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January 14, 2021
Deloitte's Motyka Discusses Renewable Energy Outlook on Engineering Influence Podcast

Marlene Motyka, who is the U.S. and Global Renewable Energy Leader at Deloitte, joined  the Engineering Influence podcast to discuss her firm's recently released 2021 Renewable Energy Outlook report.

December 10, 2020
House Passes Watered-Down WRDA Bill; Senate Action Expected Next Week

The House of Representatives passed a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on Tuesday, authorizing $9.9 billion in federal funds for 46 Army Corps of Engineers flood control, environmental restoration, coastal protection, and other projects.

December 3, 2020
Black & Veatch Power President Mario Azar Discusses Firm’s Decision to Decarbonize

On October 29, Black & Veatch announced that it will decarbonize its project portfolio, no longer participating in any future coal-based power design and construction. ACEC spoke with Mario Azar, president of Black & Veatch’s power business to discuss the reasons behind the firm decision and the future implications.

November 24, 2020
Engineering Influence Podcast: Dodge Chief Economist Richard Branch Breaks Down His 2021 Market Forecast

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Dodge Data and Analytics Chief Economist Richard Branch discusses his 2021 economic and construction market forecast.

November 19, 2020
A/E Industry 3rd-Quarter Revenues Down 11.8 Year-Over-Year, Flat From 2nd Quarter

The U.S. Census Bureau’s ‘advance estimate’ of total A/E revenues for the third quarter of 2020 (Q3) is $80.08 billion, an 11.8% decline from the same quarter last year. The estimate is less than a half-point improvement from the $79.77 billion in A/E revenues in Q2, which was the first full quarter of the pandemic-caused recession.

November 18, 2020
Engineering Influence Podcast Examines the Role of the Engineer in Society

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Mike McMeekin, executive director of the Engineering Change Lab, and Darshan Karwat, assistant professor in Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society discuss the evolving role of the engineer in society and the emergence of the activist engineer. 

November 4, 2020
Voters Approve Transportation Infrastructure Measures

With the share of federal infrastructure funding continuing to shrink, voters at both the state and local levels approved measures to fund infrastructure improvements.

October 30, 2020
BST Global’s Javier Baldor and Hank Tran Look at What’s Next for AI in the AEC Industry

n a virtual 2020 ACEC Fall Conference educational session, BST Global CEO Javier Baldor and Director of Knowledge Management Hank Tran explained the impact of machine learning and artificial intelligence across industries and honed in on specific-use cases in the AEC space.

October 14, 2020
Engineering Influence Podcast Looks at the Future of the Office Market

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Carl Shilling, a principal at Stantec, shares his thoughts on the current state of the office market sector and how it may change going forward.

September 10, 2020
A/E Employment Surges, But State of Industry Remains Uncertain

A/E employment increased by 14,400 jobs in August to 1,484,000. While that total still lags far behind pre-pandemic levels, the large increase points to a strengthening in the fundamentals for the engineering industry.

Member Firm News
January 12, 2021

As enterprises thoughtfully work to meet environmental objectives from regulators, shareholders and consumers, Black & Veatch announces the launch of a dedicated environmental business unit to support those objectives.

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


January 8, 2021

HDR is serving as owner’s engineer for Invenergy’s recently announced Samson Solar Energy Center, the largest solar project in U.S. history. Located in northeastern Texas, Samson Solar Energy Center is designed to produce 1,310 megawatts of power. 

https://www.hdrinc.com/ne


December 21, 2020

Bowman Consulting Group, Ltd. has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire KTA, an engineering firm with core expertise in mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, commissioning, third party plan review, and lighting design.

https://www.acec.org/defa


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,514,500 (December)
1,510,100 (November)

Construction Spending
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$1,459.400,000 (November)
$1,446,900,000 (October)

Dodge Momentum Index
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134.6 (December)
123.3 (November)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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295 Deals--Down 7 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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46.3 (November)
47.5 (October)

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