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ACEC News / President's Monthly Update
April 2, 2019

President's Monthly Update--April 2019

ACEC President/CEO welcomes in Spring at the Council and gears up for the upcoming ACEC Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., May 5-8, 2019.

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Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
April 2, 2019

FEMA to Invest $400 to $600 Million Annually in Disaster Mitigation

States prone to hurricanes, floods, and other disasters will have access to between $400 and $600 million in grants annually through an expanded FEMA disaster mitigation program created by Congress last year. The funds will be available beginning in 2020.

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ACEC News / Industry Statistics
April 2, 2019

Take Part in ACEC’s Professional Liability Insurance Survey of Member Firms

The 2019 ACEC Professional Liability Insurance Survey of Member Firms for Fiscal Year 2018 is taking place through Friday, April 12.  

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ACEC News / Advocacy
March 28, 2019

ACEC Joins Stakeholder Letter Opposing Intrusive “Transparency” Legislation

ACEC was recently featured in a Bloomberg Law article, States want to snoop on contractors, but plans are stalling, written by Bloomberg’s Andrew Wallender and Sara Merken. The article focused on legislation that is being offered in multiple states to monitor the computer activity of contractors doing work on public sector projects.

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April 4 Online Class: Why ESOPs Work So Well at Engineering Firms

ACEC News / Education
March 27, 2019

April 4 Online Class: Why ESOPs Work So Well at Engineering Firms

The engineering industry has more ESOP ownership than just about any other industry. According to Robert Massengill of Pilot Hill Advisors, there are a lot of reasons why.

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Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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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.

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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


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,521,200 (August)
1,520,200 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,287,300,000 (August)
$1,285,600,000 (July)

ACEC Stock Index
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39.16 (October 7)
40.25 (September 9)

Dodge Momentum Index
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143.6 (September)
137.9 (August)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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285 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

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