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Engineering & Construction

Name links are to Service Profiles.  See also Construction and Architects below

Website Contact (and email) Telephone
H+M Company - US full service design build construction, particularly for distribution and industrial projects, including architect, engineer, construction, project management and process installation - see Service Profile for more details

David Fite, Chairman

e-mail: refer to their website

Alfa Laval Biokinetics, Inc. - engineering and consulting - design, validation, optimization and design/build services to the biotech and pharmaceutical industry Beth Haven, Manager, Sales & Marketing
Professional Services, Life Science Segment
Atlas Automation - industrial automation systems for food and beverage processing, dairy industry, pharmaceutical and biotech.  Rochester NY.   585-227-1110
Austin-AECOM -  The Austin Company - see Service Profile for details; the contact is for their facility location services

Don Schjeldahl (440)544-2617
Black & Veatch  
Burns & McDonnell - US based full service engineering, construction, environmental and consulting firm serving a wide variety of industries worldwide for over 100 years.  The contact is in their food industry group. Mark Swanson (816)822-3812
Carter & Burgess - known for large scale distribution center projects, acquired by Jacobs in Nov 2007, now Jacobs Carter Burgess    
CH2M Hill Companies, Industrial Design & Construction (IDC) - the contact is for their site selection practice, and additional website links are provided for their Life Technologies and Facility Services groups

Dick Sheehy (503)224-6040
CH2M Hill, Lockwood Greene - engineering and consulting services (see also location consultants), now part of CH2M Hill, along with IDC



Day & Zimmerman - engineering, construction, and facilities maintenance and modifications services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, semiconductor, flat panel display, optoelectronic, chemicals, polymers, food & beverage and consumer products industries   (215)299-8000
Epstein (A Epstein and Sons International, Inc., ISI - Interior Space International)  - engineering, architecture and construction, based in Chicago, with a major office in Poland, plus two offices in China and one in Israel; many food processing projects Rich Kooy (312)429-8040
The Facility Group - design-build, engineering, architecture and construction management   (800)525-2463
Fluor - see also location consultants, Global Location Strategies  
Jacobs -  note acquisition of Carter-Burgess in Nov 2007    
McClier (AECOM) - consulting, architecture, engineering, construction, design-build Mark Berezin (312)373-7635
Meinhardt Group - Meinhardt Engineering Consultants - 27 offices worldwide, 3000 staff, over 100,000 projects


Parsons - the contact is for community and economic planning, based in St Louis Barry Hogue (314)434-2900
Parsons Energy & Chemicals Group

Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.  
Power Engineers   (208)685-6211
Professional Service Industries - PSI - 150 office US environmental engineering firm - remediation, geotechnical, industrial hygiene and other services related to site selection support, design, construction, and property management.  National client group brochure - PDF - and summary  



Shambaugh & Sons - contractors, engineers - multi-disciplinary services for design-build of production processes, such as for food processing.  Mechanical, electrical, process, fire protection, refrigeration, HVAC, material handling, etc. Mark Shambaugh, PE, CEO (219)487-7777
Stahlman Group, Barry-Wehmiller    
The Stellar Group - design, engineering and construction with specialization in food and beverage processing and distribution facilities, including refrigerated facilities Todd Allsup



Construction -  see also above, and architects below with design/build services   Contact (and email) Telephone
Butler Manufacturing Company, and Butler Real Estate Bill Meeker (816)968-3685
Citadel Group, Krusinski Construction

Gregory Kulinski (630)573-7700
D.F. Chase, Inc. Construction and Chase Design-Build, LLC

David Chase

Darrell Elrod



DPR Construction - was at BIO 2006 - Falls Church VA   703-698-0100
Environmental Structures Inc. - design-build Bill Braun (262)369-3535
Gilbane William Choquette (301)718-8860
Gleeson Constructors Brandon Reynolds (712)258-9300
H+M Company - US full service design build construction, particularly for distribution and industrial projects, including architect, engineer, construction, project management and process installation David Fite (731)664-6300
Hansen-Rice Inc. - design build construction   (208)465-0200
The Haskell Company - US design-build specialists for new plants, renovation, and expansion, with many clients in the food processing industry Phil Ackley (904)791-4615
J.A. Jones Construction Donald Bailey (770)794-2110
Kitchell Corp (note : active in Mexico)  
W.A. Klinger Inc., Constructor Ed Lord (712)277-3900
Layton Construction Company  
A.J. Martini - construction managers, general contractors - Winchester MA    
The McShane Companies - design build and general contractors   (847)292-4300
Suitt Construction Company   (864)250-5902
Turner Construction, and Turner Interiors    
Walbridge Aldinger  (note : automotive work)    
Walsh Construction    
Project Management      
Atkins Group - Middle East    
Faithful & Gould - Atkins Group - independent construction project management


