January’s Sustaining Member Highlights

This month’s sustaining members are: AECOM | Alan Plummer Assoc. Inc. | Alliance Geotechnical Group | AMEC | ARCADIS | ARS Engineers | Atkins | Aviation Alliance Inc. | B&B Roadway and Security Options | Balfour Beatty Construction | BD Collaborative | Bechtel-S Corporation | Bhate Environmental Assoc | Brown and Caldwell.  Read below for details on the company’s who submitted their information to be included in this month’s spotlight…

atkins_logo_blue_rgb_lrgPLAN, DESIGN, and ENABLE. Atkins is one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies.  Established in 1938, we are a multidisciplinary A-E and environmental firm providing planning, design, environmental, and construction management services across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim. Our experience in the most vibrant markets in the world allows us to deliver the best, most up-to-date technical solutions to our clients’ by sharing expertise and knowledge on a worldwide scale.  Our skills lie in the expansive area of infrastructure, encompassing buildings; land, sea, and air transport; information communications and security systems; and utilities (including energy and water); as well as in our experience of working for a broad range of clients, including national and local governments as well as the commercial sector. The social and environmental framework of our work is crucial, and we view all our projects in the context of the communities in which they are delivered.  Although we are a large firm, Atkins understands the vital importance of being “local”— of having deep roots in the communities in which we live and work. Our understanding of local requirements, practices, and culture allows us to be true partners with our clients. Within the Southwestern region, we have been engaged in over 100 federal planning, design and design-build projects over the past 5 years, including: USAF projects at Lackland, Goodfellow, Vance, Sheppard, Altus, Tinker and Laughlin AFBs;  US Army projects at Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, White Sands Missile Range, Fort Polk, and Fort Sam Houston;  USACE Civil Works projects in Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana, and across the Texas Gulf Coast; as well as projects for the National Guard, NAVFAC, USCG, GSA, USPS, EPA, and FEMA.  Current projects include infrastructure planning and design for the expansion of the Airman’s Training Center at Lackland AFB, design of a new access control point at Fort Sam Houston, design of a new DHS border station, and facilities assessment support for the USACE Fort Worth District.  Whether it’s the concept for a new skyscraper, the upgrade of a rail network, the modeling of a flood defense system or the improvement of a asset management system, we plan, design and enable solutions.  For additional information about Atkins, please contact Emmett (Lem) Du Bose, P.E., P.M.P, F.SAME at 972-588-3213, or at Emmett.DuBose@Atkinsglobal.com.  Also visit our website, www.Atkinsglobal.com.

APAI_logo_2010Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. (APAI) has conducted business with quality and integrity for over 34 years. A regional firm founded in 1978 with a vision to uphold environmental stewardship and technical excellence, APAI is committed to serving our clients with distinction and integrity. Today, with over 100 employees and seven locations in Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, Houston, and College Station, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, APAI continues that commitment.  Dedicated to water resources and environmental engineering, our firm balances sound engineering principles with innovative technology tailored to our clients’ needs. From initial project kick-off, through stringent QC review, to a completed project, our focus stays on developing cost-effective solutions for our clients.  To view some of our recent projects, please go to www.apaienv.com

amec is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering, and project management services to its customers in the world’s oil and gas, mineral and metals, clean energy, environment & infrastructure markets.  With annual revenues of around $5 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and offers comprehensive services which extend from environmental and front end engineering design before the start of a project to decommissioning at the end of an asset’s life. Our federal customers, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, GSA, EPA, Department of Interior, and Department of Energy are essential in what we do. We are truly international, with major operations centers based in the UK and Americas and offices and projects in 40+ countries worldwide. AMEC has successfully completed projects in every time zone and on every continent.  We work in diverse and often challenging environments, from sub-zero temperatures in the north of Canada to the sweltering heat of the Persian Gulf. We employ more than 27,000 people – ranging from scientists and environmental consultants to engineers and project managers, dedicated professionals who take pride in their work.  We are proud of our core values: delivering excellence to our customers by: believing in people, never compromising on safety and acting with integrity.  AMEC’s commitment to small business participation is evident as we were awarded the 2011 Small Business Administration Eisenhower Award.  We look forward to serving our government clients with quality, timely and cost efficient engineering services.  To find out more information about our Federal contract vehicles and capabilities, please visit our website at www.amec.com.

