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Purchase of ILF USA by COWI 10 May 2018

COWI News Release

The US operating company of ILF Consultants has been acquired by COWI, adding to its previous US acquisitions of Jenny Engineering, Buckland & Taylor, Ben C Gerwick, and Ocean and Coastal Consultants. In combination COWI and ILF will look for opportunities to collaborate in the area of fire-life safety in North America and to take advantage of the shared experience provided by the new purchase. With nine offices across the US and Canada, COWI is set to provide innovative and sustainable solutions to complex engineering projects.

Key staff joining the COWI North American operation from ILF USA will strengthen its tunnel expertise and expand its engineering employee numbers worldwide to more than 600. Among new ILF USA tunneling staff joining the company are Jim Morrison, PE and Zuzana Skovajsova, PE who brings complementary skills in tunnel and design with noteworthy experience on several projects in California including preliminary engineering design for the California High Speed Rail Authority for the section between Bakersfield to Palmdale.

ILF brings with it extensive SEM/NATM design experience
ILF brings with it extensive SEM/NATM design experience

With more than 36 years of engineering expertise, working in both consulting engineering and as Engineering Service Manager for Kiewit, Jim Morrison will join COWI as a Vice President. Zuzana Skovajsova is appointed Chief Tunnel Specialist with COWI, bringing with her extensive knowledge of the application of sequential excavation and ground support systems, as well as geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring.

Steven Kramer, Senior Vice President of COWI said: "These additions to the COWI team are a sign of the continued success and development of COWI's tunnel business in North America and worldwide. With their experience working on a variety of tunnel projects across the country, they add engineering strength and invaluable knowledge and expertise to our group."


ILF projects in California


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