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Report: Sea Level Rise Could Force More Than $400 Billion in Seawall Construction

Industry News / Market Forecast
June 28, 2019

Report: Sea Level Rise Could Force More Than $400 Billion in Seawall Construction

Coastal communities in the lower 48 states will face more than $400 billion in seawall costs due to sea level rise over the next 20 years, according to a new report by the Center for Climate Integrity and Resilient Analytics.

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ACEC Congratulates Illinois for Acting on Infrastructure

Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
June 28, 2019

ACEC Congratulates Illinois for Acting on Infrastructure

Earlier today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the most significant investment in infrastructure the state has seen in 30 years. Illinois makes 31 states that have raised revenues in recent years to boost spending on transportation projects and other infrastructure needs. 

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Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
June 27, 2019

House Approves Funding Bill for Transportation, Water, Military Construction

The House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday to fund U.S. Department of Transportation and the departments of Commerce, Interior, Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development, as well as environmental programs.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
June 27, 2019

ACEC Endorses Tax Extenders in Comments to Senate Taskforce

ACEC submitted comments this week to a taskforce of the Senate Finance Committee endorsing multi-year extension of the Section 179D energy-efficient commercial buildings tax deduction and the Section 45 production tax credit for renewable resources.

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2019 EEA Gala Red Carpet Interviews Online, Ready for Download

ACEC News / Convention
June 27, 2019

2019 EEA Gala Red Carpet Interviews Online, Ready for Download

One of the highlights of the 2019 Engineering Awards Gala was the Red Carpet interviews. More than 50 Grand, Honor, and National Recognition Award winners stepped onto the red carpet to talk about their projects and the night’s festivities with D.C. TV Personality Michelle Wardlaw.

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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
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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

AIA Billings Index
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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

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