Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that two of its recent acquisitions were honored with 2012 Chief of Engineers Awards of Excellence from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). In the environmental engineering category, Jacobs (formerly Damon S. Williams Associates [DSWA]) won for the Tres Rios Environmental Restoration Project in Salt River, Ariz., and in the design category, KlingStubbins (now Jacobs) was an award recipient for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Campus East Project in Springfield, Va. The Tres Rios Environmental Restoration Project is a water reclamation and reuse project funded by USACE and the City of Phoenix Water Services Department. The project treats municipal wastewater while simultaneously enabling large scale habitat restoration and flood control, and in addition creates a space for public recreation and environmental education. DSWA (now Jacobs) served as design and construction engineer on the project, which entailed moving over three million cubic yards of material around the 580 acre site to create a wetland system providing over 450 acres of diverse aquatic and riparian habitat. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Campus East Project consolidated six Washington area sites to one campus in the Fort Belvoir area in Springfield, Va.; and includes a main office building, technology center, and central utilities plant. KlingStubbins (now Jacobs) and RTKL Associates, Inc., its joint venture partner on the project, successfully designed the facility to meet a cultural transformation mandate and strict requirements for sustainability, reliability, flexibility and expandability – all constrained by stringent security criteria. Jacobs President and Chief Executive Officer Craig Martin stated, “We are pleased that in each of these projects, the client’s needs were given priority and the results were outstanding. Having the projects receive recognition beyond that from the Army Corps of Engineers is a great honor.”
Both DSWA and KlingStubbins were acquired by Jacobs in 2011. Martin adds, “Jacobs’ acquisition strategy for growth and continuous improvement is exemplified by firms like DSWA and KlingStubbins joining our Company, and bringing their unique capabilities to further strengthen the value and range of expertise we are able offer to our clients around the world.”The USACE Chief’s Awards of Excellence Program, now in its 46 th year, recognizes the most innovative projects accomplished by USACE teammates and its design and construction community. Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. Statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. We base these forward-looking statements on management’s current estimates and expectations as well as currently available competitive, financial and economic data. Forward-looking statements, however, are inherently uncertain. There are a variety of factors that could cause business results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements please refer to our 2011 Form 10-K, and in particular the discussions contained under Items 1 - Business, 1A - Risk Factors, 3 - Legal Proceedings, and 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.