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ICF reports first quarter 2016 results

ICF International (Fairfax, Va.) generated revenue of $284 million in its first quarter ended March 31, 2016, a rise of 4% compared to last year’s first quarter. Federal government revenue rose 6.6% to $137.3 million and accounted for 49% of total revenue, while state and local government revenues increased 20.5% and accounted for 11%. “First quarter revenue growth was driven by a strong pick up in federal government business, where we have seen positive year-on-year comparisons for the last three consecutive quarters,” said ICF International chairman and CEO Sudhakar Kesavan. The total value of contracts awards in the quarter was $318 million, 19% ahead of last year’s comparable quarter, including 16 energy efficiency contracts. Key government contracts awarded in the first quarter include a $19.8 million contract with the USEPA for analysis to support ozone and greenhouse gas initiatives; two environmental planning contracts worth $16.1 million with the California Department of Transportation; and a $12.4 million subcontract to support clean-energy and energy efficiency programs for a major public utility. Earnings increased at a double-digit rate and outpaced revenue growth, benefiting from lower overhead expenses and reduced amortization costs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

CH2M reports first quarter 2016 results

CH2M reported first quarter 2016 results of a 6% increase in revenues compared to a year ago to to $1.34 billion. Backlog is $9.7 billion, up $1.7 billion from a year ago. Revenues by division were: Environment & Nuclear, $503 million; Water, $297 million; Transportation, $246 million; and Energy & Industrial, $241 million. CH2M reported strong spending on infrastructure with projects in airports at Heathrow and Ronald Reagan, in rail with HS2 the high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham, and Metrolinx in Ontario, and in roads and ports, including a new container terminal in Dubai.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

EPA funds air quality research centers

U.S. EPA is providing $30 million to create research centers at three universities. Carnegie Mellon, Harvard and Yale will study how to reduce air quality impacts on public health. Funding will be used to investigate regional differences in air pollution and the effects of global climate change, technology, and societal choices on local air quality and health. “We eagerly anticipate the centers’ new models and research insights that will lead to improved air quality and public health,” said Dan Costa, national program director for EPA’s air, climate and energy research program.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Taylor Engineering merges with Parametrix

Taylor Engineering Inc. (Spokane, Wash.) has merged with Parametrix (Seattle), expanding Parametrix’s capabilities in the Inland Empire and Intermountain Region. Taylor Engineering was founded in 1985 and specializes in civil engineering design, land surveying, landscape architecture and land planning. Taylor has additional offices in Pullman, Wash. and Coeur d’Alene Idaho. Parametrix provides new services for Taylor Engineering clients, especially in highways, structures, and environmental work. “The merger with Taylor Engineering brings together two like-minded firms and establishes a permanent presence in Eastern Washington and North Idaho for Parametrix,” said CEO Jeff Peacock. Parametrix’s core practices are transportation, environmental planning and compliance, water, and community building.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

SWCA Environmental acquires New England Environmental

SWCA Environmental Consultants (Phoenix, Ariz.) has acquired New England Environmental Inc. (NEE, Amherst, Mass.). Founded in 1986, NEE is a full service environmental consulting firm providing natural resource and environmental permitting, ecological restoration and engineering, landscape architecture, ecological design, and site assessment and remediation. The acquisition expands SWCA’s national presence to the Northeast and broadens its scope to include landscape architecture and ecological design. NEE founders Michael “Mickey” J. Marcus and Julie Marcus will lead the SWCA Amherst office as director of business development and office director, respectively. Counting this acquisition, SWCA has 31 offices across the United States and provides a full spectrum of environmental services.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

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