PB expands presence in Canada
PB expands presence in Canada Apr 2010
Parsons Brinckerhoff has announced the expansion of its operations in Canada and will co-locate with Balfour Beatty Capital, which opened its office in 2009 in Toronto. Both companies are part of Balfour Beatty plc of London. Balfour Beatty Capital, headquartered in Pennsylvania, is a developer, sponsor and operator of public infrastructure projects.
"The commitments of the federal, provincial and local governments to unprecedented infrastructure development in Toronto make this an ideal time to open an office for the joint operations of Balfour Beatty Capital and Parsons Brinckerhoff," said George J. Pierson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
"Our companies offer a comprehensive range of services for the development of infrastructure for Toronto, Ontario and Canada," added Bruce Robinson, President and CEO of Balfour Beatty Capital Group. "We are excited about the opportunity to expand our reach throughout North America and share the vast resources we have to offer with the well established Canadian PPP market," said Robinson.
In addition to Parsons Brinckerhoff, Balfour Beatty's US operating companies cover a wide range of services specializing in finance, development, construction, renovation, operation, asset/property management and other real estate services, with a focus on social infrastructure, higher education and renewable energy projects.
Parsons Brinckerhoff recently won five contracts in connection with the expansion of the light rail and subway systems in Toronto. Three of the five contracts are for the Toronto Transit Commission's Transit City, a program for seven new light rail lines. Two contracts are for work on the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension. Parsons Brinckerhoff has also performed capital planning work on behalf of Metrolinx to support the agency's regional transportation program.
The Toronto office is located at 488 Wellington Street West.

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