Heery International   (404)881-9880
Hill International Inc.    
The Staubach Company - a wide range of tenant rep, CRE facilities management services W.Lee Coleman (972)361-5000
General information sources - project management and construction      
Project Management Institute (PMI)    
Construction Industry Institute (CII) - research institute for the engineering and construction industry, such as best practices for the construction industry    
Construction Industry Institute Hong Kong    
Lean Construction Institute - research, applying "lean" manufacturing ideas to construction projects    
Construction industry software      
Software Advice - matchmaking service for software vendors and buyers in the construction industry, such as software products for project management, cost estimating, service management and job costing   800-918-2764
Facilities Planning - Existing buildings - "as built" documentation, field inspections      
ECS Group, Inc. - specialists in field-verified as-built, as-existing CAD plans and architectural drawings, documentation of existing facilities, and facility database development, for space planning, design, engineering, construction planning and facilities management (CAFM) Gary Frischman 973-663-5511
Facilities Planning - manufacturing process design, relocation      
John Barry & Associates Management Engineers Inc. - JBA specializes in industrial engineering, facility planning, and move coordination for productivity improvement in manufacturing, distribution, and office environments   949-675-3551
Facilities Planning - Distribution Centers, Materials Handling Systems      
Footlik and Associates - distribution center space planning, utilization, design, training Bill Bobco (847)328-5644
Pinnacle Engineering, Inc. - manufacturing engineering, process engineering and material handling systems such as conveyor design, automotive assembly systems, and retail distribution Jeremy Sutphin (586)226-3300

Relocation of production processes - Rigging, moving equipment, set up, business relocation services

  Contact (and email) Telephone
AK Industrial Contractors - turnkey manufacturing facility relocation specialists, including experience moving nearly 150 plants within the US and between the US and Mexico, Europe, Southeast Asia and and China; support from planning, viability, and cost analysis through physical relocation and installation of equipment

Benchmark Consulting Services, Ltd. - specializes in business relocation services    
Burkhalter Rigging, Inc. - transport of heavy equipment from port to site, such as for power plants, refineries, automotive OEM's.    Examples would include generators, heavy presses, injection molding machines, and very large or very heavy equipment which may require unique capabilities to move.   (662)327-7711
Commercial Plant Relocators Inc. - CPR Global is based in Anderson, SC - industrial relocation and new machinery installation for US and international projects Donna Jewett 800-776-1277 x28
The Bigge Group - Bigge Crane & Rigging Co. - Shaughnessy & Co.   (510)638-8100
Lift Equipment and CraneWorks - industry publication    
Relocation Connections Inc. - CA based company specialized in moving offices, including the IT infrastructure and other details - not personnel moves    
Specialized Carriers & Rigging Assn (SC&RA) - association with directory of members and official publication, Lift and Transport

Taft Contracting Company - Chicago based, offices in SC and CA, plant relocations for the food processing, chemical, automotive, steel and other manufacturing industries   (800)626-7456
Environmental Risk Information, Management, Insurance, and Remediation   Contact (and email) Telephone
Environmental Data Resources - information and analysis for environmental risk management   800-352-0050
International Risk Group - (Littleton, CO) environmental risk management and insurance   303-972-6633
Mactec Engineering & Consulting - formerly known as LawGibb Group - environmental, engineering  Robert Gnuse (770)360-0581
Marsh - An MMC Company : environmental risk management insurance    
XL Environmental, Inc., part of XL Insurance : environmental risk management insurance and consulting, including work for many US military base closures   800-327-1414
EnSafe Inc. - engineering, environmental, health & safety, and technology services; deals with US military base closures, also has offices in Slovakia and Kazakhstan   800-588-7962
ATC Associates, Inc. (Cincinnati OH) - environmental, geotechnical and materials professionals Cindy Taylor 513-771-2112
American Academy of Environmental Engineers - directory    
National Registry of Environmental Professionals - directory    
Architects / Engineers and Interior Design, Office Space Planning   Contact (and email) Telephone
AIA - American Institute of Architects - professional association    
Albert Kahn Associates  
Ballinger - specialties include biotech / pharmaceutical projects George Yocum 215-446-0900
Carlson Implementation Associates, Inc.  
Cutler Associates, Inc., Worcester MA - architects with full service design/build capabilities Randy Kamerbeek 508-757-7500
DEGW - large office environment planning, facility requirements definition Frank Duffy  
Ellerbe Becket  
Flad & Associates  
HDR Inc.  
HLW International LLP  
Hoefer Wysocki Architects, Kansas City MO   816-221-0606
HOK - Helmuth, Obata + Kassabaum Inc.  
Humphreys & Partners Architects - international design    
Kling Lindquist  
Kohn Pederson Fox Associates - recent projects include master planning work for New Songdo City with The Gale Company in Korea Gene Kohn  
Legat Architects Alan Bombick 847-605-0234
Little & Associates Architects  
William McDonough + Partners - William McDonough, author of "Cradle to Cradle", is an architect specialized in sustainable development in the broadest sense, literally trying to redesign the world through more than just individual projects such as "green buildings".  An excellent speaker, his writings provide pragmatic and thought-provoking approaches to sustainability and social responsibility in industrial process and facility design, community development planning, and recycling.  Rather than push environmental doomsday scenarios, his basic premise is that we can take the time, learn to do better, and invest in innovation for sustainable growth and prosperity.

