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ADVOCACY Results
August 9, 2019
Senator Barrasso Meets with ACEC Leadership

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) (third from left) discussed the political situation in Washington D.C. with the ACEC Executive Committee during the summer meeting in Jackson Hole this week.

July 26, 2019
Engineering Influence Podcast: ACEC's Government Affairs Update

In this episode of the Engineering Influence podcast ACEC's Senior Vice President for Advocacy and External Affairs Steve Hall and Senior Director for Transportation Matt Reiffer discuss the upcoming Senate Environment and Public Works Committee markup of the America's Transportation Infrastructure Act, as well as the current status of water related infrastructure bills in Congress. 

July 23, 2019
Connecticut Reaches ACEC/PAC Fundraising Goal "To Have A voice in Washington"

For the 14th consecutive year, ACEC/Connecticut has hit its annual ACEC/PAC target.

July 25, 2019
ACEC Urges Congressional Action on USMCA

As a member of a coalition of more than 600 business groups, ACEC is calling on Congress to finally take up the US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.

July 23, 2019
"Importance of Advocacy" Pushes Alabama Past Fundraising Goal

For the 14th time in 17 years, ACEC/Alabama has hit its ACEC/PAC target.

July 18, 2019
House Passes ‘Cadillac Tax’ Repeal

Making a rare bipartisan change to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the House of Representatives approved the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 (H.R. 748) by a vote of 419 to 6.

July 18, 2019
ACEC Briefs Lawmakers on Project Delivery Recommendations

WSP President of U.S. Advisory Services John Porcari (center) shares his experiences in project delivery as deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation and interim executive director of the Gateway Corporation. 

July 17, 2019
Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy Committee Addresses Procurement with USACE, NAVFAC and USDA

Members of the Federal Agencies and Procurement Advocacy (FAPA) Committee met at ACEC headquarters for two days last week to discuss federal procurement policy and to meet with their federal client partners.

July 11, 2019
House Passes Green Card Reform Bill

The House of Representatives approved the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 1044) this week in order to tackle the backlog of people waiting for an employment-based green card.

July 10, 2019
ACEC/North Carolina-Led Coalition Passes Indemnification/Duty to Defend Relief

ACEC/North Carolina Executive Director James Smith celebrates passage of landmark liability protection legislation this month.

Member Firm News
August 14, 2019

Boxwood Merger Corp. (Nasdaq: BWMC, BWMCU and BWMCW) (“Boxwood”), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, and Atlas Intermediate Holdings LLC (“Atlas”) (combined together with Boxwood, the “Company”), a leading provider of professional testing, inspection, engineering and consulting services, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Atlas will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Boxwood. Immediately following the proposed transaction, Boxwood intends to change its name to Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc. (“Atlas Technical”) and its shares of Class A common stock are expected to continue to be listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “ATCX.”

https://www.oneatlas.com/


August 6, 2019

The joint venture of Gannett Fleming and Dewberry announced that it was awarded one of four five-year engineering/architecture indefinite delivery, indefinitely quantity (IDIQ) contracts issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District.

http://www.dewberry.com/n


July 24, 2019

WEST was awarded a 5-year Indefinite Delivery Architect-Engineer Contract worth up to $4.5 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Los Angeles District for AE Hydrologic and Hydraulic Services for Civil Works Projects. 

https://www.westconsultan


Market Indicators
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ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.6 (2Q, 2019)
62.2 (1Q, 2019)

Engineering Employment
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1,521,800 (July)
1,517,500 (June)

Construction Spending
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$1,286,997,000 (June)
$1,303,427,000 (May)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.16 (August 5)
41.90 (July 29)

Dodge Momentum Index
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138.9 (July)
145.6 (June)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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297 Deals year-over-year (August)
312 Deals year-over-year (July)

AIA Billings Index
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49.1 (June)
50.2 (May)

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