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Advocacy / Member Organizations
December 2, 2019

Team Effort Pushes Illinois Past Annual ACEC/PAC Fundraising Goal

Propelled by a fundraising raffle at their November Fall Conference, ACEC Illinois reached its annual ACEC/PAC goal last week. The MO has achieved that milestone every year since 2005

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ACEC’s 3Q Economic Outlook Highlights Potential Upsides for U.S. Economy

Industry News / Industry Statistics
November 27, 2019

ACEC’s 3Q Economic Outlook Highlights Potential Upsides for U.S. Economy

The latest ACEC Private Market Briefs-Economic Outlook Q3 looks at business economists' views on the greatest upside risks to the economy.

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Architecture Billings Index Rebounds After Two Down Months

Industry News / Market Forecast
November 26, 2019

Architecture Billings Index Rebounds After Two Down Months

The AIA Architecture Billings Index (ABI) rebounded into positive territory in October after two months of decline in demand for design services.

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Project Owners Select Design-Build for Single Point of Responsibility

Engineering / Industry News
November 25, 2019

Project Owners Select Design-Build for Single Point of Responsibility

A primary reason when project owners choose design-build is because it creates a single point of responsibility and accountability for design and construction, according to a study conducted the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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State Expenditures on Transportation Climb in 2019, Water Spending Drops

Industry News / Infrastructure Funding
November 22, 2019

State Expenditures on Transportation Climb in 2019, Water Spending Drops

Strong tax collections over the past several years have led to record state expenditures, with the total reaching $2.1 trillion in Fiscal Year 2019, up from $2.0 trillion in FY2018, according to the annual report from the National Association of State Budget Officers.

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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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