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November 29, 2018

Survey: BergerABAM

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BergerABAM was the design consultant, project manager, landscape architect and structural engineer of record for the Vancouver Waterfront Park and Grant Street Pier project.

Specialty: Multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in civil and structural engineering, architectural design, environmental services, land-use planning and permitting, landscape architecture, underwater inspection, and construction management and support services

Management: M. Lee Marsh

Founded: 1951

Headquarters: Federal Way

2017 revenues: $43 million (net)

Projected 2018 revenues: $45 million (net)

Projects: SR 520 floating bridge and landings design-build for WSDOT; U.S. Navy explosives handling wharf at Bangor

M. Lee Marsh, president and CEO, answered questions about his firm and the engineering industry.

Q: With your seismic work, have you noticed increased interest among clients or a sense of urgency based on predictions of seismic events in our region?

A: The interest level has not really changed over the years. The expectation is that for new projects seismic design is covered by the “building codes.” Many public clients are trying to seismically retrofit existing structures, but funding is usually limited, so this takes time.

Q: Which BergerABAM specialty has exceeded expectations in the last year?

A: Ports and marine.

Q: Are there any regions/cities where BergerABAM has expanded recently?

A: San Diego.

Q: Why has San Diego been a busier place for you to do business?

A: BergerABAM has a long history of working on Department of Defense architect-engineer design contracts. NAVFAC SW is one strategic clients that is located in San Diego so we went to where the client is located and this client has contributed to our company growth.

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