engineer inspects George Washington Bridge cables in New York, NY

The early half of the decade was marked by financial crises, which crippled economies in Europe and the United States, fueled by highly-leveraged national debts and war spending of the previous decade. As a result, traditional government funding sources for infrastructure and development programs began to give way to a range of highly-sophisticated private funding and financing alternatives. New delivery methods seeking cost and time efficiencies, such as design-build, moved to the forefront. 

While the Western hemisphere suffers financial crisis, China, India, and countries throughout Africa and the Middle East experienced unfettered economic growth and development. To meet this growing need, Louis Berger began integrating its operations to provide clients with a combination of deep in-country experience supported by mobile global technical expertise.

Key milestones:

  • 2011: Louis Berger began providing construction management services for eight buildings in Qatar’s Education City.
  • 2011: Louis Berger completed managing the construction of a new 964-meter-long bridge over the Sava River in Belgrade, Serbia.
  • 2012: Louis Berger provided program management services for the reconstruction of Sheikh Zayed Corridor in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • 2012: Louis Berger provided program management services for the Gold Line of the Doha Metro in Qatar.
  • 2012: Louis Berger expanded its operations and maintenance capabilities with the acquisition of Ranger International and, later, Hawthorne Services.
  • 2013: The Dragon Bridge over the Han River in Da Nang, Vietnam, designed by Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney, a Louis Berger company, opened.
  • 2013: Louis Berger acquired APIA XXI, a Spanish multidisciplinary consulting engineering and management firm.
  • 2013: Louis Berger, in a joint venture with Hill International, was selected to provide project management and construction management services for the Riyadh Metro project in Saudi Arabia.
  • 2013: Louis Berger, in collaboration with the China Communications Construction Company/Highway Planning and Design Institute, completed the design of a bridge spanning the Atlantic Ocean entrance of the Panama Canal.