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TRC Climbs to No. 19 in ENR’s Annual List of Top Design Firms

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction management services, is ranked No. 19 in Engineering News-Record’s annual list of the Top 500 design firms in the United States, cracking the Top 20 for the first time.    

“Moving up four spots from last year is recognition of the hard work we’ve done to deliver on our aggressive growth strategy and shows the confidence that’s been placed in us by our robust, varied client base,” said TRC CEO Chris Vincze. “This is another strong step forward for TRC and reflects our employees’ steadfast focus on understanding the goals of our clients and embracing them as our own.”

ENR’s 2018 rankings are based on revenue from design services performed in 2017.  

In addition to moving up in the overall rankings, TRC also climbed in the Power (No. 7) and Hazardous Waste (No. 8) sectors. The company also entered the Top 20 in the Industrial Process/Petroleum sector for the first time (No. 18) following the full integration of Willbros Professional Services, which it acquired in late 2015.

TRC went private in 2017 after being purchased by New Mountain Capital last June.  

“This continued success reflects our belief that TRC is well on its way to becoming the most valuable consulting, engineering and construction management firm in the industry,” said Lars Johansson, managing director of New Mountain Capital. 

TRC was also ranked No. 6 on ENR’s list of the Top 100 Pure Designers, up one spot from 2017.

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About TRC
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global consulting, engineering and construction management firm that provides technology-enabled solutions to the power, oil and gas, environmental and infrastructure markets. We serve a broad range of public and private clients, steering complex projects from concept to completion to help solve the toughest challenges. TRC is ranked #19 on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States.

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Santa Monica Footbridge Project Wins ASCE Award

Idaho Ave. Pedestrian Overcrossing named California’s best bikeway/trail project

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, is pleased to announce the Idaho Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing Bridge in Santa Monica has been named California’s Outstanding Bikeway and Trails Project for 2017.

The award for the spiraling footbridge, which takes people from the cliffs of Palisades Park down to the Pacific Ocean, was given by the American Society of Civil Engineers. TRC served as construction manager on the project.

“The Idaho Avenue Overcrossing is a striking new addition to Santa Monica’s beautiful waterfront, and TRC is thrilled to share in this prestigious award,” said Doug Massih, president of TRC’s infrastructure sector.


The new overcrossing replaced the original 1957 structure, which was starting to deteriorate. The project included the construction of a 1.2 mile bike path and jogging trail.

The work was part of a larger $20 million project in which TRC assisted the City of Santa Monica in rebuilding the California Incline Bridge, which connects Santa Monica to the Pacific Coast Highway. The original 750-foot bridge was constructed in the 1930s and needed to be brought up to current seismic standards.

For motorists driving up the California Incline, the V-shaped pier of the overcrossing frames stunning views of the Santa Monica Pier, the beach and the Pacific Ocean.

The Idaho Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing has received numerous awards, including a 2018 Engineering Excellence Honor Award from the American Council on Engineering Companies of California and the 2017 International Bridge Conference Arthur G. Hayden Medal.

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A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, infrastructure and pipeline services markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world.

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TRC Promotes Marc Faecher to Chief Risk Officer

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, announced today that it has promoted Marc Faecher to the position of Chief Risk Officer.  

Faecher replaces Tom Bennet, who is retiring in September after 10 years with TRC, the last seven as CRO.

“This is a vital position at TRC and Marc has the perfect blend of industry expertise and institutional knowledge to make this transition seamless,” said CEO Chris Vincze. “He’ll be able to hit the ground running and help us properly evaluate and limit risk, improve project execution and achieve our aggressive growth objectives.”

Faecher previously served as a senior vice president at TRC and was responsible for the Transaction Advisory Services business and implementing the risk reduction strategy for the company’s portfolio of fixed price environmental projects. In that role he oversaw the cleanup of more than 100 sites with a remediation value in excess of $650 million. He has more than 30 years of legal and technical experience in structuring transactions, risk management, environmental liability transfer, brownfield redevelopment and insurance cost recovery.

As CRO Faecher will be in charge of TRC’s overall risk strategy, including the company’s insurance program and the complex project selection and oversight process. He will also oversee sustainability and quality efforts.

