27 diciembre 2017 | AEC Next Exploring the Functional and Aesthetic Roles of the Dragon Bridge

Chris Gagnon, Louis Berger’s senior vice president for transportation, shares his views with AEC Next about the iconic nature and regional importance of Dragon Bridge, one of the company’s most iconic projects, which has become a destination attraction in Da Nang, Vietnam.

16 diciembre 2017 | Profile Magazine Funding the Future of Engineering

Meg Lassarat, Louis Berger’s chief financial officer, speaks to Galen Beebe from Profile Magazine about how she adopted a process-oriented outlook to reimagine the company’s business functions to develop faster and more economical processes, saving resources that can be reinvested into client-facing engineering and design services. 

13 diciembre 2017 | Forbes Are we finally going to help Puerto Rico power up?

Louis Berger has won a contract, worth a potential $860 million, to supply temporary power to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Louis Berger’s U.S. division has already begun work in the islands, deploying hundreds of people and hundreds of commercial power generators. This is not the first effort by Louis Berger to support communities following major disasters. The company aided the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, American Samoa after the 2009 tsunami, and New York and New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy. In addition to restoring and rebuilding systems for power, water, transportation and structures, Louis Berger also integrates resilient technology to withstand future disasters.

11 diciembre 2017 | NJBIZ Louis Berger tackles next disaster: Puerto Rico

Tom Lewis, president of Louis Berger's U.S. division, recently led a group of Louis Berger executives to Puerto Rico, where the company has deployed hundreds of employees, subcontractors and consultants to aid with the recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The company has already deployed hundreds of emergency generators. But to plan for a more resilient future, Louis Berger will fund and test its distributed energy program with the integration of several energy sources, such as wind and solar, into a microgrid, which operates independently or semi-independently from the main power station.

27 noviembre 2017 | Washington Technology Louis Berger awarded $860M Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands power contract

Louis Berger was awarded a potential $860 million Army contract modification to help supply temporary power in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria devastated the region.
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23 noviembre 2017 | CNBC Africa Louis Berger hired to support connectivity improvement between Cameroon and Nigeria

Louis Berger was awarded a 1.5 million euro (1.7 million USD) project management and construction supervision services contract by the Cameroonian and Nigerian governments. The company will be responsible for the construction of a two-lane bridge over the Cross River that will provide a safer, more efficient means of traveling between the two countries.

22 noviembre 2017 | Engineering News-Record Hurricane-Hit Islands Look to Jump to Modern Power Grids

Louis Berger is proposing both immediate solar emergency generation and long-term microgrid solutions to provide resilient power to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company is currently working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a contractor on the agency’s emergency generator mission on the islands affected by the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. 

15 noviembre 2017 | Press Release Point USTDA Acting Director Travels to Asia-Pacific to Enhance Cooperation

Louis Berger was highlighted by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam for its role in the design and construction of the new Da Nang International Airport terminal. This recognition was made during U.S. Trade Development Agency (USTDA) Acting Director Thomas Hardy’s visit to Vietnam.

15 noviembre 2017 | Las Vegas Review-Journal Firm to study transit options in Las Vegas resort corridor

Louis Berger has been awarded a nearly $2.3 million contract to complete a study on transit options linking the Las Vegas Strip, McCarran International Airport and downtown Las Vegas. The contract with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada will take about a year to execute as the team assesses the best plan to accommodate increasing tourism and redevelopment of the area known as the resort corridor.

13 noviembre 2017 | ITS International Louis Berger wins Engineering Excellence Honor Award

Louis Berger was awarded a 2018 Engineering Excellence Honor Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Maine for its work on the Adaptive Signal Control Technology System project in Warwick, Rhode Island.

5 noviembre 2017 | U.S. Army New disaster response mission, USACE team keeps Puerto Rico's generators operational

Louis Berger has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support an unprecedented, nonfederal generator operations and maintenance mission in Puerto Rico.

