Melissa Lavin-Hickey

Melissa Lavin-Hickey
Director of Corporate Marketing
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P: 816-333-9400
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A New Perspective on Your Next Project

What we do isn't about what we design and build. What we do is about making the world a more amazing place. And while most people take for granted the millions of details that go into making amazing happen, we know that it does not happen by chance.

Behind every amazing act, there is an amazing team, poring over every detail of the plans one more time. Because, in the end, amazing is a mindset. The kind of mindset shared by people with an ownership stake in the future of our company and the world.

And while on the surface some of the things we do may not seem glamorous, we are responsible for some pretty amazing things.

We're about amazing our clients, by taking on the industry's toughest challenges with some of the world's best thinking. And we're about making our world a more amazing place, one project at a time. This is why we've been in business since 1898. This is why we have created lasting partnerships that are more personal than business.

Let's Create Amazing together.


Some of Our Featured Projects

LCDR Otis Vincent Tolbert Joint Intelligence Operations Center

Design services for the 270,000-square-foot, administrative and specialized spaces of the LCDR Otis Vincent Tolbert Joint Intelligence Operations Center at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida; the entire facility is constructed as a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF).

Fractionator Capacity Upgrade

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Fractionator Capacity Upgrade Project at the ONEOK fractionator in Bushton, Kan.

GE Advanced Technology & Research Centre

Comprehensive A/E design and construction support services fo the world-class GE Advanced Technology & Research Centre in Doha, Qatar.

Iatan Generation Station Unit 2

Permitting, detailed design, procurement, construction management and startup management for a new coal-fired steam electric power unit (Unit 2) with a nominal net electric power output of 850 MW. Also included addition of a pulse jet fabric filter and wet flue gas desulfurization system on the existing Unit 1.

Central Plant Master Plan Implementation

Architectural, engineering, procurement and construction services to Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO) for the initial phase of a 50-year master plan, providing on-site power generation, steam and chilled water to buildings within the Texas Medical Center complex in Houston.

Jet Engine Test Cell - Meridian

Design-build services for a jet engine test cell for NAVFAC Atlantic in Meridian, Miss.

Grand and State Red Line Subway Station Renovation

$71.5 million upgrade and expansion of the Grand Avenue and State Street subway station for the Chicago Department of Transportation.

Wichita Aquifer Storage & Recovery Phase II

Design and construction services for phase II of the integrated local water supply project for the City of Wichita, Kan.

Wind Energy Transmission Economics Assessment

A wind energy transmission economics assessment to assist WPPI Energy with the development of an economic model to assess the viability of transporting wind energy from wind-rich areas to load centers.

SPIDERS Integration Phase II

Prime integrator for the design, construction and demonstration phases of a project to implement and demonstrate an energy surety microgrid at Fort Carson, Colo.

Steam Boiler System

Design, construction and startup services for a steam boiler system to support the testing and commissioning of a nuclear submarine for Electric Boat in Groton, Conn.

Northwest Transmission Line

Joint venture Valard-Burns & McDonnell provides project management, permitting, engineering, procurement and construction services for a 342-km section of a 287-kV transmission line in British Columbia.

Biomedical District Steam Plant

Design-build services for a new critical district energy system providing steam and chilled water services in downtown New Orleans.

NOvA Far Detector

Design for a neutrino detector facility in northern Minnesota to intercept and detect neutrons produced approximately 550 miles away in Batavia, Ill., for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Terminal 1 Modernization Program

Services supporting the Southwest Airlines terminal modernization program, including apron replacement, fueling upgrades and utility replacements.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Tool

Development and implementation of a three-part software tool to automate and enhance coordination, planning and collaboration of work during emergency events.