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State Expenditures on Transportation Climb in 2019, Water Spending Drops

Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
November 22, 2019

State Expenditures on Transportation Climb in 2019, Water Spending Drops

Strong tax collections over the past several years have led to record state expenditures, with the total reaching $2.1 trillion in Fiscal Year 2019, up from $2.0 trillion in FY2018, according to the annual report from the National Association of State Budget Officers.

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Pew Report Highlights 13 Innovative Flood Mitigation Solutions

Engineering / Industry News
November 22, 2019

Pew Report Highlights 13 Innovative Flood Mitigation Solutions

A new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts highlights some of the nation’s most effective flood mitigation programs. Based on primary research by Dewberry, the report provides case studies of 13 communities that have implemented effective and innovative ways to reduce flooding

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ACEC Government Affairs Staff Discuss Key Capitol Hill Developments in Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC News / Advocacy
November 22, 2019

ACEC Government Affairs Staff Discuss Key Capitol Hill Developments in Engineering Influence Podcast

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Senior Director of Transportation Programs Matt Reiffer and Strategic Communications Director Jeff Urbanchuk discuss two key legislative developments—the repeal of a $7.6 billion rescission in FAST Act highway contract authority and new movement on NEPA regulations. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Dodge Chief Economist Richard Branch Breaks Down 2020 A/E/C Market Forecast on New ACEC Engineering Influence Podcast

Industry News / Market Forecast
November 21, 2019

Dodge Chief Economist Richard Branch Breaks Down 2020 A/E/C Market Forecast on New ACEC Engineering Influence Podcast

In the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Dodge Data & Analytics Chief Economist Richard Branch forecasts a slight downturn in the A/E/C market in 2020 before the market picks up again in 2021. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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ACEC Secures Repeal of $7.6 Billion Rescission of Federal Highway Funding

Advocacy / Infrastructure Funding
November 19, 2019

ACEC Secures Repeal of $7.6 Billion Rescission of Federal Highway Funding

Due to the advocacy of ACEC, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AASHTO and other stakeholders, a repeal of the $7.6 billion rescission in FAST Act highway contract authority has been included in the latest short-term stopgap funding bill. 

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Member Firm News
April 30, 2020

In the global fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), Parsons Corporation is working with Battelle to operate the Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM that will disinfect N-95 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in support of pandemic relief efforts across the United States.

https://www.parsons.com/2


April 22, 2020

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Jacobs released a Climate Action Plan that outlines the commitments the company is making to help abate the climate crisis. 

https://www.jacobs.com/ne


April 22, 2020

Engineering Consulting Services (ECS) is pleased to announce Tony Fiorillo has been promoted to President of the ECS Group of Companies effective as of April 15, 2020.

https://www.ecslimited.co


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,454,200 (April)
1,539,400 (March)

Construction Spending
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$1,346,200,000 (April)
$1,386,600,000 (March)

Dodge Momentum Index
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135.9 (April)
144.5 (March)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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289 Deals--Down 12 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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29.5 (April)
33.3 (March)

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