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April 6, 2021
Podcast--ACEC Research Institute Studies on Infrastructure's Impact on Economic Development

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Board Chair Charlie Gozdziewski and Terracon Consultants President and CEO Gayle Packer discuss the ACEC Research Institute's recent economic studies and the real world impact of infrastructure investment.  

March 25, 2021
DOT Secretary Buttigieg to Congress: "Now is the Time" to Invest in Transformational Infrastructure

Testifying before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation made an impassioned call for "a national commitment to fix and transform America's infrastructure."
 

December 16, 2020
ACEC Files Comments in Support of FHWA Proposal on Design Standards

ACEC is supporting a proposed regulatory change from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to give states more latitude on design standards for resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation (RRR) projects on the National Highway System.  The rule would allow State DOTs to develop RRR freeway projects using a performance-based approach rather than follow more stringent design standards that would apply to any new construction. 

November 7, 2020
ACEC Statement on the Election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States

The American Council of Engineering Companies  - the business voice of America's engineers - released the following statement on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

October 1, 2020
ACEC Research Institute Hosts Online Panel on Innovation in Climate and Water Infrastructure

The ACEC Research Institute, in partnership with Accelerator for America and the New Partnership on Infrastructure, hosted an online panel on Wednesday looking at recommendations to empower localities to innovate in climate and water infrastructure.

September 3, 2020
Engineering Influence Podcast: WSP’s John Porcari Discusses Improving Federal-Local Infrastructure Partnership

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, John Porcari, president of US Advisory Services at WSP, discussed a new report from the New Partnership for Infrastructure that lays out recommendations for realigning federal programs, rules, and funding to better fit local needs.

March 18, 2020
Fitch Ratings Reports on Coronavirus Impact on Infrastructure Sector

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, while still evolving, create risks that are far beyond what has been experienced in the infrastructure and project finance sectors in many decades. While the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) provides a benchmark and demonstrated the stability of core infrastructure assets (enterprises and projects), the rapid shutdown of major global economies that is being experienced now creates the potential for the near-term economic impact to be materially worse, and creates uncertainty on the future collateral effects on contractual arrangements and the nature of the recovery.

February 11, 2020
Got an Infrastructure Question for the Democratic Candidates? Send it in by Thursday to be Included in ACEC-Hosted Forum

ACEC has partnered with a diverse group of industry stakeholders to host a first-of-its-kind presidential candidate forum focused solely on the issue of infrastructure. The forum will be moderated by reporters and editors at The Wall Street Journal who will ask questions collected by members of the host committee. This provides ACEC and our diverse membership a unique opportunity to have our industry's voice heard by the leading candidates for the presidency.

February 10, 2020
Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg Confirm Participation in Candidates’ Infrastructure Forum

Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg have confirmed their participation in the Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America. at the University of Las Vegas on Sunday, February 16.  ACEC is part of the host committee for the forum.

February 4, 2020
ACEC International Committee to meet with OPIC/DFC, Colombian government on Western Hemisphere Infrastructure

ACEC’s International Committee will meet with U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) staff and the Ambassador and officials from Colombia on Wednesday, February 26 at ACEC Headquarters.

Member Firm News
April 6, 2021

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services announced the acquisition of Adams Consulting Engineers, Inc. headquartered in Dallas with additional offices in Austin and Tyler, Texas. The acquisition, only the second in Langan’s 50-year history, helps accelerate the firm’s growth in Texas, where Langan has operated since 2015 in Houston. With this move, Langan now has more than 1,300 employees across 36 offices.

https://www.langan.com/em


March 30, 2021

The recently finalized partnership of Confluence Networks, LLC and MasTec, Inc. has selected WSP USA to assist in completing its Confluence-1 fiberoptic cable system.

https://www.wsp.com/en-US


March 23, 2021

Burns & McDonnell has promoted Leon Harden as the firm’s first diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy manager. After three years working in recruitment at Burns & McDonnell, in his new role Harden will work closely with executive leaders and business diversity teams globally to provide strategic guidance for creating and integrating DEI initiatives and programs into all aspects of the 100% employee-owned engineering, construction and architecture firm.

https://www.burnsmcd.com/


Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,539,400 (March)
1,532,000 (February)

Construction Spending
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$1,516,900,000 (February)
$1,529,000,000 (January)

Dodge Momentum Index
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151.4 (March)
148.8 (February)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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313 Deals--Down 2 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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53.3 (February)
44.9 (January)

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