Top Tracked Private Markets

The Intermodal & Logistics market is a dynamic backbone of the nation’s economy, accounting for 8% of total US GDP annually. Primarily focused on the movement of freight, it encompasses all aspects of the supply chain and crosses all modes.

The Commercial and Residential real estate market is the largest private construction sector in the US with an annual value of over $1 trillion. From retrofitting existing structures to creating new buildings, this market spans many disciplines, industries and sectors of the economy.

The Health Care and Science + Technology market represents over $41 billion in private construction value annually. Furthermore, US healthcare spending accounts for over 18% of GDP and demographic trends point to an increase in demand for these services and facilities in the future.

A strong education system is crucial for economic competitiveness and the development of future generations. Private construction in the education sector is over $18 billion annually. As the demand for state-of-the-art educational facilities continues to rise, opportunities grow for innovative design.

Private construction spending in the Energy & Utilities market is more than $100 billion in value annually. It is also a vital sector of the economy that is experiencing significant changes and transitions in technology, policy & regulation.

ACEC releases economic updates that provide trends, data analytics and reporting from the Private Markets team.

Private Industry Brief

Private Industry Briefs

ACEC's Private Industry Briefs series provides analysis of key markets as well as special topics and other information relevant to business conditions and economic trends.

Episodes on ACEC's Engineering Influence Podcast

ACEC's podcast, Engineering Influence, includes regular visits from guests who speak to private market and economic trends impacting member firms.

New! Diana Alexander interviewed Jesse Gary, Head of Energy Systems, BluePrint Power about developing integrated energy solutions to help private companies take advantage of the energy transition to clean energy and decarbonize their operations. Listen to the podcast here!

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The Private Side in Engineering Inc.

Each issue of ACEC's award-winning magazine, Engineering Inc., includes a Department called 'The Private Side', covering market and economic trends most relevant to member firms engaged in private work.

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Top 5 Trends Affecting the Energy & Utilities Industry

Private Market Symposiums

ACEC's new Private Market Symposiums will convene clients, economists, policy makers and engineering leaders in different cities throughout the U.S. for an in-depth look into each private market.


Monthly Economic Updates And Presentations

Keep up with the latest economic data informing the design and construction industries with monthly 10-minute (or so) recorded webinars. Originally begun to brief ACEC's ExCom, MO leaders, and senior staff during the pandemic-caused recession, these micro presentations provide charts and analysis on recently released data points. Links are also provided to longer presentations to MOs and other groups.

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