Deltek Pulse: Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) month in review, November 2016

Posted by Evan Halperin on December 13, 2016


Over the past several months, the number of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) projects issued by state and local governments has seen a lot of fluctuation. There have been far more months with lower numbers in 2016 compared to 2015. Typically, at the end of Q4 and the start of Q1 see a downtick, and 2016 is no different. In November, there was an 8.8 percent drop in projects from October. It is likely we will see a similar number, or possibly less projects in December 2016.

There are reasons to be optimistic moving into 2017, as there may be an infrastructure plan put in place by President-Elect Donald Trump. However, there are some indications that the plan, while large in dollar value, may be focused more on projects that have already been initiated. Unlike the stimulus package in 2009, the infrastructure plan will not go toward “shovel ready” projects. It is too early to say with any certainty whether this will indeed be the case.

In November, state and city governments released a nearly identical percentage of projects at 32.9 percent and 31.5 percent respectively. County projects dipped for the third month in a row, to 13.2 percent. University activity ticked up a bit to 8.7 percent.

In looking at the top states, the five states procuring the most projects in November were California (9.1 percent), Texas (8.7 percent), Florida (5.4 percent), Washington (5.1 percent), and Virginia (5 percent). For the second month in a row, New York was not among the top five.

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