Burns & McDonnell Moves Up to No. 17 on Engineering News-Record List of Top 500 Design Firms
Burns & McDonnell Moves Up to No. 17 on Engineering News-Record List of Top 500 Design Firms
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Burns & McDonnell Moves Up to No. 17 on Engineering News-Record List of Top 500 Design Firms
05/12/2015 1 minute read

Firm ranks No. 3 in Power; moves up two spots in Manufacturing and Industrial Process/Petroleum categories. New international focus showing results with move up to No. 39 on Top 50 ranking.

  • Firm ranks No. 3 in Power; moves up two spots in Manufacturing and Industrial Process/Petroleum categories.

  • New international focus showing results with move up to No. 39 on Top 50 ranking.

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Burns & McDonnell has climbed to No. 17 on the widely watched Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine ranking of Top 500 Design Firms. Continued growth in a number of key market sectors allowed Burns & McDonnell to post engineering and architecture design revenue of $1.1 billion in 2014, up 6 percent from a year earlier.

Burns & McDonnell now ranks as the third-largest engineering design firm serving the electrical power industry, reflecting continued strong demand for electrical transmission and distribution system upgrades throughout North America and internationally.

Continued project development in overseas markets, including Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South America has enabled Burns & McDonnell to move up from No. 50 to No. 39 on the ENR ranking of top International design firms.

Among firms serving the industrial process and petroleum industries, Burns & McDonnell moved up from No. 19 to No. 17, thanks to several large refinery projects that got underway in 2014 despite a decline in oil prices.

"We're watching trends closely but, so far, we've seen very few refinery project postponements, which seems consistent for most firms serving the downstream sector," said Greg Graves, president and CEO of Burns & McDonnell.

In the manufacturing sector, Burns & McDonnell moved up from No. 19 to No. 17, reflecting several industrial, aerospace and food and consumer products projects that ramped up in 2014.

"We've been broadly diversified for a number of years and now that growth is starting to show up in certain categories," Graves said. "The growth is nice but we have always viewed it as the byproduct of delivering excellent client service and performance on our projects."

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