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INFRASTRUCTURE Results
June 4, 2019
Survey Finds Americans Avoiding Automobile Travel Due To Highway Congestion

Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million car trips last year because of highway congestion, according to a survey from the U.S. Travel Association (USTA). According to USTA economists, those avoided trips equated to $30 billion in travel spending and 248,000 jobs lost.

June 3, 2019
ACEC's Engineering Influence Podcast Features Politico's Tanya Snyder

Tune in to the latest ACEC Engineering Influence podcast, featuring Tanya Snyder, who covers transportation and infrastructure issues on Capitol Hill for Politico.

June 3, 2019
Nevada Tops Best Transportation System Report

Nevada ranks first in the United States for transportation, according to a recent study by U.S. News & World Report, followed by Utah, Delaware, Minnesota and Oregon.

May 23, 2019
ACEC President/CEO Linda Bauer Darr Releases Statement on Infrastructure

“The case for infrastructure investment has been made. Now we need the will to act. The political playbook has changed; Americans are willing to pay for desperately needed infrastructure investment."

May 21, 2019
U.S. Army Corps Plans to Strengthen Flood Control Along Missouri River

In the wake of the record-breaking flooding this spring in states along the Missouri River, the U.s. Army Corps of Engineers is looking to strengthen the flood control system along the river.

May 21, 2019
EPA Targets Making All Environmental Permit Decisions Within Six Months

Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said last week the agency's "ultimate goal is to make all permit decisions, up or down, in six months."

April 29, 2019
Guest Blogger: Transportation Resilience: Taking Steps to Address Threats

WSP National Transportation Market Leader Paula Hammond looks at the efforts by state DOTs and other stakeholders to make U.S. transportation infrastructure more resilient.

April 4, 2019
Upgrading of Deficient Bridges at Slowest Pace in Five Years

The number of structurally deficient bridges across the country declined last year to 47,052, but according to analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, the pace of repair has slowed to the slowest point in the past five years.

March 5, 2019
U.S. DOT Secretary Chao Calls for Streamlined Permitting

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said cutting red tape at the federal level continues to be a primary goal at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

March 4, 2019
L.A.'s Aggressive Wastewater Recycling Plan Would Supply Up to One-Third of City's Water by 2035

Los Angeles has set a goal of recycling almost all of the city's treated wastewater into drinkable water by 2035.

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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