Government Sector Giants: Public-sector construction slow, but stirring [2014 Giants 300 Report]

Improving energy performance of existing properties through targeted upgrades and large-scale reconstruction continues to be a federal priority.

Set to open later this year, the $184 million Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transpor
Set to open later this year, the $184 million Anaheim (Calif.) Regional Transportation Intermodal Center is a project of the city of Anaheim and the Orange County Transportation Authority. It will accommodate commuter rail, Amtrak, bus, shuttle, and taxi systems, as well as future high-speed rail. On the Building Team: Parsons Brinckerhoff, HOK, Buro Happold, Thornton Tomasetti, and Clark Construction Group. Rendering: courtesy HOK
August 08, 2014

Federal, state, and local government construction hasn’t exactly been a steamroller for the past few years, due to the end of stimulus availability and the ongoing effects of budget sequestration.

At press time, the most recent Commerce Department report indicated that government construction spending was up just under 1% in April, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $267 billion, despite overall economic contraction of about 1% in the first quarter. Federal construction spending was the growth leader, rising by 1.9% to a rate of $23.5 billion. State and local projects—a much larger piece of the public pie—were up just 0.7%, to $243.5 billion.

Among non-infrastructure public construction spending categories, healthcare (up 6%) and education (up 2%) appear most promising for this year, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2014 forecast. 

Improving energy performance of existing properties through targeted upgrades—and, sometimes, large-scale reconstruction—continues to be a federal priority. Of 20 projects recently honored by the General Services Administration’s Design Awards program, half were reconstruction jobs, ranging from Beaux Arts courthouses to Modernist offices. 

Along with the push for energy efficiency, federal agencies are increasingly exploring telework as an alternative to expanding office space. The bright side? Telecom and AV renovations will be required to help agencies keep off-site staff connected. 

Many state and local governments continue to struggle with the sluggish overall economy, causing delays in needed construction. Among the discernible themes among state and local projects submitted to BD+C: new police facilities (designed to reflect changing ideas about community policing), replacement and upgraded courthouses, and mass-transit stations.

 

Top Government Sector Architecture Firms

Rank Company 2013 Government Revenue
1 Stantec $144,299,056
2 Heery International 125,058,364
3 HOK 114,753,666
4 SmithGroupJJR 83,064,158
5 HDR 81,601,164
6 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 57,835,664
7 SHW Group 56,007,000
8 Gensler 52,272,600
9 EYP Architecture & Engineering 42,800,000
10 RS&H 39,200,000
11 Page 38,704,000
12 Moseley Architects 35,135,469
13 Leo A Daly 29,483,542
14 Perkins+will 28,975,375
15 Clark Nexsen 28,873,388
16 ZGF Architects 27,425,548
17 CannonDesign 27,000,000
18 FreemanWhite 25,941,154
19 NBBJ 19,382,000
20 DLR Group 19,300,000
21 Hammel, Green and Abrahamson 19,167,839
22 EwingCole 17,300,000
23 HKS 17,247,862
24 PGAL 16,097,917
25 HNTB Corp. 15,269,498
26 Westlake Reed Leskosky 15,049,000
27 Quattrocchi Kwok Architects 13,230,000
28 Hoefer Wysocki Architecture 12,860,000
29 Fentress Architects 12,160,971
30 BLDD Architects 11,800,000
31 RTKL Associates 11,469,000
32 SchenkelShultz Architecture 11,278,000
33 NORR 9,792,248
34 LS3P 8,882,375
35 Morris Architects 8,350,000
36 Davis Brody Bond 8,263,108
37 LaBella Associates 8,130,000
38 CTA Architects Engineers 8,014,884
39 Beyer Blinder Belle 7,947,688
40 HMC Architects 6,811,005
41 VOA Associates 6,808,200
42 Parkhill, Smith & Cooper 6,687,000
43 Rosser International 6,652,324
44 LMN Architects 6,388,100
45 Sherlock, Smith & Adams 6,388,000
46 Becker Morgan Group 6,343,277
47 Flad Architects 6,126,870
48 KZF Design 5,887,462
49 Epstein 5,402,000
50 IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton 5,000,000
51 Solomon Cordwell Buenz 4,500,000
52 Goodwyn Mills & Cawood 4,409,249
53 Wight & Company 4,402,093
54 RSP Architects 4,326,000
55 Harley Ellis Devereaux 4,310,000
56 Carrier Johnson + Culture 4,066,891
57 BRPH 3,957,000
58 FGM Architects 3,776,698
59 Ennead Architects 3,729,000
60 RNL 3,418,000
61 WDG Architecture 3,095,000
62 Perkins Eastman 3,000,000
63 GWWO 2,965,804
64 Gresham, Smith and Partners 2,787,930
65 Integrus Architecture 2,705,119
66 Hoffmann Architects 2,654,000
67 Swanke Hayden Connell Architects 2,534,000
68 Ratio Architects 2,462,355
69 LPA 2,205,538
70 Emersion Design 2,183,039
71 Array Architects 2,138,000
72 WHR Architects 2,076,445
73 Cooper Carry 1,987,669
74 Little 1,961,000
75 Bergmann Associates 1,941,360
76 OZ Architecture 1,724,680
77 Legat Architects 1,675,500
78 LBL Architects 1,600,000
79 Schrader Group Architecture 1,573,559
80 Symmes Maini & McKee Associates 1,563,000
81 Good Fulton & Farrell 1,373,500
82 H+L Architecture 1,295,496
83 Harvard Jolly Architecture 1,221,576
84 Cambridge Seven Associates 1,210,000
85 FXFOWLE Architects 1,180,000
86 Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates 1,128,560
87 Moody Nolan 1,083,924
88 CO Architects 1,031,600
89 Shepley Bulfinch 836,000
90 Corgan 762,894
91 Cuningham Group Architecture 742,891
92 Lord Aeck Sargent 742,273
93 GBBN Architects 660,000
94 Nadel 650,000
95 Eppstein Uhen Architects 640,751
96 Commonwealth Architects 599,591
97 Hastings+Chivetta Architects 491,188
98 DesignGroup 433,190
99 Baskervill 391,276
100 Payette 383,755
101 Taylor Design 372,052
102 LawKingdon Architecture 350,000
103 Anderson Mikos Architects 350,000
104 NAC|Architecture 345,476
105 Environetics 341,475
106 Kirksey 323,571
107 H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture 305,903
108 Hnedak Bobo Group 301,000
109 TEG Architects 235,686
110 RBB Architects 215,897
111 BBS Architects 200,030
112 DLA Architects 133,140
113 Fanning/Howey Associates 50,000
114 BSA LifeStructures 41,019
115 ai Design Group 33,048

