GOVERNMENT SECTOR GIANTS: Public sector spending even more cautiously on buildings

Building Teams and government clients are scaling back on flourishes and going smaller to save money on construction projects.

August 07, 2015 |
GOVERNMENT SECTOR GIANTS: Public sector spending even more cautiously on buildings

The $160 million renovation of the 620,000-sf, 18-story Byron G. Rogers Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown Denver. HOK was the architect on the project, with Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects (architect of record), RMH Group (MEP), Rocky Mountain Institute (high-performance building consultant), and Mortenson Construction (design-builder). Photo: HOK

AEC firms that do government work say their public-sector clients have been going smaller to save money on construction projects. Last December, the GSA issued an RFP for the FBI’s new headquarters, which, at 2.1 million sf, would be 300,000 sf smaller than the FBI’s current digs at the J. Edgar Hoover Building, which opened in 1974.

TOP GOVERNMENT SECTOR ARCHITECTURE FIRMS

2014 Government Revenue ($)
1. Stantec $138,393,026
2. HOK $132,198,000
3. Heery International $112,431,869
4. Gensler $79,310,000
5. SmithGroupJJR $71,861,575

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TOP GOVERNMENT SECTOR ENGINEERING FIRMS

2014 Government Revenue ($)
1. Fluor $2,295,107,907
2. Jacobs $409,363,216
3. AECOM $321,279,200
4. STV $186,018,000
5. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff $65,402,544

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TOP GOVERNMENT SECTOR CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

2014 Government Revenue ($)
1. Turner Construction $2,569,497,015
2. Clark Group $1,872,239,481
3. Hensel Phelps $1,796,260,000
4. PCL Construction $1,506,934,355
5. Walsh Group, The $1,162,921,373

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It took Mobile, Ala., a decade to get Congress to approve the funds for what will be a five-story, 155,000-sf federal courthouse, scheduled to open in 2018. Early designs had called for a much larger, far more ornate $181.5 million building.

By scaling back on such flourishes as a glazed portico and grand staircase, the Building Team—URS and Hartman-Cox (architects) and W.G Yates & Sons (CM)—reduced the tab to $89.3 million, some of which also has to cover the conversion of the John Archibald Campbell Courthouse into a U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Last November, voters in Santa Rosa County, Fla., rejected a 1% sales tax to fund a proposed $50 million, 156,000-sf courthouse in downtown Milton. HOK, the design firm on the job, went back to the drawing boards and recently presented new designs for the courthouse, which would replace an 88-year-old building.

One plan calls for a building that would be 21,000 sf smaller and cost $17 million less than the original concept. No word yet on how the new design is being viewed by county voters.

Dean Palumbo, SVP/U.S. West with Stantec Consulting Services, says budget shortfalls and higher costs of maintenance and upgrades are pushing firms to be even more efficient stewards of government dollars for building projects.

That would be wise: Census data estimates indicate that federal government spending on nonresidential building construction was down 2.5% in March, to an annualized $21.3 billion. State and local government construction, at $237.1 billion, was off 0.4% in March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOP GOVERNMENT SECTOR ARCHITECTURE FIRMS




