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ACEC News / Advocacy
March 4, 2021

ACEC Continues to Press for FAR Credits Clause Relief for Forgiven PPP Loans

ACEC lobbyists are meeting with Senators and U.S. Representatives to urge their support for waiving the FAR credits clause for forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans. To keep the pressure on, the Council is calling on members to contact their Congressional delegations to advocate for relief.

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ACEC News / Awards
March 4, 2021

Friday Deadline to Nominate Outstanding Students for the ACEC Scholarship Program

Under the auspices of the ACEC College of Fellows, the ACEC Research Institute will award six General Scholarships in 2021, and one Coalition of American Structural Engineers (CASE) Scholarship.

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ACEC News / Education
March 4, 2021

Next Week's Online Classes: Better Websites, Climate Change, and Improving Your Documentation

Among the ACEC online classes next week, a panel of experts will discuss the ethical obligations and the business opportunities that exist for firms that acknowledge the implications of climate change.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
March 4, 2021

ACEC, Defense Contractors Request Extension of Sec. 3610 Authority

ACEC and others in the defense contracting community wrote Congress in support of an extension of Section 3610. The provision, which was included in the CARES Act, provides the authority for agencies to cover certain contractor costs from existing funds and to keep key personnel and skilled workers in a “ready state” during COVID-19.

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Engineers Week / Member Organizations
February 26, 2021

ACEC Colorado Again Presents Full Slate of Eweek Activities

For the second consecutive year, ACEC Colorado commemorated National Engineers Week with a full series of events, highlighted by an Eweek proclamation from Gov. Jared Polis. Activities included:

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Member Firm News
April 6, 2021

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services announced the acquisition of Adams Consulting Engineers, Inc. headquartered in Dallas with additional offices in Austin and Tyler, Texas. The acquisition, only the second in Langan’s 50-year history, helps accelerate the firm’s growth in Texas, where Langan has operated since 2015 in Houston. With this move, Langan now has more than 1,300 employees across 36 offices.

https://www.langan.com/em


March 30, 2021

The recently finalized partnership of Confluence Networks, LLC and MasTec, Inc. has selected WSP USA to assist in completing its Confluence-1 fiberoptic cable system.

https://www.wsp.com/en-US


March 23, 2021

Burns & McDonnell has promoted Leon Harden as the firm’s first diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy manager. After three years working in recruitment at Burns & McDonnell, in his new role Harden will work closely with executive leaders and business diversity teams globally to provide strategic guidance for creating and integrating DEI initiatives and programs into all aspects of the 100% employee-owned engineering, construction and architecture firm.

https://www.burnsmcd.com/


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,539,400 (March)
1,532,000 (February)

Construction Spending
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$1,516,900,000 (February)
$1,529,000,000 (January)

Dodge Momentum Index
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151.4 (March)
148.8 (February)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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313 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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53.3 (February)
44.9 (January)

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