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January 6, 2020
Hit the Ground Running with Exclusive 2020 Engineering Market Forecast, January 9

On Thursday, January 9, FMI Capital Investors’ Greg Powell will present the online class 2020 Engineering Industry Outlook – Important Trends and Market Dynamics that Will Influence the Industry in the Year to Come, exploring current economic conditions, discussing the outlook for the A/E market, and laying out some of the key factors influencing engineering companies as we head into the new year.

December 20, 2019
Lastest ACEC Private Industry Brief Breaks Down the Intermodal & Logistics Market

With more than 2,200 facilities, the North American intermodal market is the largest in the world. The latest ACEC Private Industry Brief looks at the top market trends in the Intermodal & Logistics market, highlights the biggest clients, and reports on the key government affairs actions impacting the sector.

November 26, 2019
ArchitecturArchitecture Billings Index Rebounds After Two Down Months

The AIA Architecture Billings Index (ABI) rebounded into positive territory in October after two months of decline in demand for design services.

November 21, 2019
Dodge Chief Economist Richard Branch Breaks Down 2020 A/E/C Market Forecast on New ACEC Engineering Influence Podcast

In the latest Engineering Influence podcast, Dodge Data & Analytics Chief Economist Richard Branch forecasts a slight downturn in the A/E/C market in 2020 before the market picks up again in 2021. Click here to listen to the podcast.

November 6, 2019
Dodge Forecasts 4 Percent Drop in Construction Starts Value in 2020

U.S. construction starts will slip 4 percent in 2020 to $776 billion, according to the latest forecast from Dodge Data & Analytics.

October 25, 2019
Architecture Billings Index Moderates, But Challenging Conditions Continue

Design activity shows signs of remaining sluggish at U.S. architecture firms, according to the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects.

October 15, 2019
Economist Basu Forecasts Recession Due to Uncertainty Over 2020 Election

Economist Anirban Basu told attendees at the ACEC Fall Conference today that even though the U.S. economy is strong, he is forecasting a recession by the third or fourth quarter of 2020.

October 1, 2019
AIA Architecture Billings Index Suggests Weakest Design Market in Recent Years

The AIA Architecture Billings Index dropped to 47.2 in August, down from 50.1 in July. Any score below 50 indicates a decrease in billings.

September 10, 2019
Get the Lowdown on the European Economic Outlook in the latest Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC Director of Strategic Communications Jeff Urbanchuk sat down with Henrik Garver, managing director of the Danish Association of Consulting Engineers, at the FIDIC Conference in Mexico City this week to discuss the economic outlook for Europe.

September 10, 2019
Dodge Momentum Index Drops 1.3 percent in August

The Dodge Momentum Index declined 1.3 percent in August and is down 10.3 percent year-over-year. The Index tracks the first report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

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.

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.

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.

Market Indicators

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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