  Company 2014 Government Revenue ($)
1 Stantec $138,393,026
2 HOK $132,198,000
3 Heery International $112,431,869
4 Gensler $79,310,000
5 SmithGroupJJR $71,861,575
6 HDR $55,965,100
7 EYP $41,922,172
8 Page $41,793,348
9 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill $39,311,637
10 RS&H $37,520,000
11 ZGF Architects $31,300,832
12 DLR Group $30,000,000
13 Perkins+Will $29,590,000
14 Leo A Daly $26,901,886
15 Clark Nexsen $23,987,900
16 CannonDesign $23,700,000
17 HGA Architects and Engineers $22,717,705
18 NORR $21,194,779
19 NBBJ $18,000,000
20 Goodwyn Mills and Cawood $17,607,811
21 EwingCole $15,410,000
22 Callison RTKL $13,546,727
23 Schenkel & Shultz $12,831,000
24 Architects Hawaii Ltd. $12,752,000
25 Fentress Architects $12,281,349
26 HMFH Architects $11,911,364
27 Flad Architects $11,071,000
28 CTA Architects Engineers $10,126,214
29 JLG Architects $9,908,767
30 Morris Architects $9,780,000
31 SRG Partnership $9,545,906
32 BWBR $9,421,380
33 Shive-Hattery $9,374,286
34 S/L/A/M Collaborative, The $9,363,971
35 Beyer Blinder Belle $9,246,246
36 HNTB $8,625,860
37 Sherlock, Smith & Adams $7,796,000
38 Davis Brody Bond $7,767,388
39 LS3P $7,387,900
40 Rosser International $7,284,826
41 Integrus Architecture $6,618,982
42 BRPH $6,369,238
43 Moseley Architects $6,355,871
44 Parkhill, Smith & Cooper $6,121,000
45 LMN Architects $6,097,700
46 Becker Morgan Group $5,976,819
47 Dattner Architects $5,923,371
48 DesignGroup $5,767,409
49 KZF Design $5,197,229
50 Carrier Johnson + Culture $4,291,000
51 RNL Design $4,191,000
52 VOA Associates $4,053,531
53 Westlake Reed Leskosky $4,000,000
54 LPA $3,999,249
55 GWWO $3,891,761
56 Wight & Company $3,737,123
57 HMC Architects $3,733,709
58 Emersion Design $3,408,406
59 Cooper Robertson $3,330,000
60 Luckett & Farley $3,183,235
61 Bergmann Associates $3,121,433
62 Cambridge Seven Associates $3,087,000
63 Little $3,035,000
64 Lord Aeck Sargent $3,019,649
65 Ballinger $2,950,000
66 Harley Ellis Devereaux $2,896,000
67 WDG Architecture $2,835,000
68 Perkins Eastman $2,750,000
69 HKS $2,533,095
70 Ennead Architects $2,067,000
71 Albert Kahn Associates $2,000,000
72 Glumac $1,904,203
73 Hoffmann Architects $1,889,539
74 Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart
& Associates, Inc.
$1,832,222
75 Niles Bolton Associates $1,720,000
76 Legat Architects $1,716,500
77 Cuningham Group Architecture $1,686,199
78 OZ Architecture $1,639,800
79 Schrader Group Architecture $1,524,131
80 Good Fulton & Farrell $1,500,100
81 Gresham, Smith and Partners $1,308,000
82 Hastings+Chivetta Architects $1,153,398
83 CO Architects $1,019,700
84 Array Architects $1,015,000
85 Moody Nolan $1,008,958
86 Symmes Maini & McKee Associates $880,278
87 Kirksey Architecture $828,813
88 Cooper Carry $822,463
89 NAC|Architecture $814,328
90 BBS Architects and Engineers $763,000
91 GBBN Architects $761,000
92 Eppstein Uhen Architects $704,814
93 FreemanWhite $679,359
94 Mancini•Duffy $660,000
95 Zyscovich Architects $648,160
96 Shepley Bulfinch $484,088
97 Harvard Jolly $415,568
98 LK Architecture $415,000
99 TEG Architects $414,414
100 Corgan $390,000
101 Payette $386,741
102 FM Group $382,000
103 Nelson $364,777
104 Anderson Mikos Architects $350,000
105 Ware Malcomb $300,000
106 Hord Coplan Macht $287,734
107 Environetics $212,500
108 Solomon Cordwell Buenz $212,208
109 DLA Architects $186,983
110 FXFOWLE Architects $159,877
111 KSQ Architects $133,544
112 Baskervill $126,437
113 Nadel $100,000
114 RBB Architects $63,000
115  Hnedak Bobo Group $48,046

 

 

TOP GOVERNMENT SECTOR ENGINEERING FIRMS




  Company 2014 Government Revenue ($)
1 Fluor $2,295,107,907
2 Jacobs $409,363,216
3 AECOM $321,279,200
4 STV $186,018,000
5 WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff $65,402,544
6 Wendel $60,501,914
7 Burns & McDonnell $40,317,420
8 Leidos $33,823,000
9 Arup $32,388,030
10 Hankins & Anderson $25,149,142
11 Allen & Shariff $24,197,017
12 Dewberry $23,136,765
13 Jensen Hughes $20,563,136
14 Guernsey $15,820,348
15 Woolpert $15,502,933
16 Thornton Tomasetti $14,615,183
17 Smith Seckman Reid $14,528,271
18 Affiliated Engineers $13,865,000
19 KPFF Consulting Engineers $12,227,000
20 Coffman Engineers $11,991,000
21 Syska Hennessy Group $11,096,606
22 Vanderweil Engineers $10,042,700
23 Walker Parking Consultants $9,379,588
24 Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers $9,238,007
25 RMF Engineering $8,900,000
26 TLC Engineering for Architecture $8,369,822
27 Simpson Gumpertz & Heger $8,179,000
28 Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates $7,550,000
29 RDK Engineers $7,047,000
30 KCI Technologies $6,700,000
31 TTG $6,284,980
32 Apogee Consulting Group $5,929,396
33 KJWW Engineering Consultants $5,474,017
34 Heapy Engineering $4,775,325
35 GRAEF $3,940,000
36 Ross & Baruzzini $3,659,894
37 LaBella Associates $3,639,283
38 Aon Fire Protection Engineering $3,565,500
39 Primera Engineers $3,436,500
40 M/E Engineering $3,238,258
41 H.F. Lenz Company $2,995,101
42 BR+A Consulting Engineers $2,520,000
43 I. C. Thomasson Associates $2,500,000
44 GRW $2,433,148
45 GHT Ltd. $2,270,000
46 Henderson Engineers $2,204,907
47 Newcomb & Boyd $1,984,834
48 Spectrum Engineers $1,912,923
49 Epstein $1,558,300
50 KLH Engineers $1,487,563
51 Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering $1,350,000
52 ME Engineers $1,330,000
53 Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon $1,225,000
54 Dunham Associates $1,200,000
55 Cardno Haynes Whaley $1,175,601
56 Degenkolb Engineers $1,111,909
57 Davis, Bowen & Friedel $1,058,354
58 Zak Companies $957,880
59 Mazzetti $833,971
60 Highland Associates $750,000
61 SSOE Group $571,824
62 CJL Engineering $463,650
63 OLA Consulting Engineers $428,000
64 CTLGroup $400,000
65 Environmental Systems Design $398,827
66 ThermalTech Engineering $375,000
67 Peter Basso Associates $351,000
68 P2S Engineering $296,138
69 DeSimone Consulting Engineers $240,616
70 Walter P Moore $189,605
71 G&W Engineering $147,000
72 TBC $133,410
73 William Tao & Associates $102,638
74 Wick Fisher White $76,300
75  Stanley Consultants $24,665

