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ACEC News / Advocacy
February 14, 2020

Law Banning Telecommunications Products from Five Chinese Manufacturers to Take Effect this August

As GSA stated in its briefing to the Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy Committee, “No matter what your company makes or sells, come August 13, 2020, any technology your company uses must be checked to ensure that it does not include banned components.”

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February 19 Online Class Details True Impact of Dishonest Employee and Honest Firm Response

ACEC News / Education
February 13, 2020

February 19 Online Class Details True Impact of Dishonest Employee and Honest Firm Response

In the February 19 online class Hard Conversations—An Ethics Case Study in the Destructive Power of Conflict Avoidance and the Redemptive Power of Honesty, Michael Yost and Aaron Mann of Terracon share an actual incident and response to demonstrate how conflict avoidance can damage the trust placed in your organization—and how transparent honesty can rebuild it.

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ACEC News / Business Management
February 13, 2020

Update on IRS Rules for Meals and Entertainment

Beginning in 2018, no deduction was allowed for entertaining clients, employees or referral sources. Most business meals remain 50 percent deductible. One often overlooked exception is office-wide parties or picnics for employees, which are 100 percent deductible. Confused? Don't be. We asked Michael Baker of Moses Dent to break down the rules.

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Got an Infrastructure Question for the Democratic Candidates? Send it in by Thursday to be Included in ACEC-Hosted Forum

ACEC News / Infrastructure
February 11, 2020

Got an Infrastructure Question for the Democratic Candidates? Send it in by Thursday to be Included in ACEC-Hosted Forum

ACEC has partnered with a diverse group of industry stakeholders to host a first-of-its-kind presidential candidate forum focused solely on the issue of infrastructure. The forum will be moderated by reporters and editors at The Wall Street Journal who will ask questions collected by members of the host committee. This provides ACEC and our diverse membership a unique opportunity to have our industry's voice heard by the leading candidates for the presidency.

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Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg Confirm Participation in Candidates’ Infrastructure Forum

ACEC News / Infrastructure
February 10, 2020

Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg Confirm Participation in Candidates’ Infrastructure Forum

Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg have confirmed their participation in the Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America. at the University of Las Vegas on Sunday, February 16.  ACEC is part of the host committee for the forum.

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Member Firm News
April 30, 2020

In the global fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), Parsons Corporation is working with Battelle to operate the Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM that will disinfect N-95 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in support of pandemic relief efforts across the United States.

https://www.parsons.com/2


April 22, 2020

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Jacobs released a Climate Action Plan that outlines the commitments the company is making to help abate the climate crisis. 

https://www.jacobs.com/ne


April 22, 2020

Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) is pleased to announce Tony Fiorillo has been promoted to President of the ECS Group of Companies effective as of April 15, 2020.

https://www.ecslimited.co


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,537,500 (March)
1,538,300 (February)

Construction Spending
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$1,366,700,000 (February)
$1,384,500,000 (January)

Dodge Momentum Index
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146.5 (March)
147.4 (February)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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289 Deals--Down 11 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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33.3 (March)
53.4 (February)

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