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April 4, 2019

Ways and Means Committee Approves Retirement Savings, IRS Reform Bills

On Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act, HR 1994), which is designed to address the retirement savings gap.

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Industry News / Infrastructure
April 4, 2019

Upgrading of Deficient Bridges at Slowest Pace in Five Years

The number of structurally deficient bridges across the country declined last year to 47,052, but according to analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, the pace of repair has slowed to the slowest point in the past five years.

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Global Engineering Survey Highlights Environmental Challenges

Engineering / Industry News
April 4, 2019

Global Engineering Survey Highlights Environmental Challenges

Environmental issues will be the number one global challenge over the next 25 years, according to a DiscoverE survey of nearly 3,000 engineers from more than 80 countries

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Forum Focuses on Improved Collaboration between ACEC National and State Organizations

ACEC News / Member Organizations
April 3, 2019

Forum Focuses on Improved Collaboration between ACEC National and State Organizations

ACEC Chair Manish Kothari, President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr, ACEC/Maryland Executive Director Jim Otradovec, and ACEC Chair-elect Mitch Simpler discuss opportunities to increase engagement between Member Organizations and the national office.

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The Potential of Opportunity Zones for Your Firm’s Project Pipeline, April 10

ACEC News / Education
April 3, 2019

The Potential of Opportunity Zones for Your Firm’s Project Pipeline, April 10

Excitement is rising in both the commercial real estate and economic development communities as the first new national investment program in 15 years begins.

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Member Firm News
August 14, 2019

Boxwood Merger Corp. (Nasdaq: BWMC, BWMCU and BWMCW) (“Boxwood”), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, and Atlas Intermediate Holdings LLC (“Atlas”) (combined together with Boxwood, the “Company”), a leading provider of professional testing, inspection, engineering and consulting services, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Atlas will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Boxwood. Immediately following the proposed transaction, Boxwood intends to change its name to Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc. (“Atlas Technical”) and its shares of Class A common stock are expected to continue to be listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “ATCX.”

https://www.oneatlas.com/


August 6, 2019

The joint venture of Gannett Fleming and Dewberry announced that it was awarded one of four five-year engineering/architecture indefinite delivery, indefinitely quantity (IDIQ) contracts issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District.

http://www.dewberry.com/n


July 24, 2019

WEST was awarded a 5-year Indefinite Delivery Architect-Engineer Contract worth up to $4.5 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Los Angeles District for AE Hydrologic and Hydraulic Services for Civil Works Projects. 

https://www.westconsultan


Market Indicators
Indicators

ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.6 (2Q, 2019)
62.2 (1Q, 2019)

Engineering Employment
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1,521,800 (July)
1,517,500 (June)

Construction Spending
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$1,286,997,000 (June)
$1,303,427,000 (May)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.16 (August 5)
41.90 (July 29)

Dodge Momentum Index
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138.9 (July)
145.6 (June)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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297 Deals year-over-year (August)
312 Deals year-over-year (July)

AIA Billings Index
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49.1 (June)
50.2 (May)

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