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Engineering / Member Firms
February 10, 2020

Smart Cities: What Really Makes Them Smart?

Recently, I had the pleasure of taking part in the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Singapore, where leaders from around the world gathered to discuss the future of mobility. My presentation – Emerging Mobility Solutions and Smart Cities – was among many that explored vital mobility topics, from technology innovation to data management to sustainability to many others. But, by the conference’s end, one burning question had yet to be answered: What makes a smart city – smart?

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Register Now For the 2020 Coalition Winter Member Meeting, New Orleans, 2/27-2/28

ACEC News / Education
February 7, 2020

Register Now For the 2020 Coalition Winter Member Meeting, New Orleans, 2/27-2/28

The 2020 Coalition Winter Member Meeting will feature sessions on coordinating designs, project teams and specifications.

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Former ACEC Chair Pecori Testifies to Congress on Permit Delays, Lump Sum Contracting

ACEC News / Advocacy
February 7, 2020

Former ACEC Chair Pecori Testifies to Congress on Permit Delays, Lump Sum Contracting

Sergio “Satch” Pecori, CEO of Hanson Professional Services and 2017-2018 ACEC Chair, (right) testified before the House Subcommittee on Highways & Transit on Thursday, calling for more efficient agency management and decision-making, and increased utilization of lump sum contracting by federal, state, and local agencies.

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ACEC News / Advocacy
February 7, 2020

ACEC Notches Wins in Challenges to NAVFAC Solicitations

This week, ACEC was successful in challenging two Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) solicitations requiring pricing for the procurement of engineering services rather than qualification-based selection, a clear violation of the Brooks Act.

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ACEC Michigan and Michigan DOT Renew Partnership Charter

ACEC News / Member Organizations
February 7, 2020

ACEC Michigan and Michigan DOT Renew Partnership Charter

Before a packed house of over 650 ACEC/Michigan members and Michigan DOT engineers, MDOT Director Paul Ajegba and ACEC MI President Steve Gravlin signed a renewed Partnership Charter. Pictured left to right: ACEC MI Executive Director Ron Brenke, Ajegba, and Gravlin.

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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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