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ACEC News / Advocacy
May 10, 2019

ACEC/Tennessee Surpasses ACEC/PAC Fundraising Goal

For the 16th consecutive year, ACEC/Tennessee reached its annual ACEC/PAC fundraising goal before the ACEC Annual Convention and Legislative Summit.

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Futurist Salim Ismail Forecasts Exponential Near Term Societal Changes

ACEC News / Convention
May 8, 2019

Futurist Salim Ismail Forecasts Exponential Near Term Societal Changes

Speaking to attendees at the ACEC Convention in Washington, DC this week, Futurist Selim Ismail was not shy in sharing his thoughts how society and humankind will change over the coming few decades. Based on past patterns of exponential growth in a host of technologies, he forecast that within four years combustion-engine automobiles will no longer be manufactured; solar energy will be capable of powering all of global electricity needs within 12 years, and channeling another futurist, the United States will no longer exist within 25 years.

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ACEC News
May 8, 2019

Guest Blogger: ACEC BIT Takes on Distracted Driving

ACEC Business Insurance Trust’s Jeff Connelly addresses the hazards of distracted driving and steps each of us can take to lessen the danger.

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Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Named Year’s Most Outstanding Engineering Triumph

ACEC News / Convention
May 7, 2019

Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Named Year’s Most Outstanding Engineering Triumph

The groundbreaking Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program in Seattle has won the 2019 “Grand Conceptor” Award signifying the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement in the 53rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA).

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CEO Panel Offers Restrained Optimism About Federal Infrastructure Funding Before 2020 Election

ACEC News / Convention
May 7, 2019

CEO Panel Offers Restrained Optimism About Federal Infrastructure Funding Before 2020 Election

Infrastructure association leaders participating on a panel at the ACEC Convention this morning were measured in their expectations about major infrastructure funding legislation this year, but added that it is one of the few issues the political parties can agree on and that Congress and President Trump will want a legislative win prior to the 2020 election. Pictured left to right: ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr, Edison Electric Institute President Thomas Kuhn, Associated General Contractors of America Stephen Sandherr, American Public Transportation Association President/CEO Paul Skoutelas, Waterways Council President/CEO Mike Toohey, AASHTO Executive Director Jim Tymon, and ACEC Chair    ACEC Chair Manish Kothari and ACEC CEO/President Linda Bauer Darr moderated a panel of infrastructure association leaders at the ACEC Convention this morning: 

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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


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