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ACEC News / Advocacy
December 21, 2020

ACEC Urges Passage of the COVID-19 Relief and Consolidated Appropriations Act

Washington, DC - The American Council of Engineering Companies, the business voice of America’s engineers, issued the following statement from its President & CEO, Linda Bauer Darr urging Congress to pass the COVID-19 Relief and Consolidated Appropriations Act.

   

 

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ACEC News / Member Firms
December 21, 2020

ACEC Podcast Features 2020 EEA Grand Conceptor Winners

The Engineering Influence podcast welcomed Barge Design Solutions' SVP and Director of Site Solutions Carrie Stokes and Senior Geologist and Senior Project Manager Tom McComb to talk about their work on the Cooperhill Watershed Restoration Project in Ducktown, Tenn., which won the 2020 EEA Grand Conceptor Award as the the year’s outstanding engineering achievement.

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Barrett Nominated for ACEC Chair; Three Vice Chair Nominees

ACEC News / Governance
December 16, 2020

Barrett Nominated for ACEC Chair; Three Vice Chair Nominees

Art Barrett, Senior Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc, of Baltimore, Maryland has been nominated to be ACEC Chair-elect in 2021-2022 and Chair in 2022-2023 by the ACEC Nominating Committee.

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Advocacy / Infrastructure
December 16, 2020

ACEC Files Comments in Support of FHWA Proposal on Design Standards

ACEC is supporting a proposed regulatory change from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to give states more latitude on design standards for resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation (RRR) projects on the National Highway System.  The rule would allow State DOTs to develop RRR freeway projects using a performance-based approach rather than follow more stringent design standards that would apply to any new construction. 

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Advocacy
December 15, 2020

ACEC Comments in Support of Revising Content Policy at Export Import Bank

This week, ACEC President and CEO, Linda Bauer Darr submitted comments in support of the Export Import Bank’s (EXIM) proposal to revise its content policy. 

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Member Firm News
January 12, 2021

As enterprises thoughtfully work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

https://www.bv.com/news/b


January 8, 2021

HDR is serving as owner’s engineer for Invenergy’s recently announced Samson Solar Energy Center, the largest solar project in U.S. history. Located in northeastern Texas, Samson Solar Energy Center is designed to produce 1,310 megawatts of power. 

https://www.hdrinc.com/ne


December 21, 2020

Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire KTA, an engineering firm with core expertise in mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, commissioning, third party plan review, and lighting design.

https://www.acec.org/defa


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Engineering Employment
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1,514,500 (December)
1,510,100 (November)

Construction Spending
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$1,459.400,000 (November)
$1,446,900,000 (October)

Dodge Momentum Index
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134.6 (December)
123.3 (November)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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295 Deals--Down 7 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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46.3 (November)
47.5 (October)

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