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February 21, 2020
Rep. Dina Titus Discusses Prospects for Infrastructure Legislation on Engineering Influence Podcast

Engineering Influence sat down with Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) at the Moving America Forward presidential candidate forum on infrastructure in Las Vegas this week to discuss the current infrastructure proposal in the House, prospects for congressional action on FAST Act reauthorization, and what the candidates for the White House should say about infrastructure investment.

February 18, 2020
Presidential Candidates Pledge Infrastructure Support in ACEC Co-Hosted Forum

At the Moving America Forward Presidential Candidate Forum in Las Vegas on Sunday, all four participating presidential candidates committed to investing in the nation’s transportation and water infrastructure. ACEC co-hosted the event.

February 20, 2020
DiscoverE's Sahr Highlights Engineers Week's Wide Reach on Engineering Influence Podcast

Celebrating National Engineers Week, ACEC Director of Member Communications Alan Crockett talks with Thea Sahr of DiscoverE, which organizes the event, on the latest Engineering Influence podcast. Sahr, who is DiscoverE's director of communications and programs, talks about the activities happening across the country and how eWeek has grown into a year-long celebration of engineering.

February 18, 2020
Engineering Influence Podcast Breaks Down What Every Firm Should Know About Digital Twins

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Adam Klatzkin, vice president, business development - iTwin Services at Bentley Systems, talks about digital twin technology and its accelerating impact on the engineering industry.

February 14, 2020
ACEC to Stream Infrastructure Forum on Sunday, February 16, on ACEC Website. Be Sure to Tune In!

As a member of the host committee for the Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America, ACEC will stream the broadcast on our homepage starting at 5:00 ET on Sunday, February 16.

February 14, 2020
Law Banning Telecommunications Products from Five Chinese Manufacturers to Take Effect this August.

As GSA stated in its briefing to the Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy Committee, “No matter what your company makes or sells, come August 13, 2020, any technology your company uses must be checked to ensure that it does not include banned components.”

February 14, 2020
ACEC FAPA Committee Meets with USACE, GSA on Key Procurement Issues

ACEC Director Procurement Advocacy and International Affairs Dan Hilton reports on the Winter Meeting of the Council's Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy (FAPA) Committee

February 13, 2020
Update on IRS Rules for Meals and Entertainment

Beginning in 2018, no deduction was allowed for entertaining clients, employees or referral sources. Most business meals remain 50 percent deductible. One often overlooked exception is office-wide parties or picnics for employees, which are 100 percent deductible. Confused? Don't be. We asked Michael Baker of Moses Dent to break down the rules.

February 11, 2020
Got an Infrastructure Question for the Democratic Candidates? Send it in by Thursday to be Included in ACEC-Hosted Forum

ACEC has partnered with a diverse group of industry stakeholders to host a first-of-its-kind presidential candidate forum focused solely on the issue of infrastructure. The forum will be moderated by reporters and editors at The Wall Street Journal who will ask questions collected by members of the host committee. This provides ACEC and our diverse membership a unique opportunity to have our industry's voice heard by the leading candidates for the presidency.

February 10, 2020
Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg Confirm Participation in Candidates’ Infrastructure Forum

Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg have confirmed their participation in the Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America. at the University of Las Vegas on Sunday, February 16.  ACEC is part of the host committee for the forum.

Member Firm News
February 21, 2020

Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers, based in Denmark, along with WSP USA based in the U.S. have announced a partnership that will combine Semco Maritime and ISC’s offshore wind farm and substation engineering and construction experience with WSP’s expertise in U.S. offshore wind permitting and engineering.

https://www.wsp.com/en-US


February 7, 2020

Terracon is excited to announce its acquisition of Skelly and Loy (S&L), headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa. S&L is a privately held environmental consulting and engineering services company, with more than 50 years serving public- and private-sector clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

https://www.prnewswire.co


February 4, 2020

AECOM announced today that it has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the sixth consecutive year.

https://www.aecom.com/pre


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1,532,800 (December)
1,529,700 (November)

Construction Spending
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$1,324,100,000 (November)
$1,316,800,000 (October)

Dodge Momentum Index
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156.2 (December)
153.9 (November)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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310 Deals--Up 4 percent year-over-year

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52.5 (December)
51.9 (November)

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