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December 12, 2019
Ways and Means Committee Approves SALT Cap Relief

The House Ways and Means Committee passed legislation to provide relief from the $10,000 cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT) that was established in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

December 12, 2019
ACEC Hosts Congressional Members at Holiday Reception

At the Council's holiday reception for members of Congress at the ACEC townhouse on Capitol Hill last night, (left to right) Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR); Ed Mortimer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; ACEC Senior Vice President of Advocacy and External Affairs Steve Hall; ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr; ACEC COO Laura O’Neill Kaumo; and T&I Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR).

December 6, 2019
ACEC Wins Indonesian Regulatory Change During Southeast Asia Trade Mission

During the U.S. Commerce Department trade mission to Southeast Asia last month, ACEC Chair Mitch Simpler and former Chair Manish Kothari’s won a regulatory change to help U.S. engineering firms operating in Indonesia.

December 3, 2019
Board Support Keeps Arkansas ACEC/PAC Fundraising Streak Alive

For the 15th consecutive year, ACEC Arkansas has surpassed its annual ACEC/PAC fundraising goal

December 2, 2019
Team Effort Pushes Illinois Past Annual ACEC/PAC Fundraising Goal

Propelled by a fundraising raffle at their November Fall Conference, ACEC Illinois reached its annual ACEC/PAC goal last week. The MO has achieved that milestone every year since 2005

November 22, 2019
ACEC Government Affairs Staff Discuss Key Capitol Hill Developments in Engineering Influence Podcast

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Senior Director of Transportation Programs Matt Reiffer and Strategic Communications Director Jeff Urbanchuk discuss two key legislative developments—the repeal of a $7.6 billion rescission in FAST Act highway contract authority and new movement on NEPA regulations. Click here to listen to the podcast.

November 19, 2019
ACEC Secures Repeal of $7.6 Billion Rescission of Federal Highway Funding

Due to the advocacy of ACEC, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AASHTO and other stakeholders, a repeal of the $7.6 billion rescission in FAST Act highway contract authority has been included in the latest short-term stopgap funding bill. 

November 15, 2019
ACEC Supports National GIS Day

As part of National Geography Awareness Week (November 11-15), ACEC co-sponsored National GIS Day on Wednesday. To celebrate the importance of geographic information systems technology, U.S. Representative John Curtis (R-UT) (right) participated in a Capitol Hill reception on Wednesday evening along with Brian Raber of Merrick (left).

November 14, 2019
ACEC, Coalition Urge Congress to Repeal $7.6 Billion Rescission

ACEC and a coalition of transportation stakeholders have sent a letter urging Congressional leaders to repeal by the end of 2019 the impending $7.6 billion rescission of highway contract authority scheduled for July 1, 2020.

November 8, 2019
ACEC Indiana Highlight Need for Infrastructure Investment in Meeting with Congressman Pence

ACEC Indiana leadership met with U.S. Representative Greg Pence (R-IN) this week to urge Congressional action on transportation and infrastructure funding. Pictured left to right: Rick Olson, Terracon (Earth Exploration); Congressman Pence; Bill Bailey, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly; Chris Gale, HTNB; and John Brand, Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc.

Member Firm News
December 13, 2019

UK railways could soon follow in the footsteps of other global transit systems by deploying a new generation of hydrogen-powered trains. Consultancy Arup has been engaged by the RSSB to produce a report charting the course for bringing hyrdrail to Great Britain’s mainline.

https://www.consultancy.u


December 9, 2019

Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, has been selected by the Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) to design energy efficiency improvements at its Clearwater Road Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF).

https://brownandcaldwell.


December 6, 2019

Stantec’s Water System Improvement Project for the City of Burton, Michigan has been awarded the honor of Recognized Project by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) AQUARIUS Recognition Program. The program honors outstanding achievements in innovation, sustainability, and public-health protection for projects funded by the EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

https://www.stantec.com/e


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,530,600 (November)
1,522,200 (October)

Construction Spending
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$1,291,100,000 (October)
$1,301,800,000 (September)

ACEC Stock Index
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41.33 (December 9)
42.75 (November 25)

Dodge Momentum Index
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155.3 (November)
150.9 (October)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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300 Deals--Up 1 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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52.0 (October)
49.7 (September)

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