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AECOM (ACM) Set to Serve as GEC for the City of Richardson

AECOM (ACM) to augment city staff and provide program management services for necessary renovations, prioritizing critical needs and maximum impact.

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AECOM ACM has won a General Engineering Consultant (GEC) contract from the City of Richardson, TX to support the city’s Capital Improvement Program, including the recently approved 2021 Bond Program.

In order to identify opportunities that will enhance efficiency, minimize public disruption, and reduce costs, AECOM will provide program coordination, management, and delivery services to citywide projects associated with this program. The City of Richardson’s Capital Improvement Program includes nearly $400 million worth of projects and is likely to be delivered over the next five to seven years. These projects are focused on repairs and improvement of streets, public buildings, sidewalks, drainage, and parks.

Travis Boone, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. West region, said, This comprehensive bond program will provide necessary renovations to public buildings, parks, and infrastructure across the city, prioritizing critical needs and maximum impact. Our team has a proven track record in the region, and we’re excited to bring our technical excellence and local knowledge to help deliver the successful completion of this program."

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Solid Project Execution Aids AECOM

AECOM is a leading solutions provider for supporting professional, technical, and management solutions for diverse industries across end markets like transportation, facilities, government as well as environmental, energy, and water businesses. The major part of the U.S. government’s broad infrastructural plan is focused on transit and water markets, wherein AECOM enjoys a dominant position.

Currently, this leading professional, technical and management solution provider has been witnessing a robust pipeline of pursuits across the business. It has been benefiting from solid infrastructure spending in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia.

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The stock has rallied 52.6% over a year compared with the industry’s 28.1% growth. Earnings estimates for fiscal 2022 have moved up 3.1% in the past 60 days, depicting analysts' optimism over bottom-line growth potential. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) company’s fiscal 2022 earnings indicates a 17% increase from the year-ago level. AECOM currently has good visibility into growth and a strong backlog for the upcoming quarters.

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