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Industry News / Opinion
November 13, 2019

Guest Blog Post: What’s a Good Outside Board Director Worth?

Ian Rusk, managing principal of Rusk O'Brien Gido + Partners, discusses the key issues and benefits of bringing on an outside director to the board of a privately held A/E firm.

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Online Class Highlights Benefits and Pitfalls of FHwA’s “Safe Harbor” Indirect Cost Rate Policy, November 26

ACEC News / Education
November 12, 2019

Online Class Highlights Benefits and Pitfalls of FHwA’s “Safe Harbor” Indirect Cost Rate Policy, November 26

In the November 26 online class “FHWA “Safe Harbor” Indirect Cost Rate Policy: Benefits and Pitfalls for New and Small Firms” Wayne Owens and Tony Machi will discuss the FHWA guidance that allows firms that have not developed an overhead rate that complies with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to voluntarily use a “safe harbor” indirect cost rate when contracting with DOTs on federally funded projects.

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Happy STEM/STEAM Day!

Engineering / Industry News
November 8, 2019

Happy STEM/STEAM Day!

November 8 is national STEM/STEAM Day with activities across the country designed to encourage kids and individuals of all ages to pursue their passions in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Start promoting STEM education in your community today and continue the effort through the year. 

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Simpler, Kothari Wrap Up U.S. Commerce Department Trade Mission to Southeast Asia

ACEC News / Engineering
November 8, 2019

Simpler, Kothari Wrap Up U.S. Commerce Department Trade Mission to Southeast Asia

ACEC Chair Mitch Simpler (right) meets with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the U.S. Department of Commerce trade mission to Southeast Asia this week.

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ACEC Indiana Highlights Need for Infrastructure Investment in Meeting with Congressman Pence

Advocacy / Member Organizations
November 8, 2019

ACEC Indiana Highlights Need for Infrastructure Investment in Meeting with Congressman Pence

ACEC Indiana leadership met with U.S. Representative Greg Pence (R-IN) this week to urge Congressional action on transportation and infrastructure funding. Pictured left to right: Rick Olson, Terracon (Earth Exploration); Congressman Pence; Bill Bailey, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly; Chris Gale, HTNB; and John Brand, Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc.

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Member Firm News
November 30, 2020

Thornton Tomasetti announced the launch of T2D2, a software as a service (SaaS) platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) – computer vision powered by deep learning – to identify and assess damage and deterioration to building envelopes and structures through images. 

https://www.thorntontomas


November 24, 2020

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. today announced its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 2, 2020.

https://www.jacobs.com/ne


November 20, 2020

Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a Tetra Tech-led joint venture a five-year, single-award contract, valued up to $50 million, to increase resilience and reduce the costs of recovery efforts in disaster-stricken communities.

https://investor.tetratec


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,504,100 (October)
1,500,100 (September)

Construction Spending
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$1,414,000,000 (September)
$1,410,400,000 (August)

Dodge Momentum Index
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127.5 (October)
129.8 (September)

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

AIA Billings Index
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47.5 (October)
47.0 (September)

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