Wednesday, April 6, 2011

PSMJ names winners of 2011 Best A/E/C Employer Award

The 3 winners were announced during the recent A/E/C Industry Human Resources Summit in Orlando

On March 18, 2011, at the A/E/C Industry HR Summit in Orlando, Florida, PSMJ Resources, Inc. named two engineering firms and an architecture and planning firm as winners of the 2011 Best A/E/C Employer Award.

In the large firm category, engineering firm Simpson Gumphertz & Heger (SGH) took home the prize. SGH employs more than 400 employees among its offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. They’ve won over 400 awards for their work in designing, investigating, and rehabilitating structures and building enclosures throughout the United States and in more than 30 countries.

In the mid-size category, PSMJ named engineering firm P.W. Grosser Consulting (PWGC) the winner. With offices in New York City, Seattle, and Greensboro, North Carolina, PWGC focuses its practice on planning, design, and redevelopment. Their areas of expertise include environmental compliance and management, energy and sustainability solutions, expert consulting and client representation, civil and general engineering, wastewater/water supply, remediation/hydrogeology, and geographical information systems.

JMZ Architects and Planners, based in Glens Falls, New York, is the winner of the small firm category. Established in 1977, JMZ focuses its practice on “shaping the future of higher education.” Their goal is to create high-value academic environments that preserve campus integrity, enrich student-faculty life, contribute to institutional advancement, and build better relationships with their communities. Their work can be found at over 40 colleges and universities throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions and includes libraries, lecture halls, dining facilities, laboratories, technology buildings, theater, concert halls, offices, child care centers, athletic facilities, and student housing.

Earning nods for Honorable Mention were Klohn Crippen Berger (Vancouver, British Columbia), Luckett & Farley (Louisville, Kentucky), and Eramosa Engineering (Guelph, Ontario)

A panel of industry experts from PSMJ chose the winners based on the results of a 70-question employee survey that gauges, among other metrics: employee commitment, work culture, employee engagement in the promoting overall firm success, employee development, leadership, firm communication, and hiring practices.

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