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INFRASTRUCTURE Results
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.

February 3, 2020
ACEC's Darr Urges Congress to Let Engineers Make Engineering Decisions on Local Infrastructure Projects

ACEC President and CEO Linda Bauer Darr argued against federal material preference legislation in a letter published in The Hill Blog last week.

December 18, 2019
Latest Engineering Influence Podcast: ISI President/CEO Anthony Kane Discusses Envision Sustainability Program

 Anthony Kane, president and CEO of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), talks about the Envision sustainability rating system for all civil infrastructure on the latest ACEC Engineering Influence podcast.

November 15, 2019
FHwA Proposes First Revision of Bridge Inspection Regulations in 10 Years

The Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) has proposed new federal standards for bridge inspections and inspectors.

October 11, 2019
ACEC and SAME Partner to Strengthen National Security and Underlying Infrastructure

ACEC and the Society of American of Military Engineers (SAME) have entered into a partnering agreement to strengthen their cooperation in improving national security and the underlying infrastructure.

August 22, 2019
Guest Blog Post: AASHTO's Tymon on the Public Rewards of Transportation Research Funding

AASHTO Executive Director Jim Tymon highlights the significant ROI and savings from R&D investment in the transportation industry.

August 14, 2019
States Report $1.2 Billion in Infrastructure Damage from 2019 Storms

Storms and floods in the first half of 2019 have caused more than $1.2 billion in damage to public infrastructure in 24 states, according to the Associated Press (AP).

August 5, 2019
Study Finds U.S. Water Infrastructure to be Inadequate for Increasingly Severe Weather

Current design standards for U.S. hydrologic infrastructure are not adequate for addressing the increased frequency and severity of extreme rainstorms, according to a report published last month in Geophysical Research Letters.

Member Firm News
February 21, 2020

Semco Maritime and ISC Consulting Engineers, based in Denmark, along with WSP USA based in the U.S. have announced a partnership that will combine Semco Maritime and ISC’s offshore wind farm and substation engineering and construction experience with WSP’s expertise in U.S. offshore wind permitting and engineering.

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


February 7, 2020

Terracon is excited to announce its acquisition of Skelly and Loy (S&L), headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa. S&L is a privately held environmental consulting and engineering services company, with more than 50 years serving public- and private-sector clients in the Mid-Atlantic region.

https://www.prnewswire.co


February 4, 2020

AECOM announced today that it has been named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the sixth consecutive year.

https://www.aecom.com/pre


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Engineering Employment
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1,532,800 (December)
1,529,700 (November)

Construction Spending
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$1,324,100,000 (November)
$1,316,800,000 (October)

Dodge Momentum Index
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156.2 (December)
153.9 (November)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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310 Deals--Up 4 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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52.5 (December)
51.9 (November)

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