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INDUSTRY-STATISTICS Results
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.

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 5, 2019
U.S.Construction Spending Almost Flat in July

U.S. construction spending edged up just 0.1 percent in July, climbing to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of $1.29 trillion.

August 2, 2019
Construction Spending Drops 1.3 Percent in June; Public Sector Spending Slows Dramatically

U.S. construction spending fell by 1.3 percent in June, the largest monthly decline since last November.

July 3, 2019
Ten States Account for Nearly 60 Percent of U.S. Construction Market

Of the 11,208 U.S. public and private construction projects tracked by the research firm GlobalData, almost 60 percent are in just 10 states.

June 10, 2019
Construction Spending Flat in April; Public Spending Up

U.S. Construction speing in April, 2019 was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,298 billion, down slightly from the March rate of $1,299 billion.

May 23, 2019
Construction Costs Rise for 31st Straight Month

U.S. Construction Costs increased in May for the 31st consecutive month, according to the IHS Markit PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index.

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)

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