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MARKET-FORECAST Results
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.

August 22, 2019
AIA Billings Index Remains Flat in July; Future Contracts Data Softens

The AIA Billings Index, which tracks demand for design services, increased in July to 50.1, up from 49.1 in June.

August 12, 2019
Dodge Momentum Index Drops in July; Institutional Sector Takes Bigger Hit

The Dodge Momentum Index dropped 4.6 percent in July to 138.9, down from the revised June reading of 145.6. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of 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
December 13, 2019

UK railways could soon follow in the footsteps of other global transit systems by deploying a new generation of hydrogen-powered trains. Consultancy Arup has been engaged by the RSSB to produce a report charting the course for bringing hyrdrail to Great Britain’s mainline.

https://www.consultancy.u


December 9, 2019

Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, has been selected by the Derry Township Municipal Authority (DTMA) to design energy efficiency improvements at its Clearwater Road Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF).

https://brownandcaldwell.


December 6, 2019

Stantec’s Water System Improvement Project for the City of Burton, Michigan has been awarded the honor of Recognized Project by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) AQUARIUS Recognition Program. The program honors outstanding achievements in innovation, sustainability, and public-health protection for projects funded by the EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

https://www.stantec.com/e


Market Indicators
Indicators

Engineering Employment
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1,530,600 (November)
1,522,200 (October)

Construction Spending
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$1,291,100,000 (October)
$1,301,800,000 (September)

ACEC Stock Index
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41.33 (December 9)
42.75 (November 25)

Dodge Momentum Index
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155.3 (November)
150.9 (October)

Morrissey Goodale U.S. M&A Index
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300 Deals--Up 1 percent year-over-year

AIA Billings Index
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52.0 (October)
49.7 (September)

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