5 noviembre 2017 | The Weather Channel Raising Puerto Rico from Ruins: A status report six weeks after Hurricane Maria

In live broadcast interviews with Weekend Recharge and AMHQ at The Weather Channel, Louis Berger’s U.S. division president Tom Lewis discusses the progress of power restoration in Puerto Rico as well as the role renewables and private capital can play in the island’s recovery.

 
5 noviembre 2017 | The Peninsula, Qatar's Daily Newspaper Al Rayyan Stadium passes five million man-hours safety mark

Construction at Al Rayyan Stadium near Doha, Qatar has reached a major milestone following completion of more than five million man-hours without a ‘Lost Time Accident’. Louis Berger provides construction supervision services for the project on behalf of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. The stadium, scheduled to be completed in 2019, will have a seating capacity of 40,000 to meet quarter-final requirements during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. This will be reduced to approximately 21,000 seats following the tournament. Louis Berger was one of four companies honored at a ceremony celebrating the major construction safety landmark.

2 noviembre 2017 | Power Systems Design Maintaining a secure power infrastructure in the aftermath of Maria

In this podcast, Power Systems Design talks to Louis Berger’s Tom Lewis about Louis Berger's efforts in assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. After the tropical storm hit Puerto Rico, Louis Berger shipped hundreds of commercial power generators to help with the island’s hurricane-devastated infrastructure.

25 octubre 2017 | Bloomberg Forget the grid of the future, Puerto Ricans just want power back

With more than half of Puerto Rico still waiting for power, the residents are ready to accept oil power temporarily if it turns the lights back on in the island. Tom Lewis, Louis Berger’s U.S. division president, shares his views on the immediate power needs in Puerto Rico and alternative financing options to bridge to a long-term, more resilient power solution. 

23 octubre 2017 | USA Today Five weeks after Maria most of Puerto Rico remains an island in the dark

More than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico's power grid, a majority of the island's residents are still without power. Louis Berger is helping FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to bring power back to the island. Tom Lewis, president of the U.S. division of Louis Berger, notes that new technology, such as solar and wind power generators and smart micro grids, can help Puerto Rico become more resilient for the next storm. 

20 octubre 2017 | Associated Press What Puerto Rico is doing to get power back after storm

As government agencies and contractors work feverishly to restore Puerto Rico's ravaged power grid, Louis Berger is supplying emergency generators and other relief to clients that include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA. Tom Lewis, U.S. division president at Louis Berger, shares his views with the Associated Press regarding the impact of deferred maintenance and the need for a more resilient power grid in Puerto Rico.

9 octubre 2017 | San Antonio Express-News Texas Power Broker highway exec Bailey taking road less traveled

Louis Berger operations and maintenance expert Andrew V. Bailey II is the new CEO of the SH 130 Concession Co., the private entity that operates and maintains the 41-mile tollway section of Texas State Highway 130 immediately south of Austin. Bailey, who became CEO after the company emerged from bankruptcy in June, discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in overseeing the lightly used toll road which, at 85 mph, has the highest posted speed limit in the nation. Bailey hopes to attract traffic and increase revenue by investing in improvements to the tollway, which now serves from 10,000 to 12,000 vehicles per day, and by improving the rider’s experience. The restructured concession company hired Louis Berger to tackle infrastructure and development challenges and operate and maintain the road.

21 septiembre 2017 | The Hindu Louis Berger is consultant for Sabarimala airport

Louis Berger was recently appointed by the Kerala state cabinet as the consultant for a techno-financial feasibility and environment impact assessment (EIA) of the proposed Sabarimala airport. The company has been tasked to complete all the procedures required to obtain the requisite permission from the central government and other departments within nine months.

14 septiembre 2017 | Energy Boardroom Manuel Perez, senior vice president and international managing director civil infrastructures, Louis Berger, Spain

Manuel Perez, Louis Berger senior vice president and managing director of civil infrastructure, describes the importance of flexibility and cross-cultural understanding in international engineering projects, the global importance of Louis Berger's international design center based in Spain, the ease of finding engineers in Cantabria and the opportunity to increase access to affordable energy.

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