AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world's #1-ranked engineering design firm, announced today that Edward J. Schmeltz, senior vice president and director of maritime and special projects, received a Lifetime Achievement Award for design from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as part of the society's Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) program at an awards dinner in Arlington, Va.
Edward J. Schmeltz, AECOM's senior vice president and director of maritime and special projects (Photo:Business Wire)The OPAL Lifetime Achievement Award program was established in 1999 to recognize and honor outstanding civil engineering leaders whose lifetime accomplishments have made significant differences in the world. It recognizes Schmeltz's career achievements and more than 35 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing and business development as well as operations for planning, design and construction of civil and transportation projects. Representative heavy civil engineering and marine projects performed by Schmeltz have included: Hamad Port Project, Doha, Qatar Whiskey Island West Flank Restoration in Louisiana. Port of Los Angeles, Pier 400 Project, San Pedro, Calif. Homeports for the battleships Missouri and Iowa in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and New York. In addition, one of AECOM's projects, the Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, won the ASCE's Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award. About AECOM AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com. Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are "forward-looking statements" for purposes of federal and state securities laws, including any projections of earnings, statements of plans for future operations or expected revenue. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or assumed in any of our forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements are set forth in our annual report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, and our other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AECOM does not intend, and undertakes no obligation, to update any forward-looking statement. NR 15-0307