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June 27, 2019
2019 EEA Gala Red Carpet Interviews Online, Ready for Download

One of the highlights of the 2019 Engineering Awards Gala was the Red Carpet interviews. More than 50 Grand, Honor, and National Recognition Award winners stepped onto the red carpet to talk about their projects and the night’s festivities with D.C. TV Personality Michelle Wardlaw.

May 17, 2019
Guest Post: UBER IN or UBER OUT?

2018-19 ACEC/Florida President Rick Baldocchi, vice president of Avcon, Inc. in Orlando, recounts how the recent ACEC Annual Convention stimulated his thinking about the impact of technology on the engineering industry and the American economy.

May 13, 2019
Watch the Video Celebrating the 2019 EEA Grand Conceptor Award Project

WSP USA won the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards Grand Conceptor Award, which honors the year's most outstanding engineering achievement, for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program in Seattle.

May 10, 2019
EEA Winners Celebrate on Capitol Hill

Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) (center) was one of several U.S. Representatives who toured a display of Engineering Excellence Awards winners on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Perlmutter represents the district in which Muller Engineering designed the award-winning U.S. 6th and 19th Street Interchange project in Golden. Pictured left to right: Muller Project Manager Nancy Lambertson; Vice President Matt Andrews; Congressman Perlmutter; City of Golden Public Works Director Dan Hartman; and President Gray Clark.

May 8, 2019
Futurist Salim Ismail Forecasts Exponential Near Term Societal Changes - Copy

Speaking to attendees at the ACEC Convention in Washington, DC this week, Futurist Selim Ismail was not shy in sharing his thoughts how society and humankind will change over the coming few decades. Based on past patterns of exponential growth in a host of technologies, he forecast that within four years combustion-engine automobiles will no longer be manufactured; solar energy will be capable of powering all of global electricity needs within 12 years, and channeling another futurist, the United States will no longer exist within 25 years.

May 7, 2019
Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Named Year’s Most Outstanding Engineering Triumph

The groundbreaking Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program in Seattle has won the 2019 “Grand Conceptor” Award signifying the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement in the 53rd annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA).

May 7, 2019
CEO Panel Offers Restrained Optimism About Federal Infrastructure Funding Before 2020 Election

Infrastructure association leaders participating on a panel at the ACEC Convention this morning were measured in their expectations about major infrastructure funding legislation this year, but added that it is one of the few issues the political parties can agree on and that Congress and President Trump will want a legislative win prior to the 2020 election. Pictured left to right: ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr, Edison Electric Institute President Thomas Kuhn, Associated General Contractors of America Stephen Sandherr, American Public Transportation Association President/CEO Paul Skoutelas, Waterways Council President/CEO Mike Toohey, AASHTO Executive Director Jim Tymon, and ACEC Chair    ACEC Chair Manish Kothari and ACEC CEO/President Linda Bauer Darr moderated a panel of infrastructure association leaders at the ACEC Convention this morning: 

May 6, 2019
Political Analysts Brazile and Perino Address Polarization, Infrastructure, Election at ACEC Convention

FOX News analysts Donna Brazile and Dana Perino discussed the polarization of national politics, prospects for an infrastructure funding bill, and the presidential election at the 2019 ACEC Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. today.

April 26, 2019
Thanks to All of Our Engineering Excellence Awards Sponsors

The Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on May 7 at the 2019 ACEC Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. will be the best attended ever! ACEC would like to thank the Gala sponsors, without whom this wouldn't have been possible.

April 18, 2019
Share Some Cheer with ACEC/PAC at the Upcoming ACEC Annual Convention

ACEC/PAC will host an Irish Pub Night on May 6 during the upcoming 2019 ACEC Convention in Washington D.C. Enjoy Irish-themed food and drinks and a live band. For more information, contact Jennifer Pugh at jpugh@acec.org or 202-347-7474, ext 322.

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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