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AECOM to provide program management services for new runway at Denver International Airport

AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it has been awarded a contract to provide program management services for the development of the seventh runway at Denver International Airport (DEN). In this role, AECOM will coordinate environmental assessment activities and manage the preliminary design effort.

“We’ve been honored to support DEN since its establishment over 25 years ago and are looking forward to leveraging our significant knowledge of the airport’s operating environment and extensive experience in runway delivery to successfully manage this program,” said Lara Poloni, AECOM’s president. “Our broad aviation expertise combined with our multidisciplinary global program management capabilities will help us move this important work forward safely, efficiently, and with quality. We’re excited to bring the best of what AECOM has to offer and continue our legacy of service to DEN.”

In addition to environmental coordination and leading the design management, AECOM will facilitate sustainability initiatives, including early integration with Envision and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) framework; provide program controls to balance scope, schedule, risk, and budget; support construction procurement through coordination, alternative delivery analysis, and document preparation; conduct public outreach activities to connect with and inform local businesses and community stakeholders; and oversee and report on program-level disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation and engagement.

“As air traffic levels continue to increase, the addition of a future runway at DEN is a crucial realization of the airport’s original master plan and vital to the overall National Airspace System,” said Travis Boone, chief executive of AECOM’s U.S. West region. “We’re incredibly proud to support DEN as it embarks on this exciting expansion to its airfield. Our robust relationships with Denver’s small business community, city departments, regulatory agencies, and airline stakeholders will allow us to place a strong emphasis on collaboration and partnership, helping us realize an expedient and effective delivery of this program.”

DEN has one of the most efficient airfield layouts in the nation, with six, non-intersecting runways. It is one of the few major airports in the U.S. with acreage to expand its current facilities and accommodate future development. AECOM’s legacy work at DEN encompasses previous airfield expansions, development of terminal systems, and improvements to its operational performance.


AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

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