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Industry News / Industry Statistics
April 4, 2019

Construction Spending Climbs for Third Consecutive Month in February

U.S construction spending rose 1 percent in February, the third consecutive monthly increase and the highest level in nine months.

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ACEC/Ohio Claims Victory in Gas Tax Fight

ACEC News / Member Organizations
April 4, 2019

ACEC/Ohio Claims Victory in Gas Tax Fight

Governor Enacts New Gas and Diesel Tax Increases to Fund Infrastructure Improvements

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Advocacy / Member Organizations
April 4, 2019

Minuteman Fund Helps ACEC/Florida Secure Victory in Landmark Legal Case for Engineering Industry

In a victory for ACEC/Florida and the Minuteman Fund, the Florida State Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from an appellate court decision upholding the enforceability of contract terms protecting design professionals from liability for consequential damages and for the first time in Florida defining the broad scope of consequential damages.

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Advocacy
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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Member Firm News
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


August 19, 2019

Wright Pierce is proud to formally announce the company’s new Horizontal Infrastructure Assessment Group. As municipalities and utilities face daily challenges of maintaining aging water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, Wright-Pierce has developed this specialized group to address and support these challenges. 

https://www.wright-pierce


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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1,521,200 (August)
1,520,200 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,288,800,000 (July)
$1,288,100,000 (June)

ACEC Stock Index
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40.25 (September 9)
38.80 (September 3)

Dodge Momentum Index
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137.8 (August)
149.6 (July)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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295 Deals year-over-year (September)
297 Deals year-over-year (August)

AIA Billings Index
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50.1 (July)
49.1 (June)

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