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March 31, 2020
On Engineering Influence Podcast, Economist Anirban Basu Talks About the Economy and COVID-19

Anirban Basu, president and CEO of Sage Policy Group, came on the Engineering Influence podcast to give his outlook on the economy in light of the coronavirus.

March 23, 2020
OMB Memo Calls on Agencies to Ensure Contractor Safety

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that identifies steps to help ensure contractor safety while maintaining continued contract performance in support of agency missions. 

March 23, 2020
AECOM’s Wendy Lopez Interviewed for Inspirational Women in STEM Series.

Wendy Lopez, who is AECOM’s Texas Executive, spearheading the strategy, growth and leadership of the company’s business in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, talks about her career in STEM.

March 23, 2020
USACE Director of Contracting Jill Stiglich: Contracting in Disasters: What Companies Can Do To Help

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Director of Contracting Jill Stiglich released a memo providing guidance for prospective USACE contractors.

March 23, 2020
Nation’s Power Grid Faces Potential Pandemic-Driven Demand Drop

As more states require businesses to close and residents to stay home, the nation’s power grid suppliers face the potential of a dramatic demand drop.

March 20, 2020
DOD Memo: Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment signed a memo to apply the DHS guidance to states related to Critical Infrastructure, pointing to the fact that the Defense Industrial Base is considered critical infrastructure.

March 20, 2020
Pandemic Puts 1/3 of Wind Industry Jobs, $43B in Investments at Risk

Almost a third of U.S. industry jobs and $43 billion in industry investments could be at risk from the pandemic, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

March 23, 2020
ACEC to Offer Free Webinar: COVID-19 Legislation: What do Employers Need to Know?

ACEC will offer a free webinar on Tuesday, March 24th at 3:30PM titled "COVID-19 Legislation: What Do Employers Need to Know?

March 18, 2020
Small Business Administration Offers Low-Interest Federal Disaster Loans to Mitigate Coronavirus Impact

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. All states are expected to be eligible in the near future.

March 17, 2020
PennDOT Suspends Operations in Face of Coronavirus

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is suspending all operations, including construction, except critical and emergency work due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Member Firm News
April 1, 2020

AECOM was selected by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop “The Impact of Climate Change and Population Growth on the National Flood Insurance Program Through 2100,” a study addressing riverine and coastal flood response to climate change in order to reduce the risk of flood damage.

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April 1, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has selected HDR to assist it in developing and implementing its 3D Digital Delivery initiative. The effort will redefine how infrastructure projects are designed and delivered in the state.

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March 26, 2020

HDR’s design expertise has been recruited to help tackle the affordable housing crisis in California. The Los Angeles County Development Authority selected Contour Crafting Corporation, in collaboration with HDR and the supportive services provider Volunteers of America, to design and build 3D printed modular homes in the county.

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Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,540,300 (February)
1,530,000 (January)

Construction Spending
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$1,369,200,000 (January)
$1,345,500,000 (December)

Dodge Momentum Index
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148.7 (February)
151.4 (January)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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320 Deals--Up 5 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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52.2 (January)
52.5 (December)

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