November 21, 2013
The beginning of the holiday season is upon us, and while we’re taking a moment to decide whether to say “happy holidays” or “Merry Christmas” or preparing for the start of Hanukah or other celebrations, it’s worth focusing on the holiday at hand.
The A/E community has a good amount to be thankful for this year. The Great Recession has slowly been subsiding over the last few years and that, combined with some transportation funding initiatives has meant that some sidelined and overdue projects have begun to move forward. Across the board we’ve seen an uptick in design-build and P3 work.
For AMT, this means that projects such as improvements to I-95, Route 1, Southgate interchange and Route 460 have moved forward in Virginia. In Maryland, the Purple line in Montgomery County and Baltimore’s Red Line will be bid soon. DC is abuzz with a redevelopment at historic Union Station and the whole area is excited by the prospect of relocation, of the FBI headquarters paired with the redevelopment of both the J. Edgar Hoover building and the former Walter Reed campus.
We are thankful for these projects and the projects for our local clients that allowed us to expand in our Raleigh, North Carolina, Richmond and Abingdon, Virginia, and Rockville, Maryland offices and to open offices in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and soon West Virginia.
In the end, though, it all comes back to our clients. We are thankful for the partnerships that we enjoy with every one of our clients, and for the opportunities that those clients have afforded us. We have enjoyed working with them to help them design new infrastructure, improve their environments and ensure the quality of work being done for them.
For these things we are thankful. Please have a wonderful Thanksgiving.