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Olsson remains focused on clients during growth

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Angie Przybylo, Marketing

It’s an exciting time to work in the world of engineering! Already in 2014, Olsson has grown the service capabilities we offer. We can attribute much of this exciting growth to you, our clients.

Services that we have expanded include environmental, survey, technology, transportation, traffic, and telecommunications field work and design. Services we can now offer our clients include Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) survey, optical gas imaging for air quality and emissions, and freight services planning.

Our growth has also enabled us to accommodate more large-scale projects. This year, Olsson has had some considerably large project wins. A few of these include the following:

Kansas State University, Chiller Replacement ProjectKansas State University – Chiller Replacement Project. This includes providing engineering services for a new chilled water plant, distribution piping, and existing building upgrades for Kansas State University. Construction cost is close to $50 million.

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) General Engineering Consultant. Olsson will provide transportation services to the OTA for a period of three years and possibly beyond. This contact will generate large transportation projects and exciting challenges for engineers.

CF Industries Plant Expansion near Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Olsson has been contacted by CF Industries—a major producer of fertilizer and ammonia products—to assist in a major ($1.7 billion) plant expansion project at its existing plant. Unique project requirements include accommodating production in the existing plant during construction, accommodating for blast-mitigation requirements based upon stored volumes of explosive materials, limited site accessibility and maneuverability, and an aggressive schedule.

Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) Fiber Optics and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) On-Call Design. The Iowa DOT sought ITS consultant professionals to provide on-call fiber optic and ITS design, construction administration support, and fiber optic management services. Olsson will assist in developing plans, specifications, and related documents for constructing and utilizing new and existing fiber optic and ITS device installations statewide.

Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) Security and Technology Projects in Lincoln, Nebraska. LPS recently selected Olsson to provide design services to coordinate its security/technology-ready facilities improvements at 15 of LPS’ 60 schools. This project will prepare the schools for significant technology deployment, including projectors in every classroom and high-speed Wi-Fi coverage of all teaching spaces.

What does this all mean to you?

We’re growing our services, which helps us better serve clients of all sizes and allows us to continue delivering outstanding service on all our projects. If you’d like to know more about any of our new service capabilities, please ask us! We have experts in each of the above-mentioned areas who can tell you more and answer your questions.

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