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MARKET-FORECAST Results
June 5, 2019
U.S. Energy Storage Deployments Increase 232 Percent Year-over-Year

More than 148 megawatts of energy storage were deployed in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, a 232 percent increase over Q1 2018, according to the Wood Mackenzie U.S. Energy Storage Monitor. Front-of-the-meter (FTM) deployments rose more than 500 percent year-over-year.

May 23, 2019
Architectural Billings Index Climbs Back into Positive Territory

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architectural Billings Index rose in April to 50.5, up from 47.8 in March. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings.

May 14, 2019
Dodge Momentum Index Drops in April

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 0.5 percent in April to 144.3 from the revised March reading of 145.1.

April 25, 2019
U.S. Offshore Wind Generation Represents $68.2 Billion Opportunity by 2030

U.S. offshore wind generation could reach 18.6 gigawatts by 2030, according to new report from Special Initiative on Offshore Wind (SIOW) at the University of Delaware, and that represents a $68.2 billion opportunity for suppliers and vendors.

April 24, 2019
Architect Billings Slow, While Contractor Confidence Rises

The AIA's Architectural Billings Index fell to 47.8 in March, the first time in more than two years that billings at architectural firms have declined. Any score below 50 indicates billings are falling, while a score above 50 signals rising billings.

April 11, 2019
Dodge Momentum Index Nudges Higher in March

The Dodge Momentum Index inched up 0.5 percent in March to 145.5 from the revised February reading of 144.8.

April 10, 2019
FMI Forecast: Market Growth Pace Slows; Non-Residential Structures to Outperform

Total U.S. engineering and construction spending is forecast to rise 3 percent in 2019, down from a 4 percent increase in 2018, according to the latest FMI U.S. Construction Outlook.

March 14, 2019
Dodge Momentum Index Slipped in February

The Dodge Momentum Index lost 4.4 percent in February, falling to 146.9 from the revised January reading of 153.6.

February 25, 2019
Contractor Confidence Declines, But Optimism Reigns for 2019

Market expectations among the nation's contractors slipped in the last three months of 2018, but they remain upbeat about 2019, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index (CCI) from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

February 19, 2019
Dodge Momentum Index Climbs in January

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 4.7% in January to 157.7, up from the revised December reading of 150.6.

Member Firm News
June 14, 2019

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of Thornton Tomasetti, a global leader in the design and optimization  of structures and systems, announces investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focusing on large-scale 3D-printing solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industry. 

https://www.ttwiin.com/ne


June 4, 2019

Black & Veatch's New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure system. Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. 

https://www.bv.com/news/b


May 28, 2019

Woolpert Chief Scientist Qassim Abdullah was invited to help evaluate whether unmanned aircraft systems can accurately and efficiently measure stream stage, velocity, bathymetry and discharge.

https://woolpert.com/reso


Market Indicators
Indicators

ACEC Engineering Business Index (EBI)
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62.2 (1Q, 2019)
58.5 (4Q, 2018)

Engineering Employment
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1,516,200 (May)
1,512,600 (Apr)

Construction Spending
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$1,298,500,000 (Apr)
$1,299,200,000 (Mar)

ACEC Stock Index
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38.42 (June 7)
37.35 (May 31)

Dodge Momentum Index
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144.3 (Apr)
145.1 (Mar)

Morrissey Goodale M&A Index
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312 Deals year-over-year (Jun)
294 Deals year-over-year (May)

AIA Billings Index
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50.5 (Apr)
47.8 (Mar)

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