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2020 MEGATRENDS Report
From power generation and delivery to water and telecommunications, the systems that manage and deliver our world’s most critical resources are undergoing a stark transformation. Led by growth in renewable energy, the global push toward sustainability is disrupting outdated business models. High-speed networks are moving staggering amounts of information that simultaneously create opportunity and vulnerability. Meanwhile, enterprise and utility leaders are thinking holistically to manage and integrate once disparate infrastructure silos that must now work together to achieve real sustainability.
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2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Report
The 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report continues the discussion of how sustained low commodity prices are affecting all elements of the natural gas value chain. With current forecasts indicating prices will remain flat for an extended period, sector leaders are adjusting with many taking a proactive, longer-term approach to planning as projections push a market rebound further into the next decade.
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2017 Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report
The annual Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report explores progress made across the power generation and delivery sectors, with an eye toward their evolving landscapes. Over the last year, the sector has adapted to ongoing changes — the proliferation of renewable energy, a changing regulatory outlook and heightened focus on investment, infrastructure and regulation — all while navigating familiar but pressing challenges related to reliability and resilience.
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Facility Condition Assessment

Facility condition assessment allows utilities and municipalities to address Infrastructure deterioration, which increases the risk of system failure and reduces asset value.

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The American Creosote Works (ACW), Pensacola
The American Creosote Works (ACW), Pensacola

The ACW Pensacola is a former wood treating facility that is listed on the National Priorities List (NPL).  The investigation and restoration at the site has been ongoing since 1983.  The soil and groundwater at the Site are contaminated with creosote, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), pentachlorophenol (PCP), and dioxins. 

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The American Creosote Works (ACW)
The American Creosote Works (ACW)

The American Creosote Works (ACW) site is an abandoned wood preserving facility located in rural Louisville, MS. The ACW facility treated wood products with creosote and pentachlorophenol (PCP) from 1902 until 1981 when it filed for bankruptcy protection. Facility operations resulted in extensive soil, sediment, and groundwater contamination over the 120-acre property. Major contaminants are volatile organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PCP, and dioxin.

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Railroad Avenue GW Contamination OU1 Site, RI/FS, RD, and LTRA, Ogallala OU1 Site
Railroad Avenue GW Contamination OU1 Site, RI/FS, RD, and LTRA, Ogallala OU1 Site

The Railroad Avenue site consists of chlorinated volatile organic compound (CVOC) groundwater contaminant plumes caused by historical releases of PCE and TCE that have occurred at the site. The data produced during the RI identified two separate source areas that are currently managed as two operable units (OUs): the northern plume (OU1) and the southern plume (OU2). The source area of the OU1 plume was approximately located along Railroad Avenue in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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CBEP Ukraine Phase II — BTRIC TO 1
CBEP Ukraine Phase II —  BTRIC TO 1

Black & Veatch designed and constructed a new emergency operation building with administrative offices for the Cameroon Ministry of Health.

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Automated Inventory Control & Management (AICMS) Strategic Rocket Forces (SFR) Program
Automated Inventory Control & Management (AICMS) Strategic Rocket Forces (SFR) Program

Designed and constructed DTRA’s AICMS Strategic Rocket Forces program implementation to support DoD/DTRA and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, helping prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Russia and worldwide. Black & Veatch led AICMS SRF to support Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (RF MOD) with enhanced capability to provide security, inventory, and control over Russia’s strategic and tactical nuclear weapons awaiting dismantlement.

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Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund Site OU1 Remedial Action
Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund Site OU1 Remedial Action

Black & Veatch was tasked to implement the remedial design (RD) that was prepared by another consultant a few years earlier. Recognizing that things can change during a 3-4 year gap, Black & Veatch was prepared for changed site conditions. The need to confirm previous ground water plume maps resulted in several changes to the slurry wall alignments. Approximately 10 times the quantity of buried concrete debris was encountered than was known during the RD.

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Camilla Wood Preserving Site Remedial Action
Camilla Wood Preserving Site Remedial Action

Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4 Remedial Action Contract, Black & Veatch performed environmental consulting services at the Camilla Wood Preserving Site. The Camilla Wood Preserving Site is approximately 40 acres in size, was constructed in 1947 and operated under various names until 1991 when Camilla Wood Preserving Company filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and wood treating operations ceased.

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EPA Region 7 Omaha Lead
EPA Region 7 Omaha Lead

Black & Veatch has provided services at the Omaha Lead Site for EPA Region 7 since 1999 under both the EPA Response Action Contract (RAC) and the Architect-Engineer Services (AES) Contract. The work has been performed under 10 separate task orders. The Omaha Lead Site includes surface soils present at residential properties, child care facilities, schools, and other residential-type properties in Eastern Omaha.

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Rehabilitation of Spillway Gates at Gavins Point Dam
Rehabilitation of Spillway Gates at Gavins Point Dam

Gavins Point Dam is the southernmost dam of the six large dams on the upper Missouri River. A major flood event occurred in the Central States impacting both the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and as a result, the USACE Omaha District retained the team of Black & Veatch to perform design-build services to rehabilitate the 14 gates as a result of flood damage.

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HVAC Upgrades, Buckley Air Force Base
HVAC Upgrades, Buckley AFB

Black & Veatch is the Designer of Record for the EPC contract for the renovation of the HVAC system for Building 442. The facility is mission-critical and is in continuous operation. The building supports a several vital defense missions, and is continuously manned and operational, at a high operational tempo.  The building supports one primary mission and supports the presence of at least four other missions with separate command structures, requirements, and schedules.

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Design-Build for Iceland Airfield Repairs and Upgrades
Design-Build for Iceland Airfield Repairs and Upgrades

Black & Veatch is the Designer of Record (DOR) for this Design-Build project located at Keflavik International Airport (KEF). The purpose of this project is to repair and expand existing airfield asphalt pavement for taxiways and shoulders to include: taxiway widening, crack repair, seal coat, mill and overlay, re-mark repaired areas with new striping full slab replacement, and install new airfield lighting and visual navigation aids.

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Chickamauga Lock & Dam, Electrical Mechanical P&S
Chickamauga Lock & Dam, Electrical Mechanical P&S

Black & Veatch has participated on a team with Nashville District (LRN) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The contract consisted of multiple projects, some of which were performed simultaneously. The scopes are varied and required participation from virtually all of Black & Veatch’s civil works and lock and dam specialists. Coordination efforts were the responsibility of experienced Task Order managers throughout the group. Project elements included:

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