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August 14, 2019
Register Today for the August 22 Online Class "RFP—Request for Personality, Win People, Win Projects"

In the August 22 online class RFP—Request for Personality, Win People, Win Projects John Burke will explore how to develop exceptional relationships and become the consultant of choice and trusted advisor for all your clients.

August 6, 2019
Engineering Influence Podcast Unveils New ACEC Online Course on Project Management

In the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Senior Marketing and Education Manager Maureen Brown speaks with Howard Birnberg, executive director of the Association for Project Managers, about ACEC's newest online course: Advanced Skills for Superior Project Managers.

July 31, 2019
August 6 Online Class: Understanding Your Key Financial Ratios

In the August 6 online class Understanding Your Key Financial Ratios. Matt Fultz of Matheson Financial Advisors will focus on the key financial ratios that drive value, such as income statement metrics (including utilization, net labor multiplier, revenue factor, and overhead rates) and balance sheet metrics (like current ratio and average collection period).

July 10, 2019
Avoid the M&A Pitfalls--ACEC Online Class, July 24

In the July 24 ACEC online class Solving the Mystery of Mergers & Acquisitions (Spoiler Alert: The Owner/Founder Did It!), Bill Mandel, partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, will share the essentials of M&A.

July 10, 2019
Tomorrow--Online Class on Meeting the Changing Needs of Water and Electric Utility Clients. Register Today!

You probably have water or electric utility clients facing new requirements for risk assessments and risk management processes as well as emergency response planning.  Armed with information about the risk assessment and risk management processes, you will become a seamless team player to help your clients meet their compliance requirements and improve utility resilience.  

June 21, 2019
Register Now for July 11 Online Class on Client Utility Risk Assessment and Cybersecurity Risk Management

You probably have water or electric utility clients facing new requirements for risk assessments and risk management processes as well as emergency response planning.  Armed with information about the risk assessment and risk management processes, you will become a seamless team player to help your clients meet their compliance requirements and improve utility resilience.  

June 19, 2019
Sign Up Now for June 27 Online Class on How to Qualify an Innovative Private Sector Project for DOE Loans Before Funds are Used Up

Your firm may have clients looking at energy or energy-related projects (in the $50 to $500 million range) that qualify for Department of Energy (DOE) loans or loan guarantees. Arming yourself with information about the process and how best to cut through to key factors that will qualify an eligible project and get it approved could place your firm at the leading edge of energy innovation.

May 31, 2019
Buy-Sell Agreements – Don’t Sell Your Firm Short

Your firm’s buy-sell agreement determines when and how ownership changes, yet most buy-sell agreements are drafted, signed and never revisited, leaving you exposed to costly mistakes.If you haven't recently reviewed your buy-sell agreement, now is the time. In fact, it's past time.

May 10, 2019
Designing a Compensation Plan That Works For Your Firm, May 16

In the May 16 online class Simple Incentive Compensation That Works!, Ty Kicklighter will take a closer look at the guiding principles of incentive compensation, review a simple plan design, and demonstrate the tools you need to put it to work within your firm.

April 25, 2019
ACEC Seminar: Learn the Essentials of Successful Operations Management, Denver, May 21-22

Essential Training: Fundamentals of Effective A/E Operations Management is an information-packed training program that covers the essentials of successful operations management. Presented by Kevin McMahon and Bill Siegel of the McMahon|Siegel Group, the two-day seminar will be held at the ACEC/Colorado offices in Denver, May 21-22.

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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