 

 

TOP GOVERNMENT SECTOR CONSTRUCTION FIRMS




  Company 2014 Government Revenue ($)
1 Turner Construction $2,569,497,015
2 Clark Group $1,872,239,481
3 Hensel Phelps $1,796,260,000
4 PCL Construction $1,506,934,355
5 Walsh Group, The $1,162,921,373
6 Balfour Beatty US $806,174,319
7 Mortenson Construction $731,990,000
8 B.L. Harbert International $613,839,836
9 McCarthy Holdings $581,510,187
10 Gilbane Building Co. $553,410,634
11 Whiting-Turner Contracting, The $493,515,175
12 Lend Lease $432,321,000
13 JE Dunn Construction $366,633,261
14 Brasfield & Gorrie $280,052,772
15 Skanska USA $235,636,558
16 Sundt Construction $175,455,150
17 Manhattan Construction $174,649,000
18 O'Neil Industries $130,613,469
19 HITT Contracting $128,300,000
20 James G Davis Construction $101,741,397
21 Structure Tone $90,813,000
22 Flintco $78,967,000
23 CORE Construction $76,094,234
24 Coakley & Williams Construction $74,130,951
25 W. M. Jordan $72,452,023
26 Consigli Building Group $68,717,345
27 C.W. Driver $66,000,000
28 Yates Companies, The $66,000,000
29 Layton Construction $64,800,000
30 Adolfson & Peterson Construction $64,499,913
31 Haskell $63,671,546
32 Messer Construction $63,461,698
33 Holder Construction $61,000,000
34 Hill International $61,000,000
35 Hoffman Construction $54,903,519
36 Shawmut Design and Construction $52,000,000
37 Beck Group, The $43,037,029
38 S. M. Wilson & Co. $42,315,847
39 LeChase Construction Services $35,000,000
40 Bernards $32,000,000
41 Swinerton Builders $30,965,000
42 KBE Building Corp. $30,656,171
43 Wight & Company $25,423,002
44 DPR Construction $23,070,330
45 Suffolk Construction $22,948,572
46 Choate Construction $22,269,975
47 Barton Malow $21,924,000
48 Kraus-Anderson Construction $20,000,000
49 Hoar Construction $19,663,000
50 Kitchell Corporation $19,191,919
51 Paric $18,000,000
52 Ryan Companies $13,193,413
53 Haselden Construction $12,731,278
54 Alberici Constructors $12,321,543
55 Walbridge $12,076,000
56 Robins & Morton $11,986,969
57 Leopardo Companies $11,894,706
58 BlueScope Construction $11,520,000
59 McShane Companies, The $11,472,164
60 Bette Companies, The $10,419,866
61 Juneau Construction $10,100,090
62 Hill & Wilkinson $9,580,444
63 Weitz Company, The $9,209,000
64 IMC Construction $6,000,000
65 Stalco Construction $5,900,000
66 Pepper Construction Group $5,882,000
67 Power Construction $5,000,000
68 Harkins Builders $5,000,000
69 Rodgers Builders $4,009,404
70 Batson-Cook $3,751,562
71 LPCiminelli $2,903,445
72 James McHugh Construction $2,722,228
73 Linbeck Group $2,000,000
74 Graycor $1,725,762
75  Fortis Construction $879,000

 

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