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December 20, 2019

Congress Passes DOT Appropriations Bill; Fully Funds FAST Act Authorizations for Highways and Transit

Congress has approved FY2020 appropriations for Department of Transportation and Housing & Urban Development programs. President Trump is expected to sign the bill today.

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Advocacy / Industry News
December 20, 2019

Congress Boosts Clean Energy and Environmental Spending

The $1.4 trillion appropriations and tax extenders package deal that Congress sent to the White House contains a host of clean energy and environmental wins on the spending side, including large funding boosts for Department of Energy research programs and more money for EPA and the Department of the Interior.

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Industry News
December 20, 2019

Congress Reauthorizes Ex-Im Bank Through 2026

The House and Senate included a long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank in the year-end spending deal.  President Trump has indicated that he will sign the legislation.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
December 20, 2019

Congress Includes Tax Policy in Budget Deal; Bill Awaits President's Signature

Congress extended expired tax provisions as part of a year-end budget deal in December, including the Section 179D energy-efficient commercial buildings tax deduction and the Section 45 production tax credit for renewable resources. Most were reinstated retroactively for 2018 and 2019, and prospectively for 2020.

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Karen George Celebrates 30 Years of Service at ACEC

ACEC News
December 19, 2019

Karen George Celebrates 30 Years of Service at ACEC

At the Council's Annual Holiday Party, President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr (right) presents a plaque to Human Resources Director Karen George recognizing her 30 years of distinguished service to ACEC and the engineering industry.

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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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