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ACEC News / Education
March 6, 2020

Deadline for 2020 ACEC Scholarships Extended One Week to March 13

The College of Fellows has extended the application deadline for the ten 2020 ACEC scholarships by one week to March 13. Act now!

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ACEC News / Business Management
March 5, 2020

Hiring the Right Financial Professional

Michael Baker, a CPA and managing partner of Dent Moses LLP in Birmingham, Ala., offers guidance on when and how to hire financial professionals in your firm.

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Advocacy / Member Organizations
March 5, 2020

ACEC Illinois’ Artl Testifies in Support of Contracting Out, QBS, Lump Sum Contracts

In his testimony before the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials on Tuesday, ACEC Illinois Executive Director Kevin Artl urged the panel to fund a robust freight and passenger rail network, but he also put in plugs for three ACEC advocacy priorities: Contracting out, QBS, and lump sum contracts.

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World Engineering Day Survey Highlights Most Daunting Global Challenges

Industry News / Industry Statistics
March 4, 2020

World Engineering Day Survey Highlights Most Daunting Global Challenges

In the World Engineering Day survey of more than 10,000 engineers worldwide, respondents cited securing cyberspace and economical clean energy were cited as the two most daunting global challenges over the next 25 years.

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ACEC Illinois’ Artl Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee for CREATE Program

Advocacy / Member Organizations
March 4, 2020

ACEC Illinois’ Artl Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee for CREATE Program

ACEC Illinois Executive Director Kevin Artl (right) stands with U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. Artl testified before the subcommittee today urging increased federal investment in the CREATE program in Northern Illinois. A first-of-its-kind partnership among the U.S. DOT, State of Illinois, Cook County, City of Chicago, Metra, Amtrak, and the nation's freight railroads, CREATE seeks to reduce train and auto delays throughout the Chicago area by building dozens of new roadway and rail overpasses and underpasses, upgrading tracks, switches, and signal systems, and improving grade crossings throughout the region.

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Member Firm News
November 30, 2020

Thornton Tomasetti announced the launch of T2D2, a software as a service (SaaS) platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) – computer vision powered by deep learning – to identify and assess damage and deterioration to building envelopes and structures through images. 

https://www.thorntontomas


November 24, 2020

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. today announced its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 2, 2020.

https://www.jacobs.com/ne


November 20, 2020

Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a Tetra Tech-led joint venture a five-year, single-award contract, valued up to $50 million, to increase resilience and reduce the costs of recovery efforts in disaster-stricken communities.

https://investor.tetratec


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,504,100 (October)
1,500,100 (September)

Construction Spending
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$1,414,000,000 (September)
$1,410,400,000 (August)

Dodge Momentum Index
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127.5 (October)
129.8 (September)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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299 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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47.5 (October)
47.0 (September)

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