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ACEC News / Advocacy
August 20, 2020

DoD Wins 5-Week Waiver on Firms Having to Certify Non-Use of Banned Chinese Telecom Equipment

The Department of Defense has been granted a temporary waiver until September 30 to implement Sec. 889 (B). The regulation, which took effect on August 13, requires companies doing business with the federal government to certify that their firms are not using certain banned, Chinese-made, telecommunications equipment, such as those made by Huawei and ZTE.

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Industry News / Industry Statistics
August 20, 2020

2020 Second Quarter A/E Revenues Declined 9% Compared to 2019 Q2

In the U.S. Census Bureau's Advance Quarterly Services Report for the second quarter of 2020 (April-June), A/E sector revenues totaled $80.2 billion, a 9 percent decline from same quarter last year and a 7 percent decline from the first quarter of 2020.

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ACEC News
August 19, 2020

ACEC Women Leaders Discuss How to Expand Inclusion and Diversity

In the ACEC Women in Leadership (WIL) group’s virtual meeting this week, a panel discussed how to expand inclusion and diversity in the ACEC leadership.

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ACEC News / Education
August 19, 2020

Next Week's Online Classes: Biases and the Bottom Line, Self-Funded Health Insurance, and Dealing with Client-Drafted Contracts

Online Classes next week are Blind Spots, Biases & the Bottom-Line: Leadership Development Evolution That Drives Results on Tuesday August 25, Self-Funded Health Insurance: Understanding How to Purchase Insurance for Your Engineering Firm on Wednesday, August 26, and Winning the Contract Tug of War: Balance in Client Drafted Agreements, Thursday, August 27

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ACEC News / Education
August 17, 2020

Latest ACEC Podcast Highlights Upcoming Project Management Course

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Howard Birnberg, the instructor for ACEC's new Project Management 101: Laying the Foundation for Superior Project Managers course, talks about the nine-week program and why it's valuable for engineers at every experience level.

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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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