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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).

March 11, 2021
ACEC Research Institute Report Forecasts 4% Market Drop in 2021, 3% Annual Growth in 2022-2024

The engineering market will decline 4 percent in 2021 before recovering in 2022-2024, according to the 2021-2025 Engineering Industry Forecast released this week by the ACEC Research Institute.

February 19, 2021
Private Markets Podcast Features NAHB Economist on the 2021 Housing Market

On Engineering Influence's latest Private Markets podcast, ACEC Private Market Resources Vice President Erin McLaughlin talks with Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington, Assistant Vice President for Forecasting and Analysis at the National Association of Home Builders, about the 2021 forecast for the housing market.


February 4, 2021
ACEC Research Institute Expert Panel to Examine Sustainability and Renewables in a Post-Pandemic World, February 11

In the fourth installment of the ACEC Research Institute’s ongoing series of online future-focused roundtables, an expert panel will address Sustainability and Renewables in a Post-Pandemic World.

January 21, 2021
Private Markets Update on Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC's Engineering Influence podcast will feature a regular Private Markets Update episode every three weeks with Erin McLaughlin, ACEC Vice President, Private Market Resources.

Member Firm News
August 4, 2021

Integration of information and operational systems is key as DER cause a fundamental shift in how energy is managed on the grid. Black & Veatch’s new eBook, Smart Utility eBook: Industry Benchmarks for Progress and Future Actions, explores this theme to help electric utilities reflect on successful actions while prioritizing approaches that will accelerate the development of a more flexible, more resilient electricity grid.

July 30, 2021

Jacobs launched CollectivelySM on June 1, 2020. Not only did we launch the program to all 50,000 eligible users, but we also launched in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We trained 140 volunteers – our Collectively Ambassadors – before launch day, immersing them in the powers of the platform and equipping them with the tools to spread the word from within their local offices and through the eight Jacobs Employee Networks.

July 20, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Black & Veatch $2.5 million in federal funding to participate in a research and development (R&D) project aimed at advancing direct air capture (DAC) technology.

Market Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,555,500 (June)
1,552,800 (May)

Construction Spending
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$1,545,300,000 (May)
$1,549,500,000 (April)

Dodge Momentum Index
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165.8 (June)
175.1 (May)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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370 Deals--Up 30 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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57.1 (June)
58.5 (May)

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