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Challenge

The choices we make today create legacies for the future. Decisions about building new transportation infrastructures or rehabilitating existing highways and bridges are key to determining any region's long-term livability, safety, and economic vitality.

Highways and bridges provide critical links for moving goods, services, and people. With any potential highway or bridge project—whether it's a new build or an upgrade to what's there now—there are a myriad of stakeholders involved, each with their own unique vision, goals, and aesthetic sensibilities. Balancing the need for efficient infrastructure while engaging the communities and accounting for the environment is often the biggest challenge.​

Increasingly, governments and transportation agencies around the world are looking for alternative delivery and procurement methods. Collaborations like design-build and public-private partnerships can be sensible options for developing and maintaining critically needed infrastructure...and providing the best value for the public's money.

Partnerships between public-sector owners and private-sector designers, developers, builders, and financiers have another benefit. They combine the best of all disciplines, advancing the use of best-in-class technologies and revolutionizing best-management practices and processes.

Capabilities

Program management 

Building large-scale infrastructure calls for comprehensive strategic plans at every stage of development. The best approaches focus on the most critical activities. Controls must be carefully integrated across deliverables and dependencies, identifying potential risks and resolving them before they delay schedules and driveup budgets.

Alternative delivery

Public agencies, contractors, developers, and financial institutions need a partner who can provide the full range of project management services. With proven experience working with public private partnerships, unconventional funding options, and different decision-making bodies, we believe that whatever our clients dream, we can design and build.

Design

Effective designs must always consider unique site conditions and make the best use of materials—all while minimizing costs and satisfying functional requirements. Potential design issues are mitigated with specialized software that performs simulations and theoretical renderings. The results? Award-winning roads and bridges on every continent.

Major roads and highways

Function and economy can be complementary, even with tight budgetary, environmental, social and developmental constraints. Experience counts when it comes to optimizing the mix of upfront capital expenditures and ongoing upgrades, maintenance, and operating costs. The proof is the roads and bridges we've helped design and build in places as remote and diverse as South Africa's hot, dry Kalahari Desert; East Africa's wet tropics; and the Canadian Arctic's permafrost.

Inspection, rehabilitation, and retrofit

Caring for aging transportation infrastructure is a necessity that consumes much of the funding available to state, provincial, and local agencies. Rehabilitation is often a less disruptive, more environmentally acceptable, and better economical solution than replacement. We inspect, rehabilitate, and retrofit designs of vital highways, roads, and bridges, safely prolonging their lifespans.

Project controls

Managing a project on schedule and on budget is essential to maintaining credibility with oversight agencies, financiers, and the public. Owners need a capable partner with expertise in project controls for all types of transportation projects and programs.

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Triple-bottom-line decision-making: a consideration of confluence

Alexander Quinn
A triple-bottom-line accounting framework lets us see how projects can generate the highest value in environmental improvement, social benefit, and economic gain. It points the way to balanced decisions about where to invest funds and the impact those investments may ultimately have.
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