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Arkansas DOT Provides $1 million For New University Civil Engineering Research Center

Industry News / Infrastructure
February 5, 2019

Arkansas DOT Provides $1 million For New University Civil Engineering Research Center

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Transportation has made a $1 million investment in a new Civil Engineering Research and Education Center at the University of Arkansas.

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Construction Material and Labor Costs Climb in January, Expected to Increase Through First Half of 2019

Industry Statistics
February 5, 2019

Construction Material and Labor Costs Climb in January, Expected to Increase Through First Half of 2019

Construction costs rose in January according to the IHS Markit PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index. The Index, which is a leading indicator for material price and wage inflation in the A/E/C industry, stood at 54.4 in January, up from 53.0 in December.

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Join an ACEC Committee

ACEC News / Governance
February 5, 2019

Join an ACEC Committee

Now is the time to join an ACEC committee for 2019-2020.  Members of ACEC's Open and Appointed committees provide input and guidance on a wide range of issues affecting the Council, Member Firms and the engineering industry.

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ACEC Online Class Reveals The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Proposal Writing

ACEC News / Education
February 5, 2019

ACEC Online Class Reveals The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Proposal Writing

On February 7, from 1:30-3:00 pm, learn the tricks, formulas, and tactics to make crafting a winning proposal easier and less time-consuming.

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FHwA Nominee Nason Says All Transportation Funding Options Are On The Table

Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
February 4, 2019

FHwA Nominee Nason Says All Transportation Funding Options Are On The Table

At her nomination hearing for FHwA Administrator, Nicole Nason said the Trump Administration will work with Congress to develop a long-term transportation funding solution.

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Member Firm News
June 14, 2019

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of Thornton Tomasetti, a global leader in the design and optimization  of structures and systems, announces investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focusing on large-scale 3D-printing solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. 

https://www.ttwiin.com/ne


June 4, 2019

Black & Veatch's New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure system. Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. 

https://www.bv.com/news/b


May 28, 2019

Woolpert Chief Scientist Qassim Abdullah was invited to help evaluate whether unmanned aircraft systems can accurately and efficiently measure stream stage, velocity, bathymetry and discharge.

https://woolpert.com/reso


Market Indicators
Indicators

ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.2 (1Q, 2019)
58.5 (4Q, 2018)

Engineering Employment
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1,516,200 (May)
1,512,600 (Apr)

Construction Spending
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$1,298,500,000 (Apr)
$1,299,200,000 (Mar)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.42 (June 7)
37.35 (May 31)

Dodge Momentum Index
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144.3 (Apr)
145.1 (Mar)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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312 Deals year-over-year (Jun)
294 Deals year-over-year (May)

AIA Billings Index
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50.5 (Apr)
47.8 (Mar)

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