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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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ACEC Illinois’ Artl Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee for CREATE Program

Advocacy / Member Organizations
March 4, 2020

ACEC Illinois’ Artl Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee for CREATE Program

ACEC Illinois Executive Director Kevin Artl (right) stands with U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL), who chairs the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. Artl testified before the subcommittee today urging increased federal investment in the CREATE program in Northern Illinois. A first-of-its-kind partnership among the U.S. DOT, State of Illinois, Cook County, City of Chicago, Metra, Amtrak, and the nation's freight railroads, CREATE seeks to reduce train and auto delays throughout the Chicago area by building dozens of new roadway and rail overpasses and underpasses, upgrading tracks, switches, and signal systems, and improving grade crossings throughout the region.

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Member Firm News
March 3, 2021

Woolpert has acquired CivilTech Engineering Inc., a multidisciplinary engineering firm that specializes in transportation, water resources, municipal, structural and construction services. CivilTech has three offices in Texas and serves local, state and federal clients.

https://woolpert.com/reso


February 19, 2021

GEOCOMP, today announced that the company has provided the largest and most sophisticated Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system ever deployed on a bridge structure in the United States on the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in the State of New York.

https://www.acec.org/defa


February 17, 2021

Kimley-Horn is leading the next phase of Sound Transit's Link expansion program — the 16.3-mile Everett Link Extension (EVLE) and Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) North project, which will add six stations to the light rail network connecting to the under-construction Lynnwood Link Extension at the Lynnwood City Center and extend Link service north further into Snohomish County.

https://www.acppubs.com/a


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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