November, we are offering the course again, January 25-February 19, 2021

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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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