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ACEC News / Awards
March 26, 2019

Nominate Top Guns in Your Firm for Young Professional of the Year Award

ACEC's annual Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of young professionals who have contributed to the engineering industry and made an impact on society. The program aims to enhance the image of engineering by honoring young, diverse and talented engineers.

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ACEC Calls on Congress to Invest in America’s Airports

ACEC News / Advocacy
March 26, 2019

ACEC Calls on Congress to Invest in America’s Airports

Infrastructure Push an Opportunity to Increase AIP Funding and Remove PFC Cap

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Industry News / Industry Statistics
March 25, 2019

Road Travel Set Mileage Record In 2018

Total U.S. vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reached a record-setting 3.225 trillion in 2018--an increase of 12.2 billion miles compared to 2017--according to the Federal Highway Administration. For the fifth year in a row, VMT topped 3 trillion.

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Industry News / Industry Statistics
March 25, 2019

Coal and Renewables at "Crossover Point," According to Report

Almost three-quarters of U.S. coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy, according to a new report by Energy Innovation.

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Construction Backlog Indicator Drops in January 2019

Industry News / Industry Statistics
March 25, 2019

Construction Backlog Indicator Drops in January 2019

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator shrank to 8.1 months in January, a 9.3 percent decline from the 8.9 month reading in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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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.

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


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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