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Company News: CH2M HILL, Golder, Ledcor, McElhanney, Focus, CWMM, Genivar, Dessau, Morrison Hershfield

At CH2M HILL has announced new appointments in its North American Transit and Rail Group. Senior Vice-President Gary Schulman will now serve as the transit and rail market segment leader. Margarita Gagliardi with Halcrow Group that CH2M HILL...


At CH2M HILL has announced new appointments in its North American Transit and Rail Group. Senior Vice-President Gary Schulman will now serve as the transit and rail market segment leader. Margarita Gagliardi with Halcrow Group that CH2M HILL has acquired, has been named chief technologist. The company has also reorganized the transit and rail group into five geographic regions, with Doug Willoughby leading it in Canada.

Golder Associates and the Ledcor Group of Companies were named in the Top Ten Best Companies to Work For by the Financial Post’s. The 2012 winners in the program held by Mediacorp Canada with the Financial Post were announced on February 1.

Three consulting engineering companies won awards in the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineering Awards announced on January 25. McElhanney Engineering won an award for Specialized Engineering on the Peace Flood Response. Focus Corporation won an award for Design and Contract Preparation – Roads for its work on the Plett Road to Stone Creek Bridge, and CWMM Consulting Engineers won an award for  Design and Contract Preparation – Structures for their work on the Akokli Bridge Replacement. Consulting Engineers of B.C. hosted the awards.

GENIVAR of Montreal has acquired an engineering firm of 340 people in Bogota, Colombia. The acquired company — Consultores Regionales Asociados (CRA) — specializes in civil engineering, environment, energy and telecommunications. It has offices in Bogota, Medellin and Barranquilla and is expected to contribute $10 million to the firm’s 2012 net revenues.

Dessau of Montreal has acquired Maritime Testing, a Nova Scotia firm that provides geotechnical, materials and environmental engineering. Maritime Testing is 27 years old and has 60 people across the Maritimes, including in its offices in Halifax and Moncton. It will become part of Dessau’s LVM subsidiary.

Morrison Hershfield based in Toronto has opened an office in Whitehorse, Yukon. The main focus of the office will be on sustainability services, including environmental planning and engineering, energy, municipal infrastructure and transportation. It will be led by Lesley Cabott as Community Sustainability Practice Leader.