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AECOM secures positions on Transport for London engineering consultancy framework

AECOM | November 25, 2021

AECOM secures positions on Transport
AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced it has won places on over 30 Lots of the Transport for London (TfL) Engineering Consultancy Framework (ECF), including places on the strategic Multidisciplinary Engineering Services and Multidisciplinary Rail Engineering Services Lots. The four-year framework will be the primary means of accessing engineering consultancy services for TfL, the Greater London Authority, all 32 London borough councils and the City of London.

“This important framework builds on our long-term relationship with TfL, expanding our scope of services and technical disciplines available to them,The framework enables us to bring our full breadth of diverse services to every project, supporting TfL as it continues to improve every journey for people who live and travel in London.”

-Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president

The new framework replaces the TfL Rail Engineering and Multidisciplinary Services frameworks and is expected to support the delivery of a range of projects and programs across all TfL infrastructure, including major station upgrades, surface works, oversite developments and line extensions.

The framework Lots cover multidisciplinary engineering services, specialist engineering services, engineering architectural services, highways engineering and rail engineering.

AECOM has worked with TfL since its inception across all transport modes and has supported the delivery of transformative programs such as Crossrail, Cycle Superhighways and Healthy Streets. Other current projects with TfL include DLR Thamesmead and Bakerloo Line Extension.

About AECOM
AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.3 billion in fiscal year 2021. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

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Wilson & Company Inc., Engineers & Architects | January 10, 2023

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CHA Acquires Florida-Based Eckler Engineering

CHA Consulting, Inc. | November 18, 2022

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OpenSpace with Insta360 Sphere Expands Support for Drone-based Reality Capture

Openspace | January 24, 2023

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