Engineering firm Gannett Fleming has waded through water, waste, and sludge for nearly a century. Founded in 1915, the company focuses on serving the transportation, water and wastewater, facilities, technology, and environmental industries. Gannett Fleming operates through about a dozen subsidiaries that offer a variety of services that range from design/build, construction management, ground testing and soil strengthening, site remediation, structural rehabilitation, electrical and mechanical installation, geophysical mapping and surveying, and 3D visualization. The company works on projects around the world and has more than 60 offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, and Middle East.
Gannett Fleming expanded its international presence in 2010 when it opened an office in Abu Dhabi. The office will coordinate the company's work in the Middle East. Gannett Fleming's projects in the region include infrastructure improvements to the Afghanistan National Logistics Compound.
The company's geographic diversity, along with its long list of services provided, has helped it endure dips in the economy. Its 25 lines of business include information technology, civil, transportation, geotechnical, infrastructure, industrial/commercial, structural, geospatial technology, mechanical/electrical, and construction management services.
Gannett Fleming's transit and rail division has worked on many transit systems around the US, including the Detroit People Mover in Michigan and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system in Texas. The company is positioned to work on high speed rail systems as the US looks to enhance its mobility.
On the technology side of things Gannett Flemming's design practice, GeoDecisions, has been involved in developing master plans for highways, railroads, bridges, and airports. It also has designed new dams and modifications on those needing repair. In 2010 Gannett Fleming further invested in that business when it acquired traffic engineering and intelligence transportation systems provider VANUS.
While the firm is heavily involved in traffic and transportation projects, its water and wastewater infrastructure work is perhaps its hallmark. Gannett Fleming has worked on hundreds of treatment plants and pumping stations, in addition to thousands of miles of water and sewer systems. It serves both the private and public sectors on such projects throughout the US and abroad. Clients have included JEA, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, and Chevron.
L.G. Hetager Drilling is Gannett Fleming's exploration and drilling arm. The company completes subsurface exploration for the construction of highways and bridges, buildings, and other facilities. It also provides soil sampling and supports mining and other construction projects. In 2009 Gannett Fleming expanded its geotechnical engineering services by acquiring Williams Earth Sciences, which became Williams Geotechnical Group of Gannett Fleming. The group specializes in materials testing, subsurface investigations, and design/build services.
Gannett Fleming expanded its structural engineering capabilities in the western US with the 2011 acquisition of Nabar Stanley Brown, now known as the NSB Group of Gannett Fleming. The new addition joins Gannett Fleming's structural practice, which is involved in preliminary and final design of new structures, repair, and expansions. – less