“TRC has a long history of effectively evaluating and managing risk – it’s what sets us apart from other firms in our space and our clients recognize that,” said Faecher. “I’m excited to work with my colleagues as we continue to put in place risk management strategies that strike an appropriate balance between risk and reward.”  

Prior to joining TRC in 2004, Faecher was a partner at Waters, McPherson, McNeill, a major New Jersey law firm, and handled a variety of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters on behalf of a wide array of corporate and governmental clients.

Faecher lives in Berkeley Heights, NJ, with his wife and three sons. He works out of TRC's New Providence, NJ, office.

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A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, infrastructure and pipeline services markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world.

For more information, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

 

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TRC Awarded $35 Million Hazardous Waste Management Contract by L.A. Metro

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, has been chosen by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to provide key services in support of the agency’s environmental program.  

The $35.1 million contract for environmental waste handling and environmentally-related construction services is for three years, with the potential for two one-year options worth a total of $7.1 million. The contract builds upon TRC’s dramatic growth trajectory in California over the last few years.

“TRC was selected as the most qualified firm resulting from our highly competitive RFP process,” said Cris Liban, Metro’s Executive Officer for Projects Engineering. “Their technical expertise will be called upon as we upgrade our facilities and expand our system over the next few years.”

Metro serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for Los Angeles County’s public transit system, which covers 1,433 square miles and features 16,000 bus stops and 93 rail stations. It is one of the largest public transportation agencies in the country. 

TRC will work on specifically scoped task orders in support of Metro’s facility management and capital construction program. The contract marks the 13th consecutive year TRC has supported Metro in Southern California on complex environmental infrastructure and transportation projects, including capital construction, energy efficiency and highway design.

“TRC is pleased to support Metro as it upgrades the region’s transportation infrastructure and provides enhanced mobility to the region’s 9.6 million residents,” said David Zarider, TRC Senior Vice President. “We have assembled a great team of subcontractors that will deliver superb service and bolster Metro’s inclusivity goals.”

One of those subcontractors is SunWest Engineering Constructors of Chino, Calif., a certified Metro minority business enterprise.

“We recognize the tremendous business opportunity presented by this contract and look forward to working with the TRC team to help Metro meet its strong commitment to the environment, ” said Pam Lawrence, president of SunWest’s owner.

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County. Stay informed by following Metro on The Source and El Pasajero at metro.net, facebook.com/losangelesmetro, twitter.com/metrolosangeles and twitter.com/metroLAalerts and instagram.com/metrolosangeles.

About TRC

A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, infrastructure and pipeline services markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world. For more information, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com.

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TRC Welcomes New VP of Business Development for Oil and Gas Market Sector

Industry veteran Dany Jew to help sharpen TRC’s strategic positioning and spur growth among North American energy clients

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, announced today that it has hired Dany Jew as vice president of business development for its oil and gas market sector.

Jew has 30 years in the global oil and gas industry with a diverse background in commercial and strategic planning in the oil and gas, chemical and local distribution sectors. He has managed successful relationships with oil and gas companies of all sizes, from global industry titans to regional energy providers.

“Dany is a sharp, savvy veteran of the oil and gas industry and we’re excited to bring him on board,” said Jeff Butler, TRC’s senior vice president of business development. “Adding him to our strong business development team will help us expand our market share in the sector and allow more clients to take advantage of our industry expertise, end-to-end services and unique technologies.”  

Based in TRC’s Houston office, Jew’s responsibilities will include helping develop TRC’s strategic vision in the oil and gas industry, cultivating key client relationships and expanding brand awareness of TRC.

Previously with Wood Group Mustang, Jew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston – University Park and participates and contributes to industry organizations such as the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, NACE, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Pipeliners Association of Houston.

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About TRC A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, infrastructure and pipeline services markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world.

For more information, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

 

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TRC Recognized for Removing Lead Contamination from Mill River in Fairfield, Connecticut

Also wins Business Achievement Award from Environmental Business Journal

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, has been awarded a pair of awards from the Environmental Business Journal – one for business achievement and the other for an innovative remediation project to remove lead sediment from the Mill River in Fairfield, Conn.

“Our mandate at TRC is to make the earth a better place to live, and we’re thrilled to be recognized by EBJ for doing just that,” said John Cowdery, president of TRC’s Environmental Sector.  

