Michael Baker International Among Top Engineering Firms in Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.

March 30, 2016

Company Recognized by Annual Lists Published by Regional Newspapers

This winter, Michael Baker International received more independent recognition of its ongoing role as a leader in engineering, design and consulting in two key U.S. metropolitan areas.

In February, the Pittsburgh Business Times ranked the company as the number-one engineering firm in the greater Pittsburgh area based on 2015 billings. Michael Baker has traditionally occupied the top spot on the list, which is published annually. 

“Michael Baker International achieved solid results in 2015 – in Pittsburgh and beyond – by delivering a full continuum of innovative solutions to our clients, many of whom are facing a host of challenges as they restore our nation’s infrastructure,” said Kurt Bergman, CEO of Michael Baker International. “Pittsburgh is our hometown, and we are proud of this latest validation that we make a difference in the communities we serve. The Pittsburgh-based projects we have undertaken are primed to increase efficiency and safety for commuters, businesses and residents alike.”

Among recent Pittsburgh-based projects are the Greenfield Bridge, where Michael Baker serves as the primary construction management and inspection services firm for the $17.5-million project to replace the former span, which was situated over I-376/Parkway East until its demolition and removal this past December. The new bridge is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2017. Michael Baker also partnered with the City of Pittsburgh and a host of other regional stakeholders on the development of the East Liberty Transit Center. The $150-million project resulted in the construction of a multimodal transit center at the site of the former East Liberty Busway Station.  The center now serves more than 800 bus arrivals per day and aims to shorten commutes and wait times for as many as 25,000 people who travel between Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs and downtown.

Also in February, the Washington Business Journal ranked Michael Baker as the fourth largest engineering firm in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Rankings were based on 2015 metro-area billings.

“In 2016, Michael Baker is poised for continuous growth at a time when our elected officials are focusing more of their attention on the need to invest in and improve our highways, bridges, airports, transportation systems and more,” Bergman said. “As a company, we will continue to play a critical role in responding to this national imperative.”