Gannett Fleming, a global infrastructure and engineering firm, has relocated its two Raleigh, North Carolina, offices to one centralized location.
“We have experienced significant growth in Raleigh since opening up our first office there 20 years ago,” said Bob Scaer, PE, Gannett Fleming chairman and CEO. “Our team has grown from eight talented employees to more than 140 experts in the past four years, providing thought leadership, unparalleled professionalism, and superior client support.”
Recently the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority selected Gannett Fleming as prime consultant for the $183 million Triangle Expressway Southeast Extension. The work involves a six-lane divided highway with two interchanges, including a diverging diamond interchange, nine bridges, 11 culverts, noise walls, sign and all-electronic tolling structures, and intelligent transportation systems.
Gannett Fleming’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is on display in the three new conference and training rooms named after well-respected and diverse pioneers in North Carolina engineering:
- The Blount Formal Conference Room is named in honor of Emily Brown Blount, the first woman to graduate in civil engineering at North Carolina State University (N.C. State) and the first woman registered as a professional engineer in North Carolina. She went on to have a 40-year career at the NCDOT in traffic engineering.
- The Holmes Conference Room is named in honor of Irwin Holmes, the first African-American to receive an undergraduate degree at N.C. State, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He was the Atlantic Coast Conference’s first black athlete, first black varsity letter winner, and first black co-captain of a varsity team.
- The Shelton Training Room is named in honor of General Hugh Shelton. He served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War and is a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Later, he founded the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at N.C. State.
“This new office brings all of our services and staff under one roof to better serve our clients,” said Craig Hyman, PE, traffic engineering and transportation planning manager and office principal. “This move aligns with Gannett Fleming’s vision to grow and invest in our communities. North Carolina’s infrastructure needs are growing at an expedited rate and we provide the innovative services that will meet those needs.”
The Raleigh office provides planning, design, inspection, and construction management services for highway, bridge, transit and rail, traffic operations management, water, and facilities clients. In addition, it provides design-build services through its affiliate company, Gannett Fleming Project Development Corporation; geospatial technology solutions through its GIS division GeoDecisions® and noise remediation design through Environmental Acoustics.
Raleigh Office Address:
One Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603