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In the News 2015

24 December 2015 | NJBIZ

The New York Power Authority has awarded Louis Berger a $2.7 million contract to replace transmission lines in St. Lawrence and Lewis counties in New York. Louis Berger will provide environmental permitting and licensing services, participate in community outreach and interact with regulatory agencies.

14 December 2015 | InfraPPP World

The Georgia State Transportation Board has selected a Ferrovial-led consortium that includes Louis Berger and Neel-Shaffer to design, build and partly finance the $460 million I-285/Ga. 400 interchange P3 project in metro Atlanta. The consortium will rebuild the I-285/SR 400 interchange and upgrade the I-285 and SR 400.  Part of the GDOT P3 program, the project aims to save travel time and reduce delays for all users by 20,000 hours per day.

1 December 2015 | New Business Age

Baljit Vohra, senior vice president, discusses Louis Berger’s first year in Nepal working on Sakchyam, an access to finance program. Vohra highlighted how the goals of the program are in line with Louis Berger’s mission to provide real and lasting value to communities. He also discussed some of the challenges that come with trying to bridge the gap between improving access to financial services and dealing with inequality on a grand scale.

Sakchyam is an Access to Finance Initiative funded by U.K.’s Department for International Development and implemented by Louis Berger in partnership with local and international institutions.

23 November 2015 | Bizwomen

Meg Lassarat, Louis Berger’s new chief financial officer, discussed her commitment to supporting the company's work on infrastructure development projects around the world and to improving Louis Berger’s internal systems and processes. 

17 November 2015 | The Daily Herald

Louis Berger announced a new phase of an ongoing partnership with ASTEP to advance workplace opportunities for those living with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar autism profiles. The company was introduced to ASTEP after a number of positive interactions with graduates of the Corporate Lecture Series, a unique program that offers weekly interactive sessions for employers and young jobs seekers.

16 November 2015 | NJBIZ

Jennifer Brunton, Louis Berger director of environmental services and member of the Women at Louis Berger Committee, spoke about the challenges facing women in the industry. Brunton has spearheaded the development of employee-launched initiatives, such as peer-to-peer networking, and international events in support of gender diversity. 

12 November 2015 | American Journal of Transportation

The five-year, multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract will provide architecture and engineering services for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) infrastructure programs worldwide. 

26 October 2015 | Creamer Media’s Engineering News

Louis Berger was appointed project manager for the modernization of several stadiums in Yaoundé, Cameroon, host city of the 2016 Africa Women Cup of nations and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations men’s soccer tournaments.

7 October 2015 | NJ.com

State, county and municipal officials celebrated the opening of the Route 22-Chimney Rocky Road Interchange in Bridgewater with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new Chimney Rock Road bridge and westbound express roadways provide a new direct connection between Route 28 and Route 22, making for easier travel. Louis Berger did the concept development, design, environmental permitting and construction engineering for the project. 

30 September 2015 | SUNY Big Ideas

Louis Berger Fellows program alumnus Roman Titov was profiled in a State University of New York blog. A student at the Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Titov completed a summer 2014 internship in Jamaica, working on a Louis Berger project - a 42-mile highway connecting Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston, and a popular tourist hub, Ocho Rios.

30 September 2015 | For Construction Pros

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) honored Connie Crawford, senior vice president and global practice lead for rail and transit at Louis Berger, with a “Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction” award. During her 30 years in the industry, Crawford  has been involved in various key projects, such as infrastructure construction in lower Manhattan, the implementation of a high-speed rail line from Houston to Dallas and the launch of international public transportation programs in Riyadh and Qatar. She is a member of the American Public Transportation Association, New York Building Congress and American Society of Civil Engineers.

16 September 2015 | Governing Magazine

Heather Unger, transmission manager, is featured in an article about the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision rating system recently adopted by Louis Berger. Unger is helping to train other Louis Berger employees in the system, which measures the sustainability of projects by their potential to benefit the environment, local communities and economy. As a charter member of ISI, Louis Berger aims to train and credential 100 employees as Envision Sustainability Professionals within the next year.

3 September 2015 | Engineering News-Record

Completed on an accelerated schedule, the award-winning Cinta Costera (“coastal beltway”) project creates an urban road network that integrates vehicular, pedestrian, bicycling and park spaces along a corridor of marine backfills. The three-year project, part of Panama's New Roadway System Master Plan, has quickly stimulated the development of the surrounding neighborhoods. Louis Berger provided design, technical advice and quality control services for the project.

31 August 2015 | Devex

Devex speaks with top Louis Berger executives and other industry sources to better understand the company’s history and the significant steps taken to reform.

22 July 2015 | U.S. Army

The Veteran Curation Program provides temporary employment and archaeological curation training to post-9/11 veterans at laboratories in Georgia, Missouri, and Virginia. A Louis Berger and Cogstone Resource Management  joint venture was selected by the U.S. Corp of Engineers to employ, supervise, train and mentor veterans entering the program, helping them transition to the civilian workforce by providing skills and experience in computers and software, database and records management, and photographing and scanning technologies.

21 July 2015 | NJBIZ

The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) selected a Louis Berger-led consortium for the implementation of the third phase of a major road rehabilitation program in Senegal. In earlier phases of the project, which started in 2010, Louis Berger drafted resettlement plans, prepared tender documents and provided technical assistance. MCA Senegal supports private investment and entrepreneurship by developing a strong institutional framework and needed infrastructure.

9 July 2015 | Baltimore Business Journal

Baltimore Business Journal profiled the company’s Women at Louis Berger initiative, with comments and insights from Jennifer Brunton, environmental services director and founder of the initiative at Louis Berger, and Elaina Edwards, vice president at Louis Berger. The feature describes the women's group, its mission, and how its goals, structure and execution set it apart from other such groups in the industry.

15 June 2015 | The Post and Courier

The Post and Courier reported on Louis Berger’s second 19-year operations and maintenance fuels contract for the Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA Energy). Valued at $14.8 million, the contract at Fort Knox, Kentucky, closely follows April’s $21.6 million DLA Energy contract for fuel facility services at Fort Bliss, Texas. Louis Berger’s work includes design and construction of a new fueling hub and the operation and maintenance of an existing government-owned refueling facility.

15 June 2015 | Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Wildlife officials received more than 2,800 individual letters and comments on six potential ways forward to manage Yellowstone National Park’s 4,900 bison. As part of the efforts to rewrite the outdated plan that manages bison populations at Yellowstone, Louis Berger has been tasked with analyzing public feedback and completing a report on the comments received during the initial public comment period.

11 June 2015 | New York State Governor’s Office

The New York State Governor’s office announced that the timeline of the rehabilitation of Major Deegan Expressway (Interstate 87) in the Bronx will be shortened by approximately two years, to be completed in 2017. Ammann & Whitney, a Louis Berger company, is providing construction inspection services to New York State Department of Transportation on this $133 million project, helping minimize construction time on an important travel route.

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