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INDUSTRY-STATISTICS Results
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.

May 14, 2019
Lodging Market Continues Strong Performance

At the end of the first quarter of 2019, the U.S. construction pipeline in the lodging market sector included 5,647 projects totaling 687,941 rooms, up 7 percent by projects and 8 percent by rooms year-over-year, according to Lodging Econometrics.

April 11, 2019
ACEC’s Professional Liability Insurance Survey of Member Firms Ends Friday, April 12

The 2019 ACEC Professional Liability Insurance Survey of Member Firms for Fiscal Year 2018 ends at COB Friday, April 12. 

April 4, 2019
Construction Spending Climbs for Third Consecutive Month in February - Copy

U.S construction spending rose 1 percent in February, the third consecutive monthly increase and the highest level in nine months.

April 2, 2019
Take Part in ACEC’s Professional Liability Insurance Survey of Member Firms

The 2019 ACEC Professional Liability Insurance Survey of Member Firms for Fiscal Year 2018 is taking place through Friday, April 12.  

March 25, 2019
Coal and Renewables at "Crossover Point," According to Report

Almost three-quarters of U.S. coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy, according to a new report by Energy Innovation.

March 25, 2019
Construction Backlog Indicator Drops in January 2019

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Construction Backlog Indicator shrank to 8.1 months in January, a 9.3 percent decline from the 8.9 month reading in the fourth quarter of 2018.

March 25, 2019
Road Travel Set Mileage Record In 2018

Total U.S. vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reached a record-setting 3.225 trillion in 2018--an increase of 12.2 billion miles compared to 2017--according to the Federal Highway Administration. For the fifth year in a row, VMT topped 3 trillion.

March 14, 2019
Construction Spending Surged in January

U.S. construction spending in January increased 1.3 percent over December, the largest monthly gain since spending was up 1.7 percent in April 2018.

Member Firm News
June 14, 2019

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of Thornton Tomasetti, a global leader in the design and optimization  of structures and systems, announces investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focusing on large-scale 3D-printing solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. 

https://www.ttwiin.com/ne


June 4, 2019

Black & Veatch's New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure system. Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. 

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


May 28, 2019

Woolpert Chief Scientist Qassim Abdullah was invited to help evaluate whether unmanned aircraft systems can accurately and efficiently measure stream stage, velocity, bathymetry and discharge.

https://woolpert.com/reso


Market Indicators
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ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.2 (1Q, 2019)
58.5 (4Q, 2018)

Engineering Employment
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1,516,200 (May)
1,512,600 (Apr)

Construction Spending
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$1,298,500,000 (Apr)
$1,299,200,000 (Mar)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.42 (June 7)
37.35 (May 31)

Dodge Momentum Index
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144.3 (Apr)
145.1 (Mar)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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312 Deals year-over-year (Jun)
294 Deals year-over-year (May)

AIA Billings Index
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50.5 (Apr)
47.8 (Mar)

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