AGG Logo0001Alliance Geotechnical Group was established in 1999 and is now one of the largest minority employee owned firm in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex that provides professional services in the areas of: Geotechnical Engineering and Drilling, Geotechnical Laboratory Testing, Construction Materials Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Quality Control, Environmental Consulting, Forensic Studies, Value Engineering, and Geotechnical/Environmental/Drilling.Alliance Geotechnical Group’s basic philosophy of excellence and quality in project delivery and client service is undergirded by its management ownership and employee ownership structure. AGG is minority and employee owned. What does this mean to clients? It means that AGG is able to attract and keep the best employees – individuals who are true partners with a vested interest in the outcome of every project. Through this approach, client service moves beyond a business philosophy and becomes the basis of business practice.

Drawing from the collective experience of principals and senior staff, AGG offers a background of service, dating back to 1975, to a broad client base in both the public and private sectors. Client groups include: State and local government agencies, Developers, Architects, Civil Engineers, and General Contractors.

 

 

ARCADIS  The synergy of ARCADIS with RTKL — is one of the world’s largest firms delivering   design, engineering and architectural services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings to the Federal government, public and private organizations. Our global resources comprise a diverse staff of 21,000 in over 38 countries, including 6,200 employees in 160 offices in the United States and in Texas, where we have offices in ten cities.   ARCADIS is ready to tackle the toughest challenges of our federal clients, and we are proud of our long record of service with all branches of the military. We provide performance-based environmental solutions, applying our water management and architectural expertise to deliver solutions to your most complex challenges, and provide innovative, sustainable solutions that support our clients’ success in critical missions worldwide. We enjoy a record of success in:  Planning, Engineering, Consulting and Construction (MILCON, SRM);  Performance-Based Remediation;  Range Services (CEC, MMRP, ORAP, Design);  Energy Audits, Demand Reduction and Renewable Energy Development; and, Asset Management (Facility/Infrastructure Assessment, Activity Management, Planning).   For the last 15 years we have successfully managed and executed scores of IDIQ contracts for the USACE and have conducted hundreds of task orders for a broad range of projects, including many at installations within the Southwest Division. For example, an on-going project at FortBliss involves extending the life of the existing sanitary landfill by diverting some wastes to other landfills, modifying the permit to increase the landfill’s height and finally capping the landfill.  The cap currently under design includes a flexible solar powered electric membrane that will serve as a pilot study for FortBliss’ Net Zero-Energy initiative.  For more information, contact Mark E. Simmons at 817-877-9978 x-3, mark.simmons@arcadis-us.com, or visit www.arcadis-us.com.

ARS Engineers LogoARS Engineers, Inc. (ARS) has successfully served the North Texas area for over twenty eight years providing Civil Engineering, Design, Land Surveying and Construction Administration services.  During this time, ARS has sought to maintain a level of delivery that has assisted various public as well as private sector clients, in meeting their goals and objectives for each project performed.  Since its beginning in 1984, ARS has grown and expanded and now also provides Subsurface Utility Engineering services. ARS also maintains offices in the cities of Dallas as well as Fort Worth. Our highly qualified staff of Registered Engineers, Registered Land Surveyors, Engineers-In-Training, along with other technical and administrative support staff, provides “best value” services for our clients. Our entire staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service. We exceed our clients’ expectations to keep projects within budget and on schedule. Our clients’ trust level stays high because of our dedication and excellent performance.  The firm’s engineering capabilities encompass a full range of services, including engineering planning and studies; hydrology and hydraulics; engineering design, including plans, specifications and construction cost estimates for highways and roadways and associated infrastructure, drainage improvements, subsurface utility engineering as well as construction administration. ARS’ roadway design experience includes alignment, paving, grading, drainage, traffic control and storm water pollution prevention, and utility improvements/adjustments/relocation projects. ARS’ surveying services encompass: design, topographic, right-of-way, route, boundary, as-built, control, cross-section, and title surveys; GPS surveying technology; right-of-way determination, mapping, ownership research, and legal descriptions; construction staking and bore/core holes; aerial panel points and control; and floodplain certification.  Our most recent federal projects include survey services for the Rochester and Lamar Levees, which is a portion of the Trinity River Flood Protection System in Dallas; engineering design services for the Central City Trinity River Vision Project in Fort Worth; and surveying services for the 52 miles International Boundary Levee, Rio Grande Flood Control project in Harlingen, Texas.  Since its beginning, ARS has continuously maintained its certification by NCTRCA as a Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) by the State of Texas.  ARS is also an SBA 8(a) registered small business. For further information on ARS Engineers’ engineering and land surveying services, please visit our website at www.arsengineers.com.

