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February 21, 2020
Rep. Dina Titus Discusses Prospects for Infrastructure Legislation on Engineering Influence Podcast

Engineering Influence sat down with Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) at the Moving America Forward presidential candidate forum on infrastructure in Las Vegas this week to discuss the current infrastructure proposal in the House, prospects for congressional action on FAST Act reauthorization, and what the candidates for the White House should say about infrastructure investment.

February 18, 2020
Presidential Candidates Pledge Infrastructure Support in ACEC Co-Hosted Forum

At the Moving America Forward Presidential Candidate Forum in Las Vegas on Sunday, all four participating presidential candidates committed to investing in the nation’s transportation and water infrastructure. ACEC co-hosted the event.

February 14, 2020
ACEC to Stream Infrastructure Forum on Sunday, February 16, on ACEC Website. Be Sure to Tune In!

As a member of the host committee for the Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America, ACEC will stream the broadcast on our homepage starting at 5:00 ET on Sunday, February 16.

February 14, 2020
Law Banning Telecommunications Products from Five Chinese Manufacturers to Take Effect this August.

As GSA stated in its briefing to the Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy Committee, “No matter what your company makes or sells, come August 13, 2020, any technology your company uses must be checked to ensure that it does not include banned components.”

February 14, 2020
ACEC FAPA Committee Meets with USACE, GSA on Key Procurement Issues

ACEC Director Procurement Advocacy and International Affairs Dan Hilton reports on the Winter Meeting of the Council's Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy (FAPA) Committee

February 7, 2020
ACEC Notches Wins in Challenges to NAVFAC Solicitations

This week, ACEC was successful in challenging two Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) solicitations requiring pricing for the procurement of engineering services rather than qualification-based selection, a clear violation of the Brooks Act.

February 7, 2020
Former ACEC Chair Pecori Testifies to Congress on Permit Delays, Lump Sum Contracting

Sergio “Satch” Pecori, CEO of Hanson Professional Services and 2017-2018 ACEC Chair, (right) testified before the House Subcommittee on Highways & Transit on Thursday, calling for more efficient agency management and decision-making, and increased utilization of lump sum contracting by federal, state, and local agencies.

February 5, 2020
ACEC Statement on the State of the Union Address

"Our elected leaders have the opportunity to grasp the moment and work together to design a bill that not only addresses our backlog of existing projects but points us to the future. We must take bold action to design and fund sustainable infrastructure that supports America’s competitiveness, tackles crippling congestion, and embraces innovation and technology."

February 5, 2020
ACEC/PAC Tops $1 Million in Annual Fundraising for Fourth Consecutive Year

ACEC/PAC raised a record $1,102,528 in 2019, an increase of 1.1 percent from the $1,090,180 raised in 2018.

February 4, 2020
ACEC/Michigan Leaders Discuss PVC, Other Issues with U.S. Representative Stevens

ACEC/Michigan leaders met with U.S. Representative Haley Stevens (D-MI) last week. "It was a great meeting," said ACEC MI Executive Director Ron Brenke. "We covered a ton of issues and we were impressed with how prepared she was." One of the key issues was proposed federal legislation regulating material selections on local infrastructure projects. Picutred from left to right: Jessica Katers, OHM Advisors; John Hiltz, OHM Advisors; ACEC MI Executive Director Ron Brenke; Congresswoman Haley Stevens, ACEC MI President Steve Gravlin, Michael Baker International; Mark Kramer, SME; and ACEC MI President-Elect Jack Wheatley, ROWE PSC.

Member Firm News
February 21, 2020

Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers, based in Denmark, along with WSP USA based in the U.S. have announced a partnership that will combine Semco Maritime and ISC’s offshore wind farm and substation engineering and construction experience with WSP’s expertise in U.S. offshore wind permitting and engineering.

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


February 7, 2020

Terracon is excited to announce its acquisition of Skelly and Loy (S&L), headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa. S&L is a privately held environmental consulting and engineering services company, with more than 50 years serving public- and private-sector clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

https://www.prnewswire.co


February 4, 2020

AECOM announced today that it has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the sixth consecutive year.

https://www.aecom.com/pre


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1,532,800 (December)
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Construction Spending
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$1,324,100,000 (November)
$1,316,800,000 (October)

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156.2 (December)
153.9 (November)

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310 Deals--Up 4 percent year-over-year

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51.9 (November)

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