Alternative delivery methods
Whether the delivery strategy is design-build, contractor/ construction management (GC/CM), or construction manager at risk (CMAR), Atkins builds strong, cohesive teams to work efficiently with builders, lenders, and owners. Our approach begins with understanding client goals, ideals, risk, and value proposition. We then mobilize our experts, who apply innovative solutions to quickly and efficiently complete projects that satisfy our clients' objectives. We build long-term relationships and foster collaboration with our clients to deliver technical and innovative solutions for a broad range of infrastructure projects.
Atkins’ bridge staff excels in analyzing and designing a vast assemblage of structures ranging from rural stream crossings to multi-level interchange structures and complex, state-of-the-art signature bridges. Along with separations, Atkins has designed long-span steel trusses, bascule, segmental concrete, long-span steel plates and boxes for aircraft taxiway bridges, pedestrian bridges, transit and railroad bridges, river crossings, and wildlife crossings.
We have grown to be one of the premier program management consultants in North America. We focus on doing what is right for the client first—keeping promises, providing quality, meeting schedules, and delivering innovation. Whether for the design and construction of a toll facility in California or the installation of miles of fiber optic communication cable in Georgia, Atkins has built the broad-based experience and staff resources to ensure successful program management assignments, no matter what the scope of work.
Maintaining a two-way dialogue and engaging diverse interests from the planning stage throughout the construction of a project is the foundation for public understanding and sound decision making by all stakeholders. Because one size does not fit all, Atkins designs creative public involvement programs by integrating traditional and nontraditional tools and techniques as necessary to address constraints on the abilities of differing populations to participate. In doing so, equity is assured, federal requirements are met, schedules are streamlined, and the public becomes a project’s biggest supporter.
Our right-of-way (ROW) staff comprises full-time ROW survey and mapping and real estate professionals with experience in real estate title, appraisal, property acquisition, relocation assistance, litigation support, property management, database systems, project management, and program management. We also help state and local governments and private entities acquire property for transit systems, roadway improvements, utilities, and airport facilities. Many of our projects involve federal aid, and have been completed in compliance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act.
Atkins designs and oversees the construction of thousands of miles of highways and bridges. We are known for the quality of our work and our ability to help our clients deliver their programs. We partner with clients across North America and abroad to develop innovative solutions for their mobility needs. Our depth of expertise enables us to take a project from concept all the way through construction, developing systems that function successfully within the appropriate environmental, institutional, and societal contexts. We provide the full range of services required to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain transportation projects for public and private owners.
The Atkins approach to traffic engineering is to provide a balanced, optimal solution that includes input from all relevant disciplines. We perform a wide variety of studies including freeway systems analysis, corridor analysis, safety studies, intersection and signal design, signal timing, and pedestrian and bicycle studies. Whether for a comprehensive, systemwide evaluation or a location-specific study, we proactively develop cost-effective and context-sensitive approaches to address operational and safety concerns.
Transportation planning and NEPA services
Because we understand the growth pressure on transportation systems, we provide transportation planning and corridor analyses that aid in identifying integrated solutions to mobility issues. Multimodal options, such as regional mass transit, can help respond to the high demands of urban growth. We continually refine the tools and approaches we use to help our clients address changing mobility needs. While taking sustainability and growth demand into account, we develop solutions that comply with regulatory policy at the federal (National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA]) and state level.
Atkins has one of the largest dedicated tunnel design teams in the world with more than 200 tunneling specialists based in the United Kingdom, Middle East, and Asia. The team has worked on some of the world’s most challenging tunneling projects in a full range of ground conditions—from hard rock to soft ground. We provide these services directly to clients and for contractors under design-build commissions. Our tunneling projects have also been part of large concession teams providing design inputs at all stages of programs from initial concept and feasibility studies to scheme development and detailed designs in construction. Our key focus is to provide our clients with the best possible solutions for their tunneling and underground projects with a clear-cut focus on safety, risk management, and cost efficiency.