Burns & McDonnell recently grew its bridge design depth and knowledge with the asset acquisition of the Kansas City, Missouri-based bridge design firm or Harrington & Cortelyou Inc. This expands our firm's ability to deliver design-build transportation projects.
Burns & McDonnell recently grew its bridge design depth and knowledge with the asset acquisition of Kansas City, Mo.-based Harrington & Cortelyou Inc. The paths of Burns & McDonnell and Harrington & Cortelyou transportation engineers crossed numerous times over the past century, and each time, they liked what they saw.
“Harrington & Cortelyou’s history is similar to ours,” says Jim Foil, senior vice president at Burns & McDonnell. “The firm was founded in Kansas City at a time when cities were growing and demand for sewers, roads and other infrastructure was great. Plus, its employees are innovators. They have a culture and work ethic their clients appreciate and their competitors respect.”
When Burns & McDonnell leaders made the strategic decision to expand the company’s transportation design and construction practice, they looked to Harrington & Cortelyou, which boasts a national reputation in major bridge design. Since its 1907 founding, the firm has designed thousands of fixed and movable highway and railway bridges nationwide, including more than 800 in the state of Missouri alone.
Since the asset acquisition in June, Burns & McDonnell bridge designers have joined Harrington & Cortelyou’s employees at the bridge design firm’s downtown Kansas City office.
“It was a strategic match that was too good to pass up,” says Kevin Eisenbeis, managing principal at Harrington & Cortelyou. “Harrington & Cortelyou fills a niche in the Burns & McDonnell transportation practice, while Burns & McDonnell design-build and other capabilities open new doors for our small firm. Together, we have the size and capabilities to compete for some of the nation’s signature transportation projects.”
For more information, contact Kevin Eisenbeis, 816-421-8386.