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First International BIM Standards Published

Industry News
February 7, 2019

First International BIM Standards Published

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released the first international Building Information Modeling (BIM) standards.

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ACEC/Ohio Supports U.S. Representative Kaptur

Advocacy / Member Organizations
February 6, 2019

ACEC/Ohio Supports U.S. Representative Kaptur

Meeting with ACEC/Ohio members, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, discussed working with the engineering industry to improve the Ohio Turnpike and create an energy corridor. Pictured left to right: Tom Mosure, ms consultants; Rep. Kaptur; Mike Duffey, SSOE Group; and ACEC/Ohio President Beth Easterday.

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Keep Your Firm Thriving with ACEC's Business of Design Consulting Course, April 3-6

ACEC News / Education
February 6, 2019

Keep Your Firm Thriving with ACEC's Business of Design Consulting Course, April 3-6

ACEC’s Business of Design Consulting course in Phoenix, April 3-6, provides a proven playbook for building leadership and managing your firm.

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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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Member Firm News
July 10, 2019

Woolpert had numerous surveying, mapping and geospatial professionals complete the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) training July 2. The training is part of PennDOT’s certification process, along with attaining a Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), for contractors who use drones on state projects. Woolpert became the first provider approved.

https://woolpert.com/reso


July 10, 2019

The engineering and design team of Black & Veatch/Brown and Caldwell has been selected to develop a water sustainability blueprint for Winter Haven, Florida. As home to the "Chain of Lakes”, an important regional water and recreational resource, and with a growing population of more than 37,000 potable-water customers, the City views water resiliency as critical to Winter Haven’s continued prosperity.

http://www.brownandcaldwe


June 19, 2019

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Business Insurance Trust (BIT) and Greyling/EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants have announced that Paul Boyce, P.E., PG, has been appointed a Trustee for the ACEC Business Insurance Trust.

https://www.acec.org/defa


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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40.29 (June 24)
38.42 (June 7)

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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50.2 (May)
50.5 (Apr)

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