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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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ACEC News / Advocacy
March 4, 2020

ACEC Joins U.S. Chamber in Support of Comprehensive Senate Energy Bill

ACEC signed onto a letter with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders urging the Senate to pass the American Energy Innovation Act, which would be the most comprehensive update to U.S. energy law in more than a decade.

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ACEC News / Education
March 2, 2020

BIM for Infrastructure: Are You Ready to Sign and Seal 3D Deliverables?

In the March 12 online class BIM for Infrastructure: Are You Ready to Sign and Seal 3D Deliverables?, HDR’s Will Sharp, Dan Prokop, Shawn Rodda, and Alexa Mitchell will provide an industry overview of BIM for Infrastructure and digital delivery in the US, including the recent AASHTO movement towards open 3D data standards.

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New ExCom Member Michael Cooper Discusses Leadership and Staff Development on ACEC Podcast

ACEC News / Governance
February 28, 2020

New ExCom Member Michael Cooper Discusses Leadership and Staff Development on ACEC Podcast

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, we talk with newly elected ExCom member Michael Cooper, who is managing principal of HED in Southfield, Mich.

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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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