EBJ, a business research publication that provides high value strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry, is honoring companies for revenue growth, acquisitions, innovative project designs, technology applications, new practice areas, social contributions and industry leadership in 2017.

“In what is widely regarded as a stable market, a number of companies exceeded the norms of low single-digit growth with double-digit growth or ambitious ventures into new practice areas or technology development,” said Grant Ferrier, president of Environmental Business International Inc., publisher of EBJ.

TRC received a Business Achievement Award for negotiating its sale to New Mountain Capital for $550 million, a 47 percent premium on TRC’s stock price prior to the offer. EBJ said the deal “allows the company and its management the independence and access to capital to continue its ambitious growth and acquisition plans.”

TRC was also recognized for its sustainable resolution of legacy lead impacts to the Mill River in Fairfield on behalf of Exide Group/Vale Americas. The uniquely structured project involved dredging contaminated sediment along 2.5 miles of the river, performing passive dewatering of more than 30,000 tons of sediment and treating of more than 100 million gallons of wastewater within an aggressive two-year timetable.

The Mill River meanders 16.3 miles through Fairfield before emptying into Long Island Sound.   

“[Connecticut] and the residents of the community appreciated the creativity, dedication, thorough and professional conduct, and faithful execution of the project by Exide and TRC as they focused on the remedial goals and a route to reach them,” said Patrick F. Bowe of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

TRC shared the award for the Mill River cleanup with Shipman & Goodman, LLP, a Hartford law firm involved in the project.

The 2017 EBJ awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit XVI in San Diego on March 21. The Environmental Industry Summit is an annual three-day executive retreat hosted by EBI, Inc. and 2020 Environmental Group.

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About TRC
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, infrastructure and pipeline services markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world.

For more information, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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United States Senate Confirms TRC’s David Jolley as U.S. Marshal for Eastern Tennessee

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, is pleased to announce that Senior Security Consultant David Jolley has been confirmed as U.S. Marshal for Eastern Tennessee by the United States Senate.

“I am honored that President Trump nominated me for this role, and I truly appreciate the confidence of Tennessee Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander in recommending me for this position,” said Jolley.  

Jolley has been with TRC since 2014. An expert in law enforcement and physical security, Jolley focuses on critical infrastructure protection and federal regulatory compliance. 

“David Jolley is extremely qualified to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District, and I am proud to congratulate him on his confirmation,” said U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). “I was honored to recommend David to President Trump for this position, and I know East Tennesseans will be well served by his leadership and experience in law enforcement.”

“I am glad the Senate confirmed Mr. Jolley today,” said U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). “He has had a distinguished career in law enforcement – including formerly serving as the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee – and he will serve East Tennesseans with integrity.”

Prior to joining TRC in 2014, Jolley served as Vice President for the Tennessee Valley Authority and served as Director of the Tennessee Valley Authority Police for five years. He also served as United States Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee for seven years after being appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002.  

“I truly enjoyed the job and look forward to doing it again in the Eastern District and serving the citizens of East Tennessee,” said Jolley.

Jolley began his law enforcement career as a Special Agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, where he served for 18 years. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Middle Tennessee State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. 

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About TRC A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, infrastructure and pipeline services markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world.

For more information, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

 

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TRC Makes Big Push into Canada by Entering Oil & Gas Market and Expanding Existing Infrastructure Practice

Selects pipeline and permitting expert Michael Koski to lead efforts

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, announced today that it will expand its footprint in Canada in 2018 to take advantage of a rebounding oil and gas market and the country’s increased infrastructure spending.  

“The time is right for us to grow our business in Canada and bring more of our unique services and solutions to clients there,” said CEO Chris Vincze. “We already have a strong infrastructure practice in Canada, and we plan to build upon our existing relationships with a number of Canadian clients for whom we’ve done work in the United States.”   

TRC has hired Michael Koski to spearhead its expansion in Canada. He will serve as senior vice president of Canadian operations.

“Mike brings a unique blend of engineering, construction, environmental and regulatory skills to the table and will quickly help us scale up operations,” said Ed Wiegele, president of TRC’s oil and gas sector. “Plus he has extensive experience in the Canadian oil and gas market and excellent command of Canada’s regulatory environment.”  

