DENVER, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, CH2M earned the top spot on Trenchless Technology's Top 50 Trenchless Engineering Design Firms list. The firm has topped the list in seven of the last eight years.
Trenchless Technology's list is developed by comparing firms based on their trenchless billings in the North American market, as well as numbers of trenchless professionals, completed trenchless projects and a breakdown of what trenchless components made up the projects reported.
CH2M reported approximately $214 million in trenchless projects over the last fiscal year, and more than 1,500 projects during the last five years reflecting components such as auger boring, horizontal directional drilling, microtunneling, pipe bursting, pipeline condition assessment and rehabilitation, utility tunneling and evaluation studies.
"As an industry leader in developing and deploying trenchless and tunneling technologies, either on their own merit or as part of larger conveyance projects, CH2M brings innovative and cost-effective approaches for buried infrastructure assessment, rehabilitation, replacement and new installations for our clients' specific water, wastewater and energy conveyance projects, and concerns and outcomes," said CH2M Conveyance Practice Director Susan Moisio.
The company's top-of-the-list approach in North America can be seen on the El Paso Water Magnolia Storm Drainage Improvement project, designed to help improve drainage and reduce flooding on Interstate 10, and the structural rehabilitation of the Taggart Outfall 30 brick sewer in Portland, Oregon. CH2M also designed and built raw water pipelines as part of the larger Davis-Woodland Regional Water Supply Design-Build Project, named Outstanding Water Project of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Sacramento Section and received a National Award of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America.
This year, CH2M also received an Honorable Mention for the Trenchless Project of the Year award from Trenchless Technology for their Tredyffrin Township Emergency Rehab of the Wilson Road Force Main, which included 4-miles of 30-inch prestressed concrete cylinder pipe rehabilitation through the historic Valley Forge National Park.
"It's an honor to be recognized Trenchless Technology again this year," said CH2M Tunnel Practice Director Mark Johnson. "As trenchless technologies continue improving, more of our clients will look to companies like ours to help repair or replace their aging underground infrastructure or install new buried infrastructure, and that's another honor we're most excited about – bringing these excellent options to our client partners."
With more than 40 years of tunnel and trenchless project planning, management, design and construction management experience, CH2M trenchless experts have worked on complex projects around the world to manage and extend the useful service life of existing infrastructure, as well as install new drinking water, wastewater and energy conveyance systems without disrupting the surrounding communities.
CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients needing world-class solutions in environmental; industrial and advanced facilities; transportation; and water markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programs like the Olympic Games.
Ranked among the World's Most Ethical Companies and top firms in environmental consulting and program management, CH2M in 2016 became the first professional services firm honored with the World Environment Center Gold Medal Award for efforts advancing sustainable development. Connect with CH2M at www.ch2m.com; LinkedIn; Twitter; and Facebook.