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March 31, 2020
On Engineering Influence Podcast, Economist Anirban Basu Talks About the Economy and COVID-19

Anirban Basu, president and CEO of Sage Policy Group, came on the Engineering Influence podcast to give his outlook on the economy in light of the coronavirus.

March 27, 2020
ACEC Macro-Economic Update for the Week Ending March 28, 2020

ACEC's Erin McLaughlin reports on record unemployment filings and the possibility that the economy is already in recession

March 17, 2020
FMI Forecasts Downward Trend in Several Market Sectors Due to Coronavirus

The more quickly we see a downward trend in the number of new Coronavirus cases, the more quickly the economy will stabilize and rebound. The level of government and public reaction to the outbreak will be the primary factors in how long infection levels continue to climb. A recession is the likely result, but since underlying economic fundamentals were strong going into the pandemic, there is a chance for a reasonably rapid rebound. 

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.

Member Firm News
April 1, 2020

AECOM was selected by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop “The Impact of Climate Change and Population Growth on the National Flood Insurance Program Through 2100,” a study addressing riverine and coastal flood response to climate change in order to reduce the risk of flood damage.

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April 1, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has selected HDR to assist it in developing and implementing its 3D Digital Delivery initiative. The effort will redefine how infrastructure projects are designed and delivered in the state.

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March 26, 2020

HDR’s design expertise has been recruited to help tackle the affordable housing crisis in California. The Los Angeles County Development Authority selected Contour Crafting Corporation, in collaboration with HDR and the supportive services provider Volunteers of America, to design and build 3D printed modular homes in the county.

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Market Indicators
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Engineering Employment
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1,540,300 (February)
1,530,000 (January)

Construction Spending
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$1,369,200,000 (January)
$1,345,500,000 (December)

Dodge Momentum Index
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148.7 (February)
151.4 (January)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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320 Deals--Up 5 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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52.2 (January)
52.5 (December)

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