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Dutch Water Wizards Go With the Flows
07/30/15
Royal HaskoningDHV and Chairman Erik Oostwegel set sights to expand firm's water engineering expertise at home to emerging economies and new design sectors worldwide.

Photo by Bart Nijs


Top 225 International Design Firms: Ups and Downs in the Global Market
07/30/15
Global design markets are facing headwinds from political turmoil, falling oil prices and economic uncertainties

Photo Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox Asssociates

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07/29/15 Brundage-Bone Maintains Its Edge

After a rocky few years, the largest U.S. concrete pumping firm now focuses on expanding current markets while pursuing greenfield opportunities and acquisitions.
07/29/15 Cardno's New American CEO Aims Down Under Firm Back Up

Richard Wankmuller shares outlook for Australian design firm Cardno's future through latest results shortfall and market transition.
07/17/15 Louis Berger Settles with U.S. on Foreign Bribe Violations

Global designer will pay a $17.1-million fine in deferred prosecution pact over violations it uncovered; two ex-senior vice presidents pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in November.
07/15/15 Software Vendor Bentley Systems Declares Intent to Go Public
Firm took a similar step in 2002 but withdrew plans as market changed.
07/15/15 Canada Moderates 'Integrity' Rules for Federal Contractors

Mandatory 10-year debarment for infractions, now faced by SNC-Lavalin, will be halved after business outcry; firm is part of a team named by the government as P3 contractor for a huge Montreal bridge replacement.
07/13/15 After Eight-Month Search, Jacobs Taps Manufacturing Executive as its Next CEO

Steven J. Demetriou, a former aluminum producer firm CEO, joins the California engineer-contractor-R&D firm next month.
06/30/15 Fluor's Paul Bruno: How We Approach Risk Management

“If it can be identified, managed and mitigated, any risk can be tolerated,” the company's managing general counsel told the ENR Risk Summit audience in Dallas..
06/24/15 Bernard Capital Partners Buys Willbros Group

New company will retain existing management team and operate as Wink Engineering.
06/24/15 Construction Week: Mexico State Utility Bids $9.8B In Energy Work; SNC-Lavalin Lands Bridge Job

Canada Bridge Contract Award To SNC-Lavalin, ACS Finalized
06/24/15 First Horizontal Segment Placed for New Tappan Zee Bridge

First horizontal segment placed for new Tappan Zee Bridge.
06/18/15 Top 100 Professional Service Firms: Firms Fill in Owner Gaps

CM firms see surge in staff augmentation.
06/11/15 KBR Sells Former BE&K Building Group for $28M to Pernix Group

Building firm did not fit into global parent's scaled down market strategy.
06/11/15 The Top Project Delivery Firms

Alternate Project Delivery Surges
06/10/15 UK Prime Minister Lauds Crossrail Crew on Hole-Through

London’s $22.6-billion east-west rail project is 65% complete
06/10/15 Construction Week: Industry's Jobless Rate Declines; Toronto Picks Team for Transit Job

No comment from Balfour Beatty on Chinese buy offer.
06/10/15 Risk Transfer is Value Threat, Ex-URS Chief Tells Investor Group

Martin Koffel predicted that contractor-led acquisitions will accelerate, with “some surprising combinations.”
06/08/15 China Contractor Said to Consider Balfour Beatty Bid

While Chinese firms makes waves in UK market, Spanish and Australian buyers appear to eye Canada's SNC-Lavalin.
06/04/15 Decay Concerns Raised Over Arlington Memorial Bridge Closure

Decay concerns raised over iconic crossing.
06/03/15 CH2M Aims $300-Million P.E. Boost to Keep Growth on Track

Apollo Global Management’s Infusion earns it two seats on board of firm investor terms a “marquee franchise.”
06/03/15 Proposed SWECO-Grontmij Deal To Create $2B Euro Designer
Swedish-Dutch engineers' M&A would provide complimentary market impacts, firms say.
05/28/15 Construction Week: Live World War II Bomb Halts Project in London

Massachusetts hires engineering firm to study plan to decongest Cape Cod traffic
05/27/15 The Top 400 Contractors: Focusing on Processes

Contractors Stay Mean and Lean Despite Growing Market.
05/19/15 Nicolas Jachiet, Chairman of France's Egis Group, Focus Firm on India

Executive sees a bright future in transportation and water work.
05/19/15 Stocks Boost CEO Compensation in Publicly Owned Companies

A desire to recruit, reward and retain corporate leaders through stock payout is a factor in more industry M&As.
05/18/15 Electric Utility Blames MWH, Contractor for Dam Troubles

