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American Bar Association Panel Highlights ACEC Tax Reform Advocacy Efforts

ACEC News / Advocacy
May 14, 2019

American Bar Association Panel Highlights ACEC Tax Reform Advocacy Efforts

During a recent American Bar Association panel discussion on the Section 199A 20 percent passthrough tax deduction in the 2017 Tax Reform Law, the presenter asked rhetorically why engineering and architecture are eligible for the deduction while consulting services are not, and then offered the likely answer.

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Dodge Momentum Index Drops in April

Industry News / Market Forecast
May 14, 2019

Dodge Momentum Index Drops in April

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 0.5 percent in April to 144.3 from the revised March reading of 145.1.

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Industry News / Industry Statistics
May 14, 2019

Lodging Market Continues Strong Performance

At the end of the first quarter of 2019, the U.S. construction pipeline in the lodging market sector included 5,647 projects totaling 687,941 rooms, up 7 percent by projects and 8 percent by rooms year-over-year, according to Lodging Econometrics.

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ACEC News / Infrastructure Funding
May 13, 2019

ACEC Podcast: ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr Advocates for Infrastructure Investment in Two Radio Interviews

Hear what ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr has to say about the need for infrastructure investment and the outlook for an infrastructure bill in 2019 as she participated in interviews last week on WCCI-FM with Brian Rausch in Savanna, Ill. and WCSR-AM with Russ Martin in Hillsdale, Mich. 

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ACEC News / Convention
May 13, 2019

Watch the Video Celebrating the 2019 EEA Grand Conceptor Award Project

WSP USA won the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards Grand Conceptor Award, which honors the year's most outstanding engineering achievement, for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program in Seattle.

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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
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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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