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Construction Spending Surged in January

Industry News / Industry Statistics
March 14, 2019

Construction Spending Surged in January

U.S. construction spending in January increased 1.3 percent over December, the largest monthly gain since spending was up 1.7 percent in April 2018.

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Dodge Momentum Index Slipped in February

Industry News / Market Forecast
March 14, 2019

Dodge Momentum Index Slipped in February

The Dodge Momentum Index lost 4.4 percent in February, falling to 146.9 from the revised January reading of 153.6.

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ACEC  President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr's Statement Supporting Multi-Year Surface Transportation Legislation

ACEC News / Advocacy
March 13, 2019

ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr's Statement Supporting Multi-Year Surface Transportation Legislation

“ACEC’s member firms that work with state DOTs understand the importance of long-term certainty in infrastructure funding and policy.  Without it, state and local agencies and their private sector partners cannot effectively develop and implement long-range improvement plans that help reduce congestion, enhance mobility, and improve safety."

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ACEC News / Advocacy
March 13, 2019

ACEC Supports Tax Extenders

In a statement submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee, ACEC called for the multi-year extension of the Section 179D energy-efficient commercial buildings tax deduction and the production tax credit for certain renewable resources such as biomass and geothermal.

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Alabama Passes Gas Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure Investment

Advocacy / Member Organizations
March 13, 2019

Alabama Passes Gas Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure Investment

On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a landmark transportation funding law, increasing the state gas tax by 10 cents per gallon over the next three years. All the proceeds will fund road and bridge construction.

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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
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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