LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 27, 2015--
AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm,
announced today that one of AECOM’s projects, the Halley VI Antarctic
Research Station, received the 2015 Outstanding Civil Engineering
Achievement (OCEA) award from the American Society of Civil Engineers
(ASCE) as part of the society's Outstanding Projects and Leaders program
at an awards dinner in Arlington, Va.
The OCEA award was established in 1960 to honor the project that best
illustrates superior civil engineering skills and represents a
significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society.
Honoring an overall project, rather than an individual, the award
recognizes the contributions of many engineers.
The Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, located on the Brunt Ice
Shelf, Antarctica, is one of the most challenging and technically
complex buildings ever delivered, in the harshest climate on Earth.
AECOM produced a compelling concept design for a sustainable research
station that offered ease of delivery, construction, operation and
decommissioning. It is the world’s first fully re-locatable Antarctic
base. Built on an ice shelf that moves over 1,300 feet per year, the
station can be relocated inland as the ice shelf moves out to sea.
The project team also included Hugh Broughton Architects and Galliford
Try International, the main contractor.
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services
firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure
assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With
nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers,
planners, scientists and management and construction services
professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world,
AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering
News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been
recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most
Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it
serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil
and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a
blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical
excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the
needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM
companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had
revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31,
2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
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