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Attend the ACEC Annual Convention and Legislative Summit: April 17-20, Washington, DC

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
2016 ACEC Convention and Legislative Summit

2016 ACEC Convention and Legislative SummitThe 2016 ACEC Annual Convention and Legislative Summit is coming to Washington, DC this Spring. Attendees can expect a wide variety of presentations, forums, keynote speeches, educational sessions and much more.

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Large-Scale Solar: The Next West Texas Energy Boom

Monday, January 18th, 2016
Large-Scale Solar: The Next West Texas Energy Boom

Texas has some of the best solar energy resources in the country. ERCOT, Texas’s power grid operator, predicts that at least 13 GW of solar will be installed in Texas by 2030…What does Texas’s solar power boom mean for West Texas towns like Fort Stockton, where a significant number of the state’s large-scale solar projects are being constructed?

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ACEC Engineering Business Index – 4th Quarter 2015

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
ACEinC Business Index

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF ENGINEERING COMPANIES
A big factor behind the jump in CEO sentiment was the passage of the five-year $305 billion surface transportation program. Twelve-month growth expectations for the Transportation market, which has languished for years due to the Federal Government’s failure to provide long-term funding, leaped from 58.4 to 70.1.

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The New Federal Transportation Program: What It Means for Your Business – Webinar, December 14th, 1:30pm- 3pm EST

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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Congress has finally approved a new, long-term surface transportation program – the FAST Act. The $305 billion package will boost investments in highway and transit projects, giving State and local transportation agencies five full years of dedicated federal assistance, unlocking stalled projects and unleashing a new wave of contracting opportunities for engineering firms…To preview how the FAST Act will impact the business outlook for A/E/C firms, The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) presents an exclusive on-line seminar: The New Federal Transportation Program – What It Means for Your Business.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Andrew Curtis Right, Executive Director, Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Andrew Curtis Right, Executive Director, BATIC

Andrew Curtis Right is Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Executive Director of the Build America Transportation Investment Center. The Build America Transportation Investment Center serves as the single point of contact and coordination for states, municipalities and project sponsors looking to utilize federal transportation expertise, apply for federal transportation credit programs and explore ways to access private capital in public private partnerships.

“If you’re going to build a road today you’ve got to bid out the contract, and someone has to pay for it. And in the past the money has typically come from the Highway Trust Fund, or from the federal government, or from state and local taxes, et cetera. Going forward, the issue is a P3 really involves a different layer of procuring and risk sharing, and effectively of financing, where the state or the municipality or the sponsor doesn’t have to pay up front as part of a contract…”

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A Roadmap For Economic Resilience: The Bay Area Regional Economic Strategy

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
bay area nonfarm employment

BAY AREA COUNCIL
ECONOMIC INSTITUTE
The purpose of the Regional Economic Strategy Roadmap is to offer concrete actions for growing regional prosperity and a flexible framework for developing actions going forward. Its proposals are evergreen agents of economic resilience, strategies wise in both expansion and downturn, necessary to accelerate the former and dampen the latter. It is a recipe for a robust and enduring regional economy.

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Innovative Financing Helps Universities Grow

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
Texas A&M University Campus - Photo by Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University recently announced plans to expand its student housing capacity by more than 3,400 beds with a unique agreement between public and private partners worth over $360 million. The announcement is similar to dozens just like it throughout the country. Student housing on university campuses is an extremely large, growing marketplace and most of the new projects are collaborative efforts called public-private partnerships (P3s).

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Infographic: Greening Buildings with LEED Certification

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
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LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program. From sustainable site development to indoor environmental quality—LEED focuses on building practices that support areas of human and environmental health. There are more then 68,000 LEED commercial projects in the United States and LEED certified buildings exist in more than 150 countries and territories and 6 continents.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Johan Henriksson, Executive Vice President, Skanska Infrastructure Development

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Johan Henriksson was recently appointed Executive Vice President of Skanska Infrastructure Development…In May 2015, Skanska and its LaGuardia Gateway Partners team were selected as the preferred bidder to work with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to redevelop LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal Building. The company is also working on the I-4 Ultimate Project in Orlando, which is currently the largest transportation project underway in Florida, and theElizabeth River Tunnels project underneath the Elizabeth River in Virginia.

“The PPP Structure I think is a very good solution for many projects…it’s about, I think, daring to look outside the box here and trying to look at new potential solutions to solve old problems, and not always using the same old tools that have always been used, the public financing.”

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U.S. DOT: What is BATIC?

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
U.S. DOT: What is BATIC?

The Build America Transportation Investment Center, or BATIC, is a streamlined, one-stop-shop for communities, states, and private investors looking to solve the challenges associated with infrastructure development today.

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