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September 16, 2021
Engineering Influence Podcast: A Conversation with Urban Planner Jeff Speck on U.S. Road Engineering Standards

What began as a podcast conversation about induced demand with urban planner Jeff Speck quickly broadened into a wider discussion about U.S. road engineering standards, their impact, and what responsibility engineers may have to improve them.

July 28, 2021
Podcast: Strong Towns' Charles Marohn on Traffic Congestion, Federal Transportation Funding, and "Stroads"

Charles Marohn, founder and president of Strong Towns, came on the Engineering Influence podcast to talk about his new book, Confessions of a Recovering Engineer: Transportation for a Strong Town. 

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.

Member Firm News
October 18, 2021

In recognition of Climate Action Day, WSP USA has furthered its commitment to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, embodied carbon in its structural system projects by 2050 as a signatory to the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) SE 2050 Commitment Program.

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


October 12, 2021

Leading environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell today announces the launch of BC:Opta™, its unique approach to utility optimization for a more effective future.

https://brownandcaldwell.


October 5, 2021

Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (the “Company” or “Bowman”) (NASDAQ: BWMN), today announced the acquisition of the assets of Triangle Site Design (“Triangle”) headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Triangle, founded in 2008 and led by its founder Matt Lowder, delivers civil engineering and land planning services to clients throughout the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.

https://investors.bowman.


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Engineering Employment
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1,579,500 (August)
1,560,800 (July)

Construction Spending
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$1,568,800,000 (July)
$1,563,400,000 (June)

Dodge Momentum Index
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148.7 (August)
154.0 (July)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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388 Deals—Up 26 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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55.6 (August)
54.6 (July)

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