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Study Finds U.S. Water Infrastructure to be Inadequate for Increasingly Severe Weather

Industry News / Infrastructure
August 5, 2019

Study Finds U.S. Water Infrastructure to be Inadequate for Increasingly Severe Weather

Current design standards for U.S. hydrologic infrastructure are not adequate for addressing the increased frequency and severity of extreme rainstorms, according to a report published last month in Geophysical Research Letters.

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Industry News
August 5, 2019

Former Energy Secretary Moniz Offers Framework for Deeply Decarbonized Economy

Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz unveiled the Green Real Deal (GRD) last week, calling it a practical plan to tackle the climate crisis.

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Engineering Update Podcast Focuses on Rapid Growth of Public-Private Partnership Projects

ACEC News / Industry News
August 2, 2019

Engineering Update Podcast Focuses on Rapid Growth of Public-Private Partnership Projects

In the latest Engineering Update podcast, ACEC Senior Director of Private Market Resources Erin McLaughlin delves into the latest issue of ACEC Private Industry Brief, which focuses on Public-Private Partnerships.

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Industry News / Industry Statistics
August 2, 2019

Construction Spending Drops 1.3 Percent in June; Public Sector Spending Slows Dramatically

U.S. construction spending fell by 1.3 percent in June, the largest monthly decline since last November.

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ACEC News / Education
July 31, 2019

August 6 Online Class: Understanding Your Key Financial Ratios

In the August 6 online class Understanding Your Key Financial Ratios. Matt Fultz of Matheson Financial Advisors will focus on the key financial ratios that drive value, such as income statement metrics (including utilization, net labor multiplier, revenue factor, and overhead rates) and balance sheet metrics (like current ratio and average collection period).

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Member Firm News
April 1, 2020

AECOM was selected by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop “The Impact of Climate Change and Population Growth on the National Flood Insurance Program Through 2100,” a study addressing riverine and coastal flood response to climate change in order to reduce the risk of flood damage.

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April 1, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has selected HDR to assist it in developing and implementing its 3D Digital Delivery initiative. The effort will redefine how infrastructure projects are designed and delivered in the state.

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March 26, 2020

HDR’s design expertise has been recruited to help tackle the affordable housing crisis in California. The Los Angeles County Development Authority selected Contour Crafting Corporation, in collaboration with HDR and the supportive services provider Volunteers of America, to design and build 3D printed modular homes in the county.

https://www.stoneworld.co


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,540,300 (February)
1,530,000 (January)

Construction Spending
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$1,369,200,000 (January)
$1,345,500,000 (December)

Dodge Momentum Index
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148.7 (February)
151.4 (January)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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320 Deals--Up 5 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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52.2 (January)
52.5 (December)

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