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2018 ENR Rankings

Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, has continued a pattern of growth and market presence expansion as evidenced in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) annual listings of The Top 500.

Terracon has advanced in each of the following national rankings:

  • Top 500 Design Firms – #24 (up from #30)
  • Top 100 Pure Designers – #9 (up from #12)
  • Telecommunications – #14 (up from #25)
  • Retail – #5 (up from #6)
  • Commercial Offices – #13 (up from #17)
  • Transportation – #36 (up from #41)
  • Power – #25 (up from #30)

ENR ranked Terracon #1 in Asbestos/Lead Abatement for the sixth consecutive year.

 

 


2017 ENR rankings

Engineering News-Record has announced rankings in its listing of the Top Design Firms.
Terracon ranks as the following in 2017:

Top 500 Design Firms  #30
Top 500 Design Firms – General Building #12

  • Education  #14
  • Multi-Unit Residential #15
  • Retail #6
  • Commercial Offices #17
  • Distribution and Warehouses #2

Top 500 Design Firms – Transportation #41Top 500 Design Firms – Power #30

  • Solar Power #2
  • Transmission and Distribution  #15

Top 500 Design Firms – Environment

  • Water Supply #43
  • Hazardous Waste #15
  • Asbestos and Lead Abatement Design #1
  • Site Assessment and Compliance #7

Top 500 Design Firms – Manufacturing, Telecom

  • Industrial Process #45
  • Manufacturing #33

Top 200 Environmental #63Top 150 Global Design Firms  #62Top 100 Pure Designers  #12Engineering News-Record Southwest Ranking
Top Design Firms  #14
Top Nevada Design Firms #7
Top Arizona Design Firms #16
Top New Mexico Design Firms #13
General Building #12Engineering News-Record Southeast Rankings
Top Design Firms  #8
Top Environmental and Geotechnical Design Firms #4
Top Education #9
Top Transportation #19
Top Alabama Design Firms #5
Top Florida Design Firms #14
Top Georgia Design Firms #8
Top North Carolina Design Firms #10
Top South Carolina Design Firms #4Engineering News-Record Midwest Rankings
Top Design Firms #7
Top Power #6
Top Commercial #9
Top Iowa Design Firms #1
Top Kansas Design Firms #2
Top Kentucky Design Firms #8
Top Minnesota Design Firms #5
Top Missouri Design Firms #8
Top Nebraska Design Firms #2
Engineering News-Record Northwest Rankings
Top Northwest Design Firms #14
Top Portland Design Firms #20Top General Building  #7
Top Washington Design Firms #12
Top Hazardous Waste #3Engineering News-Record California Rankings
Top Design Firms  #46
Top Environmental and Geotechnical Design Firms #11Engineering News-Record Texas and Louisiana Rankings
Top Design Firms  #6
Top Environmental and Geotechnical Design Firms #3
Top General Building Design Firms #7
Top Multi-Unit Residential #3
Top Education #8
Top Retail #2
Top Commercial #7
Top Louisiana Design Firms #10Engineering News-Record Colorado and Wyoming Rankings
Top Design Firms  #6
Top Environmental and Geotechnical Design Firms #4
Top Colorado Design Firms #11*
Top General Building Design Firms #8*
Top Wyoming Design Firms #8*
Top Transportation #11
Top Water Supply #14Engineering News-Record Intermountain Ranking
Top Design Firms  #14
Top Environmental and Geotechnical Design Firms #4
Top Transportation #11
Engineering News-Record New England Ranking
Top Design Firms  #35
*Indicates 2016 ranking.

 

 


2017 Regional ENR Rankings

Engineering News-Record has announced rankings in its listing of the Top Design Firms regionally.
Terracon ranks as the following in 2017:

 

Engineering News-Record Southwest Ranking

  • Top Design Firms: 14
  • Top Nevada Firms: 7
  • Top Arizona Firms: 16 
  • Top New Mexico Firms: 13 
  • Top General Building: 12 

Engineering News-Record Southeast Rankings

  • Top Design Firm: 8
  • Top Florida Design Firms: 14
  • Top Georgia Design Firms: 8
  • Top North Carolina Firms: 10
  • Top South Carolina Firms: 4
  • Top Alabama Firms: 5
  • Top Environmental and Geotechnical Firms: 4
  • Education/Research: 9
  • Transportation: 19

Engineering News-Record Midwest Rankings

  • Top Design Firm: 7
  • Top Iowa Design Firms: 1
  • Top Kansas Design Firms: 2
  • Top Kentucky Firms: 8
  • Top Minnesota Firms: 5
  • Top Missouri Firms: 8
  • Top Nebraska Firms: 2
  • Power: 6
  • Commercial:

Engineering News-Record California Rankings

  • Top Design Firm: 46
  • Environmental & Geotechnical Engineering: 11

Engineering News-Record Texas and Louisiana Rankings

  • Top Design Firm: 6
  • Top Louisiana Design Firms: 10
  • General Building: 7
  • Education: 8
  • Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering: 3
  • Commercial:
  • Retail: 2
  • Multi-Unit Residential: 3

Engineering News-Record Intermountain Ranking

  • Top Design Firm: 14
  • Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering: 4
  • Transportation: 11

Engineering News-Record Colorado and Wyoming Rankings

  • Top Design Firm: 6
  • Commercial: 14
  • Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering: 4
  • Transportation: 11
  • Water Supply: 14

