Articles Featuring EFCG

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“Construction Asks: ‘Where’s the Infrastructure Program?'”, ENR, May 2017

“Design CFOs Note Key Role in Firms’ Sustainable Growth”, ENR, April 2017

“CH2M Aims $300-Million P.E. Boost To Keep Its Growth on Track”, ENR, June 2015

“Pay and Diversity Gaps Challenge HR Managers to Boost Role”, ENR, June 2015

“Design Firm CFOs Weigh Financial Challenges for 2015”, ENR, April 2015

“Publicly-traded consultancies underperformed in 2014”, Environment Analyst, March 2015

“Team Pushes Montreal-Based WSP Global to the Next Level”, ENR July 2014

“AECOM to acquire URS”, EBJ July 2014

“AECOM’s $6B Offer for URS Keeps the Company Whole”, ENR July 2014

“Construction Industry Learning Goes Borderless”, ENR February 2014

“M&A Activity Continues At High Levels in the Environmental Industry”, EBJ Volume XXVI, Number 9 2013

“‘The Top 200 Environmental Firms Seek New Horizons”, ENR August 2013

“‘Productive Paranoia’ For C&E Sector, or Steady as She Goes?” and “M&A Activity at Peak Levels, with Action by Large and Small Firms”, EBJ December 2012

“Reinforcing Sustainability”, Harvard Business School Bulletin October 2012

“Technip Makes Big U.S. Buy, But M&A Drops in First Quarter”, ENR June 2012

“Construction Industry Boards Raising the Bar on Governance”, ENR May 2012

“Industry and Feds Thrash Out Infrastructure Sustainability Bid Rating Plan”, ENR March 2012

“Merger, Merger Everywhere…”, Engineering & Surveying Business Review January 2012

“Jacobs’ KlingStubbins Buy Highlights Hot M&A Market”, ENR November 2011

“The Consultancy Sector: Litte and Large”, UK Building Magazine November 2011

“How Andrew Buckley is Shaping the Future of Australian Engineer Cardno”, ENR July 2011

“Cash Reserves & Limited Organic Growth Re-Energize M&A Activity”, EBJ Volume XXIV, Number 5, 2011

“Global giant AMEC to Acquire Engineer MACTEC”, ENR May 2011

“Upswing in M&A Activity for C&E Firms; Margin Erosion Less Than Expected”, Environmental Business Journal November 2010

“Design Firm CEOs Are Hopeful”, ENR November 2010

“Global Design CEOs Air Growth Plans, Risks”, ENR October 2010

“Engineering Industry Trends”, ACEC Insights, September 2010

“Industry Merger-And-Acquisition Activity is Gaining Steam”, ENR September 2010

“Growth Down for Design Firms, 100 CFO’s Say in Annual Survey”, ENR April 2010

“Turning Point: Architects, engineers and construction firms choose paths to survive–and even thrive”, ENR February 2010

“Acquisitions Take Off in 2010, But Deals Still Face Hurdles”, ENR January 2010

“Making your firm’s balance sheet work for you”, CE News December 2009

“Companies Face Recession Now But Still Plan for Recovery”, ENR July 29, 2009

“Few Firms are Untouched by the Economic Downturn”, ENR July 1, 2009

“Economy’s Woes Are Chief Concern Among CEOs, According to New Survey”, ENR November 3, 2008

“2008 Opens with Eyes on Potential Impacts of Credit Crunch on Deal Flow, Valuations”, EBJ vol. XXI, Number 3/4, 2008

“After A Record Year in 2006, C&E Firms Look To Stay On Track in 2007 And Beyond”, EBJ November 11, 2007

” Succession Plans Are New Priority Because Ready or Not, The Future’s Coming”, ENR, October 1st, 2007

“Firms Try Everything to fill staffing Gaps”, ENR, April 23rd, 2007

“M&A activity remains high into 2006; major moves by WSP, Michael Baker, HDR “, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), vol.XX, 2007

“Environ’s Joe Highland: Time for Environmental C&Es to walk the walk”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), vol.XX, 2007

