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April 13, 2021
ACEC & Coaltion Partners Urge Congress to Create Nationwide VMT Implementation Program

With the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee beginning work on reauthorizing surface transportation programs, ACEC and its coalition partners are calling for creating of a comprehensive national vehicle miles traveled (VMT) implementation program.

April 9, 2021
Engineering Influence Government Affairs Update Focuses on Infrastructure and Advocacy at ACEC Annual Convention

In the Government Affairs update on the Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC's Advocacy SVP Steve Hall discusses how infrastructure is the dominant topic in Washington DC right now and outlines the numerous opportunities for members to get engaged on the issue.

March 23, 2021
ACEC's Greenleaf and Penin Testify in Conress on FAR Credits Clause

Earlier today, ACEC Chair-Elect Robin Greenleaf and ACEC member Carlos Penin testified before the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure on the severe impact that the FAR Credits Clause will have on firms that have forgiven PPP loans.

April 2, 2021
ACEC Government Affairs Update Podcast: Matt Reiffer Discusses the $2.25 Trillion American Jobs Plan

On the latest Government Affairs Update on the Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Vice President for Transportation Programs Matt Reiffer breaks down the $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan and discusses its prospects in Congress.

March 26, 2021
Government Affairs Update Podcast: Infrastructure Action and Earmarks

On this week's Government Affairs Update on the Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Transportation Programs Vice President Matt Reiffer covers new congressional action on infrastructure as well as the possible return of earmarks in the House.

March 22, 2021
ACEC Chair Charlie Gozdziewski's Op-Ed in The Hill newspaper Calls on Congress to Act on Infrastructure

ACEC Chair Charlie Gozdziewski wrote an opinion piece published in The Hill newspaper urging Congress to fund a long-term, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure package.
 

March 19, 2021
ACEC Government Affairs Update Podcast: PPP Credits Clause and Buttigieg to Lay Out Administration's Infrastructure Agenda

On this week's episode, the podcast welcomes back ACEC Advocacy SVP Steve Hall to talk all things PPP, including a preview of next Tuesday's Small Business Committee hearing on the FAR Credits Clause and a newly scheduled T&I hearing featuring Secretary Buttigieg on the Biden Administration's infrastructure agenda.  

March 12, 2021
ACEC Government Affairs Update Podcast Breaks Down $1.9 Trillion Relief Law, Updates PPP Credits Clause Efforts

On today's Government Affairs Update, ACEC Advocacy SVP Steve Hall recaps the provisions of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and discuss the rescheduling of the House Small Business Committee hearing on the PPP FAR credits clause now set for March 23rd. 

March 5, 2021
ACEC’s Darr Talks Infrastructure on Bloomberg’s Balance of Power Podcast

ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr discussed prospects for passage of infrastructure legislation this year on Bloomberg’s Balance of Power podcast this week.

March 5, 2021
Government Affairs Update Podcast: Latest on the PPP FAR Credit Clause Issue

ACEC Advocacy SVP Steve Hall and Transportation Programs VP Matt Reiffer joined the Engineering Influence podcast to provide an update on the PPP FAR Credits Clause and to announce that ACEC members will be testifying at a House Small Business Committee hearing into the issue on March 9. 

Member Firm News
April 6, 2021

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services announced the acquisition of Adams Consulting Engineers, Inc. headquartered in Dallas with additional offices in Austin and Tyler, Texas. The acquisition, only the second in Langan’s 50-year history, helps accelerate the firm’s growth in Texas, where Langan has operated since 2015 in Houston. With this move, Langan now has more than 1,300 employees across 36 offices.

https://www.langan.com/em


March 30, 2021

The recently finalized partnership of Confluence Networks, LLC and MasTec, Inc. has selected WSP USA to assist in completing its Confluence-1 fiberoptic cable system.

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


March 23, 2021

Burns & McDonnell has promoted Leon Harden as the firm’s first diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy manager. After three years working in recruitment at Burns & McDonnell, in his new role Harden will work closely with executive leaders and business diversity teams globally to provide strategic guidance for creating and integrating DEI initiatives and programs into all aspects of the 100% employee-owned engineering, construction and architecture firm.

https://www.burnsmcd.com/


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Engineering Employment
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1,539,400 (March)
1,532,000 (February)

Construction Spending
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$1,516,900,000 (February)
$1,529,000,000 (January)

Dodge Momentum Index
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151.4 (March)
148.8 (February)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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313 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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53.3 (February)
44.9 (January)

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