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Burns & McDonnell

Location

Main Office:
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64114
P: 816-333-9400

Additional Offices:
28
U.S. Offices
2 Texas Offices
in Houston and DFW
1 International Office in Doha, Qatar

Over 3,000 employees.

Services


History
Started in 1898 by Clinton S. Burns and Robert E. McDonnell, two recent engineering gradatuates from Stanford University, ‘Burns & McDonnell, Consulting Engineers’ first offered (from Kansas City) clean water, power, and sanitary sewers to several towns in the midwest.  After Burns died in 1924, the company was renamed to ‘Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.’ in 1930.  Over the years, it has heavily specialized in the Energy Sector  as well as military contract projects.
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Selected Projects


GE Advanced Technology & Research Centre


USCENTCOM Headquarters


Joint Strike Fighter: Component Finish Facility


Route 19 Missouri River Bridge


Education City Student Housing Complex

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Written by Mark Midgley

January 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Posted in Engineers

NORR / Ingenium Group

Parent Company:

Location

Main Offices:

INGENIUM GROUP INC. CORPORATE HQ
2 International Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 1A2
TEL: 416-675-5950

NORR LIMITED
175 Bloor Street East
North Tower, 15th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 3R8

Additional Offices:

4 U.S. Offices:
Chicago

Detroit
Sacramento
Tampa

7 International Offices:
Abu Dhabi
Calgary
Dubai
Kingston
New Delhi
Ottawa
Vancouver

Services

Architecture
Building Conditions Audits
Document Management
Electrical Engineering
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
Mechanical Engineering
Programming
Project Management
Relocation Management
Renewable/Alternative Energy Systems
Structural Engineering
3D Design/Engineering

History

Although the title of ‘NORR Limited’ (Neish Owen Rowland & Roy) has only been used since 1986, the firm’s partnerships and traditions harken back to 1938 when John B. Parkin started his private practice in Toronto.  By 1947, he was joined by Edmund T. Parkin (Brother) and John C. Parkin (no relation).  Roy Marshall joined as a partner, in 1970, when John C. Parkin left to create his separate ‘Parkin Architects Planners’.  NORR now operates as one of the largest design firms in Canada. (Source)

Selected Projects


Burj Khalifa


Al Hitmi Complex


Casino New Brunswick


Al Fattan Marine Towers


Atlantis: The Palm

Written by Mark Midgley

January 24, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers

AMEC

Location

Main Office:
76-78 Old Street
London EC1V 9RU
UK

Additional Offices:
109 U.S. Offices, 5 Texas Offices
3,600 staff in the US
25,000 Employees worldwide among 40 countries

Services

Engineering
Construction
Project Management
Environmental Services
Consulting
Decommissioning
New build
Operations & Maintenance
Supply Chain Management
Specialist Services
Sustainability
Training & Development
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History

(From Firm’s Website)
The company was first formed in 1848, when Matthew Hall opened a lead-work business in the UK. This later became the Matthew Hall Group of Companies. Separately, in 1883 Leonard Fairclough started a stone business in the UK, which expanded into construction at the turn of the century.
In 1982 Fairclough Construction merged with William Press (founded in 1913) to form AMEC plc. Six years later the Matthew Hall Group of Companies was incorporated into the AMEC Group.
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Selected Projects


Columbian Publishing Company office building


Milton CAT’s regional centre


Beatrice Wind Farm demonstrator project (world’s first deepwater wind farm)


Compressed Air System for Australian Paper


49.9MW Geothermal Plant

Written by Mark Midgley

January 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Posted in Engineers

Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.

Location

Main Office:
1111 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, California 91105
United States
+ 1.626.578.3500

Additional Offices:
170+ locations; 25+ countries
(120 U.S. Offices, 10 Texas Offices)

Services

Architecture/Engineering
Construction and Field Services
Environmental, Health and Safety Services
Planning/Front End
Management Services
Modular Fabrication
Technology Services
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History

Founded in 1947 as Jacobs Engineering Co. by Joseph J Jacobs, the company started as an engineering consultant as well as a representative for manufacturers of process equipment.  Having largely expnaded its area of specialty in consulting, over 60 years, in engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance, Jacobs has succesfully established itself as a highly admired Fortune 500 company.
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Selected Projects

(photos removed at the request of Jacobs Engineering)

Written by Mark Midgley

January 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Posted in Engineers

Paul Andreu Architecte

 
Born in 1938 of Cauderan, France, Paul graduated from Ecole Polytechnique by 1961.  His career was primarily launched with the design of the first terminal for the Charles-de-Gaulle Airport in Roissy, France (completed by 1967).  He continued to produce further work for the Airport with successive projects that continued through the decades on into the 2000’s.  His contemporary style and expertise helped him expand his scope to other International Airports and transportaion facilities around the globe.  He also expanded his portfolio by the 1990’s to include Exhibitions, Sporting Facilities, Theaters, Museums, Hotels, and Casinos.  In the last decade-plus, Paul’s work has moved to focus more and more in the regions of Far East Asia.  These new devlopments have primarily occured in the growing districts of China.
Selected Projects:

Charles-de-Gaulle Airport Terminal 1, Roissy, France

Osaka Maritime Museum, Osaka, Japan

Technology and Science Enterprising Center, Chengdu, China

City of Europe, French Channel Tunnel Terminal, France

Oriental Art Center, Shanghai, China

Written by Mark Midgley

August 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Posted in Architects