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Advocacy / Infrastructure Funding
May 28, 2019

ACEC, Transportation Allies Call for Repeal of $7.6 Billion FAST Act Rescission

ACEC and 30 coalition partners sent a letter last week to Congressional leaders urging them to repeal the $7.6 billion rescission in Federal-aid highway contract authority scheduled to take place in July 2020.  

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ACEC News
May 23, 2019

Deadline to Submit Your Firm's Innovative Residential Projects Extended to May 28

The September/October 2019 issue of Engineering Inc. will spotlight Member Firm’s residential housing projects.     
 

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Industry News / Industry Statistics
May 23, 2019

Construction Costs Rise for 31st Straight Month

U.S. Construction Costs increased in May for the 31st consecutive month, according to the IHS Markit PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index.

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Industry News / Market Forecast
May 23, 2019

Architectural Billings Index Climbs Back into Positive Territory

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architectural Billings Index rose in April to 50.5, up from 47.8 in March. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings.

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Advocacy / Infrastructure
May 23, 2019

ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr Releases Statement on Infrastructure

“The case for infrastructure investment has been made. Now we need the will to act. The political playbook has changed; Americans are willing to pay for desperately needed infrastructure investment."

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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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