Applied Technology Associates to Join the Formation of BlueHalo in Combination with AEgis Technologies and Brilligent Solutions

BlueHalo | November 02, 2020

Applied Technology Associates ("ATA") today announced it's joining the formation of BlueHalo (the "Company"), a leading provider of advanced engineering solutions and technology to the national security community. BlueHalo was formed through the combination of AEgis Technologies, including its previously integrated acquisitions Excivity and EMRC Heli ("AEgis"), an Arlington Capital Partners portfolio company, and its recently announced acquisition of Brilligent Solutions ("Brilligent"). BlueHalo is purpose-built to provide industry leading capabilities in the domains of Space Superiority and Directed Energy, Missile Defense and C4ISR, and Cyber and Intelligence. The Company is an end-to-end lifecycle partner delivering technical expertise from R&D through deployment. BlueHalo seeks to deliver advanced engineering to address the most complex challenges facing the national security community.v

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The building industry has come at a juncture whereby it has acquired crucial importance in the country’s economy, both in terms of employment as well as in terms of the National Gross Domestic Product. In fact, as at December 2017, the construction industry generated €356.4million, that is 3.2% of the GDP while13,076 people held jobs in the industry, both on a full-time and part-time basis, meaning that 5.1% of all gainfully occupied people in Malta worked in the construction industry.

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The building industry has come at a juncture whereby it has acquired crucial importance in the country’s economy, both in terms of employment as well as in terms of the National Gross Domestic Product. In fact, as at December 2017, the construction industry generated €356.4million, that is 3.2% of the GDP while13,076 people held jobs in the industry, both on a full-time and part-time basis, meaning that 5.1% of all gainfully occupied people in Malta worked in the construction industry.

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AECOM-led joint venture awarded contract with FEMA to improve community resilience

AECOM | February 15, 2022

AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the AECOM-led Compass Production and Technical Services Joint Venture (Compass PTS JV) a contract to provide production and technical architecture and engineering services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) Program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a combined program ceiling of $300 million for a one-year base period with four, one-year option years. “AECOM has supported FEMA for more than forty years leveraging the combined expertise of our world-class scientists, engineers, planners, and analysts, We’re honored to continue our partnership to promote informed planning and development practices that reduce flood risk and meet the needs of historically underserved and disadvantaged communities faced with severe threats from natural disasters.” -Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. Under the new single-award contract, Compass PTS JV will deliver a wide range of services related to flood risk analyses, hazard mapping, disaster response, and risk reduction. In addition, AECOM will leverage its state-of-the-art engineering and mapping capabilities that allow for vast amounts of high-quality hyperlocal flood hazard and risk data and information at state-level scales. The contract comprises scope requirements that fall within FEMA Regions 4, 6, and 7, a geographic area characterized by the most severe and frequent river, coastal, and urban flooding in the nation, among other natural hazards. FEMA Region 4 states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee; FEMA Region 6 states are Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas; and FEMA Region 7 states are Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. “We’re excited that this new contract provides an opportunity for our team to support FEMA as we build on our successful completion of projects over the last seven years. Critical work is already underway with hundreds of our staff working under FEMA leaders to smoothly transition into the new structure, Along with our joint venture partners, AECOM is well positioned to support the bold vision and ambitious goals of the 2022-2026 FEMA Strategic Plan, which includes instilling equity in emergency management, leading whole communities in climate resilience, and promoting and sustaining a ready FEMA and prepared nation.” -Beverley Stinson, chief executive of AECOM’s global Water business. The Compass PTS JV is comprised of AECOM, ABS Group, CDM Federal Programs Corporation, Fugro, Halff Associates, T&M Associates, and numerous small business and specialty subconsultants. Its scope of work includes natural hazard analyses, risk assessments, building sciences expertise, and rapid response when disasters strike. 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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Unispace Acquires Global Experiential Design Firm Downstream

Unispace | October 07, 2021

Global workplace strategy, design and construction firm Unispace today announced its acquisition of Downstream, a global experiential design expert with an expansive portfolio of integrated digital and physical experiences in global tech hubs, flagship retailers, major sports venues and other destination spaces around the world. Blitzer, Clancy & Company advised Unispace in the acquisition of Downstream, and terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Work is no longer just a place; the focus is experience. Downstream's team and approach enhance our ability to empower our clients with the most impactful environments for their most valuable asset: their people,This is our commitment to rising above the talk and to taking action." -Steve Quick, Global CEO of Unispace Downstream's employees will join Unispace's global team, adding expertise in branding and technical design of spaces. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with global offices in Amsterdam and Melbourne, the Downstream acquisition will also expand Unispace's physical presence, particularly on the U.S. West Coast. The firm is currently operating in 48 locations in 26 countries. We have worked with Unispace for several years, and we're excited to integrate our teams to bring our shared expertise to this moment of opportunity: the reinvention of space as we know it," said Tim Canfield, CEO of Downstream. "Today's employees and customers want experiential and brand-focused environments that draw them in for collaboration, socialization and connection. Together, we can deliver that in a powerful way. Our global growth strategy is focused on enhancing our ability to position clients to thrive in the new environment. This acquisition enables us to combine world-class experiential design expertise with our integrated approach to strategy, design and construction that gives our clients confidence in the quality and consistency of the spaces we create with them. Furthermore, Unispace and Downstream share values; both of our cultures inherently embrace change, with a commitment to innovation, DE&I, corporate citizenship, and genuine passion for the people-centered experiences we are creating," said Quick. "We believe this brings profound value for our clients and for the industry. Since its founding in 2010, Unispace has delivered more than 5,500 workplace projects spanning 50 million square feet. Despite the tumult caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Unispace had a very strong first half of 2021, propelling the business globally. About Unispace In 2010, Unispace revolutionized the workplace delivery model with an industry-leading, joined-up approach to strategy, design and delivery. Today, the business continues to meet the pace of change with an agile, end-to-end approach fit for ever-evolving global brands. Unispace creates workplaces powered by collaborative client partnerships, delivered seamlessly across borders, and enabled by industry-leading intelligence and technology. About Downstream With 20+ years of experience, Downstream is a community of visionary designers, technologists, content developers, account managers and production leads. Collectively, they are a company on the forefront of brand communication, reaching around the globe, building compelling brand experiences for some of the biggest and most dynamic companies in the world. With three global hubs in Portland, Amsterdam and Melbourne, Downstream harnesses the latest insights and challenges themselves to consistently seek out new technologies and methodologies to create the impossible.

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MWH Acquires Methuen Construction

Methuen Construction | August 25, 2021

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