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July 23, 2021
Government Affairs Update: Will the Senate Reach Cloture on Infrastructure?

Matt Reiffer from ACEC's advocacy team came on the Engineering Influence podcast to discuss the week's failed cloture vote on infrastructure and what it means for the future of the bipartisan infrastructure package.

July 22, 2021
On Engineering Influence Podcast, Cardno's Beattie and Fackler Discuss the Nexus of Archaeology and Engineering

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Shawn Fackler, principal archaeologist in Cardno's Portland, Oregon office, and Business Unit Manager Karen Beattie talk about the role of an archaeologist in an engineering firm.

July 21, 2021
ACEC's Darr Urges the Senate to Continue Working Towards a Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Following defeat of a cloture vote in the Senate on a comprehensive infrastructure package, ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr issued a statement today urging Senators to continue to work towards a bipartisan solution on infrastructure.

July 22, 2021
Upcoming Online Classes: Thriving in the new Market Reality and Solving the Profit Sharing Dilemma

Next Week's ACEC online classes are Growth Priorities in the New Social and Economic Norm and Profit Sharing Solved! Ditch Your Old Bonus Program Now.

July 21, 2021
Podcast: Kennedy Jenks CEO Keith London on Pandemic Lessons and the Way Ahead

Keith London, CEO and President of Kennedy Jenks, joined the Engineering Influence podcast to discuss the lessons learned from operating through the pandemic and what he sees going forward.

July 16, 2021
Government Affairs Update Podcast: A Conversation with Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) joined the Engineering Influence podcast to discuss a variety of topics including infrastructure, her work as a founder of the Women in STEM Caucus in the House, and her experience as an engineer in Congress. 

July 16, 2021
Latest Issue of ACEC's Engineering Inc. Magazine Available Online

The Spring issue of Engineering Inc. magazine is available online, with articles on IT outperforming in the pandemic; COVID's impact on the health care market; engineering our way to a better future; and the latest from Capitol Hill.

July 16, 2021
ACEC Urges Action on Industry Priorities in Defense Committees

As the House and Senate Armed Services Committees begin debate of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), ACEC is urging action on three important issues for the A/E industry.

July 16, 2021
ACEC Online Class Provides Keys for a Successful ERP Conversion

In the July 20 online class, Lessons From an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Conversion, Bob Gabel will share what he learned from three separate ERP conversions. He will examine why overhead reductions shouldn’t be the main reason for converting and what’s crucial for a successful implementation.

July 14, 2021
New ACEC Private Industry Brief Shows Strong A/E Revenue Growth

ACEC published a new Private Industry Brief this week, highlighting a huge rebound in A/E revenues. Based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s “preliminary estimate,” A/E revenues in the first quarter of 2021 rose to $85.6 billion, a 7.8 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2020.

Member Firm News
July 20, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology.

July 12, 2021

Woolpert has been granted a trademark for Inspansion, a method of adding capacity through analytics in place of physical expansion, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Woolpert Director of Strategic Consulting David Tomber developed Inspansion to help airports identify logical efficiencies in operations, technology and staffing to optimize facility performance, while deferring capital investment.

July 8, 2021

Global integrated design firm Stantec has established a cross-disciplinary center of excellence to provide sustainable, climate smart, and equitable infrastructure design services.

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1,555,500 (June)
1,552,800 (May)

Construction Spending
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$1,545,300,000 (May)
$1,549,500,000 (April)

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165.8 (June)
175.1 (May)

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370 Deals--Up 30 percent year-over-year

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57.1 (June)
58.5 (May)

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