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EBI: Recruitment and Retention are Biggest Challenges for Firm Leaders

Industry News / Market Forecast
July 25, 2019

EBI: Recruitment and Retention are Biggest Challenges for Firm Leaders

More than half of firm leaders (52 percent) participating in the 2nd Quarter ACEC Engineering Business Index survey reported that recruiting and retaining quality employees is their biggest challenge.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
July 23, 2019

"Importance of Advocacy" Pushes Alabama Past Fundraising Goal

For the 14th time in 17 years, ACEC/Alabama has hit its ACEC/PAC target.

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EBI Survey Respondents Report Positive Impacts of 2017 Tax Reform

ACEC News / Market Forecast
July 23, 2019

EBI Survey Respondents Report Positive Impacts of 2017 Tax Reform

In the latest Engineering Business Index survey released last week, more than one quarter of firm leaders (26 percent) credited the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with improving their bottom line."

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ACEC News / Awards
July 23, 2019

QBS Awards Nominations Deadline Extended to August 30

Submit your nominations now for the 2019 QBS Awards, which recognize public and private entities that make exemplary use of the Qualifications-Based Selection process at the federal, state and local levels. The deadline has been extended to August 30, 2019.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
July 23, 2019

Connecticut Reaches ACEC/PAC Fundraising Goal "To Have a Voice in Washington"

For the 14th consecutive year, ACEC/Connecticut has hit its annual ACEC/PAC target.

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Member Firm News
January 24, 2020

Burns & McDonnell will serve as engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contractor for an extensive $134 million electrical control system upgrade and modernization project for the New York Power Authority’s 2,525-megawatt (MW) Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant. 

https://www.burnsmcd.com/


January 23, 2020

Black & Veatch’s commitment to workplace diversity puts it among the world’s engineering and construction leaders who understand the social and financial importance of enabling a diverse and inclusive workforce. Now, Forbes has honored Black & Veatch by placing the company on its annual list of Best Employers for Diversity.

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


January 21, 2020

Advances in technology are pushing critical human infrastructure in exciting new directions, creating both risk and reward for utilities eager to become more sustainable, efficient, reliable and resilient. Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Report, released today as a free download, explores the challenges and opportunities ahead for a grid tested simultaneously by climate shocks, aging equipment and the influx of intermittent and often volatile distributed energy resources (DER).

https://www.3blmedia.com/


Market Indicators
Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,532,800 (December)
1,529,700 (November)

Construction Spending
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$1,324,100,000 (November)
$1,316,800,000 (October)

Dodge Momentum Index
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156.2 (December)
153.9 (November)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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310 Deals--Up 4 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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52.5 (December)
51.9 (November)

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