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January 22, 2021
U.S. Chamber’s Ed Mortimer Talks Infrastructure on Engineering Influence Podcast

On the weekly Government Affairs Update on the Engineering Influence podcast, Ed Mortimer, vice president of Transportation and Infrastructure at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discussed the “once-in-a-generation opportunity for a long-term transformative infrastructure bill” and talked about how the Build by the Fourth of July coalition, of which ACEC is a member, will work to win passage.

January 21, 2021
ACEC Issues Action Alert on FAR Credits for Forgiven PPP Loans

ACEC is calling on members to contact their Congressional delegations and urge them to support waiving the FAR credits clause for forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans.

January 19, 2021
ACEC Engineering Influence Podcast: Who's Who in the 117th Congress?

In the weekly ACEC Government Affairs Update on the Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC's Steve Hall, Katharine Mottley, and Matt Reiffer discuss the changing face of Congress in 2021 and highlight which lawmakers will lead the committees that matter most to the enginereing industry.

January 21, 2021
ACEC Urges Rapid Senate Confirmation of Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

In a letter sent today to the leadership of the Senate Commerce Committee, ACEC President & CEO Linda Bauer Darr called for the quick confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

January 14, 2021
ACEC, Coalition Call for Passage of Comprehensive Infrastructure Package by July 4

ACEC has joined with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and more than 80 stakeholders in calling on Congress to pass comprehensive infrastructure legislation by July 4, 2021.

January 14, 2021
ACEC Calls for Changes to Proposed Small Business Standards

In comments submitted to the Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding the proposed increase in size standards, ACEC recommended that size standards for the engineering sector involved with physical infrastructure projects for governments and public works entities should be separate from those for manufacturing and management firms, many of which are very large.

January 8, 2021
Engineering Influence Podcast--The Omnibus, PPP and a Senate Flip: The ACEC Government Affairs Update

In the weekly ACEC Government Affairs Update on the Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC's Steve Hall, Matt Reiffer, and Katharine Mottley talk with Jeff Urbanchuk about some big engineering industry wins in the year-end spending bill and discuss the Council's 2021 legislative agenda.

January 7, 2021
ACEC/PAC Fundraising Tops $1 Million Again in 2020 - Copy

For the fourth consecutive year, ACEC/PAC raised more than $1 million to support business-minded House and Senate candidates. Forty states reached their annual fundraising goals.

December 21, 2020
ACEC Urges Passage of the COVID-19 Relief and Consolidated Appropriations Act

Washington, DC - The American Council of Engineering Companies, the business voice of America’s engineers, issued the following statement from its President & CEO, Linda Bauer Darr urging Congress to pass the COVID-19 Relief and Consolidated Appropriations Act.

   

 

December 16, 2020
ACEC Files Comments in Support of FHWA Proposal on Design Standards

ACEC is supporting a proposed regulatory change from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to give states more latitude on design standards for resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation (RRR) projects on the National Highway System.  The rule would allow State DOTs to develop RRR freeway projects using a performance-based approach rather than follow more stringent design standards that would apply to any new construction. 

Member Firm News
January 12, 2021

As enterprises thoughtfully work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

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


January 8, 2021

HDR is serving as owner’s engineer for Invenergy’s recently announced Samson Solar Energy Center, the largest solar project in U.S. history. Located in northeastern Texas, Samson Solar Energy Center is designed to produce 1,310 megawatts of power. 

https://www.hdrinc.com/ne


December 21, 2020

Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire KTA, an engineering firm with core expertise in mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, commissioning, third party plan review, and lighting design.

https://www.acec.org/defa


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,514,500 (December)
1,510,100 (November)

Construction Spending
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$1,459.400,000 (November)
$1,446,900,000 (October)

Dodge Momentum Index
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134.6 (December)
123.3 (November)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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295 Deals--Down 7 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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46.3 (November)
47.5 (October)

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