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Adaptation will grow to a $1bil. industry in the U.S. by 2015, followed by exponential growth once design & construction of adaptation measures begin - $995

Report 3000: Global Environmental Market

Regional analysis & projections covering countries in N. America, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Asia, Middle East, Japan, Australia/NZ, and Africa - $1,995

ICF International reports 2015 results

ICF International reported full year 2015 revenue of $1.13 billion, up 7.8% over 2014. Organic revenue growth was approximately flat. Service revenue was $849.1 million or 9.6% above the prior year. Revenue from energy, environment and infrastructure contributed 34% of revenues in 2015, the same as in 2014. The value of full year 2015 contract awards was a record $1.3 billion, an increase of 2% over 2014, and backlog stood at $1.8 billion at the end of the fourth quarter. Fourth quarter 2015 highlights included: U.S. federal government revenues increased 4.7% to $131.9 million and accounted for 47% of total revenue, U.S. state and local government revenues increased 5.9% for the quarter, and international government revenues decreased 7.3%. Key government contracts awarded in the quarter included $4.4 million for environmental planning services for a major metropolitan transit authority; a $4 million contract with a major port in the Western U.S. for outreach and analysis for environmental planning; and a $2 million contract with a major U.S. transit authority for environmental planning support. Adjusted EBITDA was $110.7 million, representing margins of 9.8%--fractionally higher than the prior year. ICF expects 2016 revenues to range from $1.15 billion to $1.19 billion, 3.3% ahead of 2015 levels at the midpoint. “We anticipate our commercial revenue growth rate will be high-single digits driven by our energy efficiency and digital services businesses, which together account for approximately 75% of our commercial business,” ICF stated. Revenues from U.S. federal government clients are expected to increase at a low-single digit rate. 

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2016

Merger creates firm with expanded range of engineering services for the Pacific Northwest

PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc. (Portland, Ore.) and HDJ Design Group (Vancouver, Wash.) are merging to offer clients a greater scale of capabilities and reinvestment in the engineering communities of both Oregon and Washington, PBS has announced. “Because we complement each other’s expertise and our cultures are compatible, combining our talented teams makes perfect sense,” said Guy Neal, President of PBS. “We’re building upon 15 years of collaboration between our firms, most recently working together on the major Vancouver Waterfront Development.” The $1.5 billion development along the Columbia River will turn a former industrial property into retail and recreational space. “The scale and sheer complexity of the project allowed our two firms the opportunity to fully harmonize our capabilities,” said Gregory Jellison, principal engineer of HDJ.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2016

Mabbett merges with Terenus Environmental

Environmental consultancy Terrenus Environmental Ltd. has joined with Mabbett & Associates Ltd. through its new subsidiary company Mabbett Environmental Planning Ltd. (Mabbett EP). Both Terrenus and Mabbett are headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland. Terrenus provides ecology, hydrology, planning, landscape and site investigation services and has supported clients in harbour expansions, residential and commercial developments and renewable energy projects. Derek J. McNab, managing director of Mabbett EP, said the merger “will allow for an enhanced offering of comprehensive environmental planning services utilizing the extensive depth and technical expertise of Terrenus… and the existing Mabbett professional staff.” The merger will allow Mabbett EP to increase its resource base, supply a one-stop shop approach for clients, and strengthen client support services, he added. Mabbett is an internationally recognised environmental, engineering, health and safety, and sustainability consultancy that was established in 1996. 

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2016

Morrison-Maierle acquires Murtagh Municipal Engineering

Murtagh Municipal Engineering has been acquired by Morrison-Maierle. Both firms are based in Billings, Mon. Firm principal Pat Murtagh worked for Morrison-Maierle from 1996-1998: “It’s great to be back,” he said. MME started in 1999 as Montana Engineering and Administration (ME&A) and worked on water, wastewater, planning, and funding projects primarily in eastern Montana. ME&A joined with Great West in 2007 and became MME in 2010. The firm’s focus has been on smaller communities, initially helping them with funding sources and grant writing in order to improve their infrastructure systems. “At MME, we worked with small towns. Now as Morrison-Maierle, we have the ability to bring our former and current clients so many more resources and capabilities,” said Murtagh. Four former MME employees will also be working at Morrison-Maierle.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2016

MHF Engineering joins Bolton & Menk

MHF Engineering (Jefferson, Iowa), a consulting firm serving clients in west central Iowa, has joined Bolton & Menk Inc. (Mankato, Minn.). MHF has a long history in municipal and agricultural drainage engineering, along with land surveying. “MHF Engineering’s client values align well with ours here at Bolton & Menk, and we are excited to have their skilled professionals in our new Jefferson location,” the company stated. Bolton & Menk was founded in 1949 and has more than 365 employees, including a professional staff of over 125 engineers, planners and licensed surveyors. Owned and operated by its professionals and technicians, Bolton & Menk focuses on providing engineering services to municipalities and reported $59 million in revenues in 2014.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 March 2016

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