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URS Corporation

URS Corporation was absorbed into AECOM in 2014

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Services: planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services


URS Corporation’s oldest predecessor company was founded in 1904. URS was established in 1951, and incorporated in 1957 as Broadview Research—a research group active in the area of physical and engineering sciences. In 1967, management developed a growth strategy focused on building a multidisciplinary professional services firm. In 1968, Broadview Research acquired United Research Incorporated of Cambridge, Massachusetts. During this period, the name Broadview Research was changed to United Research Services and later shortened to URS.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, URS continued to expand through internal growth and strategic acquisitions that enhanced (their) engineering, architectural and environmental practices. When Dames & Moore Group joined the Company in 1999, it further widened our geographic base, strengthened our program and construction management expertise, added to (their)FORTUNE 500 client base and expanded (their) presence in the mass transit market. The 2007 acquisition of Washington Group International enhanced URS’ ability to provide integrated engineering and construction services throughout the project life cycle—from planning, design and engineering through construction to operations and maintenance, and decommissioning and closure.

Most recently, in 2010, URS acquired the Scott Wilson Group—a global integrated design and engineering consultancy based in the United Kingdom. The acquisition significantly expanded our resources and capabilities in the United Kingdom and Ireland in critical infrastructure markets. It also expanded our global footprint in continental Europe, China and India.

Today, URS has more than 47,000 employees in a network of offices in more than 40 countries. The company’s clients include the U.S. federal government, national governments of other countries, state and local government agencies in the United States and internationally, and FORTUNE 500 companies and other multinational corporations (http://www.urscorp.com/About_URS/index.php?s=2) .

Selected Projects:

Alameda County Medical Center, Highland

Baltimore/Washington International Airport Terminal

Axis Multistory Development

Alameda County Medical Center

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Written by Kelsey Stonecipher

January 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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