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Ten States Account for Nearly 60 Percent of U.S. Construction Market

Industry News / Industry Statistics
July 3, 2019

Ten States Account for Nearly 60 Percent of U.S. Construction Market

Of the 11,208 U.S. public and private construction projects tracked by the research firm GlobalData, almost 60 percent are in just 10 states.

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Industry News
July 3, 2019

Urban Residential Water Rate Increases Continue Downward Trend

The average price of residential drinking water for a family of four using 50 gallons per person per day rose 3.6 percent last year, according to the latest annual survey of water prices in 30 major U.S. cities by Circle of Blue.

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Green Design – Six Tips for Making Sure You’re Covered

Industry News
July 1, 2019

Green Design – Six Tips for Making Sure You’re Covered

The Professional Liability Agents Network offers six tips for making sure your firm’s contracts protect you from the unique risks and liabilities of green design.

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Registration Open for the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago, October 13-16

ACEC News / Fall Conference
July 1, 2019

Registration Open for the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago, October 13-16

Online registration for the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago, October 13-16 is now open. Click here.

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Advocacy / Member Organizations
July 1, 2019

ACEC/Rhode Island Wins Elimination of Separate OWTS Licensing Requirement

ACEC/Rhode Island scored a big win in the 2019 session of the state General Assembly with the passage of a bill that exempts professional engineers from the long-standing requirement to maintain a separate license and to enroll in continuing education courses to design On-Site Wastewater Disposal Systems.

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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


Market Indicators
Indicators

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

AIA Billings Index
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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

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