Granite | November 22, 2022
Granite (NYSE:GVA) announced today that it has been selected as the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) for the Albion River Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation project. Located near Albion, California, the project will be delivered using the CM/GC method, which includes the contractor early in the design process to incorporate the contractor’s perspective in the planning process. This method provides more opportunities for innovation and efficiency than traditional project delivery methods. The construction portion of the project is anticipated to be valued in a range of $50 million to $85 million and awarded in 2026.
The current Albion River Bridge is a wooden-deck truss bridge that carries Highway 1 across the Albion River near the coast in Mendocino County, California. Built in 1944, wood was used for large portions of the bridge because of WWII steel and concrete shortages. At 26 feet wide, the 970-foot span does not meet modern safety standards for width and the steel truss across the center section has become significantly corroded and does not meet safety standards for critical components.
Despite the functional limitations of the existing bridge, it is a beloved local landmark and unique for being the only remaining wooden truss bridge on Highway 1. There are many alternatives, including rehabilitation and a “no build” alternative, that need to be studied and obtaining local community engagement is critical to identifying the most sustainable solution. Granite’s team will support the Caltrans Delivery Team with additional expertise, creating an integrated project delivery team to deliver a successful project.
“The selection of Granite for this CMGC project demonstrates that clients appreciate our ability to work shoulder to shoulder with planning, environmental, and design experts to deliver the best solution for a community, Our team used local knowledge, innovations from around the company, and nationwide CMGC experience to deliver an exceptional proposal to provide maximum value to Caltrans at every stage of the project.”
-Bill McGowan, Alternative Delivery Project Manager and Vice President Granite.
Granite is America’s Infrastructure Company™. Incorporated since 1922, Granite (NYSE:GVA) is one of the largest diversified construction and construction materials companies in the United States as well as a full-suite civil construction provider. Granite’s Code of Conduct and strong Core Values guide the Company and its employees to uphold the highest ethical standards. Granite is an industry leader in safety and an award-winning firm in quality and sustainability.
Autodesk | December 09, 2022
TPM, a Southeast-based digital technology organization, has achieved Autodesk Construction Cloud Elite partner status that enables TPM to provide the complete portfolio of Autodesk Construction products and services to further support the Construction industry. This achievement bolsters TPM's ability to enhance the entire Project lifecycle from Design to pre-construction, Construction, and Facility Management, connecting and enhancing all members of a Project. This new partnership level supports TPM's Vivid Vision of becoming one of the leading Digital Transformation consulting firms serving Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing.
To support this dedicated focus on Construction technology, TPM has promoted new leadership, including Jon Deming to Associate Director of Technical Solutions and Joel Hanneman to Director of Technical Solutions. In addition, TPM has added Scott Anderson as Technical Manager for Construction Technology. These changes come as TPM continues its investment in software and hardware resources to provide construction industry professionals with the best possible products and services.
TPM is an Autodesk Construction Cloud Elite Partner with a portfolio that includes Autodesk's Build, Assemble, Building Connected, and more. In addition to its Construction portfolio, TPM also leverages TrebleHook, an AEC-focused CRM solution, and Leica Geosystems laser scanning hardware and reality capture services. With these industry-leading products and personnel changes, TPM is well-positioned to provide construction industry professionals with the support and services they need from concept through project closeout.
"TPM has the vision to become a leading consultant in the AEC and Manufacturing space. Enhancing our 30+ year relationship with Autodesk to now be the highest level of Construction Certified partner only supports our vision. We are extremely excited about this achievement and the associated team members at TPM who will lead this charge."
-Chris Fay, President of TPM.
We are excited to have TPM join us as an Elite partner for the Autodesk Construction Cloud portfolio. Our focus is on building the right tools to maximize efficiency on every construction site to minimize errors, said Angi Izzi, Senior Director of Partnerships and Digital Sales, Autodesk Construction Solutions. It's imperative to provide scale to our construction customers with a well-enabled channel to help drive significant adoption. This significant investment in technology & partners maximizes our customer's ability to deliver high-quality projects within budgets, timelines, and with success.
Partners within the Elite Construction Partner program are uniquely positioned to provide customers with clarity on their current tech stack, a deep understanding of how the continuation of technology adoption can increase their current capabilities and processes, and first-class implementation services to ensure all desired outcomes.
TPM remains dedicated to helping construction industry professionals win more business, improve their designs, and deliver more work. With its team of construction experts, the addition of new products, and personnel changes, TPM is well-positioned to do just that.
TPM is a Southeast-based digital technology organization with a portfolio of industry-leading software, hardware, and services that helps Architects, Engineers, Contractors, and Manufacturers win more business, improve their designs, and deliver more work.
Autodesk is changing how the world is designed and made. Our technology spans architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media and entertainment, empowering innovators everywhere to solve challenges big and small. From greener buildings to smarter products to more mesmerizing blockbusters, Autodesk software helps our customers to design and make a better world for all.
BG Consulting Engineers | December 07, 2022
WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP) (“WSP” or the “Corporation”) today announces it has entered into an agreement to acquire BG Bonnard & Gardel Holding SA (“BG Consulting Engineers” or “BG”), one of Switzerland’s leading engineering consulting firms, with a strong presence in France. Headquartered in Lausanne, BG offers consulting, engineering, and project management services in the infrastructure, building, water, environment, and energy sectors. It has a workforce of approximately 700 professionals, including 480 in Switzerland and 210 in France. BG also has operations in Portugal and Italy.
Following the closing of the proposed transaction (currently expected in the first quarter of 2023), WSP’s Swiss workforce will more than quadruple to over 600 professionals. WSP is expected to gain a foothold in the French-speaking region of the country while also enlarging its presence in the German-speaking region. Also, as a result of the transaction, WSP is expected to almost double its workforce in France, adding offices and clients in Paris, Lyon, and Marseille.
Joining forces with BG will capitalize on WSP’s strengths and further scale its capabilities in key sectors, with significant growth opportunities, in Buildings, Environment, Renewable Energy, Water and Industry sectors. It will also add BG’s renowned tunnel expertise, including ventilation, fire protection, and system design, to WSP’s European service offering. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory and closing conditions.
“We are very pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of BG Consulting Engineers, a company with strong technical know-how and a solid reputation in the Swiss and French markets, Integrating BG into WSP will secure our leadership position in Switzerland, strengthen our presence in France and enhance our offering to clients of both firms.”
-Alexandre L’Heureux, WSP’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
This acquisition fits well into WSP’s European strategy. Once completed, it will reinforce our presence in the region and bolster our expertise in our top three markets, Transportation & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings and Earth & Environment, said Mark Naysmith, WSP’s Chief Executive Officer for the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Through this transaction, we propose to combine two firms with closely aligned values and cultures and a clear focus on clients, projects, people and technical excellence.
“This transaction is an opportunity for both companies, BG’s position will be strengthened in its traditional markets; our clients will benefit from an even wider range of services and our employees will benefit from the advantages inherent in being part of a global organization. We look forward to new growth and development opportunities as we draw on WSP’s international network of experts and contribute to exceptional projects.”
-Pierre Epars, BG’s Chief Executive Officer.