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October 21, 2020
ACEC Massachusetts Surpasses ACEC/PAC Fundraising Goal Yet Again

For the fourteenth consecutive year, ACEC Massachusetts has hit its annual ACEC/PAC fundraising target.

October 20, 2020
ACEC North Dakota Extends Remarkable ACEC/PAC Fundraising Performance

ACEC North Dakota surpassed its 2020 ACEC/PAC fundraising goal last week. The M.O. has reached its goal every year since 2005.

October 14, 2020
Federal Contractors Join in Opposition to Executive Order that Bars Certain Diversity and Inclusion Training

ACEC joined with members of the federal contracting community this week in a letter to President Trump raising numerous concerns and objections to Executive Order 13950 - Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.

October 9, 2020
DOL Releases FAQ’s Addressing Diversity and Inclusion Executive Order and the Impact on Federal Contractors.

On September 22, President Trump issued Executive Order 13950, “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.” The Executive Order sets forth the policy of the United States “not to promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating” and prohibits federal contractors from inculcating such views in their employees in workplace diversity and inclusion training.

October 8, 2020
ACEC Research Institute Hosts Online Panel on Holistic Infrastructure Planning and Design

The ACEC Research Institute, in partnership with Accelerator for America and the New Partnership on Infrastructure, hosted on Wednesday the final segment in a series of four online panel discussions looking at recommendations for better aligning federal policies, funding, and regulations with local needs and priorities.

October 8, 2020
ACEC/PAC Summer Sweepstakes Sets Fundraising Record

In its 2020 Summer Sweepstakes, ACEC/PAC sold 3,103 $25 tickets and raised a record $77,575.

October 5, 2020
ACEC Seeks Clarification on Treatment of Forgiven PPP Loans, Firm Overhead Rates

ACEC President Linda Bauer Darr sent a letter to the Treasury Department, the Small Business Administration, and the White House Office of Management and Budget seeking clarification that engineering firms do not need to provide a credit on government contracts for forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans.

October 1, 2020
ACEC Oregon Passes ACEC/PAC Fundraising Goal Earlier than Ever

For the 13th consecutive year, ACEC Oregon has surpassed its 2020 ACEC/PAC fundraising goal. Oregon is the eighth state to hit its annual PAC target this year.

October 1, 2020
Congress Clears Stopgap Funding Bill, FAST Act Extension

The House and Senate have passed a “Continuing Resolution” to fund federal government programs through December 11 and extend expiring surface transportation programs for one year.  The President signed the bill into law, avoiding a lapse at the beginning of the new fiscal year.

 

September 29, 2020
ACEC Advocacy Team Previews Upcoming Webinars on NEPA and DOD Cyber Security Rules

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC’s Matt Reiffer and Dan Hilton preview two important online classes for member firms.

Member Firm News
October 20, 2020

Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: Electric Report – driven by expert analyses of a survey of more than 600 power sector stakeholders – brings into focus an electric industry navigating its way through challenges and opportunities of an evolving energy ecosystem.

 

https://www.bv.com/2020-s


October 14, 2020

The Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded a General Design, Civil Works Projects Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract to the H D CW Joint Venture, led by the consulting firms of HDR and Dewberry

https://www.hdrinc.com/ne


October 6, 2020

Terracon is pleased to announce it has further enhanced Stage1; its innovative site-selection tool to now include environmental and geotechnical condition assessment. Stage1 combines Terracon's extensive project data, compiled over its 50-plus year history, with environmental and geologic data sources from more than 700 public and private map sources, and curates it with the local experience of professionals from more than 150 offices to provide remote, site-specific site research without the cost, time and risk associated with intrusive exploration and investigation.

https://www.prnewswire.co


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,500,800 (September)
1,487,700 (August)

Construction Spending
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$1,412,800,000 (August)
$1,392,700,000 (July)

Dodge Momentum Index
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130.8 (September)
126.2 (August)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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299 Deals--Down 3 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
40.0 (July)
40.0 (June)

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