“Doing Good is Good Business”. ENR, January 1, 2007

“The Top 200 Environmental Firms”. ENR, July3, 2006

“Drain on the Bottom Line”. ENR, May 8, 2006

“CEOs Enjoy Strong Markets But Are Wary of the Future”. ENR, October 30, 2006

“E&C Firms Enjoy Good Times But Sound Alarms on Future”. ENR, October 31, 2005

“Trailblazer Uses Mergers and Acquisitions to Keep Things Natural”, Westchester County Business Journal, January 31, 2005

“A Little Slippage In M&A Activity, But Acquisitions Are More Strategic”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), vol. XVII, 2004

“Engineers See Better Times But Business Risks Still Loom”, ENR, November 1, 2004

“Pumping Up the Company”, ENR, August 18, 2003

“The Economy is #1 Concern”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), vol. XVI, 2003

“Companies: The Corporation May Be At Risk, But Some Keep Getting Bigger”, ENR, Oct. 28, 2002

“Cleanup Firms Find A Moses”, ENR, March 22, 1993


Additional Articles & Presentations

“One more big deal for URS and its CEO”. ENR, June 4, 2007.

“Consolidation Trend in 2007 starts with a Bang in January”. ENR, January 22, 2007.

“Special Advertising Section”, ENR, January 31, 2005.

“C&E Industry Leaving Regulation Behind; Economic Cycle Drives Growth of 3.7%”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), 2004.

“Top 500 Executives Focus on Deepest Industry Challenges”, ENR, December 13, 2004.

“Architects are Rebuilding Their Firms — Here’s How”, Globe and Mail, July 2004.

“Design Firm Financial Execs Report Growth Slowdowns”, ENR, May 24, 2004.

“CH2M Hill Wins Prize in Bankruptcy Contest”, Carolina News, February 2004.

“Meeting Client Demand Puts Geosyntec Face to Face with Growth Management”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), 2003.

“Market Pressures Challenge Environmental CEO’s on Leadership”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), 2003.

“CEOs Need to Manage Assets and Profits in Tougher Times”, ENR, October 27, 2003.

“Extending the Lifeline”, ENR, September 29, 2003.

“Pumping Up the Company”, ENR, August 18, 2003.

“Water is Lifeblood of Tetra Tech, But Its Bottom Line Is Still Thirsty”, ENR, June 2, 2003.

“More Firms Part with Wall Street”, ENR, January 20. 2003.

“C& E Industry Crests in 2001: Leaders Set For a Tight Market”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), 2002.

“Governance Rules Touch Industry”, ENR, August 12, 2002.

“Making a Go of It”, Pittsburgh Business Times, April 2002.

“2001 A Banner Year for C & E Firms, but Economic Outlook Worries Executives”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), 2002.

“C&E Industry Crests in 2001: Leaders Set for Tight Market”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), 2002.

“Sept. 11th Tests Industry CEOs on Market and Leadership Skills”, ENR, October 29, 2001.

“AEC Economy Looks Good-But Don’t Let Down Your Guard”, PSMJ, August 2001.

“Montgomery Watson and Harza Complete Merger”, Golob, July 6, 2001.

“Still Robust Market Makes Dollars Flow”, ENR, June 4, 2001.

“Pull In the Reins”, PSMJ Resources’ Financial Page, June 2001.

“Fed up with Trying to ‘WOW’ Shareholders, Firms Going Private”, USA Today, May 11, 2001.

“Consultants Making Hay…But Will the Sun Still Shine”, EBJ, April 2001.

“Weston Family Agrees to Buyout”, ENR, March 19, 2001.

“Management” Cover Story”, ENR, February 12, 2001.

“Positive Business Climate Increases the ‘Happiness Quotient’”, American Consulting Engineer, February 2001.

“Sales & Profits Rise: CEOs Optimistic”, EBJ, November 2000.

“Jacobs Engineering Pushes Growth Without Lots of Fanfare and Frills”, ENR, November 27, 2000.

“Engineer CEOs Report Good Times but New Risks Loom, Says Survey”, ENR, November 6, 2000.

