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December 3, 2021
Government Affairs Update: ACEC Action Alert on the PPP FAR Credits Clause

ACEC's Steve Hall came on the Engineering Influence podcast to discuss the new ACEC Action Alert on the PPP FAR credits clause focused on Senate action on the National Defense Authorization Act.

November 30, 2021
ACEC Calls for Rescue Plan Funds to Address Supply Chain Delays and Shortages

The Council has joined 18 other stakeholder groups in asking Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to authorize the use of state and local fiscal recovery funds under the American Rescue Plan to mitigate the effects of supply chain delays and shortages.

November 19, 2021
The House Voted. What's Next for Reconciliation?

Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation by a vote of 220-213 (section-by-section summary).  This $2 trillion social infrastructure and tax increase package represents the majority of the Biden Administration’s social agenda.  

November 19, 2021
ACEC Launches Resources for IIJA Implementation

ACEC's Advocacy team launched a new landing page to provide member firms with resources on the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

November 19, 2021
DOT Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Discretionary Grants to States

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced this week that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program.

November 11, 2021
Administration Pushes Back Implementation of EO 14042 to January 18, 2022

The Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce has moved the date of implementation of EO 14042 to January 18, 2022. Further guidance is linked below.

November 10, 2021
What is the Significance of the Stay Order on OSHA's COVID Emergency Temporary Standard?

On Saturday, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on OSHA’s vaccination, testing, and face coverings emergency temporary standard (ETS). It is important to understand that this ruling has been challenged by the federal government and legal proceedings are ongoing. In addition, it only affects the OSHA ETS and does not alter the implementation of EO 14042, the federal contractor mandate.

 

November 8, 2021
ACEC Chair Robin Greenleaf: "A Great Day for Our Industry"

ACEC Chair Robin Greenleaf on the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

November 4, 2021
ACEC Wins Delay in Federal Contractor Vaccination Mandate Until January 4, 2022

OSHA ETS announcement pushes back the date of implementation for E.O. 14042, the federal contractor mandate. ALL vaccination mandates will begin implementation on January 4, 2022. It remains unclear if that means you need to be fully vaccinated two weeks prior or not, as currently required in the federal contractor mandate. We are seeking this clarification.

October 28, 2021
ACEC Leads Built Environment Effort to Request More EO 14042 Flexibility

ACEC sent a letter to the White House this week reinforcing our call for flexibility in the implementation of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.

Member Firm News
November 29, 2021

The Kleinfelder Group, Inc., a leading engineering, design, construction management, construction materials inspection and testing, and environmental professional services firm, announced today that it has acquired Century Engineering, Inc. (Century) and all affiliates.

https://www.kleinfelder.c


November 23, 2021

The $100 million C-44 Reservoir/STA is the largest environmental restoration project in U.S. history, and included construction of several miles of canals, reservoirs, and new wetlands in Martin County. It is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), designed to create a natural filter capable of cleaning billions of gallons of fresh water before it hits the St. Lucie Estuary and other waterways.

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


November 22, 2021

Jacobs Global Technology Leader for Drinking Water Quality Jennifer Liggett, Global Drinking Water & Reuse Solutions Director Russell Ford, and Financial Services Consulting Team Lead Mike Matichich, summarize the recent H.R. 3684 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act legislation, including what the investments and opportunities are for the water sector and how funding may be accessed.

https://www.jacobs.com/ne


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Engineering Employment
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1,596,800 (November)
1,594,800 (October)

Construction Spending
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$1,598,000,000 (October)
$1,594,800,000 (September)

Dodge Momentum Index
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181.2 (October)
164.6 (September)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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414 Deals—Up 32 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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54.3 (October)
56.6 (September)

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