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September 23, 2020
Three Members Receive 2020 ACEC Community Service Awards

Each year, ACEC recognizes principals or managers of ACEC Member Firm who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of life in their community. In 2020, ACEC Community Service Awards go to three exceptional members: Janice Gary, vice president of A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. in Rockville, Md.; Karen Kahl, Director, Transportation of RK&K in Baltimore, Md.; James Kleingers, President/CEO of The Kleingers Group in West Chester, Ohio.

September 23, 2020
Member Survey: Firm Finances Improve, But Pessimism About Economy Remains

In the latest ACEC Research Institute member survey, most firms reported that financial position is the same or better than before the COVID-19 pandemic, but fewer than one in five believe the market will “return to normal” within the next six months.

September 21, 2020
Congress Poised to Extend Federal Transportation Programs

Legislation introduced today by congressional leaders would extend surface transportation programs under the FAST Act for one year.  In the absence of a multi-year reauthorization, ACEC and other industry stakeholders have lobbied lawmakers in support of a one-year extension to provide funding stability to clients before the current programs expire on September 30.

September 18, 2020
October 8 Online Class Outlines How to Comply With DOD's New Cyber Security Rules

On October 8, ACEC will present the online class New Cybersecurity Requirements Create Significant Responsibilities and Liabilities For Federal Contractors: What you Need to Know to Ensure Compliance.

September 18, 2020
What Impact Will the New NEPA Rules Have on Your Firm and Your Clients?

On September 30, ACEC will offer an exclusive online class examining the changes to NEPA implementing regulations and the potential impact on A/E firms and clients.

September 17, 2020
ACEC Research Center Hosts Expert Panel on Funding and Financing Infrastructure

The ACEC Research Institute, in partnership with Accelerator for America and the New Partnership on Infrastructure, hosted an online panel on Wednesday looking at recommendations to better align federal infrastructure funding and financing to local needs.

September 16, 2020
Next Week's Online Classes: ESOPs, Cash Flow, and Economic Forecast

Among the three ACEC online classes next week, Greg Powell of FMI Capital Advisors, Inc., will discuss the current state of the U.S. engineering market and the key factors to consider looking forward to 2021.

September 15, 2020
ACEC BIT Offers Cyber Insurance to ACEC Member Firms
September 14, 2020
On Latest Podcast, ACEC Life/Health Trust Discusses the Ins and Outs of Choosing Insurance

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Life/Health Trust Director of Sales John Krebsbach discusses the many options offered by the Trust to help engineering firms take care of their employees.

September 9, 2020
Online Classes Next Week Focus on Business Development, M&A, and Emotional Intelligence - Copy

Among the three online classes ACEC will offer next week, Matt Fultz of Matheson Financial Advisors will provide an overview of the tools that owners need to build value in their firms in today’s M&A environment.

Member Firm News
September 21, 2020

Dewberry has announced that it has been selected to provide construction management (CM) services for the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Quantico Station Improvements project.

dewberry.com/news/article


September 16, 2020

WSP USA has completed the integration and rebranding of Ecology and Environment Inc. (E&E) and LT Environmental (LTE), marking the company’s emergence as a full-service provider and leader in the U.S environment market.

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


September 9, 2020

The City of Anaheim has enlisted Brown and Caldwell to provide owner advisory services for the design-build delivery of multiple groundwater treatment plants. The new facilities will play a key role in Anaheim’s compliance with recent state Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulations and ensure water supplies continue to meet state and federal quality standards.

https://brownandcaldwell.


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,484,000 (August)
1,469,600 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,364,600,000 (July)
$1,362,800,000 (June)

Dodge Momentum Index
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126.5 (August)
124.2 (July)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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290 Deals--Down 8 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
40.0 (July)
40.0 (June)

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