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BUSINESS NEWS AECOM TO PROVIDE ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR KENNEDY SPACE CENTER AND OTHER NASA FACILITIES AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, announced that it has been selected by NASA to provide architecture and engineering services as part of its Southeast Regional Architect and Engineering program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, multiple- award contract has a shared program ceiling of $300 million for its five-year term. “Our relationship with NASA dates back over fifty years and we’re looking forward to building on that legacy through this integralwork,” said Karl Jensen, executive vice president AECOM’s National Governments business. “As NASA has grown, evolved, and continued to push the boundaries of space exploration, AECOM has been there to support its globally impactful missions and cutting- edge operations. We’re immensely proud to be granted new opportunities with the administration that highlight our shared values of integrity, collaboration,

and inclusion while maintaining a keen focus on the impacts we’re leaving on the world.” AECOM’s work will focus on the rehabilitation, modernization, and development ofnewsystems for facilities, utilities, and ground support at several prominent NASA locations across the United States. These include Kennedy Space Center in Florida; Johnson Space Center, Sonny Carter Training Facility, and Ellington Field in Texas; White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico; Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama; Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana; Stennis Space Center in Mississippi; other NASA assets; and additional launch or landing sites worldwide. “From the Mercury and Gemini programs through today, AECOM has been honored to work alongside NASA on all of its facilities spanning the country. This new contract allows us to continue our successful and longstanding partnership,” said Sean Chiao, Chief Executive of AECOM’s global Buildings + Places business. “We’re excited to leverage our intimate knowledge of

the administration’s enterprises and best practices to deliver unmatched professional services that advance NASA’s goal of leading an innovative and sustainable program of space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research to the next frontier.” Under the contract, AECOM will provide a wide range of architecture, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical infrastructure services across all project phases, including planning and feasibility, permitting, preliminary engineering, final design, engineering services during construction, activation, and commissioning. These services include architectural design, field investigations and surveys, engineering and environmental reports, trade studies, design specifications, construction site inspections, and scheduling and cost estimating. AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management.

provide good advice to anyone else? It’s like being a parenting “expert” who has juvenile delinquent kids. In any case, mission, vision, and values should be critical elements of how firm leadership guides the development and growth of their companies, and the behaviors of their employees. Not doing a good job with these things is a lost opportunity to provide meaningful motivation to all employees and help further the cultures their leaders are trying to create. Mark Zweig is Zweig Group’s chairman and founder. Contact him at “Missions, visions, and values are typically the products of a group of people, and therefore their outputs inevitably end up being the proverbial ‘horses designed by committees’ that please no one.”

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jump from one book and one fad to another, thinking each one could be a potential panacea for every problem the company faces. Another problem is that missions, visions, and values are typically the products of a group of people, and therefore their outputs inevitably end up being the proverbial “horses designed by committees” (camels) that please no one. The language gets too complicated, and the meaning more distorted with every iteration. The authors cannot put themselves in the shoes of their skeptical rank and file employees and can’t see how they will react to their products. The last problem is the consultants firms in our business use. I hate to be critical, but most of them are washed up middle managers who were never even owners of the companies they worked for, or people who have little specific experience in our business. I would not hire ANY consultants who aren’t part of a “real business,” with that company being one having management who have proved they can run their own growing, successful business. If one can’t run their own business successfully, what makes anyone think they can

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