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AtkinsRéalis Awarded Georgia Department of Transportation’s First Statewide Resilience Improvement Plan Support Services Contract

Parul Dubey on June 12, 2024 - in Corporate, News

Atlanta, GA.– AtkinsRéalis, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) first Statewide Resilience Improvement Plan Support Services contract.

“Our Resilience work is deeply engrained in every project and support service we undertake,” said Steve Morriss, President, U.S., Latin America, and Minerals & Metals, AtkinsRéalis. “We are passionate about our Purpose: to engineer a better future for our planet and its people. This important work with GDOT allows us to use our resilience expertise to help protect and prepare communities and assets and to really bring our Purpose to life.”

AtkinsRéalis has supported GDOT for more than 35 years and has successfully managed and delivered 30 on-call contracts across Georgia since 2000. The Company has developed more than 80 state, regional and local hazard mitigation plans throughout the State supporting initiatives by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Floodplain Management Program, including the Georgia Flood Map Modernization Program and development of the Georgia Resiliency Blueprint for nearly two decades.

Under the three-year Statewide Resilience Improvement Plan Support Services contract, AtkinsRéalis will work with GDOT to assess risks to local communities and the economy in the face of increasing natural disasters and extreme weather events. Strategies will be developed that integrate vulnerability assessment results into asset management systems with the goal of protecting GDOT’s transportation network. AtkinsRéalis will inventory existing resiliency and carbon reduction-oriented deployments; create a prioritization framework to optimize the use of resources and maximize Federal match benefits; recommend organizational structures to support resiliency and develop effective public outreach and messaging. AtkinsRéalis will also support GDOT’s Resiliency Committee through support of the Carbon Reduction[i] and PROTECT[ii] program related work, including advising GDOT in resiliency best practices.

The Company deploys a transparent and feasible resilience planning and implementation approach through technical tools and data application. Various hazard, vulnerability and resilience software tools will be used to assess existing and future infrastructure. Data-driven dashboards and web mapping applications will be used to enhance coordination with internal and external stakeholders.

“Our integrated, multidisciplinary team connects our resilience planning, emergency management and mitigation-focused experts with our team of professional engineering, disaster response and recovery and support specialists,” said Brad Dennard, Senior Vice President, DOT Business Unit Director US, Roads Global Market Lead, AtkinsRéalis. “We deliver the right people and experience for the task though our local, committed and responsive management team.”

AtkinsRéalis has supported the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Army Corps of Engineers, North Carolina DOT and Florida DOT through various on-call contracts. Work performed includes planning, design and program management services encompassing resilience studies, feasibility studies, transportation studies, safety studies, engineering analysis and design, and environmental services. The Company is highly adept in planning and expanding resiliency programs to a statewide level. AtkinsRéalis navigates clients through challenges of coordinating diverse regional needs, securing adequate funding and navigating varying legislative landscapes, all while ensuring consistent quality and accessibility across a larger and more diverse group of infrastructure, assets and communities.

About AtkinsRéalis    

Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world’s infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear and Capital. News and information are available at www.atkinsrealis.com or follow us on LinkedIn. 

 

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