Deltek Pulse: Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) month in review, November 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.
Notable Solicitation Releases
- The City of Commerce, Colorado solicited bids for Preliminary and Final Design Services for Renovations and Additions to the Commerce City Recreation Center. Responses are due January 11, 2017.
- The Iowa Department of Transportation solicited bids for Construction of a New Department of Transportation Maintenance Facility. Responses are due January 11, 2017.
- Johnson County Community College (Kansas) solicited bids for Architectural and Engineering Services for Career and Technical Education and Arts Buildings. Responses are due January 10, 2017.
Notable Contract Awards
- San Diego, California awarded a contract to KEH & Associates for the Design of Alvarado Trunk Sewer Phase IV. The value of the project is $4,019,000.
- The New York Office of the State Comptroller awarded a contract to Ramsey Constructors Inc. for Bridge Replacement NYS RT 328 Over Seeley Creek Town of Southport Chemung County. The value of the contract is $5,257,000.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded a contract to Lycoming County Conservation District for an Agricultural Storm water MBPS Project. The value of the contract is $150,000.
New Lead Alerts
- The City of Melbourne, Florida has budgeted $200,000 in FY 16-17 for the Rehabilitation of Aerial Crossings at Melbourne Causeway and Brandywine Subdivision.
- The City of Spokane, Washington budgets $3,980,000 in FY 17-22 for General Engineering – Street.
- The City of Stephenville, Texas budgets $120,000 in FY16-17 for a Full Water System Evaluation.
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