Koski, who grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, has spent three decades working in the oil and gas sector and has considerable experience with project management, engineering and environmental issues. He is an expert in pipeline routing and has provided expert testimony on the subject, served on technical panels and presented at industry conferences. He has also authored several manuals on the topic for government and industry.

“I look forward to expanding TRC’s services into Canada across all business sectors,” said Koski. “Companies in Canada are clamoring for the integrated approach, advanced technologies and laser-like focus on client needs that TRC’s is known throughout the industry for.”

TRC already has strong relationships with a number of large Canadian firms, including TransCanada, Enbridge, Kinder Morgan and Canadian National Railway. It has also done a number of infrastructure projects across the country, including locomotive fueling facilities, power distribution system upgrades, capital improvement planning projects and wastewater treatment plants.

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About TRC A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, infrastructure and pipeline services markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world.

For more information, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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TRC Acquires Hazmat Assessment Firm American Environmental Consulting

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC, a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, announced today that it has acquired American Environmental Consultants, Inc. of Weymouth, Mass., a hazardous materials assessment company.   

“American Environmental’s top-notch technical skills and responsiveness to its private and public clients make it a perfect addition to TRC,” said John Cowdery, President of TRC’s Environmental Sector. “Incorporating its expertise in hazardous materials surveying and identification further broadens TRC’s building sciences and remediation capabilities for clients throughout New England.”

Founded in 2001, American Environmental provides environmental and hazardous materials assessment, quantification and remediation consulting services to a wide variety of clients across New England. The company specializes in environmental sciences, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, microscopy, laboratory analysis services and legal services for a full range of environmental issues.

“We’re excited about this move and the next chapter for the business,” said Mike McCaffery, President of American Environmental. “Joining TRC is a great fit for our organization as it will allow us to leverage TRC’s national footprint and deep environmental expertise to deliver a more diverse set of services to our existing clients and take-on larger, more complex projects.”

The acquisition of American Environmental is TRC’s first since it was sold to New Mountain Capital last June.

“This deal aligns with our growth strategy of building upon market-leading positions in attractive markets with services that add value to our clients and further differentiate our wide array of capabilities,” said Jim Stephenson, TRC’s Chief Strategy Officer.

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About TRC A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services and applied technology to the energy, environmental, infrastructure and pipeline services markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world.

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TRC’s 2018 Predictions: Infrastructure Initiatives Intensify, Grids Get Smarter and Renewables Remain All the Rage

LOWELL, Mass. – TRC Companies Inc., a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, today released its top predictions for 2018, which include federal and state governments pumping trillions into the nation’s aging infrastructure and utilities building smarter, more balanced grids.

“2018 is shaping up to be a dynamic year across all of our market sectors,” said TRC CEO Chris Vincze. “With the new administration in Washington entering its second year, a mix of new legislative initiatives, ongoing regulatory changes and always-changing market forces will combine to trigger a year of big transition – most of it positive to the economy and the environment.”

Here are TRC’s predictions for 2018 by business sector, as offered up by our many in-house experts:

Infrastructure

  • Comprehensive federal infrastructure legislation will bankroll projects big and small across the country. “With the U.S. House and Senate trying to reconcile separate tax reform bills that each include corporate tax rate reductions, the next big piece of legislation will be long overdue infrastructure funding. These two significant pieces of legislation will spur continued growth and tax revenue to keep the economy growing well into the next several years. This will bolster federal, state and local government budgets, resulting in additional infrastructure investment from all levels of government.” – Doug Massih, President, Infrastructure Sector.
  • States will rely on alternative approaches to planning and construction in order to pay for their projects “Expect a large upswing in design/build transportation projects and more public/private partnership procurements. These more agile delivery methods could be the best way for states to meet their funding goals, depending on what happens with the Trump administration’s planned infrastructure push and potential staffing cutbacks at state transportation departments.” – David Clevenger, Principal, Transportation Design.
  • A boom in projects in some states will prompt labor shortages across the spectrum – and lead to delays for companies that don’t plan accordingly. “States will continue to lead the way in terms of public programs over the next three years, causing potential labor and professional shortages as projects are teed up. As an example, in California, major water projects such as the Sacramento Delta project and the tremendous number of transportation infrastructure projects under consideration will lead to an acute shortage of professional and field labor. The shortage of personnel will even impact oversight agencies. This will back up schedules for some projects. Firms will need to strategically re-allocate or relocate personnel to keep projects on target in advance of this phenomenon.” – Dave Zarider, Senior Vice President, California Initiative.

