American Structurepoint Named Top US Design Firm

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Engineering News-Record (ENR) annually ranks the largest US-based designs firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. In 2012, American Structurepoint reported $56.7 million in total revenue, with 52 percent of our market share in transportation alone. The Ohio River Bridges East End (ORB) project, one of the largest ongoing infrastructure improvement transportation projects in the nation, which costs $763 million and is scheduled for completion in October of 2016, is one of several major projects contributing to our success.

According to ENR, the companies on this year’s Top 500 Design Firms list totaled revenue of $61.86 billion in 2012 in the US, up 5.5 percent from the previous year. This marks the second year the Top 500 experienced revenue growth since the recession began. American Structurepoint is continuing its steady climb up the list, having been named No. 183 out of 500 total companies nationwide. Our comprehensive services complement one another, and that helps us reach more clients. In 2012, we laid solid groundwork for prosperity that will be realized in future years.

Nationally, transportation services (at 19.2 percent) and general building projects (at 20.7 percent) remain at the top of the markets’ share of total revenue. This has also been reflected in American Structurepoint’s success, as our firm has landed major transportation jobs in the past year, including having been selected on the team to design the ORB project, which was recently named the No. 1 project among the “Midwest Top Project Starts of 2012” by ENR Midwest, ranking the highest out of 50 projects across the region. We are serving as the subconsultant to the lead design firm, Jacobs, which is headed by prime contractor and developer team Walsh Construction, VINCI Concessions, and Bilfinger Berger.

Since having been founded in 1966, our success as a transportation engineering firm has enabled American Structurepoint to grow from just two employees to over 275 professionals across 11 disciplines, including architecture, civil engineering, construction inspection, environmental, information technology, investigative/ forensics, land surveying, planning, structural engineering, transportation, and utility infrastructure services.

I believe we’ve made great strides in building a strong company that can compete in this ever-changing market. We are built to deliver quality, built for speed, and built to deliver our client’s strategy.

For more information, view the full ENR Top 500 Design Firms’ list here:

ORB East End Crossing Named No. 1 Top Project Start in the Midwest

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Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest has named the Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing the No. 1 project among its “Midwest Top Project Starts of 2012” annual list in its April 1, 2013 magazine, ranking the highest out of 50 total projects across the region.

Our firm, American Structurepoint, is serving as the subconsultant to the lead design firm, Jacobs, on this project, which is headed by prime contractor and developer team Walsh Construction and VINCI Concessions. East End Crossing was procured by the Indiana Finance Authority and the Indiana Department of Transportation as a best value design-build-finance-operate-maintain project. The $763 million project, which began in August 2012, has a scheduled completion date of October of 2016.

We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and opportunity to participate in one of the largest transportation projects on-going in the nation. From our Transportation Group’s standpoint, the Ohio River Bridges project is the largest opportunity we’ve ever pursued, and this is the first public-private partnership we’ve ever been involved with. We hope this will help us to create more future teaming opportunities.

Our heaviest involvement for the East End Crossing project is with the Indiana approach to the new East End Bridge. We’ll modify the interchange at IN 265 with IN 62 and Port Road and design a new interchange at IN 265 and Old Salem Road. Our team will also design a new 4-lane, 4-mile road from the existing IN 265 interchange at IN 62 all the way to the new cable-stayed bridge that will be constructed over the Ohio River, just north of Utica and eight miles upstream from the current bridge. In addition, the work will include a combination of new and widening rehabilitation work on 18 bridges.

Last year’s “Midwest Top Project Starts of 2011” winner was the US 31 Major Moves Upgrade in Hamilton County, Ind., a $600 million INDOT project also expected to reach completion in 2017. The Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing project cost tops last year’s No. 1 project by $163 million—a giant undertaking for a very important infrastructure improvement project.

Learn more about the Ohio River Bridges projects at http://kyinbridges.com.

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