Top 500 Design Firms - With a Geo Emphasis
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Geo-companies in ENR’s 2017 Top 500 Design Firms

Top 500 Design Firms - With a Geo Emphasis

ENR’s annual top 500 design firms list for 2017 is out. These rankings are based on revenue for design services in the previous calendar year. Last year I extracted a subset of the list to see rankings of firms that are strong in geotechnical / geological related services, so I decided to do it again this year. I included firms that self-identified as geotechnical firms, as well as engineering firms that I know to have a strong geo emphasis. I’m sure there are some that I missed. I also included some of the major A&E firms that provide these types of services. Accordingly, it’s still a bit subjective on who is included. So here is the list of top Geo-Companies of 2017 (along with their change in ranking relative to 2016):

  • 1 – AECOM, Los Angeles, Calif. (No change from 2016)
  • 3 – CH2M, Englewood, Colo. (No change from 2016)
  • 5 – TETRA TECH INC., Pasadena, Calif. (+2)
  • 7 – AMEC FOSTER WHEELER, Atlanta, Ga. (-2)
  • 8 – HDR, Omaha, Neb. (+1)
  • 10 – STANTEC INC., Irvine, Calif. (+8)
  • 13 – ARCADIS NORTH AMERICA/CALLISON RTKL, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (-1)

 [Editor] Click through for the rest of the Geo list! [/Editor]

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Top 500 Design Firms - With a Geo Emphasis
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Geo-companies in ENR’s 2016 Top 500 Design Firms

Top 500 Design Firms - With a Geo Emphasis

ENR’s annual top 500 design firms list is out. These rankings are based on revenue for design services in the previous calendar year. I was curious how the various firms that are strong in geotechnical / geological related services rank. I included firms that self-identified as geotechnical firms, as well as engineering firms that I know to have a strong geo emphasis. I’m sure there are some that I missed. I also included some of the major A&E firms that provide these types of services. I even included a few environmental firms. So in summary, it’s still a bit subjective on who is included. Without further ado, here is the list (along with their change in ranking relative to 2015):

  • 1 – AECOM, Los Angeles, Calif. (No change from 2015)
  • 3 – CH2M, Englewood, Colo. (+1)
  • 5 – AMEC FOSTER WHEELER, Tucker, Ga. (+1)
  • 7 – TETRA TECH INC., Pasadena, Calif. (No change from 2015)
  • 9 – HDR, Omaha, Neb. (No change from 2015)
  • 11 – WSP | PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF, New York, N.Y. (+5)
  • 12 – ARCADIS NORTH AMERICA/CALLISONRTKL, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (+1)

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the Geo list! [/Editor]

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