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October 13, 2021
Engineering Influence Podcast: Arup on What Will the U.S. Energy Market Look Like in 2035?

On the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Cole Roberts and Geoff Gunn Arup came on the program to discuss their report: Future of Energy 2035: What will a future U.S. energy storage look like?

September 22, 2021
Private Markets Update: ACEC's Erin McLaughlin Discusses the Energy & Utilities Market Sector

On the Private Markets Update podcast, ACEC Private Markets Resources Vice President Erin McLaughlin shares data and insights about the Energy & Utilities market sector.

September 17, 2021
Latest ACEC Private Industry Brief Examines the Energy & Utilities Market Sector

ACEC published this week the Fall issue of the Private Industry Brief, focusing on the energy and utilities market sector. For engineering firms, this market generates about $31 billion annually and accounted for 30 percent of the 2020 revenues of the ENR 500 firms.

September 10, 2021
ACEC Launches Monthly A/E Economic Update on YouTube

The first episode of ACEC's new monthly program analyzing the latest economic data for the A/E industry has premiered on YouTube. 

July 14, 2021
New ACEC Private Industry Brief Shows Strong A/E Revenue Growth

ACEC published a new Private Industry Brief this week, highlighting a huge rebound in A/E revenues. Based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s “preliminary estimate,” A/E revenues in the first quarter of 2021 rose to $85.6 billion, a 7.8 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2020.

June 2, 2021
Dodge Chief Economist Richard Branch Dicusses Latest Forecast on Engineering Influence Podcast

Dodge Data & Analytics Chief Economist Richard Branch came on the Engineering Influence podcast to share his updated economic forecast.

May 26, 2021
Dodge Forecasts Very Strong Economy; Growth in Design and Construction Sectors May Lag

In his semi-annual economic forecast this week, Dodge Data & Analytics Chief Economist Richard Branch expects to see strong growth in the overall U.S. economy through the end of 2022 but predicts slower growth in the construction sector.

May 18, 2021
Engineering Influence Podcast: Private Markets Update

In the Private Markets Update on the Engineering Influence podcast, ACEC Vice President for Private Market Resources Erin McLaughlin discusses the remarkable performance of the single-family residential market and the prospects for other private client markets.

April 21, 2021
Engineering Influence Podcast: Dodge Data CEO McCarthy on How Firms Can Use Market Data

In today’s digital world, data is everywhere. Many engineering firms utilize data in their business planning, but knowing what data is available, what is useful, and where to find it can be a challenge. To help firms figure this out, Dan McCarthy, CEO of Dodge Data & Analytics, the largest provider of commercial construction data and information in the United States, came on the Engineering Influence podcast.

April 21, 2021
Architectural Billings Index Rises Again in March

The AIA's Architectural Billings Index (ABI) logged its second positive mark since the beginning of the pandemic, rising to 55.6 compared to 53.3 in February (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings).

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.

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.


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.


Market Indicators

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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