 

 

Top Government Sector Engineering Firms 

Rank Company 2013 Government Revenue
1 Fluor Corporation $2,675,202,710
2 URS Corp. 648,982,536
3 AECOM Technology Corp. 574,020,000
4 Jacobs 287,190,693
5 STV 168,948,000
6 Burns & McDonnell 99,462,332
7 Parsons Brinckerhoff 57,994,366
8 Leidos 55,125,000
9 H&A Architects & Engineers 38,735,000
10 Allen & Shariff 33,964,317
11 Dewberry 26,388,476
12 Arup 23,554,256
13 Smith Seckman Reid 19,741,666
14 Simpson Gumpertz & Heger 19,066,000
15 Affiliated Engineers 15,598,000
16 Syska Hennessy Group 12,155,407
17 Thornton Tomasetti 10,996,123
18 Coffman Engineers 10,676,374
19 KPFF Consulting Engineers 10,500,000
20 RMF Engineering 10,000,000
21 Guernsey 9,680,758
22 Shive-Hattery 9,029,738
23 Walker Parking Consultants 8,925,000
24 Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers 8,780,161
25 WSP Group 8,060,000
26 Interface Engineering 6,809,917
27 Glumac 6,650,738
28 Joseph R. Loring & Associates 6,500,000
29 Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates 5,870,000
30 TTG 5,811,850
31 Graef 5,387,348
32 KJWW Engineering Consultants 5,191,493
33 TLC Engineering for Architecture 5,134,526
34 Heapy Engineering 5,072,001
35 Ross & Baruzzini 4,975,183
36 I. C. Thomasson Associates 4,750,000
37 KCI Technologies 4,600,000
38 Vanderweil Engineers 4,565,800
39 Degenkolb Engineers 4,462,450
40 GRW 3,753,047
41 Sparling 3,690,424
42 H.F. Lenz 3,559,848
43 Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon 3,495,000
44 SSOE Group 3,332,408
45 Newcomb & Boyd 3,140,130
46 M/E Engineering 3,096,775
47 Henderson Engineers 2,989,363
48 RDK Engineers 2,880,000
49 Apogee Consulting Group 2,732,049
50 Spectrum Engineers 2,497,641
51 Brinjac Engineering 2,083,384
52 M-E Engineers 2,000,000
53 Davis, Bowen & Friedel 1,610,242
54 Walter P Moore and Associates 1,441,663
55 Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering 1,350,000
56 CTLGroup 1,330,000
57 GHT Limited 1,300,000
58 French & Parrello Associates 1,213,200
59 Dunham Associates 1,200,000
60 AKF Group 1,186,000
61 Highland Associates 1,150,000
62 Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor 1,015,000
63 Environmental Systems Design 920,969
64 BR+A Consulting Engineers 920,000
65 Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corp. 918,914
66 CJL Engineering 870,000
67 Mazzetti 831,363
68 Primera Engineers 775,000
69 ThermalTech Engineering 750,000
70 KLH Engineers 480,951
71 OLA Consulting Engineers 262,000
72 Zak Companies 208,120
73 Wick Fisher White 195,530
74 Wallace Engineering 150,000
75 Total Building Commissioning 122,935
76 G&W Engineering Corp. 109,200
77 P2S Engineering 99,369
78 DeSimone Consulting Engineers 90,000
79 Stanley Consultants 74,747
80 Integrated Design Group 55,650

