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Business Management / Coronavirus
March 18, 2020

Pandemic Implications for Government Contractors: How the FAR Covers COVID-19

Ryan Bradel, a partner at the law firm Ward & Berry in Washington, D.C. offers an analysis of what government contractors should know while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus / Infrastructure
March 18, 2020

Fitch Ratings Reports on Coronavirus Impact on Infrastructure Sector

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, while still evolving, create risks that are far beyond what has been experienced in the infrastructure and project finance sectors in many decades. While the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) provides a benchmark and demonstrated the stability of core infrastructure assets (enterprises and projects), the rapid shutdown of major global economies that is being experienced now creates the potential for the near-term economic impact to be materially worse, and creates uncertainty on the future collateral effects on contractual arrangements and the nature of the recovery.

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Coronavirus / Industry News
March 18, 2020

Small Business Administration Offers Low-Interest Federal Disaster Loans to Mitigate Coronavirus Impact

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. All states are expected to be eligible in the near future.

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Coronavirus / Industry News
March 18, 2020

OSHA Releases Guidance on Coronavirus in the Workplace

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a guidance for dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic in the workplace.

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Coronavirus / Industry News
March 17, 2020

PennDOT Suspends Operations in Face of Coronavirus

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is suspending all operations, including construction, except critical and emergency work due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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Member Firm News
July 20, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology.

https://www.bv.com/news/b


July 12, 2021

Woolpert has been granted a trademark for Inspansion, a method of adding capacity through analytics in place of physical expansion, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Woolpert Director of Strategic Consulting David Tomber developed Inspansion to help airports identify logical efficiencies in operations, technology and staffing to optimize facility performance, while deferring capital investment.

https://woolpert.com/reso


July 8, 2021

Global integrated design firm Stantec has established a cross-disciplinary center of excellence to provide sustainable, climate smart, and equitable infrastructure design services.

https://www.stantec.com/e


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,555,500 (June)
1,552,800 (May)

Construction Spending
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$1,545,300,000 (May)
$1,549,500,000 (April)

Dodge Momentum Index
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165.8 (June)
175.1 (May)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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370 Deals--Up 30 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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57.1 (June)
58.5 (May)

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