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CONVENTION Results
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.

April 8, 2019
2019 EEA Gala Registration Surges Past 700; Seats Filling Up Fast

More than 700 have registered for the upcoming Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, to be held Tuesday, May 7th at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2019 ACEC Annual Convention.

Member Firm News
June 14, 2019

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of Thornton Tomasetti, a global leader in the design and optimization  of structures and systems, announces investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focusing on large-scale 3D-printing solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. 

https://www.ttwiin.com/ne


June 4, 2019

Black & Veatch's New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure system. Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. 

https://www.bv.com/news/b


May 28, 2019

Woolpert Chief Scientist Qassim Abdullah was invited to help evaluate whether unmanned aircraft systems can accurately and efficiently measure stream stage, velocity, bathymetry and discharge.

https://woolpert.com/reso


Market Indicators
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ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.2 (1Q, 2019)
58.5 (4Q, 2018)

Engineering Employment
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1,516,200 (May)
1,512,600 (Apr)

Construction Spending
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$1,298,500,000 (Apr)
$1,299,200,000 (Mar)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.42 (June 7)
37.35 (May 31)

Dodge Momentum Index
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144.3 (Apr)
145.1 (Mar)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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312 Deals year-over-year (Jun)
294 Deals year-over-year (May)

AIA Billings Index
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50.5 (Apr)
47.8 (Mar)

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