Aecom wins program management contract with Dallas suburb

22 December 2021 2 min. read

Aecom, a global infrastructure consulting firm, has been selected as general engineering consultant (GEC) by the city of Richardson, Texas.

The Los Angeles-based firm will provide program management services for Richardson’s capital improvement program, with a focus on enhancing efficiency, reducing costs, and reducing disruption on city projects.

The Dallas inner suburb has approximately 121,000 residents and saw 22.3% population growth between 2010 and 2019.

Richardson’s capital improvement program totals nearly $400 million in projects to be delivered over the next five to seven years, including repairs and improvements to streets, public buildings, sidewalks, drainage, and parks. Select projects on the list are an upgrade of the city’s traffic signal system, renovations to city hall and the public library, and upgrades to sewage infrastructure.

Aecom wins program management contract with Dallas suburb

“Our team has a proven track record in the region, and we’re excited to bring our technical excellence and local knowledge to help deliver the successful completion of this program,” said Travis Boone, chief executive of Aecom’s US West region.

As part of the contract, Aecom will provide program coordination, management, and delivery services related to engineering, design, construction, sequencing, community engagement, real estate, and performance monitoring.

“Our leading global program management capability has a legacy of efficiently managing complex programs while effectively safeguarding our clients’ values,” said Drew Jeter, chief executive of Aecom’s global program management business. “We pride ourselves on partnering with our clients with an outcome-driven focus that incorporates the goals of the program through a streamlined delivery adhering to budgets, schedules, and priorities.”

Aecom delivers infrastructure consulting in planning, design and engineering, and program and construction management. The public company has in the last several years been divesting its construction assets to focus on higher-margin professional services work.

The firm earlier this month sold its oil and gas maintenance and turnaround services business to Graham Construction.