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March 9, 2020

Engineering Influence Podcast: What You Need to Know About The New DoD Cybersecurity Regulations

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, we sat down with Michael Flavin of SaalexIT to talk about the impact of the Department of Defense’s new cybersecurity regulations for federal contractors. Engineering firms not in compliance with the regulations, whether they are primes or subcontractors, will be barred from working on DOD contracts.

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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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Member Firm News
January 12, 2021

As enterprises thoughtfully work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

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


January 8, 2021

HDR is serving as owner’s engineer for Invenergy’s recently announced Samson Solar Energy Center, the largest solar project in U.S. history. Located in northeastern Texas, Samson Solar Energy Center is designed to produce 1,310 megawatts of power. 

https://www.hdrinc.com/ne


December 21, 2020

Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire KTA, an engineering firm with core expertise in mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, commissioning, third party plan review, and lighting design.

https://www.acec.org/defa


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,514,500 (December)
1,510,100 (November)

Construction Spending
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$1,459.400,000 (November)
$1,446,900,000 (October)

Dodge Momentum Index
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134.6 (December)
123.3 (November)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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295 Deals--Down 7 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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46.3 (November)
47.5 (October)

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