In a lawsuit filed in federal court, the Eugene Water & Electric Board seeks damages for the failure of hoists on a dam on the McKenzie River in Oregon.
05/13/15 Mergers and Acquisitions Take a Breath in Q1 2015 After Dizzying 2014

Experts see more dealmaking ahead, but cite oil prices and public sector funding uncertainty as risk factors
05/13/15 Contractor's Customized Service Model Fulfills an A-List Client Niche

Boston’s Shawmut has tailored its business model to meet the needs of its high-profile clients across the country.
05/12/15 Construction Week: Miami College Settles Over Garage Collapse: Kennedy Center Expansion Advances

Miami Dade College settles with the contractor in a 2013 garage collapse.
05/11/15 Midsize Design Firms: We're Still A Force

The demise of firms caught between tiny niche players and giants "has been miscalculated," says a new research study.
05/08/15 Fluor Wins $1B Powerplant in Virginia; ODOT Taps Three To Test-Drive Gas-Tax Alternative
Hill International rejects private equity bid
05/06/15 KBR Transforms Its Business

Focusing on strengths may help the bottom line
05/06/15 The 2015 ENR Top 500 Design Firms: Consolidation Complications

Many firms worry about how consolidation will affect them.
04/28/15 Design Firm CFOs Weigh Financial Challenges For 2015

Executives struggle to stay optimistic on results, as they face a host of new risks and added costs.
04/22/15 Construction Week: CM Selected for St. Louis Football Stadium; New Offshore Drilling Rules

Construction manager picked for new St. Louis football stadium.
04/21/15 SNC-Lavalin Wins Big Canada Bridge, Rail Jobs, As Its Infrastructure Chief is Named Golder CEO

Some see the wins as a boost for Canadian firm, which is fighting federal fraud charges linked to former execs' alleged bribes of officials.
04/15/15 Construction Week: Unemployment Rate Drops Despite Loss in Jobs; Berger Wins $100M Saudi Contract

Construction industry lost 1,000 jobs in March.
04/14/15 SNC Lavalin Realigns C-Suite and Sues Ex-Execs Linked to Alleged Libya Bribes

One former construction executive may be cooperating with Canadian officials
04/08/15 Construction Week: Dodge Momentum Index Down in March; 'Living Building' Gets LEED Approval

Momentum index slips 2.1% in March, LEED accepts 'Living Building' achievements for certification.
04/03/15 Engineer Claims Facebook Stole Data-Center System Design

The social media company used the modular construction methods and then made them public, the engineer claims.
03/27/15 Petrobras Pay-To-Play Probe Makes Room for Global Firms

The kickback and bid-rigging scandal opens up new opportunities for contractors as others are blacklisted from future work.
03/23/15 Related Group's Approach Drives South Florida Residential Boom

Related Group of Florida is ENR Southeast’s Owner of the Year
03/11/15 Construction Week: CH2M Hill Wins Alaska LNG Job; Dodge Momentum Index Jumps

CSX and EPA agree on cleanup plan for train derailment.
02/26/15 Criminal Charges Against SNC-Lavalin Raise “Integrity” Rule Debate in Canada

Businesses question tough federal contracting guidelines that carry 10-year bidding ban if convicted.
02/19/15 Mergers and Acquisitions Abound But So Do Their Risks and Liabilities

Owners considering a sale or acquisition need to seek the help of a business adviser.
02/19/15 Colorado Contractor Seeks Strategic Partnerships That Drive Growth

Saunders Construction takes an unconventional approach to partnering in a traditionally risk-averse environment, says President Greg Schmidt at Denver project site.
02/19/15 SNC Lavalin Will Fight Canada Fraud Charges Linked to Ex-Execs' Libya Bribes

Charges are the first against the firm, but one previously charged former executive faces trial next month in Canada.
02/19/15 Industry Buzz: Craft Labor Gaps Will Slow Growth, Say Contractor HR Chiefs

One-quarter of firms expect to pass up bid prospects, says FMI survey.
02/18/15 Construction Week: Court Upholds Ruling Over Dispute Concerning Sick Hospital

January 2015 saw jump in jobs, FAA drone rules proposed.
02/11/15 How Midsize Engineering and Architectural Firms Prosper

The results of an ongoing study suggest what it takes to keep a midsize design firm durable and growing in an age of mega-mergers and consolidation.
02/03/15 Cement Makers LaFarge and Holcim Push Global Mega Merger, But Unions Protest

