FIRST IN PRINT: GSA Ranks in 2010 Top 50 Trenchless Design Firms of North America

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Glenn G. Shaheen & Assoc., Inc Consulting Engineers (GSA, Inc.) was recognized as one of the Top 50 Trenchless Design Firms for 2010 in the United States and Canada by Trenchless Technology. This recognition is based on the firm’s volume of work utilizing trenchless technology methods, including construction value of work, number of projects, and billings for trenchless technology projects. GSA’s extensive involvement and historical experience in utility projects has earned it a reputation in the market place as a leader in trenchless technology.

Trenchless technology refers to construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation of underground infrastructure requiring minimal excavation and trenching. Trenchless techniques are minimally invasive and environmentally friendly. Several methods including pipe relining/CIPP (Cured in Place Pipe), pipe bursting, tunneling, directional bore, slip lining, microtunneling, and several other processes are employed in these construction and rehabilitation techniques. By employing these techniques, engineers and construction companies can install or maintain underground facilities minimizing above ground excavation and allowing for improvements which would otherwise be impossible to construct with conventional construction methods as well as minimizing inconvenience to the public. Because of these benefits, trenchless processes greatly reduce project costs and are quickly becoming a preferred method of construction.

Being ranked among Trenchless Technology’s 2010 Top 50 Design Firms was a recognition GSA was extremely proud to receive. It represents their commitment to finding innovative solutions to infrastructure improvements. Launching in 1992, Trenchless Technology is the industry leading publication solely dedicated to the trenchless engineering and construction fields of practice. Its publication recognizes the latest news, technological advancements, and unique projects utilizing trenchless technology. As the number one source in the trenchless technology field, Trenchless Technology influences an entire growing industry. 2010 marks the 15thyear running that Trenchless Technology has recognized the Top 50 firms in this field. GSA’s 2010 recognition represents the second time they have been recognized as a Top 50 firm in North America, having been recognized in 2008 also.

Founded in 1998 by Glenn G. Shaheen, P.E., GSA, Inc. provides professional engineering and consulting services to Federal, State, and Local governments as well as to the private sector. GSA provides planning, design and management services in the civil and environmental fields.

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