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April 8, 2021
Next Week's Online Classes: Mastering the SF-330 and Building Effective Teams

ACEC will present two online classes next week: Mastering the SF-330 – A Key Step in Winning Government Business on Tuesday, April 13; and A Proposal for Building Purposeful Teams on
Thursday, April 15.

April 1, 2021
Next Week's Online Classes: Professional Development Plans, High-Growth Firm Secrets, Ethical Decision-Making

Among the ACEC online classes next week, Gerard Cavaluzzi of Kennedy/Jenks Consultants will review professional and ethical conduct guidelines and applicable standards of practice.

March 25, 2021
ACEC Online Classes Next Week: Buliding Teams, the DOT Model, Valuation and M&A

Among ACEC's online classes next week, Joey Myer of InfoTech will share how state DOTs provide a good example for tracking infrastructure projects in the cloud from bid to close-out.

March 18, 2021
ACEC Online Classes Next Week: ESOPs, Incentive Compensation, Recession Turnarounds

Among the ACEC online classes next week, Ty Kicklighter of Dent Moses will lay ot the guiding principles of incentive compensation.

March 11, 2021
Earn All Available PDHs at Virtual 2021 ACEC Convention and Legislative Summit

For the first time, Convention attendees can earn of the Professional Development Hours (PDHs) available during the three day event, April 26-28.

March 11, 2021
ACEC Online Classes Next Week: UAS Bridge Inspections, Lively Presentations, Carbon Reduction

Among the ACEC online classes next week, James D'Aloisio, managing partner of Klepper, Hahn, will explore the rationale for carbon reduction efforts from a scientific, political, and regulatory perspective and consider the role of the engineering community in addressing this challenge.

March 4, 2021
Next Week's Online Classes: Better Websites, Climate Change, and Improving Your Documentation

Among the ACEC online classes next week, a panel of experts will discuss the ethical obligations and the business opportunities that exist for firms that acknowledge the implications of climate change.

March 4, 2021
Engineering Influence Podcast: Simon Goodhead of the Coxe Group Discusses How to Boost Employee Retention

Simon Goodhead, principal of The Coxe Group, a management consultancy in Atlanta, GA, came on the Engineering Influence podcast to discuss the challenges of employee retention in engineering firms and the high cost of failing to meet those challenges.

February 19, 2021
Engineering Influence Government Affairs Update: Exploring ACEC’s New 5 Week Advocacy Course

ACEC's Matt Reiffer and Katharine Mottley joined the podcast to delve into ACEC's new online advocacy course, Effective Government Engagement at the Local, State and Federal Levels, which kicks off virtually on March 2.  

February 17, 2021
ACEC Online Classes Next Week: Employee Retention, Project Manager Communication, Crisis Management

Among the ACEC online classes next week, Simon Goodhead of the Coxe Group will address how firms can retain their key people.

Member Firm News
April 6, 2021

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services announced the acquisition of Adams Consulting Engineers, Inc. headquartered in Dallas with additional offices in Austin and Tyler, Texas. The acquisition, only the second in Langan’s 50-year history, helps accelerate the firm’s growth in Texas, where Langan has operated since 2015 in Houston. With this move, Langan now has more than 1,300 employees across 36 offices.

https://www.langan.com/em


March 30, 2021

The recently finalized partnership of Confluence Networks, LLC and MasTec, Inc. has selected WSP USA to assist in completing its Confluence-1 fiberoptic cable system.

https://www.wsp.com/en-US


March 23, 2021

Burns & McDonnell has promoted Leon Harden as the firm’s first diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy manager. After three years working in recruitment at Burns & McDonnell, in his new role Harden will work closely with executive leaders and business diversity teams globally to provide strategic guidance for creating and integrating DEI initiatives and programs into all aspects of the 100% employee-owned engineering, construction and architecture firm.

https://www.burnsmcd.com/


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,539,400 (March)
1,532,000 (February)

Construction Spending
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$1,516,900,000 (February)
$1,529,000,000 (January)

Dodge Momentum Index
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151.4 (March)
148.8 (February)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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313 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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53.3 (February)
44.9 (January)

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