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March 30, 2020
ACEC's Advocacy SVP Steve Hall Discusses the Economic Stimulus and What's Ahead on the Engineering Influence Podcast

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC's Steve Hall reviewed the congressional action on the CARES Act stimulus bill, which was signed into law by President Trump on Friday.

March 27, 2020
ACEC Advocacy Team Summarizes Key Items for Engineering Firms in $2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Bill

The House passed the CARES Act by Unanimous Consent on 3/27/20. The bill now goes to the president for his signature.  

March 23, 2020
ACEC advocacy team gives Updates on the CARES Act

Over the weekend, ACEC's advocacy department updated members on the status of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). 

March 20, 2020
ACEC's Advocacy Team Summarizes the Senate's Coronavirus Relief Legislation

ACEC’s advocacy team put together a summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, S 3548), economic stimulus legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader McConnell.

March 20, 2020
ACEC's Darr Pens Editorial Urging States to Keep Infrastructure Projects Moving Forward

ACEC President & CEO Linda Bauer Darr asserts in editorial that now is the time to leverage investment in our critical infrastructure.

March 20, 2020
Coalition Urges Congress to Include Long-Term Transportation Funding in COVID-19 Bill

The Transportation Construction Coalition, a stakeholder group including ACEC and more than 40 engineering, construction, materials and equipment supply associations, and labor unions, sent a letter to congressional leaders advocating for the inclusion of long-term surface transportation funding as part of the COVID-19 response effort. 

March 19, 2020
ACEC and Coalition Urge Delay in Tax Filing, Other Measures

ACEC joined a coalition of more than 100 trade associations on a letter to congressional leaders asking for a delay in tax filing and other key ways to help employers keep people on the payroll.

March 19, 2020
ACEC and Coalition Call for $10 Billion Infusion for Airports

ACEC joined other engineering and construction groups in urging Congress to include a $10 billion immediate infusion for airports, in order to backstop lost revenue in Passenger Facility Charges and ensure that critical improvement projects are able to proceed.

March 19, 2020
ACEC Calls on Congress to Ensure Adequate Protection for Government Contractors

ACEC and its coalition partners have urged Congressional leaders to provide guidance to ensure the health and economic security of government contractors during the Coronavirus pandemic.

March 17, 2020
Legislative Update: H.R. 6021, the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”

On March 14, 2020, the House passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) by a vote of 363-40, and on March 16, 2020 the House approved significant modifications to H.R. 6201 that are designed to mitigate the impact on employers.  The Senate passed H.R. 6201 as amended by the House on March 18, 2020, and shortly thereafter the President signed it into law.

Member Firm News
April 1, 2020

AECOM was selected by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop “The Impact of Climate Change and Population Growth on the National Flood Insurance Program Through 2100,” a study addressing riverine and coastal flood response to climate change in order to reduce the risk of flood damage.

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April 1, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has selected HDR to assist it in developing and implementing its 3D Digital Delivery initiative. The effort will redefine how infrastructure projects are designed and delivered in the state.

https://www.acppubs.com/a


March 26, 2020

HDR’s design expertise has been recruited to help tackle the affordable housing crisis in California. The Los Angeles County Development Authority selected Contour Crafting Corporation, in collaboration with HDR and the supportive services provider Volunteers of America, to design and build 3D printed modular homes in the county.

https://www.stoneworld.co


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,540,300 (February)
1,530,000 (January)

Construction Spending
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$1,369,200,000 (January)
$1,345,500,000 (December)

Dodge Momentum Index
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148.7 (February)
151.4 (January)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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320 Deals--Up 5 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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52.2 (January)
52.5 (December)

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