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December 3, 2020
ACEC Action Alert: Support Essential Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

Urge your Congressional delegation to make important changes to PPP loans in legislation before the end of 2020.
 

December 3, 2020
Online Classes Next Week Offer Firm Management Tips, Orlando "Smart City" Master Plan Development

ACEC will offer two online classes next week, including Mark Goodale of Morrissey Goodale highlighting 50 ways to improve your business.

December 3, 2020
ACEC Calls for Withdrawal of PPP Loan Necessity Questionnaire

ACEC is urging the Trump Administration to withdraw SB 3509, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Necessity Questionnaire, asserting that it changes the original criteria for loan forgiveness.

December 2, 2020
ACEC Comments on CMMC Interim Final Rule

With the interim final rule for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification taking effect, ACEC has submitted comments noting the industry’s concerns over the lack of clarity and definition related to Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) documents.

December 2, 2020
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Goes into Effect

The Interim Final Rule for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) went into effect this week.

December 2, 2020
Judge Tosses Out Administration’s H-1B Visa Rules

A federal judge has thrown out the Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security H-1B visa rules issued in September. The Administration could choose to appeal the ruling.

December 2, 2020
Copperhill Watershed Restoration Project Wins 2021 EEA Grand Conceptor Award

Barge Design Solutions’ Copperhill Watershed Restoration Project in Ducktown, Tenn. has won the 2020 “Grand Conceptor” Award as the year’s outstanding engineering achievement, in the 53rd Annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA).

November 30, 2020
Tune into Podcast Discussion on the Intersection of Engineering and the Environment

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Mike McMeekin with the Engineering Change Lab discusses the intersection of engineering and the environment with guest Jennifer Molnar, lead scientist & managing director of The Nature Conservancy’s Center for Sustainability Science.

November 19, 2020
Eningeering Influence Podcast Highlights EEA Award-Winning ABC Superstructure Replacement Project.

The team from the Weekend ABC Superstructure Replacement Project in Northern Virginia, which received an Honor Award in the national  2020 Engineering Excellence Awards program, visited the Engineering Influence podcast this week to discuss the details of their impressive engineering feat.

November 19, 2020
How to Beat Work-At-Home Burnout

In the November 24 online class Working from Home: Focus and Balance, Business Coach Leo MacLeod will demonstrate how the the same principles that make happy marriages and happy personal lives also work for our relationships with colleagues and clients.

Member Firm News
November 30, 2020

Thornton Tomasetti announced the launch of T2D2, a software as a service (SaaS) platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) – computer vision powered by deep learning – to identify and assess damage and deterioration to building envelopes and structures through images. 

https://www.thorntontomas


November 24, 2020

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. today announced its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 2, 2020.

https://www.jacobs.com/ne


November 20, 2020

Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a Tetra Tech-led joint venture a five-year, single-award contract, valued up to $50 million, to increase resilience and reduce the costs of recovery efforts in disaster-stricken communities.

https://investor.tetratec


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,504,100 (October)
1,500,100 (September)

Construction Spending
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$1,414,000,000 (September)
$1,410,400,000 (August)

Dodge Momentum Index
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127.5 (October)
129.8 (September)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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299 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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47.5 (October)
47.0 (September)

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