The top 10 construction consultants in the US
The construction industry touches every aspect of life in the United States. With an ongoing roster of diverse projects spanning the public and private sectors, the 10 construction consultants below are some of the industry’s biggest players.
10 | PCL Construction Enterprises
A Canadian company that undertook its first project for the United States construction market in 1975, PCL Construction Enterprises has a revenue of $7.5bn in 2013. A private company that is owned by its 4,400 salaried employees, PCL Construction Enterprises also employs more than 10,000 tradespeople on an hourly basis. Its focus sectors include renewable energy, historical renovation, civil construction and heavy industrial. One notable project the firm undertook was the expansion and restoration of the home of the UCLA’s women’s and men’s basketball teams, the UCLA Pauley Pavilion.
9 | Pulte Group
With its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, Pulte Group focuses primarily on home building. The company reported revenues of $7.5bn in 2016. Its portfolio includes some of the most successful and diverse names in the business including Pulte Homes, Centex Homes, DiVosta Luxury Communities and Del Webb Homes, which all fall under the Pulte Group umbrella.
8 | Kiewit Corporation
Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Kiewit Corporation is an employee-owned contractor who has earned a solid place on the Fortune 500. With a revenue of $9bn, Kiewit Corporation operates an extensive network of subsidiaries and offices throughout the United States, providing engineering and construction services in sectors such as telecommunications, transportation, oil, mining and more.
7 | Turner Construction
Turner Construction is one of the country’s largest construction consultant companies with a sales volume in 2014 of $10bn. Headquartered in New York City, this international company focuses on projects in the education, green buildings, aviation, pharmaceuticals industries and others. Employing more than 5,200 workers, Turner Construction is the name behind construction projects like Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium in New York, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.
6 | Jacobs
A member of the Forbes Global 2000 List, Jacobs reported revenues of nearly $11bn in 2016. Working within the government, industrial and commercial sectors, Jacobs' client list is comprised of more than 90% of repeat customers. As a global company, Jacobs provides construction, technical and professional services at more than 230 locations. Its 54,000 employees provide services within the healthcare, government, aviation, power and utilities and education markets. This includes the work the company completed for NASA on its Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-02 (AMS-02) that was subsequently installed on the International Space Station.
5 | Halliburton
With dual headquarters in Houston, Texas and Dubai, UAE, Halliburton employs more than 50,000 people and posted $15.88bn in revenue for 2016. Hundreds of subsidiaries, branches and affiliates are associated with the Halliburton brand that has operations in over 70 countries across the globe. Halliburton primarily focuses on construction projects that support the exploration and production of natural gas and petroleum.
4 | AECOM
AECOM is an American multinational engineering firm based primarily in Los Angeles that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients. AECOM has approximately 87,500 employees, and is number 156 on the 2016 Fortune 500 list with 2016 revenue standing at $17.4bn. AECOM is the world’s number one Global Design Firm according to Engineering News Record.
3 | Fluor Corporation
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor Corporation boasts more than 61,550 employees and a revenue of more than $19bn as of 2016. The firm is the largest Fortune 500 company in the construction and engineering industries. It consists of more than 30 subsidiaries and built notable projects like the Aladdin Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, missile sites in Arizona, the Tappan Zee Bridge that spans New York's Hudson River and the 800-mile-long Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.
2 | Bechtel Group
Based in San Francisco, Bechtel Group was established in 1898. Its current employee base numbers over 50,000 with ongoing projects in industries such as government services, infrastructure, telecommunications and more established throughout the world. Just a few of the noteworthy projects the company has undertaken include the Channel Tunnel, the Hoover Dam and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It posted $32.3bn in sales in 2015.
1 | Skanska
A construction group with a truly international foundation that's also found success in the United States, Skanska was founded in Sweden by one man in 1887. With developing projects in 11 countries throughout Europe as well as the United States, Skanska posted a profit of more than $34bn in 2016 with a revenue of $145.4bn in revenue. The company is responsible for the MetLife Stadium and also focuses on the infrastructure and residential development sectors.