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Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
February 14, 2019

Final Spending Deal Bill Boosts Transportation Programs

After months of stalled negotiations, including a prolonged partial government shutdown, the House and Senate are finally poised to pass a seven-bill omnibus appropriations package this week that increases funding for several transportation infrastructure programs for 2019.

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Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
February 13, 2019

California to Scale Back High-Speed Rail Project

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday that the California High Speed Rail Project will be dramatically cut back.

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Panel Addresses Bridging the Gender Gap in Engineering

Engineers Week / Industry News
February 13, 2019

Panel Addresses Bridging the Gender Gap in Engineering

In a preview to Engineers Week, which starts next week, Congressmen Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Bruce Westerman (R-AR) joined students and other guests for a panel discussion on the future of women in engineering.

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Solar Employment Dropped in 2018; Companies Bullish for 2019

Industry News / Industry Statistics
February 12, 2019

Solar Employment Dropped in 2018; Companies Bullish for 2019

For the second straight year, employment in the solar industry fell in 2018. The number of jobs at solar firms fell 3.2 percent last year, on top of a 3.8 percent decline in 2017.

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Education / Industry News
February 12, 2019

National Academies Report Looks at Improving Engineering Education

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have published a report exploring the characteristics and career choices of engineering graduates.

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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.

https://www.bv.com/news/s


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


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,521,200 (August)
1,520,200 (July)

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)

Dodge Momentum Index
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143.6 (September)
137.9 (August)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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285 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

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