Deltek Pulse: Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) month in review, November 2015

Posted by Kyle Ridley on December 8, 2015


With the year winding down and holiday schedules in place, November saw another dip in AEC solicitations released, though not as significant as October’s drop. The year’s penultimate month saw a 2.4 percent decrease in AEC bids from October, with the majority of bids classified under the usual vertical market suspects: general government services (61%) and transportation (14.3%). For the first time in several months, AEC bids for higher education increased and tied for third with the natural resources/environment vertical (6.5%).

Similar to October, AEC procurement at the state level leads the pack, with 34.8 percent of solicitations released by state agencies. Cities accounted for 28.9 percent, counties released 14.4 percent, and colleges/universities released 9.2 percent of AEC solicitations.

As for states releasing the most AEC bids, Texas (13%) and California (8.2%) seem unshakeable as they continue to dominate this chart while the remainder of the top five fluctuates. New York moved back into the top five and sits in third place with 5.2 percent of solicitations, while Virginia dropped a spot to fourth (5%). Michigan saw a big gain, climbing ten spots to round out of the top five with 4.5 percent of the nation’s bids.

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