Trenchless Technology

DEC 2018

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24 T R E N C H L E S S T EC H N O LO GY D EC E M B E R 2018 TOP 50 survey and ranking of Trenchless Technology 's Top 50 Trenchless Engi- neering Firms in North America. Each year this ranking is compiled based on data submitted by engineer- ing companies via a survey. The chore of compiling the revenue figures and data is not easy, and Trenchless Tech- n o l o g y w o u l d like to t h a n k all firms that participated in this year 's survey. Only revenue figures submitted to Trenchless Technology were used to compile this ranking . In ranking the top 50 trenchless firms, Trenchless Technology 's goal each year is to give readers a snapshot of the work completed by top trench- less engineering companies, thereby offering a general impression of an- nual market performance. The ranking examines firms' trenchless revenue rel - ative to total company revenue, trench- less design specialists and projects completed in the past five years. We also examine the number of projects completed in the past year across various market disciplines. En- gineering firms are ranked according to trenchless revenue in 2017 or the company 's previous fis- cal year. This Year's Top 50 Not surprisingly, Dallas-based Jacobs takes the top spot in 2018 following its 2017 acquisition of CH2M, which had typi- cally frequented the No. 1 ranking . Last year, at No. 1, CH2M became the first firm to ever surpass the $200 million mark on Trench- less Technology 's Top 50 ranking . With the CH2M acquisition, Jacobs continues the trend this year with more than $253 million in trenchless revenue and remains the only firm on the ranking to exceed $200 million. Jacobs was ranked at No. 8 in 2017. Mott MacDonald and Stantec re- peat as Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, with AECOM jumping up to No. 4. Black & Veatch drops a spot from a year ago to No. 5. Also maintaining their posi- tions in the top 10 were Hatch Corp. coming in at No. 6 and CDM Smith at No. 7. The No. 8 spot goes to Cardno, which did not participate in the 2017 ranking but had historically landed near or in the top 10. GHD jumps up six spots from 2017 to No. 9 while KCI Technologies repeats as No. 10. Canadian firm CCI Inc., generally ranked as the top 100 percent trenchless firm, went beyond trenchless in 2018 and ranks in at No. 14 this year. That means the highest- ranked 100 percent trenchless firm in 2018 goes to Laney Engineering Group, ranked 30th. Laney is one of only three 100-percent trenchless firms to appear on the ranking (the others being Staheli Trenchless T R E N C H L E S S E N G I N E E R I N G F I R M S Stands firmly in the No. 1 spot after acquiring CH2M in 2017. Auger Boring HDD Microtunneling Pipe Jacking Pipe BursƟng Totals 503 5,074 572 624 259 JACOBS CH2M had ranked No. 1 on the Top 50 for three consecutive years. With its CH2M acquisition, Jacobs repor ts more than $250 million in trenchless revenue – the second time in the history of Trenchless Technology 's ranking a firm has exceeded $200 million and the only company to exceed $200 million in 2018. Microtunneling 3% Pipe Jacking 4% Pipe BursƟng 4% Pipe Rehab 10% Sanitary Sewer EvaluaƟon Studies 10% Subsurface UƟlity Engineering 25% HDD 29% Other 14% Auger Boring 3% From the 2018 Survey: Number of Projects Completed by Discipline (2017 or Previous Fiscal Year)

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