George J. Pierson, president and CEO of Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. (PB) has announced that the Halsall group, comprising Halsall Associates, Pivotal Projects and Loop Initiatives, has become the Canadian operating company of PB, the 14,000-person global professional services firm specializing in infrastructure planning, design, and program/construction management.

Halsall Associates is the Canadian consulting engineering firm founded in 1956; Pivotal projects is its Canadian project management company; and Loop Initiatives is the corporate sustainability consulting business of Halsall. In its 2009 fiscal year the 358-person Halsall group, with seven offices throughout Canada, had revenues of C$46 million.

Said Pierson, “We are thrilled to have the Halsall companies as part of PB and serving as our Canadian entity. Clients are at the center of what we do. The joining of Halsall’s strength in buildings with PB’s strength in transportation infrastructure allows us both to provide enhanced services to existing clients as well as new clients throughout Canada. We share Halsall’s values and commitment to community sustainability and are enthusiastic about the great potential to be realized by this.”

Peter Halsall, chairman of the Halsall group of companies stated, “As part of our overall plan to be leaders in contributing to community sustainability, we are joining a values-based professional services organization that has world-class expertise in transportation and power and steady growth in water. Our employees increasingly will be able to apply their ideas, practices, and innovations to infrastructure projects as well as buildings. Our clients can count on us for a broader range of solutions for their projects.”

In a letter to all employees of PB and Halsall, Pierson stated, “The welcoming of Halsall as PB’s Canadian platform fulfills one of the strategic initiatives identified when PB became the professional services division of Balfour Beatty. A significantly expanded presence in Canada opens up greater opportunities for PB employees, just as Halsall’s alignment with PB provides greater opportunities for all Halsall employees.

“Halsall has a powerful brand throughout Canada and we intend to maintain that brand, and the Halsall culture and values, as we move forward.”

The new operating company of PB will be known as Halsall, a Parsons

 

Brinckerhoff Co.

Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with approximately 14,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia-Pacific regions. PB offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program/construction management, and operating for all modes of infrastructure, including transportation, power, community development, water, and the environment. Parsons Brinckerhoff is the professional services arm of Balfour Beatty plc, the international infrastructure Group operating in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.

 

Halsall Group

The Halsall group of companies includes Halsall Associates Ltd., Pivotal Projects Limited, and Loop Initiatives and has an international portfolio of award-winning projects. With over 300 employees, including engineers, project managers, planners, energy specialists, and other professionals, and offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Burlington, Toronto, Ottawa, Sudbury, and Dubai, Halsall has been ranked as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada since 2007. Halsall provides structural engineering, restoration engineering, property condition assessment, and green planning and design services. Pivotal’s project advisory and project management services include new buildings, renovations, and interior fit-outs. Loop Initiatives helps organizations prosper in their shift towards sustainability by developing programs to integrate sustainability and manage carbon.

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