 

 

Top Government Sector Construction Firms

Rank Company 2013 Government Revenue
1 Turner Construction $2,343,544,729
2 Clark Group 2,342,085,755
3 PCL Construction 1,343,431,142
4 Walsh Group, The 1,188,110,497
5 Hensel Phelps 1,184,760,000
6 Balfour Beatty US 1,145,573,619
7 Gilbane 814,257,000
8 Tutor Perini Corp. 767,580,319
9 McCarthy Holdings 738,000,000
10 Lend Lease 551,622,000
11 Skanska USA 493,318,641
12 Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., The 455,618,872
13 Brasfield & Gorrie 379,267,063
14 JE Dunn Construction 321,764,977
15 Hunt Construction Group 277,300,000
16 Mortenson Construction 178,340,000
17 STV 168,948,000
18 Hunt Companies 154,387,811
19 Sundt Construction 153,006,199
20 HITT Contracting 145,900,000
21 O'Neil Industries/W.E. O'Neil 142,005,318
22 CORE Construction Group 135,900,848
23 Manhattan Construction 126,300,000
24 Heery International 125,058,364
25 W. M. Jordan Company 117,481,667
26 Yates Companies, The 111,200,000
27 Holder Construction 110,063,000
28 Flintco 106,026,635
29 Hoffman Construction 84,474,600
30 Messer Construction 79,799,220
31 B. L. Harbert International 74,365,423
32 Consigli Construction 74,312,383
33 James G. Davis Construction 72,010,706
34 Suffolk Construction 67,717,700
35 DPR Construction 65,709,181
36 Coakley & Williams Construction 61,953,906
37 C.W. Driver 58,850,000
38 Parsons Brinckerhoff 57,994,366
39 Ryan Companies US 57,693,535
40 Fortis Construction 52,585,000
41 Shawmut Design and Construction 49,000,000
42 Leopardo Companies 47,786,003
43 Bernards 46,000,000
44 Swinerton Builders 45,394,000
45 Walbridge 41,300,000
46 Hill International 41,000,000
47 Power Construction 39,000,000
48 Kitchell Corp. 38,162,513
49 KBE Building Corp. 37,661,458
50 Beck Group, The 36,300,176
51 Allen & Shariff 33,964,317
52 Barton Malow 33,108,673
53 Wight & Company 32,543,000
54 Haselden Construction 32,300,743
55 Absher Construction 31,202,850
56 Structure Tone 29,981,000
57 Hoar Construction 29,474,000
58 Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction 29,000,000
59 New South Construction 28,999,000
60 Haskell 28,573,183
61 S. M. Wilson & Co. 28,521,558
62 Robins & Morton 28,415,079
63 Harkins Builders 28,400,000
64 EMJ Corp. 21,000,000
65 LeChase Construction Services 19,680,000
66 Bomel Construction 19,327,000
67 Layton Construction 17,900,000
68 Adolfson & Peterson Construction 17,884,760
69 McShane Companies, The 17,672,043
70 BlueScope Construction 14,554,879
71 Juneau Construction 11,405,546
72 Hill & Wilkinson 10,864,000
73 E.W. Howell 9,541,000
74 James McHugh Construction 8,334,048
75 Choate Construction 7,670,062
76 Weitz Company, The 6,600,000
77 JLL 6,000,000
78 Stalco Construction 5,620,500
79 LPCiminelli 4,790,613
80 Kraus-Anderson Construction 3,000,000
81 Bette Companies, The 2,697,000
82 Astorino 2,384,468
83 Batson-Cook 1,390,120
84 Graycor 1,152,668
85 Alberici Constructors 1,080,320
86 Paric Corp. 1,000,000
87 IMC Construction 75,000

 

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