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ACEC-NEWS Results
October 17, 2019
Engineering Influence Podcast Highlights Reasons for Private Sector Firms to Join ACEC

Eric Peterson, CEO of Peterson Structural Engineers in Portland, Ore. joined the Engineering Influence podcast at the ACEC Fall Conference in Chicago to talk about the benefits that firms working in the private-client markets can gain by joining ACEC.

October 17, 2019
ACEC/Arizona Reaches Annual Fundraising Goal

 

For the ninth consecutive year, ACEC/Arizona hit its ACEC/PAC fundraising target.

October 16, 2019
ACEC Sets Bold New Course With Strategic Plan Promoting the Essential Value of Engineering to Society

ACEC adopted an aggressive new strategic plan this week that will support the industry’s critical role in addressing climate change, transportation safety, sustainable energy and other priorities in the built environment. The plan puts greater emphasis on research to drive thought leadership and proactive advocacy to assist policymakers and the industry to develop innovative solutions to these challenges>

October 15, 2019
Inspirational Speaker Sekou Andrews Calls on Fall Conference Attendees to "Humanize Yourself"

Sekou Andrews brought his high-energy, genre-bending blend of public speaking to the ACEC Fall Conference, at various times discomforting and inspiring the audience.

October 14, 2019
Rinaudo Tells Fall Conference About Cutting-Edge Autonomous Drone Medial Supply Delivery System

Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo thrilled the ACEC Fall Conference audience with how his company has developed cutting-edge drone technology to instantly deliver medical supplies to underserved populations in Africa.

October 14, 2019
Washington Post’s Costa Says Capitol Hill in "All-Out Political War"

Robert Costa, a top political reporter for the Washington Post told Fall Conference attendees on Monday that the nation is witnessing history regarding the ongoing impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump and the potential impact on the upcoming presidential elections.

October 13, 2019
Watch the Video Introducing New ACEC Strategic Plan

Click here to watch the video introducing the new ACEC Strategic Plan, which was approved unanimously by the ACEC Board of Directors today.

October 11, 2019
New York Tops ACEC/PAC Fundraising Goal

ACEC/New York surpassed its ACEC/PAC goal this week but the MO is not resting on its laurels.

October 11, 2019
ACEC and SAME Partner to Strengthen National Security and Underlying Infrastructure

ACEC and the Society of American of Military Engineers (SAME) have entered into a partnering agreement to strengthen their cooperation in improving national security and the underlying infrastructure.

October 10, 2019
ACEC/Indiana Members Focus on Infrastructure, Health Care in Senator Braun Meeting

ACEC/Indiana members met with Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) this week to discuss highway funding reauthorization and health care reform. Pictured left to right: Jon Stolz, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC; Kurt Heidenreich, Engineering Resources, Inc.; Dan Cutshaw, ms consultants, Inc.; Cash Canfield, American Structurepoint, Inc.; Phil Beer, USI Consultants, Inc.; John Brand, Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc.; Senator Mike Braun; Rick Olson, Terracon (Earth Exploration); Michael Rowe, United Consulting; Bill Bailey, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.; and Mike Guzik, Lawson-Fisher.

Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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September 10, 2019

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

https://www.bv.com/news/s


September 3, 2019

Montreal-based WSP Global Inc., says it intends to grow its U.S. presence further with a planned $65-million acquisition of environmental consultant Lancaster, N.Y.-based Ecology and Environment Inc.

https://www.enr.com/artic


Market Indicators
Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,521,200 (August)
1,520,200 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,287,300,000 (August)
$1,285,600,000 (July)

ACEC Stock Index
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39.16 (October 7)
40.25 (September 9)

Dodge Momentum Index
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143.6 (September)
137.9 (August)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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285 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

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