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January 12, 2023

Preview of the Business Development & Marketing Forum now Streaming

Jen Newman, Founding Principal at Elevate Marketing Advisors, joined the Engineering Influence podcast to preview the upcoming Business Development & Marketing Forum in Scottsdale, AZ, this February.

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January 10, 2023

ACEC Research Institute Briefs TRB Committee on New Design-Build Study

Today ACEC Research Institute representatives briefed members of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Project Delivery Methods on the new report from the ACEC Research Institute, Design-Build State of Practice Recommendations for Agencies and Industry on Effective Project Delivery. Committee members heard about challenges facing design firms, including risk transfer and project harmony hurdles, and recommendations for project owners Design-Build teams. The study was conducted by Keith Molenaar, Dean of the College of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Colorado – Boulder, a longtime active member of the committee.

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January 10, 2023

Confessions of a Brandaholic

What’s the secret to building a great brand? For years, building “authentic brands” has been on trend. If you Google “authentic brands” today, you’ll hit hundreds of articles focused on authenticity – defined as “not false or copied; genuine and real.” Now don’t get me wrong, that’s good stuff! Authenticity is incredibly important. But isn’t that (or shouldn’t that be) obvious? Like maybe “don’t lie about who you are” shouldn’t be the north star for creating your brand and representing who you are to the world. Authenticity in a brand is just the beginning.

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$144 Million in Federal Funding Awarded to the City of Chicago to Rehabilitate the Illinois International Port Calumet River Bridges

Advocacy
January 6, 2023

$144 Million in Federal Funding Awarded to the City of Chicago to Rehabilitate the Illinois International Port Calumet River Bridges

While perhaps being best known as the bridge that the Blues Brothers jumped their car over, the 95th Street bridge in Chicago serves as a key international gateway for commerce—and it was in desperate need of repair.

This week, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Chicago, along with Senator Dick Durbin to join with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Gary Mayor Jerome Prince, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to announce $144 million in federal funding awarded to the City of Chicago to rehabilitate the Illinois International Port Calumet River Bridges.

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ACEC Kentucky's Russ Romine Reflects on Attending the Brent Spence Bridge Event with President Biden and Leader McConnell

Advocacy
January 5, 2023

ACEC Kentucky's Russ Romine Reflects on Attending the Brent Spence Bridge Event with President Biden and Leader McConnell

For decades, the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project has been discussed and debated by local, state, and national leaders from Kentucky and Ohio, but lack of funding caused the nationally significant project to languish. 

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Member Firm News
August 16, 2022

Brown and Caldwell announce Euan Finlay has been promoted from senior vice president to chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately. A senior executive with 25 years of experience, Finlay excels in leading organizations and teams to deliver excellence to clients while driving sustainable growth.

https://brownandcaldwell.


August 9, 2022

VHB welcomes Meghan Powell as Director of Transit and Rail for the Mid-Atlantic region. In this role, Powell will carve a path forward for VHB's Transit and Rail service line by strategically leading the development and implementation of its growth strategy.

https://www.acppubs.com/a


August 2, 2022

Brown and Caldwell today announced Vice President Dr. Kati Bell has been appointed a fellow of the UC Irvine Water-Energy Nexus Center (WEX Center).

The WEX Center promotes fundamental and applied research at the water-energy nexus in partnership with industry. Its research focuses on all dimensions of power/energy use and efficiency in the water processing sector, including extraction, treatment, conveyance, reclamation, and reuse.

https://brownandcaldwell.


Market Indicators
Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,603,500 (February)
1,599,100 (January)

Construction Spending
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$1,677,200,000 (January)
$1,655,800,000 (December)

Dodge Momentum Index
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158.2 (February)
151.7 (January))

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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425 Deals—Up 33 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
51.0 (January)
51.0 (December)

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