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September 26, 2019

Digital Advocacy Expert Featured on latest Engineering Influence Podcast

Mark Bryant, considered among the most highly regarded technology experts in politics and advocacy, offers his insights on effective digital advocacy in the world of big data during ACEC’s latest Engineering Influence podcast.

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DOL Finalizes Overtime Pay Rule

Industry News
September 24, 2019

DOL Finalizes Overtime Pay Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a new overtime pay rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The agency periodically updates the salary threshold below which employees who work more than 40 hours in a week must be paid time and a half overtime. 

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Secretary Chao Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Airport Infrastructure Grants

September 24, 2019

Secretary Chao Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Airport Infrastructure Grants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants to 354 airports in 44 states and Puerto Rico and Micronesia. This is the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

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Celebrated Washington Post Reporter Robert Costa to Keynote Fall Conference

ACEC News / Fall Conference
September 24, 2019

Celebrated Washington Post Reporter Robert Costa to Keynote Fall Conference

Robert Costa, the noted national political reporter for The Washington Post, will provide his unique perspectives for 2019 ACEC Fall Conference attendees on the nation’s politics today all the way through to the 2020 elections.

The Fall Conference will be held October 13-16 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

Costa, who covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns, also the moderator of Washington Week, an award-winning reporter’s roundtable series on PBS, and is a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. 

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Is U.S. shale facing an 'unmitigated disaster'?

September 19, 2019

Is U.S. shale facing an 'unmitigated disaster'?

The booming shale industry could be headed off a financial cliff, experts say, and environmental groups are asking who will clean up thousands of wells drilled miles beneath the surface if businesses go bust.

The meteoric rise of U.S. shale, driven by hydraulic fracturing, continues at a fast pace. Each year, operators bring in more barrels, pushing the United States further ahead of other nations for production.

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Member Firm News
February 21, 2020

Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers, based in Denmark, along with WSP USA based in the U.S. have announced a partnership that will combine Semco Maritime and ISC’s offshore wind farm and substation engineering and construction experience with WSP’s expertise in U.S. offshore wind permitting and engineering.

https://www.wsp.com/en-US


February 7, 2020

Terracon is excited to announce its acquisition of Skelly and Loy (S&L), headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa. S&L is a privately held environmental consulting and engineering services company, with more than 50 years serving public- and private-sector clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

https://www.prnewswire.co


February 4, 2020

AECOM announced today that it has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the sixth consecutive year.

https://www.aecom.com/pre


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156.2 (December)
153.9 (November)

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310 Deals--Up 4 percent year-over-year

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52.5 (December)
51.9 (November)

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