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October 11, 2019
Latest ACEC Private Industry Brief Focuses on the Commercial/Residential Real Estate Market

In the latest ACEC Private Industry Brief, we highlight the opportunities for engineering firms in the commercial/residential real estate market, laying out the market trends, top clients, and biggest markets.

October 9, 2019
Dodge Momentum Index Gains 4.1 Percent in September

The Dodge Momentum Index moved 4.1 percent higher in September to 143.6 from the revised August reading of 137.9.

October 7, 2019
Engineering Employment Continues to Climb; National Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.5 Percent

Employment in the A/E industry rose for the twelfth consecutive month in September, reaching an estimated 1,524,200. The industry continues to set monthly records for highest employment level.

October 1, 2019
Construction Spending Holds the Line in August

Total construction spending was essentially flat in August, with the seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,287.3 billion coming in 0.1 percent above the revised July estimate of $1,285.6 billion.

October 1, 2019
AIA Architecture Billings Index Suggests Weakest Design Market in Recent Years

The AIA Architecture Billings Index dropped to 47.2 in August, down from 50.1 in July. Any score below 50 indicates a decrease in billings.

September 24, 2019
DOL Finalizes Overtime Pay Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a new overtime pay rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The agency periodically updates the salary threshold below which employees who work more than 40 hours in a week must be paid time and a half overtime. 

September 26, 2019
Digital Advocacy Expert Featured on latest Engineering Influence Podcast

Mark Bryant, considered among the most highly regarded technology experts in politics and advocacy, offers his insights on effective digital advocacy in the world of big data during ACEC’s latest Engineering Influence podcast.

September 30, 2019
Latest ACEC Private Market Briefs Issue Updates Top Five Macroeconomic Trends

In the latest ACEC Private Market Brief-Economic Outlook Q2, we review the top five macroeconomic trends, including business economists' predictions for the timing of next recession. We also look at A/E services revenue data, examining which markets have shown growth, been stable, or declined in the last year, as well as which states are showing economic momentum.

September 16, 2019
USDOT to Provide $871 Million for Emergency Road, Bridge Repairs

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will provide $871.2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds for disaster-stricken bridges and roads in 39 states, territories and tribal governments through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

September 12, 2019
Engineering Influence Podcast Focuses on Importance of Dynamic STEM Education

In the latest ACEC Engineering Influence podcast from the annual FIDIC International Infrastructure Convention in Mexico City, ACEC Director of Strategic Communications Jeff Urbanchuk sits down with FIDIC Board Member Aisha Nadar to discuss the importance of dynamic STEM education.

Member Firm News
September 17, 2019

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development approved an annual funding bill that increases investment levels for most federal transportation infrastructure programs for the coming fiscal year.

The bill fulfills FAST Act funding levels for highway programs at $46.4 billion from the Highway Trust Fund and adds an additional $2.7 billion from the General Fund for surface transportation block grants, railway-highway crossing safety improvement, and bridge repairs.

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September 10, 2019

Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

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


September 3, 2019

Montreal-based WSP Global Inc., says it intends to grow its U.S. presence further with a planned $65-million acquisition of environmental consultant Lancaster, N.Y.-based Ecology and Environment Inc.

https://www.enr.com/artic


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,521,200 (August)
1,520,200 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,287,300,000 (August)
$1,285,600,000 (July)

ACEC Stock Index
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39.16 (October 7)
40.25 (September 9)

Dodge Momentum Index
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143.6 (September)
137.9 (August)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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285 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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47.2 (August)
50.1 (July)

Engineering Career Opportunities

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