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December 11, 2019
Research Highlights Reasons Why Young Women Choose Remain in Engineering

Rather than looking at reasons why young women leave engineering, a new study by DiscoverE and the Concord Evaluation Group examines why women choose to stay.

December 11, 2019
Build Project Management Expertise Week by Week with ACEC’s Project Management Courses

Designed to help new project managers gain skills and confidence to fit your firm's unique workflow specifications, ACEC’s Project Management Training offers online, schedule-friendly training in the field of project management. The first course, Project Management 101: Laying the Foundation for Superior Project Managers, begins on January 13 and ends in March.

December 4, 2019
Doing Business Outside the U.S.? You Need to Participate in this December 10 Online Class

In the December 10 online class What Every Engineering Firm Should Know About the FCPA, William Steinman and Brooke Rodgers will do a deep-dive into the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

December 10, 2019
Online Class Highlight’s Diversity Positive Bottom Line Impact, December 12

In the December 12 online class Diversity, Inclusion & Dividends 101, Armers and and Kyle Monocure of Neuro-Inclusion define and discuss diversity’s positive impact on your firm's innovation, productivity, and profits.

November 18, 2019
November 21 Online Class: Future-Proof Your Firm by Leveraging Seller-Doers

In the November 21 online class Leveraging the Seller-Doer to Future-Proof your Business Development Strategy, Jeff Echols will show how to leverage the power of the seller-doer for an above-average win rate today and build a future-ready firm.

November 14, 2019
Best Valuation Method for Buy-Sell Agreements

In buy-sell agreements for many engineering firms, “valuation is the most difficult issue because there is no ready market for closely held businesses,” says Mike Baker, managing partner of Dent Moses LLP, an accounting firm in Birmingham, Ala.

November 14, 2019
National HQ Hosts Class on Improving Financials Ahead of Ownership Transition

David Cohen, managing director of Matheson Financial Partners, leads a two-day "Navigating Firm Financials for a Well Executed Transition class at ACEC HQ in Washington D.C this week.
 

November 12, 2019
Online Class Highlights Benefits and Pitfalls of FHwA’s “Safe Harbor” Indirect Cost Rate Policy, November 26

In the November 26 online class “FHWA “Safe Harbor” Indirect Cost Rate Policy: Benefits and Pitfalls for New and Small Firms” Wayne Owens and Tony Machi will discuss the FHWA guidance that allows firms that have not developed an overhead rate that complies with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) to voluntarily use a “safe harbor” indirect cost rate when contracting with DOTs on federally funded projects.

October 29, 2019
What Does Your Firm Need to Know about the New Overtime Rule--ACEC Online Class, November 12

On November 12, ACEC will host a one-of-a-kind online class delving into the details of the new overtime pay rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will take effect on January 1, 2020.

October 3, 2019
Nine Steps to Recession-Proof Your Firm--Online Class, October 8

What you do now, while the market is hot, will determine whether the growth your firm has experienced will sustain when things get bad.

Member Firm News
December 13, 2019

UK railways could soon follow in the footsteps of other global transit systems by deploying a new generation of hydrogen-powered trains. Consultancy Arup has been engaged by the RSSB to produce a report charting the course for bringing hyrdrail to Great Britain’s mainline.

https://www.consultancy.u


December 9, 2019

Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, has been selected by the Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) to design energy efficiency improvements at its Clearwater Road Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF).

https://brownandcaldwell.


December 6, 2019

Stantec’s Water System Improvement Project for the City of Burton, Michigan has been awarded the honor of Recognized Project by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) AQUARIUS Recognition Program. The program honors outstanding achievements in innovation, sustainability, and public-health protection for projects funded by the EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

https://www.stantec.com/e


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,530,600 (November)
1,522,200 (October)

Construction Spending
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$1,291,100,000 (October)
$1,301,800,000 (September)

ACEC Stock Index
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41.33 (December 9)
42.75 (November 25)

Dodge Momentum Index
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155.3 (November)
150.9 (October)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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300 Deals--Up 1 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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52.0 (October)
49.7 (September)

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