“EFCG: Growth for Environmental Firms; Staffing Problems Loom”, Golob’s Envir. Bus. Report, October 27, 2000.

Forbes’ Environmental Super conference-Washington DC, October 18, 2000.

“Montogomery Watson and Harza Boost Size and Reach in Merger”, ENR, October 16, 2000.

“Montogomery Watson and Harza Engineering to Merge”, Golob’s Envir. Bus. Report, October 13, 2000.

PSMA Conference, Amelia Island, FL., September 14-15, 2000.

“Bottom Line Improvements Seen for Envir. Companies”, ENR, May 22, 2000.

“Stone & Webster to Sell Assets to Jacobs, File for Bankruptcy”, Golob’s Env. Bus. Report, May 12, 2000.

“ATC Emerges from Chapter 11”, ENR, May 8, 2000.

“Conor Pacific and SECOR to Merge”, Golob’s Env. Bus. Report, March 17, 2000.

“EI: 13% Reduction in Northeast Envir. Firms”, Golob’s Env. Bus. Report, February 25, 2000.

“Azurix Bond Issue Could Signal Waning Support from Eron”, ENR, Feb February 7, 2000.

Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists, Valley Forge, PA, February 3, 2000.

Key Note Opening Address at EBAC/ECAC Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 19 2000.

“Harding Lawson Earnings Climb”, ENR, January 17, 2000 (Andrej Avelini, V.P., quote).

“An Outsider’s Viewpoint”, CH2M Hill Stock Program, CH2M Hill’s LTD Edition, 1999.

“Al Gore; Adjusting to Marriage and Army Life”, Washington Post, December 30, 1999.

“EFCG: 10% Growth for Environmental Consultants in 1999”, Golob’s Envir. Business Journal, Nov. 5, 1999.

Tenth Annual Environmental CEO Conference: Industry Overview, NYC, October 14, 1999.

“EI: Exodus from Midwest”, Golob’s Environmental Bus. Journal, September 17, 1999.

“Survival of the Fittest?”, Waste Age, September, 1999.

HWAC Summer Envir. Bus. Conf. – Baltimore MD, June 7, 8 1999.

“Environmental Services Firms”, Boston Globe, June 5, 1999.

“URS to Acquire Dames & Moore; IT to Purchase EMCON”, Golob’s Env. Bus. Week, May 14, 1999.

“Behind the Dames and Moore Deal”, ENR, May 17, 1999.

“Superfund Week”, Business Publications Inc., May 7, 1999.

“Mergers & Acquisitions”, Environmental Super conference Overview, May 1999.

Forbes’ Environmental Super conference- Washington DC, April 28-30, 1999.

“Water Privatization Firms Buy Up For Share of Booming Market”, ENR, April 5,1999.

“Acquisition of the ERM Group of IT”, Golob’s Envir. Bus. Week, March 12,1999.

“1998 In Review: Big Deals, But Little Legislative Action”, Golob’s Envir. Bus. Week, January 1, 1999.

“EFCG Sees 1998 as the Strongest Year for Environmental Consultants Since 1994”, Price Waterhouse Coopers Environmental Executive Q4 , 1998.

“Consolidation Continues in the C&E Sector: Valuations & Profits Up”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal, ’98 Overview.

“Jacobs Sverdrup Deal Confirmed”, ENR, December 21, 1998.

“New Environment”, Puget Sound Business Journal, December 5, 1998.

“Sverdrup and Jacobs Confirm Talks on their Corporate Union”, ENR, November 16, 1998.

“IT Group to Buy Fluor Waste Unit”, ENR, November 9, 1998.

“EFCG: 1998 Strongest Since 1994 for Environmental Consultants”, Golub’s Envir. Bus. Week, November 6 ‘98.

“Environmental Engineers Expect Revenue Growth Rates to Improve”, HazTECH News, November 5, 1998.

“Cleanup Firms Find Wealth in Waste”, The Orlando Sentinel, November 2-8, 1998.

“IT Group To Acquire Fluor Daniel GTI”, Golob’s Envir. Business Week, October 30, 1998.

