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ACEC News / Member Organizations
March 21, 2019

ACEC/VA & ACEC/Metro Washington Score QBS Victory With Minuteman Fund Support

Earlier this week, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a new law to close a loophole in the state's Public Procurement Act that allowed local governments to exempt themselves from QBS and adopt their own tailored procurement acts allowing price into the selection methodology.

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ACEC News
March 21, 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 will be conducted from Monday, March 25, through COB Friday, April 12.

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Industry News / Member Firms
March 21, 2019

Mott MacDonald and Microsoft To Create Cloud-based Smart Infrastructure Platform

Mott MacDonald and Microsoft have teamed up to create a cloud-based smart infrastructure platform to help cities deliver sustainable public services. Using performance modeling, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence, the platform will help cities better manage their assets.

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Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
March 20, 2019

Report Finds that $232 Billion in Needed Public Transit Investment Would Yield $928 Billion in Economic Activity

A report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has identified at least $232 billion in critical public transportation investments. APTA estimates that making that investment over ten years would result in $928 billion in economic activity over a 20-year period.

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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


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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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