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ACEC's Darr Participates in Infrastructure Week Panel Discussion on Outlook for Legislation

ACEC News / Advocacy
May 16, 2019

ACEC's Darr Participates in Infrastructure Week Panel Discussion on Outlook for Legislation

As a part of Infrastructure Week, ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr participated in a panel discussion hosted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association on the outlook in Washington for getting an infrastructure bill passed by Congress.

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ACEC Hosts Reception for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at ACEC Convention

ACEC News / Advocacy
May 15, 2019

ACEC Hosts Reception for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at ACEC Convention

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) discussed the Senate agenda and prospects for an infrastructure package during a reception at the 2019 ACEC Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.
 

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ACEC News
May 14, 2019

Guest Post: GZA's Ernest Hanna Provides an Update on Reliance Letters

Ernest Hanna, a senior principal at GZA in Philadelphia, discusses GeoProfessional Coalition’s plans to draft a model Reliance Letter for geotechnical projects.

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American Bar Association Panel Highlights ACEC Tax Reform Advocacy Efforts

ACEC News / Advocacy
May 14, 2019

American Bar Association Panel Highlights ACEC Tax Reform Advocacy Efforts

During a recent American Bar Association panel discussion on the Section 199A 20 percent passthrough tax deduction in the 2017 Tax Reform Law, the presenter asked rhetorically why engineering and architecture are eligible for the deduction while consulting services are not, and then offered the likely answer.

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Dodge Momentum Index Drops in April

Industry News / Market Forecast
May 14, 2019

Dodge Momentum Index Drops in April

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 0.5 percent in April to 144.3 from the revised March reading of 145.1.

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Member Firm News
June 14, 2019

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of Thornton Tomasetti, a global leader in the design and optimization  of structures and systems, announces investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focusing on large-scale 3D-printing solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. 

https://www.ttwiin.com/ne


June 4, 2019

Black & Veatch's New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure system. Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. 

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


May 28, 2019

Woolpert Chief Scientist Qassim Abdullah was invited to help evaluate whether unmanned aircraft systems can accurately and efficiently measure stream stage, velocity, bathymetry and discharge.

https://woolpert.com/reso


Market Indicators
Indicators

ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.2 (1Q, 2019)
58.5 (4Q, 2018)

Engineering Employment
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1,516,200 (May)
1,512,600 (Apr)

Construction Spending
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$1,298,500,000 (Apr)
$1,299,200,000 (Mar)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.42 (June 7)
37.35 (May 31)

Dodge Momentum Index
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144.3 (Apr)
145.1 (Mar)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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312 Deals year-over-year (Jun)
294 Deals year-over-year (May)

AIA Billings Index
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50.5 (Apr)
47.8 (Mar)

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