Workers in 22 countries fear job losses and lack of employee protections as assets are sold to meet antitrust issues in the deal..
02/02/15 Appeals Court Upholds IRS Rejection of Consultant Bid for $1.7M R&D Tax Credit

Ruling affirms lower court decision that now may clarify who has risk, researcher or client, in cost plus contracts.
01/27/15 Balfour Beatty Moves on Critical Review of UK Unit Bidding and Risk Management

Contractor, reporting its sixth profit warning in two years, will scale back under new CEO.
01/26/15 Texas School Contractor, Engineer Perform $60M in Repairs to New Stadium

No one is saying yet where the blame lies for a stadium in Texas built in 2012 that needs $60-million of concrete repairs.
01/21/15 Construction Worker Killed In Ohio Overpass Collapse

Contractor was demolishing bridge on I-75.
01/15/15 Oil Price Decline Prompts Industry Firms to Hope for The Best and Plan for the Worst

Companies that targeted the oil and gas sector are watching how $50 per barrel oil will affect projects, results and staffing. O’Brien
01/14/15 Construction Week: Swanke Hayden Connell Files For Protection

HOK acquires 360 Architecture; construction employment posts strong gain at year end
12/31/14 Year in Review: Consolidation Reaches New Scale in a Changing Market Landscape

New business and technology innovators aim to move firms to the next level of growth and risk management.
12/23/14 Construction Week: Construction Starts Jump 13% During the Month of November

Construction unemployment in November at its lowest rate in seven years.
12/23/14 Engineers Ramboll and KBR Make Big Year-End Changes

Announcements reflect industry's key 2014 trends of consolidation and shifting markets.
12/18/14 Kiewit-Turner Sets Deal to Finish Work on VA Hospital

Under the terms of a pact whose details still must be finalized, the VA will take advice from the Corp and Kiewit-Turner will work on a cost-reimbursable basis.
12/10/14 Construction Week: Dodge Starts Recede 4% in Oct.; Miami Wastewater Program Advances

Former Bechtel executive pleads guilty to kickback scheme.
12/08/14 Global Desalination Firm IDE Technologies Seeks To Shed Israeli Ownership

Company takes steps to boost market potential in booming Middle East region.
12/03/14 UK's Balfour Beatty Is Set to Sell P3 Assets

Contractor aims to boost bottom-line value in shedding UK and US privatized military housing and highway holdings
12/01/14 Linked Amec Foster Wheeler Now is $8 Billion Oil and Gas Sector Player

UK-based megafirm realigins executives as it views new global potential
11/25/14 Construction Week: Market Momentum Picks Up; Feds To Auction More Offshore Wind Acreage

Feds increase acreage for offshore wind development.
11/17/14 Superfund Contractor Will Repay EPA Linked to Employee Fraud Scheme

Sevenson signs $2.7-million pact to cover activities of convicted former manager it claims it was unaware of.
11/11/14 Firms Cope with Headwinds As They Aim for Better in 2015

E&C companies improved results in Q3, but face project charges and some staff cutbacks.
10/29/14 Industry Buzz: Hot News for Construction Executives

FMI study says raises for business development professionals are the best among construcion professional.
10/29/14 Don Ahern Does It His Way

Back from bankruptcy, Ahern Rentals today consists of 82 branches in 25 states, with a 38,700-piece equipment fleet concentrated in high-reach units.
10/29/14 Construction Week: Dodge Starts Up 5%; $4B Project To Turn N.D. Nat. Gas Into Plastics

Pennsylvania launches a P3 project to replace 558 bridges, and Layne Christensen agrees settle civil charges over alleged Africa bribes.
10/28/14 Engineering Firm CEOs Debate Merits of Size Through Acquisition

M&A won’t stop, with public peers’ need to show returns, but size can’t impede client service, say chiefs.
10/23/14 The 2014 ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors: Firms Wary During Recovery

Firms Proceed Carefully in a Growing Market.
10/08/14 Collaboration Tools Find New Owners as Construction Markert Perks Up

Bluebeam Software picked up by Nemetschek; SmartUse bought by Newforma
10/08/14 Construction Week; Dodge Construction Starts Up 4%; Savannah Port Dredging Gets Boost

DOE provides up to $12.6 billion in loan guarantees for advanced nuclear projects.
10/06/14 Black & Veatch's Triplett: Risk Control Shouldn't Hinder Growth

Timothy W. Triplett of Black & Veatch outlines the company’s risk-control framework as it aims for better than 20% annual growth.
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