Versar's Environmental Services has provided state-of-the-science and cost-effective solutions to environmental challenges of public and private clients since 1969. Versar provides federal, state, local, and commercial clients exemplary ecology and natural resources support based on the best science, dependable services, and innovative applications.
Structural Integrity is a global leader in providing innovative engineering services and proven solutions for structural evaluation and repair. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Structural Integrity has nine branch offices throughout the US and Canada, as well as affiliates in China, Taiwan, Korea, Spain and Switzerland. Structural Integrity's Oil and Gas Business Unit provides engineering and assessment services to support hazardous liquid pipelines, gas pipelines, gas utilities, terminals, tank farms, and subsea applications.
Terrebonne Parish, located in southern Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico, possesses some of America's largest, most productive wetlands and natural resources with numerous bayous, lakes and waterways, including the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as access to the Gulf. It is also one of the areas hardest hit by hurricanes and other natural disasters in recent years. Terrebonne's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (TOHSEP) works vigilantly to prepare for any disaster or crisis that might threaten its citizens.
Louisiana's Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is responsible for managing the state's massive flood protection infrastructure. The DOTD's Public Works and Water Resources Division manages the inspection program for all levees, dams and reservoirs. The challenges with levees alone are particularly daunting. There are over 1,100 miles of levees that must be inspected four times, each and every year. Flood risk and levee conditions are dynamic in nature, as banks erode, animals burrow, closures rust, valves wear out and pumps need repaired. So the field technology needs to be reliable and efficient to help turn inspection reports into preventive maintenance as quickly as possible. In 2015, the inspection system was a custom-built application developed by an engineering services firm. The system utilized Trimble YUMA ruggedized tablets. that would sync to a central database for reporting. Over time, the system became less and less reliable, and required a lot of troubleshooting, largely due to database synchronization failures. To truly fix the system would have meant more expensive custom development services. And that wasn't the only expensive element of the system. Each of the six Trimble YUMA hardware units, fully configured, ran around $6,000 and the annual software maintenance was around $18,000, which only provided upgrades and bug fixes. It did nothing to help solve the database issues.
Like thousands of water utilities across the United States, the City of Sebring (FL) Utilities Department is tasked with providing a safe and reliable water supply, while managing all the dispersed assets of the water distribution and wastewater systems. And like every water utility, Sebring needs to regularly locate, map and inspect these assets to maintain service levels and operations. Typically, this means an expensive Geographic Information System (GIS) and the use of outside surveyors utilizing specialized GPS equipment. When Sebring evaluated this approach, they received a quote for GIS software that was over $30,000 and bids for surveying services that were as high as $300,000. And that didn’t even include the mobile tools to collect the data or integration with their existing CAD system.
Kleinfelder is one of the world’s leading engineering, science and architectural consulting firms with nearly 2,000 employees. Consistently ranked as an industry leader, Kleinfelder has a well-earned reputation for innovative solutions that meet our world's complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges.
Stephen R. Braund & Associates (SRB&A) is an anthropological survey and research firm based in Anchorage, Alaska. They have been providing scientific subsistence and ethnographic research in Alaska since the 1970s on topics such as subsistence hunting and fishing, wildlife, traditional knowledge, environmental issues, and the impacts of development.
Based in Calgary, Enmapp provides field data collection services to some of the world’s largest energy companies for pipeline construction and maintenance. Enmapp provides pipeline data collection services and delivers construction progress reports and analytics for their customers.
Logan Simpson, a leading environmental planning and cultural resource firm, deployed TerraGo Edge for mobile GPS data collection and enhanced navigation utilizing smartphones and cellular-enabled tablets. Before TerraGo Edge, survey teams needed to use a combination of GPS handheld devices, paper maps, printed forms and manual data entry to complete field surveys—often in remote geographies and rugged terrains.
Prime Electrical is a leading contractor for Eskom in South Africa, Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa. Prime Electrical leads Eskom’s projects that include “Minor Works” also known as the smaller jobs, located in the rural parts of South Africa.
Henderson Logistics has been managing international multi-modal, ocean, air, rail and trucking freight and logistics operations for over 50 years, with a center of operations adjacent to the Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT). NNMT is the Virginia Port Authority’s main break-bulk and roll-on/roll-off facility, handling over 300,000 tons of freight across 165 acres on the James River, with 2 piers, 4 deep water vessel berths accommodating 850 foot ships, with crane and ramp operations to 60 acres of outside storage and 968,000 SQFT of storage space.