Opus Group - RE development, architecture, engineering, construction, property management, finance and leasing  
owp/p - architecture, design/build, engineering, interiors  
RTKL Associates Inc.  
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP  
Swanke Hayden Connell Architects  
Symmes Maini & McKee Associates / SMMA  
Webber/Smith Associates - specialized in food manufacturing and distribution facilities in the US, Canada, and Mexico   (717)291-2266
Associations and Publishers - see also Research sources, construction industry      
AIA - American Institute of Architects - professional association    
Architecture Magazine    
Engineering News Record    
IFMA World Workplace    
Building Design & Construction magazine (Reed Business Information) - note the RSMeans QuickCost tool for construction cost estimates by location.    They also offer an extensive list of industry organizations, and a "ProFile" directory of architecture firms which is available for purchase on CD-ROM to find architects by specialty or region

architecture firms ProFile service

CoreNet Global    
Design-Build Institute of America    
Design/Build Business    
Interior Design    
Construction Executive - construction job links    
The A/E/C Newswire - service for PR exposure, such as construction company news releases    
A/E/C Professional - related to Construction Executive and A/E/C Newswire, for career management by professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries    
KHL Group magazines - Construction Europe, International Construction, Plant & Works Engineering,

Contract magazine - architecture, interior design and furnishings    
Contractor Magazine - lists large mechanical engineering firms    
Buildings magazine and ArchiTech magazine

Commercial Property News and Corporate Real Estate Strategies    
Facility Management & Maintenance - focus on hospitality industry and schools    
IAMC - Industrial Asset Management Council; see also Site Selection magazine; periodic educational networking events for corporate real estate executives and service providers    
World Architecture - lists top architectural practices    
"Green Buildings" - sustainable design, environmentally sensitive built environment, and sustainable communities initiatives      
Smart Communities Network - National Center for Appropriate Technology - Butte MT - US Department of Energy    
Sustainable Communities Network - SCN - and Smart Growth Network - SGN - developed with the US EPA

Canadian International Institute for Sustainable Development    
US Green Building Council    
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo    
Green Building Alliance      
Sustainable Buildings Industry Council - SBIC    
Pittsburgh Green Building Alliance - and directory of LEED professionals in Pittsburgh   LEED pros    
The Green Roundtable (Boston)      
Cleveland Green Building Coalition (CGBC)    
Green Building Association of Central Pennsylvania    
Sustainable Building Resource Directory - for the Mid-Atlantic region, sponsored by the Virginia Sustainable Building Network     
Southface Energy Institute - Atlanta    
NextStep - Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network - MnSCN - Minneapolis MN    
City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development - Green-Rated building resource    
Wisconsin Green Building Association    

Explanation of this directory

This directory highlights many professional resources which are relevant to our work, and may include links to GUIDE Service Profiles or Surveys describing the scope of their services, capabilities, and experiences by investors in greater detail.

We will disclose active working relationships through GUIDE Service Profiles as shown in the table for Location Consultants.

We selectively include contacts here which we think may be of potential interest to investors and advisors.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

The presence or absence of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.  This is obviously a selective list rather than a complete directory.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives and advisors who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach them or their websites quickly.

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