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June 17, 2021
Private Markets Update on the Engineering Influence Podcast

On the latest Engineering Influence Private Markets Update podcast, ACEC Private Market Resources Vice President Erin McLaughlin discussed the state of the economy and outline emerging trends, including the impressive growth in residential construction and the ongoing reduction in public spending in the A/E/C space.  

June 17, 2021
Design Industry Revenues Up, Residential Still Hot, and Public Spending Down

Total design industry revenues are beginning to rise, the residential market is still getting hotter, and public spending is down according to recent economic data released from the U.S. Census Bureau.

June 9, 2021
Podcast: How to do Strategic Planning in an Uncertain Market

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, John Geddie discusses why strategic planning is even more crucial in a tumultuous market and outlines the steps to chart your firm's future.

June 3, 2021
Podcast: Diving Into the 42nd Annual Deltek Clarity Architecture and Engineering Industry Study - Copy

Deltek Product Marketing Director Megan Miller joined the Engineering Influence podcast to discuss the 42nd Annual Deltek Clarity Architecture and Engineering Industry Study, which was just released last week.

June 1, 2021
Engineering Influence Podcast: Why Your Bonus Incentive Plan Doesn't Work and How To Fix It

On the Engineering Influence podcast, Ryan Jolley, who is an owner and Chief Strategy Officer of Jones & DeMille Engineering in Richfield, Utah, talked about why firms' bonus incentive programs don't work and how to fix that.

May 28, 2021
Deltek Releases 42nd Annual Clarity Architecture and Engineering Industry Study

Deltek has released its 42nd Annual Deltek Clarity Architecture and Engineering Industry Study, a comprehensive survey of the performance metrics of design firms over the past year and a look at their expectations for the coming year. Deltek produced the study in association with ACEC.

May 26, 2021
Dodge Forecasts Very Strong Economy; Growth in Design and Construction Sectors May Lag

In his semi-annual economic forecast this week, Dodge Data & Analytics Chief Economist Richard Branch expects to see strong growth in the overall U.S. economy through the end of 2022 but predicts slower growth in the construction sector.

May 25, 2021
Investment Strategies Support Resilient Performance

ACEC Private Market Resources Director Diana Alexander reports on the recent U,S, DOE Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit and its implications for the engineering industry.

April 21, 2021
Architectural Billings Index Rises Again in March

The AIA's Architectural Billings Index (ABI) logged its second positive mark since the beginning of the pandemic, rising to 55.6 compared to 53.3 in February (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).

March 30, 2021
Net Zero Buildings Week Celebrates Clean Energy Future

During Net Zero Buildings Week (March 29-April 2), building industry organizations are showcasing and promoting the benefits of net zero buildings for a clean energy future.

Member Firm News
July 20, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology.

July 12, 2021

Woolpert has been granted a trademark for Inspansion, a method of adding capacity through analytics in place of physical expansion, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Woolpert Director of Strategic Consulting David Tomber developed Inspansion to help airports identify logical efficiencies in operations, technology and staffing to optimize facility performance, while deferring capital investment.

July 8, 2021

Global integrated design firm Stantec has established a cross-disciplinary center of excellence to provide sustainable, climate smart, and equitable infrastructure design services.

Market Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,555,500 (June)
1,552,800 (May)

Construction Spending
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$1,545,300,000 (May)
$1,549,500,000 (April)

Dodge Momentum Index
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165.8 (June)
175.1 (May)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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370 Deals--Up 30 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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57.1 (June)
58.5 (May)

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