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ACEC and Business Coalition Call on Congress to Pass Transportation Reauthorization

ACEC News / Advocacy
October 1, 2019

ACEC and Business Coalition Call on Congress to Pass Transportation Reauthorization

As a member of the Infrastructure Working Group (IWG), ACEC has signed onto a letter urging Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer to pass a long-term, robustly-funded surface transportation reauthorization bill ahead of the September 30, 2020 expiration of the FAST Act.

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Industry News / Market Forecast
October 1, 2019

AIA Architecture Billings Index Suggests Weakest Design Market in Recent Years

The AIA Architecture Billings Index dropped to 47.2 in August, down from 50.1 in July. Any score below 50 indicates a decrease in billings.

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Construction Spending Holds the Line in August

Industry News / Industry Statistics
October 1, 2019

Construction Spending Holds the Line in August

Total construction spending was essentially flat in August, with the seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,287.3 billion coming in 0.1 percent above the revised July estimate of $1,285.6 billion.

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ACEC/Indiana Leaders Discuss Transportation with Representative Andre Carson

ACEC News / Member Organizations
October 1, 2019

ACEC/Indiana Leaders Discuss Transportation with Representative Andre Carson

U.S. Representative Andre Carson (D-IN), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, met with ACEC/Indiana leadership this week to discuss transportation infrastructure funding. Pictured left to right: Scott Hornsby, GAI Consultants; Drew Bender, VS Engineering; Rick Olson, Earth Exploration/ A Terracon Company; Shelby Swango, WSP; Congressman Carson; Beth Bauer, ACEC/Indiana; Jon Stolz, Christopher B. Burke Engineering; Shelby Dunn, ACEC/Indiana; Bill Hall, United Consulting; and Hans Peterson, Clark Dietz.

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Latest ACEC Private Market Brief Issue Updates Top Five Macroeconomic Trends

Industry News / Industry Statistics
September 30, 2019

Latest ACEC Private Market Brief Issue Updates Top Five Macroeconomic Trends

In the latest ACEC Private Market Brief-Economic Outlook Q2, we review the top five macroeconomic trends, including business economists' predictions for the timing of next recession. We also look at A/E services revenue data, examining which markets have shown growth, been stable, or declined in the last year, as well as which states are showing economic momentum.

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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
Indicators

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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