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May 28, 2019
WSJ Publishes ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr's Letter Calling for More Resilient Infrastructure

In a letter published in The Wall Street Journal, ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr calls for a more proactive approach to disaster mitigation.

May 28, 2019
ACEC, Transportation Allies Call for Repeal of $7.6 Billion FAST Act Rescission

ACEC and 30 coalition partners sent a letter last week to Congressional leaders urging them to repeal the $7.6 billion rescission in Federal-aid highway contract authority scheduled to take place in July 2020.  

May 23, 2019
ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr Releases Statement on Infrastructure

“The case for infrastructure investment has been made. Now we need the will to act. The political playbook has changed; Americans are willing to pay for desperately needed infrastructure investment."

May 23, 2019
"PINS for PAC" Fundraiser Pushes ACEC/Rhode Island Past Annual ACEC/PAC Goal

ACEC/Rhode Island topped its 2019 ACEC/PAC goal this week, relying on its annual “PINS for PAC” fundraising bowling championship event.

May 22, 2019
ACEC/PAC Raises More than $270,000 During ACEC Convention

ACEC/Wisconsin Co-PAC Champion Gil Hantzsch of MSA Professional Services in Baraboo, Wis. won the $10,000 grand prize.

May 22, 2019
ACEC's Linda Bauer Darr Urges President, Congress to Boost Infrastructure Funding

In advance of today's meeting between President Trump and Democratic Congressional leaders to discuss how to fund their proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package, ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr said they shouldn't be wary of raising new revenue.

May 16, 2019
ACEC's Darr Participates in Infrastructure Week Panel Discussion on Outlook for Legislation

As a part of Infrastructure Week, ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr participated in a panel discussion hosted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association on the outlook in Washington for getting an infrastructure bill passed by Congress.

May 15, 2019
ACEC Hosts Reception for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at ACEC Convention - Copy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) discussed the Senate agenda and prospects for an infrastructure package during a reception at the 2019 ACEC Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.
 

May 14, 2019
American Bar Association Panel Highlights ACEC Tax Reform Advocacy Efforts

During a recent American Bar Association panel discussion on the Section 199A 20 percent passthrough tax deduction in the 2017 Tax Reform Law, the presenter asked rhetorically why engineering and architecture are eligible for the deduction while consulting services are not, and then offered the likely answer.

May 10, 2019
ACEC Members Converge on Capitol Hill

Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) (standing, center), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, met with the ACEC/Michigan delegation this week during the ACEC Annual Convention and Legislative Summit. More than 400 ACEC members visited more than 300 Congressional offices during the Convention, advocating for more infrastructure funding, as well as for policies to address the shortage of engineering talent and initiatives to promote sustainable energy projects.

 

Member Firm News
June 14, 2019

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of Thornton Tomasetti, a global leader in the design and optimization  of structures and systems, announces investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focusing on large-scale 3D-printing solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. 

https://www.ttwiin.com/ne


June 4, 2019

Black & Veatch's New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure system. Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. 

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


May 28, 2019

Woolpert Chief Scientist Qassim Abdullah was invited to help evaluate whether unmanned aircraft systems can accurately and efficiently measure stream stage, velocity, bathymetry and discharge.

https://woolpert.com/reso


Market Indicators
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ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.2 (1Q, 2019)
58.5 (4Q, 2018)

Engineering Employment
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1,516,200 (May)
1,512,600 (Apr)

Construction Spending
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$1,298,500,000 (Apr)
$1,299,200,000 (Mar)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.42 (June 7)
37.35 (May 31)

Dodge Momentum Index
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144.3 (Apr)
145.1 (Mar)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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312 Deals year-over-year (Jun)
294 Deals year-over-year (May)

AIA Billings Index
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50.5 (Apr)
47.8 (Mar)

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