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Coronavirus / Industry News
March 23, 2020

Nation’s Power Grid Faces Potential Pandemic-Driven Demand Drop

As more states require businesses to close and residents to stay home, the nation’s power grid suppliers face the potential of a dramatic demand drop.

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Advocacy / Coronavirus
March 20, 2020

ACEC's Darr Pens Editorial Urging States to Keep Infrastructure Projects Moving Forward

ACEC President & CEO Linda Bauer Darr asserts in editorial that now is the time to leverage investment in our critical infrastructure.

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Advocacy / Coronavirus
March 20, 2020

Coalition Urges Congress to Include Long-Term Transportation Funding in COVID-19 Bill

The Transportation Construction Coalition, a stakeholder group including ACEC and more than 40 engineering, construction, materials and equipment supply associations, and labor unions, sent a letter to congressional leaders advocating for the inclusion of long-term surface transportation funding as part of the COVID-19 response effort. 

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Advocacy / Coronavirus
March 20, 2020

ACEC's Advocacy Team Summarizes the Senate's Coronavirus Relief Legislation

ACEC’s advocacy team put together a summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, S 3548), economic stimulus legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader McConnell.

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Coronavirus / Industry News
March 20, 2020

DOD Memo: Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment signed a memo to apply the DHS guidance to states related to Critical Infrastructure, pointing to the fact that the Defense Industrial Base is considered critical infrastructure.

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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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