Power

  • The transition to renewable sources of energy will continue unabated. “TRC is experiencing strong demand in solar siting projects, and overall U.S. spending on renewables – solar, wind, geothermal, hydro – is anticipated to exceed $13 billion per year through 2020.” – John Cowdery, President, Environmental Sector.
  • Expanding energy storage and finding new uses for old power plants will become priorities. “Interest in grid-integrated energy storage and distributed generation will remain high. Look for growing interest on the part of utilities to supplement grid hardening activities in order to make them more resilient to storms, natural disasters, cyber attacks or terrorist threats. And interest in alternative uses for low capacity factor and shuttered power plants will grow as land developers capitalize on the unique infrastructure that these sites provide.” – Mark Hall, Vice President, Power Generation.
  • The push for smart grids will pick up from both the utility side and the regulatory side. “Utilities will continue to review, evaluate and invest in distributed generation while working with regulators to pilot projects and demonstrate the value of intelligent grid systems. The key to truly smart grids will be IT and telecommunication upgrades that optimize system measurement and monitoring capabilities. This will improve the ability to prevent system outages and reliability/quality impacts from the integration of renewable technology or natural disasters.” – Stephen Persutti, Vice President, Utility Development.

Oil & Gas

  • Pipeline rules will be in flux, with new rules being finalized, others eliminated and new ones created. “The haze of regulatory uncertainty that follows any White House transition has slowly begun to clear, and its impact on pipelines will be felt in 2018. The Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has new leadership, and we can expect to see action on rules affecting underground storage of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines – some of them with clear compromises showing. The natural gas transmission and gathering rule (the so-called “Mega Rule”) will continue to be hotly debated through PHMSA advisory committees, with a final rule possibly coming near the end of 2018.” – Jeff Wiese, Vice President, Pipeline Integrity Services.
  • Investment in natural gas projects will be tempered by low prices. “Due to massive capacity additions to the global LNG trade – mainly from the U.S., Russia and Australia – the average price of natural gas will stay below $7 globally and below $3.50 in the United States. This will stifle investment in many long-term projects, such as global-scale LNG export facilities. Import and utilization infrastructure in the form of terminals, pipelines and power plants will need time to catch up with the new export capacity.” – Paul Sansom, Oil & Gas Market Analyst.

Environmental

  • Technological advancements will lead to increased air quality monitoring. “Low-cost ambient air sensors will emerge as credible tools to support ambient air and indoor air quality monitoring programs. Ambient air sensor technology and data reporting protocols continue to advance, resulting in measurement instrumentation with improved reliability, accuracy and precision. And many of these new sensors are capable of real-time, cloud-based reporting. As a result, sensor technology will support energy and indoor air quality management programs in commercial buildings and find an expanded role in community air monitoring programs, such as those anticipated under California Assembly Bill 617.” – David Elam, Vice President – Project Director, Air Measurements.
  • Renovation and re-use will be the name of the game in commercial real estate. “With the overall economy likely to continue growing, the real estate market will remain active. And that means prices will remain high in all the major city markets, forcing businesses and developers to start looking at Class B or C space at more reasonable rates and then investing resources to upgrade these properties.” – David Tiernan, Senior Vice President, National Practice Leader, Building Sciences.

“Trying to predict what the future holds is always a challenge because there are so many variables and unknowns,” said Vincze. “The one thing I do know is that whatever unfolds in 2018, TRC will be there to help our clients navigate any changes or challenges they encounter and capitalize on any new opportunities that arise.”

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About TRC

A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a global engineering, environmental consulting and construction management firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental, infrastructure and pipeline services markets. TRC serves a broad range of commercial, industrial and government clients, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation. TRC delivers results that enable clients to achieve success in a complex and changing world.

For more information, visit TRC's website at www.TRCsolutions.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Contact: 

Doug Hanchett
Communications Manager
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