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In the News 2014

19 December 2014 | civil + structural Engineer

Niek Veraart, vice president of environmental planning at Louis Berger, speaks about the need to encourage investment in a more resilient system of infrastructure. In the United States, transportation, water, power, and communications infrastructure systems have seen relatively low levels of public and private investment. At the same time, extreme weather events have become increasingly common.

17 December 2014 | Urban Omnibus

Alex Nadolishny, principal technology expert for environmental and disaster management services at Louis Berger, discusses the need to integrate resiliency into new and existing infrastructure projects and his experience working with the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Louis Berger assisted  OEM with provision of emergency power-generating equipment, light towers and fuel supply.

1 December 2014 | Transportation Builder

Nick Ivanoff, Ammann & Whitney president and 2015 chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), was featured on the cover of Transportation Builder, ARTBA's magazine. The feature story profiled Ivanoff’s history, career and vision for the organization.

17 November 2014 | Times Union

Nick Ivanoff, chair of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association and president and CEO of Ammann & Whitney, spoke out about America's transportation infrastructure challenges and the need to find a sustainable solution for maintaining the Highway Trust Fund.

17 November 2014 | Resource World Magazine

Louis Berger completed an analysis on the anticipated economic benefits of the Blawn Mountain mining project to the state of Utah and the local counties during the construction and operation stages of the project. 

14 November 2014 | SILive

Ammann & Whitney co-founder Othmar Ammann was chief engineer for the graceful Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, the iconic gateway into New York Harbor that just turned 50. Nick Ivanoff, Ammann & Whitney president and CEO, comments on the modest designer's brilliant achievements.

13 November 2014 | Travel and Tour World

Ammann & Whitney, a Louis Berger company, provided structural engineering services for the construction of the original 26-gate jetBlue terminal (T5) at JFK and for the recently opened expansion of the terminal to 30 gates with full customs facilities (T5i).

12 November 2014 | Engineering News-Record

The American Society of Civil Engineers' global engineering conference, attended in October by Louis Berger and more than 1,000 ASCE attendees from 21 countries, highlighted the many construction and development projects in the city. One such project is the expansion of Panama City's metro system. As part of the Consorcio PML2, Louis Berger is overseeing the construction of Panama City Metro’s second 21-kilometer line.

10 November 2014 |

Revenues flowing into the federal Highway Trust Fund have not kept pace with increased transportation investment levels approved by Congress. Transportation industry leaders Nick Ivanoff and Robert Briant, Jr. advocate a long-term transportation financing mechanism that will help New Jersey and other states maintain and repair aging roads and bridges.

9 October 2014 | Arab News

Connie Crawford, senior vice president and rail and transit global practice leader at Louis Berger, shared her insights on why the Middle East is perhaps the fastest growing market for rail and transit in the world.

9 October 2014 | Kuwait Times

Louis Berger, in a joint venture with Pan Arab Consulting Engineers, is providing project design and supervision services on a $900 million project to transform a congested three lane highway through the heart of Kuwait into a unified two level motorway—one of the largest elevated road projects in the world.

2 October 2014 | Global Water Intelligence

Rick Schoenthaler, vice president for Louis Berger’s regional activities in water and wastewater for MENA, spoke about the challenges and opportunities in the region.

29 September 2014 | Baltimore Business Journal

Anwer Hasan, Louis Berger senior vice president, water services, shared his insights on the company’s growth opportunities in Baltimore, its recent acquisition of Leidos’ Water and Waste Resource division, and its current efforts in developing aging water and wastewater infrastructure in the region.

18 September 2014 | Arab News

During the third annual Saudi Mega Transport and Infrastructure Conference organized by MEED, Ayman Nahas, Louis Berger vice president and regional director, joined a conversation about the challenges contractors encounter in finding skilled workers for massive projects.

18 September 2014 | Construction Shows

Louis Berger vice president and regional director Ayman Nahas shared insights on the momentum of Saudi projects across the infrastructure, transportation, water and wastewater, and buildings sectors.

16 September 2014 | Better Roads

Nick Ivanoff, president & CEO of Ammann & Whitney, has been elected 2014-2015 chairman by the members of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)..

3 September 2014 | Governing Magazine

Niek Veraart, Louis Berger vice president of environmental planning, was featured in a story on how local governments use natural disasters to better prepare their infrastructure, personnel and budgets for the future.

2 September 2014 | NJBIZ

Mike Kirk and Bob Thiel, Louis Berger senior vice president and associate vice president of design-build and public-private partnerships, shared their insight on how public-private partnerships may be leveraged by state and local governments for the public good.

29 August 2014 | World Construction Network

Louis Berger has been awarded a fourth contract extension worth over $15 million for independent engineering services at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan.