LOS ANGELES, Apr 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of
professional technical and management support services for government
and commercial clients around the world, announced today that its Sutong
Bridge project in China's Jiangsu Province was selected as the world's
2010 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement by the American Society
of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The Sutong Bridge crosses the Yangtze River, connecting the cities of
Suzhou and Nantong. With a main span of 1,088 meters, it is the world's
longest cable-stayed bridge - and the first cable-stayed bridge to
surpass a 1,000-meter span. Since opening to traffic during 2008, the
bridge has reduced the commute between the two cities from four hours to
AECOM provided design and construction engineering services to China
Communications and Construction Company, Second Navigational Engineering
Bureau, for the bridge, which was one of five projects considered for
the ASCE honor as part of the organization's annual Outstanding Projects
and Leaders (OPAL) awards program.
"The Sutong Bridge serves as a great example of what can be achieved
when a client who is committed to the sustainable advancement of
infrastructure partners with a professional technical services leader
like AECOM to transform a vision into reality," said AECOM President and
Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio.
"The Sutong Bridge pushed the technological frontier of long-span bridge
construction," said Dionisio. "We are honored by this recognition of a
critical project that balances the need to advance a society with a
commitment to environmental conservation."
This year's OPAL awards were presented on March 25 in Washington, D.C.
AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and
management support services to a broad range of markets, including
transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.
With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader
in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of
global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in
delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built,
natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM
serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.1
billion during the 12-month period ended December 31, 2009. More
information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
SOURCE: AECOM Technology Corporation
AECOM Technology Corporation
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