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Industry News / Industry Statistics
August 2, 2019

Construction Spending Drops 1.3 Percent in June; Public Sector Spending Slows Dramatically

U.S. construction spending fell by 1.3 percent in June, the largest monthly decline since last November.

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ACEC News / Education
July 31, 2019

August 6 Online Class: Understanding Your Key Financial Ratios

In the August 6 online class Understanding Your Key Financial Ratios. Matt Fultz of Matheson Financial Advisors will focus on the key financial ratios that drive value, such as income statement metrics (including utilization, net labor multiplier, revenue factor, and overhead rates) and balance sheet metrics (like current ratio and average collection period).

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ACEC News / President's Monthly Update
July 31, 2019

President's Monthly Update--August, 2019

ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr reports on an active month for the Council and our Member Organizations.

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Industry News / Member Firms
July 31, 2019

Guest Blogger: Kimley-Horn President/CEO Steve Lefton Looks at the Challenge of Integrating New Employees

Employee integration is a journey, not a destination, says Kimley-Horn President/CEO Steve Lefton.

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College of Fellows to Host Charity Fun Walk at 2019 Fall Conference

ACEC News / Fall Conference
July 30, 2019

College of Fellows to Host Charity Fun Walk at 2019 Fall Conference

After record participation in the 2018 Charity Fun Walk at the Fall Conference in Las Vegas, the College of Fellows will sponsor its third annual Charity Fun Walk at the 2019 ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago.

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Member Firm News
August 14, 2019

Boxwood Merger Corp. (Nasdaq: BWMC, BWMCU and BWMCW) (“Boxwood”), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, and Atlas Intermediate Holdings LLC (“Atlas”) (combined together with Boxwood, the “Company”), a leading provider of professional testing, inspection, engineering and consulting services, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Atlas will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Boxwood. Immediately following the proposed transaction, Boxwood intends to change its name to Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc. (“Atlas Technical”) and its shares of Class A common stock are expected to continue to be listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “ATCX.”

https://www.oneatlas.com/


August 6, 2019

The joint venture of Gannett Fleming and Dewberry announced that it was awarded one of four five-year engineering/architecture indefinite delivery, indefinitely quantity (IDIQ) contracts issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District.

http://www.dewberry.com/n


July 24, 2019

WEST was awarded a 5-year Indefinite Delivery Architect-Engineer Contract worth up to $4.5 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Los Angeles District for AE Hydrologic and Hydraulic Services for Civil Works Projects. 

https://www.westconsultan


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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1,521,800 (July)
1,517,500 (June)

Construction Spending
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$1,286,997,000 (June)
$1,303,427,000 (May)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.16 (August 5)
41.90 (July 29)

Dodge Momentum Index
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138.9 (July)
145.6 (June)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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297 Deals year-over-year (August)
312 Deals year-over-year (July)

AIA Billings Index
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49.1 (June)
50.2 (May)

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