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COMPANY NEWS New division to enhance underground services 12 Nov 2013
Jacobs Associates News Release
Jacobs Associates announces formation of a business division dedicated to its construction management (CM) practice - Jacobs Associates Construction Managers (JACM). The change will allow the firm to deliver CM services more efficiently and optimize client access to its best resources.
Through the new division Jacobs Associates will continue to focus on providing specialized design engineering and consulting services for heavy civil and underground construction projects.
"For more than a decade we have been working in CM, but establishing JACM strengthens our ability to provide a complete range of services for underground projects by raising the profile of our CM group.
Head of new JACM: Rafael Castro

Head of new JACM: Rafael Castro

This is a natural extension of our firm's mission to provide a complete solution to all phases of a project, from planning through design and construction," said the director of JACM, Rafael Castro, a Principal with Jacobs Associates, and currently serving as project manager for DC Water's Clean Rivers Project in Washington DC.
Since making announcement of the reorganization the new division has moved quickly to make the first in what it says will be a series of strategic hires to expand the CM leadership team. Judy Cochran has been brought in from King County Wastewater Treatment Division in Seattle as a Lead Associate, while John Kaplin joins the new team as a Senior Associate in the Boston office.
"Our creation of a construction management division with visible leadership will help us respond much more effectively to what our clients in several markets seek," said Jacobs Associates President Dan Adams. "The structure of a dedicated division will allow streamlined communications with clients and will optimize our ability to staff CM assignments with specialized personnel," he added.
References
Australasian expansion for Jacobs Associates - TunnelTalk, March 2011
New business division announces strategic hires - November 2013

           

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