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ACEC News / Awards
September 30, 2019

ACEC and NSPE to Honor 2019 QBS Award Winners

ACEC and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) have selected two winners of the  2019 QBS Award.

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ACEC's Engineering Influence Podcast Interviews Congressman Rodney Davis

ACEC News / Advocacy
September 30, 2019

ACEC's Engineering Influence Podcast Interviews Congressman Rodney Davis

In the latest Engineering Influence podcast, U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) shares his thoughts on the prospects of an infrastructure bill this Congress and discusses the challenges and opportunities for bipartisan compromise in the weeks ahead. 

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Industry News
September 26, 2019

Digital Advocacy Expert Featured on latest Engineering Influence Podcast

Mark Bryant, considered among the most highly regarded technology experts in politics and advocacy, offers his insights on effective digital advocacy in the world of big data during ACEC’s latest Engineering Influence podcast.

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DOL Finalizes Overtime Pay Rule

Industry News
September 24, 2019

DOL Finalizes Overtime Pay Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a new overtime pay rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The agency periodically updates the salary threshold below which employees who work more than 40 hours in a week must be paid time and a half overtime. 

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Secretary Chao Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Airport Infrastructure Grants

September 24, 2019

Secretary Chao Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Airport Infrastructure Grants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants to 354 airports in 44 states and Puerto Rico and Micronesia. This is the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

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Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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September 10, 2019

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

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September 3, 2019

Montreal-based WSP Global Inc., says it intends to grow its U.S. presence further with a planned $65-million acquisition of environmental consultant Lancaster, N.Y.-based Ecology and Environment Inc.

https://www.enr.com/artic


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1,521,200 (August)
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Construction Spending
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$1,287,300,000 (August)
$1,285,600,000 (July)

ACEC Stock Index
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39.16 (October 7)
40.25 (September 9)

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143.6 (September)
137.9 (August)

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285 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

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50.1 (July)

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