“Environmental Business Proves Tough but Profitable for Some”, ENR, October 26, 1998.

“Industry Giants Change Spots to be Profitable and Competitive”, ENR, October 19, 1998.

Ninth Annual Environmental CEO Conference: Industry Overview, NYC, October 15, 1998.

“Booming Economy Keeps Green Markets Afloat”, ENR, July 6 1998.

“Dames & Moore Announces Intent to Acquire Radian” Golob’s Envir. Business Week, July 3, 1998.

“AWT to Sell Bulk of Research-Cottrell”, Golob’s Envir. Business Week, June 12, 1998.

“Harding Lawson to acquire ABB Environmental”, Golob’s Envir. Business Week, April 17, 1998.

“Economic Focus Cleanup Firms Struggle in Relaxed Envir”, Wall Street Journal, February 11, 1998.

“Hard Times for Advisors on Cleanups”, Wall Street Journal, February 11, 1998.

“IT-OHM Deal: Big Backlog, Big Debt”, ENR, January 26, 1998.

“Annual Industry Overview-1997”, ENR, 1997.

“Executives Present Mixed Outlook for Cleanup Firms”, Civil Engineering, December 1997.

“ENSR To Buy Fugro Cleanup Unit”, ENR, December 16, 1997.

Forbes’ Future of the Envir. Industry – Washington DC, November 10, 11, 1997.

Environmental Business 1997: West, Pasadena, CA, October 28 1997.

“Green Markets Could Pick Up, But Bottom Line Still Hurts Firms”, ENR, October 27, 1997.

Environmental Lab Forum – Raleigh, NC, October 27, 1997.

Eighth Annual Environmental CEO Conference: Industry Overview, NYC, October 16, 1997.

“French Firm Rescues Ailing AWT”, ENR, October 6, 1997.

“AWT Recapitalizes Through Rights Offering”, Environmental Business Week, October 3, 1997.

“Consultants Choose Among Alternative Strategies: Independence vs. Vertical Integration”, ENR, September 8, 1997.

“An Environment for Mergers”, ENR, September 1, 1997.

“The Challenge of Reinvention”, ENR, August 1997.

“Waste Management Hires Sprint Executive as Chairman, President and CEO”, Golob’s Envir. Bus. Week, July 18, 1997.

“Despite Stumbles, Industry Consolidation Marches On”, Hazardous Materials Intelligence Report, May 23, 1997.

“Brownfields”, Hazardous Materials Intelligence Report, May 9, 1997.

“Industry Shuffles CEOs to Please Shareholders, Gain Fresh Perspective, EBJ, May 1997.

“As Federal Programs Slow, Locally Funded Work Grows”, ENR, January 27, 1997.

“Firms Fight to Survive by Creating Value”, Chemical Week, January 15, 1997.

“Advice to Environmental Execs: Get Tougher”, Civil Engineering, December 1996.

“Environmental Firms’ CEO’s Forecast 2% Revenue Growth for 1997”, Waste Business, October 23, 1996.

“No More Bullish Predictions”, Civil Engineering, December 1996.

Environmental Business 1996: West, Pasadena, CA, October 28 1996.

“Cleanup Firms Getting Realistic”, ENR, October 21, 1996.

“Investors Aim to Clean Up”, ENR, October 14, 1996.

Seventh Annual Environmental CEO Conference: Industry Overview, NYC, October 10, 1996.

“Top 20 Firms by Clients”, ENR, August 12, 1996.

“Smaller but Larger”, Austin American-Statesman, July 8, 1996.

“Mid-Size Firms Say Reports of Their Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated”, EBJ, May 1996.

The Environmental Industry Presidents Forum, Washington, D.C., May 1996.

“In the Face of Change, CEO’s Target Employees” – Journal of Management In Engineering, May/June 1996.

“Market and Valuations in a Lull in Consolidating C&E Sector”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), April 1996.

“ITC to Explore New Ventures”, Waste Dynamics Newswire, April 1996.