2016 ENR rankings

2016_0825_enrrankings2016_finalEngineering News-Record has announced
rankings in its listing of the
Top Design Firms.
Terracon ranks as the following in 2016:

 

 

 

 

Top 500 Design Firms  #32
Top 500 Design Firms – General Building  #12

  • Education #16
  • Retail #5
  • Multi-Unit Residential #9
  • Commercial Offices #10
  • Distribution and Warehouses #4

Top 500 Design Firms – Transportation #37Top 500 Design Firms – Power #32

  • Solar Power #5
  • Wind Power #10
  • Transmission and Distribution Plants #21

Top 500 Design Firms – Petroleum #47

  • Pipelines #20

Top 500 Design Firms – Environment

  • Water Supply #48
  • Sewerage and Solid Waste #48
  • Hazardous Waste #23
  • Solid Waste #10
  • Asbestos and Lead Abatement Design #1

Top 500 Design Firms – Manufacturing, Telecom

  • Industrial Process #39
  • Manufacturing #33
  • Telecommunications #16
  • Towers and Antennae #8

Top 200 Environmental #59Top 150 Global Design Firms  #63*Top 100 Pure Designers  #16Engineering News-Record Southwest Ranking
Top Design Firms  #10Engineering News-Record Southeast Rankings
Top Design Firms  #9
Top Environmental and Geotechnical Design Firms #3
Top General Building Design Firms #7
Top Georgia Design Firms #7
Top North Carolina Design Firms #10
Top South Carolina Design Firms #6Engineering News-Record Midwest Rankings
Top Design Firms #16
Top Missouri Design Firms #7
Top Ohio Design Firms #12
Top South Carolina Design Firms #6Engineering News-Record California Rankings
Top Design Firms  #41
Top Environmental and Geotechnical Design Firms #10Engineering News-Record Texas and Louisiana Rankings
Top Design Firms  #11
Top Environmental and Geotechnical Design Firms #4
Top General Building Design Firms #4
Top Multi-Unit Residential #5
Top Education #8
Top Retail #2Engineering News-Record Colorado and Wyoming Rankings
Top Design Firms  #10
Top Colorado Design Firms #11
Top General Building Design Firms #8
Top Wyoming Design Firms #8Engineering News-Record Intermountain Ranking
Top Design Firms  #14
*Indicates 2015 ranking.

 

 


Property Risk Provider Presents Terracon with Technology Innovation Award

Awards and Recognition, Featured posted 05.25.2016.

The awards were presented as part of the first-ever PRISM conference, held May 9-11, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines near Austin, Texas. The conference brought together over one hundred leaders in the property risk management industry to network and learn.

“EDR is proud to recognize and champion professionals and organizations that have inspired us, delivered innovations in challenging markets, and improved the industry as a whole.” said Chris Aronson, CEO at EDR. “The excitement of the award recipients along with the extraordinary support from industry peers in attendance made the first-ever PRISM Awards a truly remarkable experience.”

The awards were presented as follows:
Courage in Leadership – Mike Kulka, PM Environmental
Creativity in Marketing – Partner Engineering and Science Inc.
Going Green Initiative – CBRE Group
Technology Innovation – Terracon
Industry Influencer – Joe Derhake, Partner Engineering and Science Inc.
Community Service – CBRE Group

The ceremony concluded with the induction of Julie Kilgore, owner of Wasatch Environmental, to the Industry Hall of Fame. Kilgore, who was met with a standing ovation, has overseen the ASTM E50 committee and E1527 task group for nearly two decades in addition to leading her Utah-based company as its president. Said Kilgore upon receiving her award, “The moment I stumbled into this industry, I knew I wanted to be in this space, and I love what we do.”

Mike Kulka, CEO of PM Environmental was recognized for building his Lansing, Michigan-based firm from a single truck to a diversified, 150-person firm. In response to receiving the award for Courage in Leadership Kulka noted, “Competing with a crowd of the best and the brightest leaders in the industry is truly humbling.”

In his acceptance speech, Joe Derhake noted, “To be recognized amongst your peers is really a great honor… If I have had the chance to influence the industry, I’ve tried to get everybody to think about what we do and how the quality of work we produce helps the industry.” Partner is an engineering, environmental, and energy consulting firm based in Torrance, California that serves the entire US as well as Mexico and Canada.

Speaking of efforts to improve and protect the physical environment, Charles Mulligan, Managing Director of the Assessment and Consulting Services Group at CBRE, a global commercial real estate services company headquartered in Los Angeles, California, said, “CBRE’s corporate culture and our people are committed to bettering the communities in which we work and live. Our commitment to the environment is a significant component of our mission, our values and our vision.”

On behalf of Terracon Consulting, recognized for its technology prowess in creating efficiencies with its TerraDOCS system, John Sallman remarked, “It’s not just one or two people, it takes a collaborative effort of everybody at Terracon and working with companies like EDR to make these system improvements possible.” Terracon is a multi-discipline engineering consulting firm based in Olathe, Kansas.

PRISM nominations were submitted for both company and individual awards earlier this spring, and were reviewed and judged by a third party consultant, the Zweig Group, a firm with an established history of running recognized awards programs for the architecture, engineering and environmental consulting industries. Nominations for the 2017 PRISM awards will open in late 2016 to any professional, firm or lending institution participating in the property risk management and due diligence space. Learn more about EDR’s PRISM conference and award winners here.