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Arkansas DOT Provides $1 million For New University Civil Engineering Research Center

Industry News / Infrastructure
February 5, 2019

Arkansas DOT Provides $1 million For New University Civil Engineering Research Center

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Transportation has made a $1 million investment in a new Civil Engineering Research and Education Center at the University of Arkansas.

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Construction Material and Labor Costs Climb in January, Expected to Increase Through First Half of 2019

Industry Statistics
February 5, 2019

Construction Material and Labor Costs Climb in January, Expected to Increase Through First Half of 2019

Construction costs rose in January according to the IHS Markit PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index. The Index, which is a leading indicator for material price and wage inflation in the A/E/C industry, stood at 54.4 in January, up from 53.0 in December.

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Join an ACEC Committee

ACEC News / Governance
February 5, 2019

Join an ACEC Committee

Now is the time to join an ACEC committee for 2019-2020.  Members of ACEC's Open and Appointed committees provide input and guidance on a wide range of issues affecting the Council, Member Firms and the engineering industry.

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ACEC Online Class Reveals The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Proposal Writing

ACEC News / Education
February 5, 2019

ACEC Online Class Reveals The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Proposal Writing

On February 7, from 1:30-3:00 pm, learn the tricks, formulas, and tactics to make crafting a winning proposal easier and less time-consuming.

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FHwA Nominee Nason Says All Transportation Funding Options Are On The Table

Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
February 4, 2019

FHwA Nominee Nason Says All Transportation Funding Options Are On The Table

At her nomination hearing for FHwA Administrator, Nicole Nason said the Trump Administration will work with Congress to develop a long-term transportation funding solution.

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Member Firm News
August 19, 2019

Wright Pierce is proud to formally announce the company’s new Horizontal Infrastructure Assessment Group. As municipalities and utilities face daily challenges of maintaining aging water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, Wright-Pierce has developed this specialized group to address and support these challenges. 

https://www.wright-pierce


August 14, 2019

Boxwood Merger Corp. (Nasdaq: BWMC, BWMCU and BWMCW) (“Boxwood”), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, and Atlas Intermediate Holdings LLC (“Atlas”) (combined together with Boxwood, the “Company”), a leading provider of professional testing, inspection, engineering and consulting services, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Atlas will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Boxwood. Immediately following the proposed transaction, Boxwood intends to change its name to Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc. (“Atlas Technical”) and its shares of Class A common stock are expected to continue to be listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “ATCX.”

https://www.oneatlas.com/


August 6, 2019

The joint venture of Gannett Fleming and Dewberry announced that it was awarded one of four five-year engineering/architecture indefinite delivery, indefinitely quantity (IDIQ) contracts issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District.

http://www.dewberry.com/n


Market Indicators
Indicators

ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.6 (2Q, 2019)
62.2 (1Q, 2019)

Engineering Employment
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1,521,800 (July)
1,517,500 (June)

Construction Spending
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$1,286,997,000 (June)
$1,303,427,000 (May)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.16 (August 5)
41.90 (July 29)

Dodge Momentum Index
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138.9 (July)
145.6 (June)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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297 Deals year-over-year (August)
312 Deals year-over-year (July)

AIA Billings Index
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49.1 (June)
50.2 (May)

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