Environmental Business 1996: Financial Analysis of the Environmental E/C Industry, Wash., D.C., April 1996.

“Top Analyst Says Incentives Are Essential for Enviro Firms”, ESA Report, April 24,1996.

“The Global Enviro Game: How to Win in a World of Change”, ENR, April 22, 1996.

“EFCG Survey Finds ‘Bleak’ Forecast for 1996”, Hazardous Materials Intelligence Report, (“HMIR”) April 5, 1996.

“Firms Predict a Bleak 1996”, ENR, March 25, 1996.

“As Environmentalism Evolves, So Do Business Opportunities”, L.A. Times, March 24, 1996.

“Small Firms, Big Challenges”, Civil Engineering, February 1996.

“Pink Slip”, ENR, February 12, 1996.

“ATC Environmental Cleans Up: Buildings and Balance Sheets”, ENR, February 12, 1996.

“CEO’s Warned: Enviro Business Won’t Pick Up”, Journal of Management In Engineering, January/February 1996.

“Forecast 1996 “New Frontiers”, ENR, January 29, 1996.

“CEO’s See Dollar-Driven Environmental Market”, Civil Engineering, December 1995.

“Two More Giant Mergers in the Environmental Industry”, Hazardous Intelligence Materials Report, December 15, 1995.

“Large Enviro Engineers Boost Industry Revenue Growth to 12%”, Hazardous Waste Business, December 13, 1995.

“EFCG Study Projects 12% Growth During 1995 for Enviro Consulting Firms”, Hazardous Materials Intelligence Report, December 1, 1995.

“Overall, Engineers Indicate Revenue Growth of 12% in 1995, Firm Reports”, HazTech News, November 30, 1995.

HWAC (Hazardous Waste Action Coalition): “The Financial Future of the Hazardous Waste Industry”, Denver CO, November 12, 1995.

“Cleanup Firms Face the Unknown”, ENR, October 23, 1995.

Environmental Business 1995: Pasadena, CA, October 23, 1995.

Sixth Annual Environmental CEO Conference: Industry Overview, NYC, October 12, 1995.

“The Green Dilemma”, American Consulting Engineer, September/October 1995.

“Brown & Caldwell Looks Inward for New Chief”, ENR, August 21, 1995.

“Envirotech Firms Can’t Sit on Green Laurels”, Washington Technology, June 22, 1995.

Design Financial Officers Group (“DFOG”): “M&A Issues for Environmental E/C Firms”, Stamford, CT, May 19, 1995.

“Addition of Geo-Con to Woodward Clyde”, Hazardous Materials Intelligence Report, May 12, 1995.

“Cleanup Firms Still See Growth Amid Cuts”, ENR, May 8, 1995.

HWAC/ASFE: “Financial Status of Hazwaste Industry”: Orlando, FL, December 1994.

Fifth Annual Environmental CEO Conference: Industry Overview – NYC, October 1994.

“GZA GeoEnvironmental Technologies, Inc.”, Civil Engineering, October 1994.

“Environmental CEO’s Look Ahead”, ENR, October 24, 1994.

“M&A Activity in 1994 Continues at High Level”, Hazardous Materials Intelligence Report, October 7, 1994.

IAETL: “Consolidation in the Environmental Lab Industry”, Hilton Head, SC, October 2, 1994.

“Dames & Moore Adds Beef with Planned Acquisitions”, ENR, August 15, 1994.

“Dames & Moore Moves to Acquire Two Firms”, Hazardous Materials Intelligence Report, August 12, 1994.

“Not So Great Expectations for Green Investments”, Washington Technology, August 11, 1994.

“Sale of RES to Canonie”, Hazardous Materials Intelligence Report, August 5, 1994.

“Stock Analysts Tell (Almost) All”, ENR, August 1, 1994.

“State of the Environmental Industry”, The Zweig Letter, July 25, 1994.

“Montgomery Watson to Buy Engineer Warzyn”, ENR, July 18, 1994.

HazMat Int’l: “History & Consolidation of e/c Industry”, June 17, 1994.

“Firms Lower Projections”, ENR, May 9, 1994.