AAI-LOGOAviation Alliance performs design of airfield lighting and signage, navigational aids (NAVAIDS) site installation design, the electrical portions of major airfield electrical vaults, airfield marking design, airport specialty planning, power system studies, associated civil design, and expert witness services.  We have purposely elected to remain small and work efficiently, providing our clients with more than 130 years of airport-specific experience and continuity of personnel.  Recent project airport locations within Texas include Dallas/Fort Worth International, Fort Worth Meacham International, San Antonio International, Laredo International, Abilene Regional, and Dallas Love Field.  Current out-of-state airport projects include those at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, MI; Keokuk Municipal, IA; Memphis International and Chattanooga Lovell Field, TN; Lafayette Regional, LA; Huntsville International, AL; Northwest Arkansas Regional, Saline County, and Fort Smith Regional, AR.  Because of the nature of our work, we are generally a subconsultant to the larger national and regional design and planning firms and have a reputation as an excellent team player.  Our office is in Colleyville, Texas, and all work is performed from there with trips to the field and prime consultant offices made as prudent for the project.

PBA Logo-1PB&A is dedicated to providing services that are sustainable and add value to our customers’ needs, as well as the communities they serve. Our past experience includes: Advisory & Assistance Services, Compliance and Planning, Environmental Restoration, Design, MMRP, Construction, and Permits. We are a Small Business under NAICS 541330 Engineering Services, 541620 Environmental Consulting Services, 562910 Remediation Services, and others.  With less than 50 employees, PB&A packs a punch of Subject Matter Experts to cover this wide variety of environmental and engineering services. Our staff includes Professional Engineers, Professional Geologist, Project Management Professionals, Certified Safety Professional, Bomb Disposal Technician, UXO Quality Assurance Manager, Regulatory Specialists, GIS and IT Experts, and Administrative Support to cover day-to-day business activities.  For more information, contact PB&A Headquarters in Austin, Texas, at 512.326.3223.

BD-Coll-logol“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”  Sun Tzu – The Art of War
BD Collaborative provides the strategy, tools and experience to help you win. Since 1991 we have provided vital and affordable marketing services working primarily with small, emerging and mid-size firms. Serving as an extension of the client’s staff, and a trusted advisor, BDC has assisted architects, engineers, contractors, environmental planners and other specialty consultants to level the playing field by developing focused strategic plans and elevating the quality of their marketing materials. BD Collaborative also works with the large firm to assist in their Diversity Outreach. It is our goal to help our clients stand apart in an increasingly competitive and complex marketplace. Services provided include: Strategic Planning and Implementation,  Branding, Corporate Identity,  Diversity Outreach,  Brochures and other Collateral,  Market Research,  Publicity / Public Relations,  Proposal Preparation, Direct Mail Campaigns,  Presentation Coaching,  Internal Marketing Systems Analysis,  In-house Marketing Training,  Website Development,  Award Submittal Preparation,  Marketing Document Review,  Trade Shows / Special Events,  Social Media Consulting,  Training Project Managers as Front Line Marketers,  Business Etiquette,  Mergers & Acquisitions / Culture Integration.  Contact: Ginger Williams – 214.923.2230 Monica Wommack – 214.808.6158



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