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FHwA Proposes First Revision of Bridge Inspection Regulations in 10 Years

Industry News / Infrastructure
November 15, 2019

FHwA Proposes First Revision of Bridge Inspection Regulations in 10 Years

The Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) has proposed new federal standards for bridge inspections and inspectors.

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National HQ Hosts Class on Improving Financials Ahead of Ownership Transition

ACEC News / Education
November 14, 2019

National HQ Hosts Class on Improving Financials Ahead of Ownership Transition

David Cohen, managing director of Matheson Financial Partners, leads a two-day "Navigating Firm Financials for a Well Executed Transition class at ACEC HQ in Washington D.C this week.
 

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Five-Year McKinsey Study Finds Slow Improvement for Women in Workplace

Industry News
November 14, 2019

Five-Year McKinsey Study Finds Slow Improvement for Women in Workplace

Women have made progress in rising to senior positions in the workplace in recent years, but a “broken rung” in the promotion ladder needs to be fixed, according to McKinsey & Company’s recent report “Women in the Workplace 2019.”

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Advocacy / Infrastructure Funding
November 14, 2019

ACEC, Coalition Urge Congress to Repeal $7.6 Billion Rescission

ACEC and a coalition of transportation stakeholders have sent a letter urging Congressional leaders to repeal by the end of 2019 the impending $7.6 billion rescission of highway contract authority scheduled for July 1, 2020.

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ACEC News / Education
November 14, 2019

Best Valuation Method for Buy-Sell Agreements

In buy-sell agreements for many engineering firms, “valuation is the most difficult issue because there is no ready market for closely held businesses,” says Mike Baker, managing partner of Dent Moses LLP, an accounting firm in Birmingham, Ala.

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Member Firm News
March 3, 2021

Woolpert has acquired CivilTech Engineering Inc., a multidisciplinary engineering firm that specializes in transportation, water resources, municipal, structural and construction services. CivilTech has three offices in Texas and serves local, state and federal clients.

https://woolpert.com/reso


February 19, 2021

GEOCOMP, today announced that the company has provided the largest and most sophisticated Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) system ever deployed on a bridge structure in the United States on the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in the State of New York.

https://www.acec.org/defa


February 17, 2021

Kimley-Horn is leading the next phase of Sound Transit's Link expansion program — the 16.3-mile Everett Link Extension (EVLE) and Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) North project, which will add six stations to the light rail network connecting to the under-construction Lynnwood Link Extension at the Lynnwood City Center and extend Link service north further into Snohomish County.

https://www.acppubs.com/a


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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