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ACEC Government Affairs Staff Discuss Key Capitol Hill Developments in Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC News / Advocacy
November 22, 2019

ACEC Government Affairs Staff Discuss Key Capitol Hill Developments in Engineering Influence Podcast

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Senior Director of Transportation Programs Matt Reiffer and Strategic Communications Director Jeff Urbanchuk discuss two key legislative developments—the repeal of a $7.6 billion rescission in FAST Act highway contract authority and new movement on NEPA regulations. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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Dodge Chief Economist Richard Branch Breaks Down 2020 A/E/C Market Forecast on New ACEC Engineering Influence Podcast

Industry News / Market Forecast
November 21, 2019

Dodge Chief Economist Richard Branch Breaks Down 2020 A/E/C Market Forecast on New ACEC Engineering Influence Podcast

In the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Dodge Data & Analytics Chief Economist Richard Branch forecasts a slight downturn in the A/E/C market in 2020 before the market picks up again in 2021. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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ACEC Secures Repeal of $7.6 Billion Rescission of Federal Highway Funding

Advocacy / Infrastructure Funding
November 19, 2019

ACEC Secures Repeal of $7.6 Billion Rescission of Federal Highway Funding

Due to the advocacy of ACEC, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AASHTO and other stakeholders, a repeal of the $7.6 billion rescission in FAST Act highway contract authority has been included in the latest short-term stopgap funding bill. 

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ACEC Planning Cabinet Works Toward Implementation of Strategic Plan

ACEC News
November 19, 2019

ACEC Planning Cabinet Works Toward Implementation of Strategic Plan

Yesterday, members of the ACEC Planning Cabinet met in Washington, DC to explore the goals and objectives outlined in the newly adopted strategic plan. The meeting, which was moderated by Paul Meyer of Tecker International, continues ACEC’s ongoing work to finalize the implementation of the plan.

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November 21 Online Class: Future-Proof Your Firm by Leveraging Seller-Doers

ACEC News / Education
November 18, 2019

November 21 Online Class: Future-Proof Your Firm by Leveraging Seller-Doers

In the November 21 online class Leveraging the Seller-Doer to Future-Proof your Business Development Strategy, Jeff Echols will show how to leverage the power of the seller-doer for an above-average win rate today and build a future-ready firm.

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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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