“Focus on Environment – EARTH TECH”, ENR, Engineering News Record, April 25, 1994.

Environmental Business 1995: “Financial Analysis of the Environmental E/C Industry”, Washington D.C., April 5, 1995.

“Environmental Service Firms Change Along with Markets”, ENR, February 21, 1994.

“Firms Getting Second Wind?”, ENR, January 17, 1994.

“Niche Funds Increase Venture Capital Industry Assets”, Wall Street Journal, December 7, 1993.

“Beware of Rosy Forecasts, Say Environmental Experts”, Civil Engineering, December 1993.

“Environmental Industry Sees Tepid Growth Throughout 1993”, Waste Tech News, November 20, 1993.

“Hazwaste, Enviro Firms Facing ‘Fairly Bleak’ Prospects”, Hazardous Waste Business, November 17, 1993.

HWAC: “Business Success in a Maturing Market”, Washington DC, November 15, 1993.

“Enviro Engineering/Consulting Projected To Grow 5.7%”, Hazardous Waste Business, November 3, 1993.

“IPO’s Summary”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), November 1993.

Environmental CEO Conference: Status of the Industry – NYC, October 1993.

“CEOs See Uncertain Future”, ENR, October 25, 1993.

“Premiums for Environmental Acquisitions Have Decreased in Recent Years”, HMIR, October 1, 1993.

“Market & Finance Drive e/c Segment Consolidation”, EBJ(Environmental Business Journal), September 1993.

Civil Engineering: Future of Hazardous Waste Management, St. Paul, MN, June 9, 1993.

Environmental Business Council of US, Washington DC, June 8, 1993.

“Environmental Firms See Problems in Formerly Steady Markets”, ENR, April 5, 1993.

“Environmental Consulting Grows Up”, Civil Engineering, March 1993.

Environmental Business 1993: “Financial Benchmarks”, Boston, MA, March 22, 1993.

“Clean Up Firms Find a Moses”, ENR, March 22, 1993.

Dept. of Energy Roundtable, Washington DC, March 1993.

National Congress for Minorities in Environmental Industry, Washington DC, February 25, 1993.

“Environmental Firms Get Good News”, Wall Street Journal, January 7, 1993.

ACEC: “Overview of Environmental E/C Industry”, Long Island, NY, January 6, 1993.

Investing in Venture Capital, NYC, May 13, 1992.

“Recession Brings Maturity to Environmental Market”, Civil Engineering, December 1992.

“Cleanup Firm Business Off”, ENR, November 9, 1992.

“Hazwaste/Enviro Services Consolidation Seen Driven by Tough Market”, Hazardous Waste Business, November 3, 1992.

HWAC Fall Meeting: “State of the Industry”, New Orleans, LA, November 1, 1992.

“Cleanup Firms: CEOs Predict Slow Private Spending, High Federal Payouts”, Environmental Policy Alert, October 28,1992.

“Cleanup Firms Note Recession Strategies”, ENR, October 26, 1992.

“Public Companies Fuel M&A Activity”, EBJ (Environmental Business Journal), September 1992.

HWAC Spring Meeting: “An Industry in Transition”, Boston, MA, June 7, 1992.

“Dames & Moore Goes Public”, ENR, March 16, 1992.

“Dames & Moore Goes Public and Raises Over $46 Million.”, HMIR, March 1992.

HWAC: Industry Overview, San Diego, CA, November 17, 1991.

“Capital Vital Key to Expansion, Insiders Say”, Waste Tech News, November 4, 1991.

Environmental CEO Conference – NYC, October 1991.

“Cleanup CEOs Debate Big vs. Small”, ENR, October 21, 1991.

“Borrowers, Lenders at Odds; ‘Green Firms Go to Well”, Wall Street Journal, October 1, 1991.

HWAC: Fall Meeting: Industry Overview, Orlando, FL, November 12, 1990.

“Service Firms Seek Growth, but Wonder How to Fund It”, Waste Tech News, June 1, 1990.

Oppenheimer: Environmental Conference – NYC, May 16, 1990.


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