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ACEC News / Market Forecast
September 23, 2020

Member Survey: Firm Finances Improve, But Pessimism About Economy Remains

In the latest ACEC Research Institute member survey, most firms reported that financial position is the same or better than before the COVID-19 pandemic, but fewer than one in five believe the market will “return to normal” within the next six months.

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Three Members Receive 2020 ACEC Community Service Awards

ACEC News / Awards
September 23, 2020

Three Members Receive 2020 ACEC Community Service Awards

Each year, ACEC recognizes principals or managers of ACEC Member Firm who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of life in their community. In 2020, ACEC Community Service Awards go to three exceptional members: Janice Gary, vice president of A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. in Rockville, Md.; Karen Kahl, Director, Transportation of RK&K in Baltimore, Md.; James Kleingers, President/CEO of The Kleingers Group in West Chester, Ohio.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
September 21, 2020

Congress Poised to Extend Federal Transportation Programs

Legislation introduced today by congressional leaders would extend surface transportation programs under the FAST Act for one year.  In the absence of a multi-year reauthorization, ACEC and other industry stakeholders have lobbied lawmakers in support of a one-year extension to provide funding stability to clients before the current programs expire on September 30.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
September 17, 2020

ACEC ACTION ALERT: Engineering Industry Priorities for Economic Relief Package

As Congress negotiates an economic relief package, ACEC member action is requested to highlight urgent industry priorities.  

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ACEC News / Infrastructure Funding
September 17, 2020

ACEC Research Institute Hosts Expert Panel on Funding and Financing Infrastructure

The ACEC Research Institute, in partnership with Accelerator for America and the New Partnership on Infrastructure, hosted an online panel on Wednesday looking at recommendations to better align federal infrastructure funding and financing to local needs.

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Member Firm News
July 20, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology.

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


July 12, 2021

Woolpert has been granted a trademark for Inspansion, a method of adding capacity through analytics in place of physical expansion, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Woolpert Director of Strategic Consulting David Tomber developed Inspansion to help airports identify logical efficiencies in operations, technology and staffing to optimize facility performance, while deferring capital investment.

https://woolpert.com/reso


July 8, 2021

Global integrated design firm Stantec has established a cross-disciplinary center of excellence to provide sustainable, climate smart, and equitable infrastructure design services.

https://www.stantec.com/e


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,555,500 (June)
1,552,800 (May)

Construction Spending
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$1,545,300,000 (May)
$1,549,500,000 (April)

Dodge Momentum Index
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165.8 (June)
175.1 (May)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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370 Deals--Up 30 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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57.1 (June)
58.5 (May)

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