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  1. 1. URS Corporation 2007 Annual Report The New
  2. 2. The Company URS Corporation is a fully integrated engineering, construction and technical services organiza- tion with the capabilities to support every stage of the project life cycle. We offer a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services. We also provide specialized services to the U.S. federal government in the areas of systems engineering and technical assistance. URS operates through three divisions: the URS Division, and repairs vehicles and other military equipment to the EG&G Division and the Washington Division. We extend their service life. The EG&G Division also have an established presence in major cities in the provides logistics support and installations manage- Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific, and our comprehen- ment, trains military pilots, conducts homeland security sive skills and expertise are a valued resource to clients preparedness exercises in communities throughout the around the world. United States, and manages and operates chemical agent and weapons disposal systems. The URS Division provides the services required to rehabilitate and expand public infrastructure, including The Washington Division provides engineering, construc- surface, air and rail transportation networks; water tion and technical services for environmental manage- supply, conveyance and treatment systems; and many ment, industrial/process, infrastructure, mining and types of facilities, such as schools, courthouses, power projects. The Division specializes in design-build hospitals and other public buildings. The Division also and design-build-operate-maintain services for transpor- provides engineering and environmental services for tation systems and provides engineering, construction, Fortune 500 industrial and commercial companies and modification and maintenance expertise for every form of other multinational corporations. In addition, the URS power-generating facility. The Washington Division also Division designs aircraft hangars and other military manages high-risk, technically complex programs and facilities, remediates hazardous waste sites, and facilities for the U.S. Department of Energy, including supports Base Realignment and Closure programs. nuclear waste management and disposal programs. The EG&G Division is a major contractor to U.S. federal Headquartered in San Francisco, URS is a publicly held government agencies, including the Departments of company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under Defense, Homeland Security and Treasury, and NASA. the symbol URS. For more information about URS, The Division provides systems engineering and technical please see our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the assistance to develop weapons systems, and maintains fiscal year ended December 28, 2007. Table of Contents 1 Financial Highlights 2 Chairman’s Letter to Stockholders 38 Office Locations Worldwide 39 Consolidated Summary of Financial Statements URS Corporation’s 2007 Annual Report contains statements that are not historical fact and that may constitute forward-looking statements involving 45 Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control risks and uncertainties, including statements about our future growth and Over Financial Reporting future economic and business conditions. Our actual results could differ 46 Report of Independent Registered Public materially from those discussed in this Annual Report. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, those discussed under Accounting Firm “Risk Factors” in URS Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, which 48 Corporate Directory accompanies this Annual Report, and that also was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2008. IBC Corporate Information
  3. 3. Financial Highlights Financial data for the past five fiscal years and the two months ended December 31, 2004 are summarized below.1 This financial data should be read in conjunction with the information contained in our financial statements and the accompanying notes, and the section entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2007, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 26, 2008. Year ended Year ended Year ended Two months ended Years ended October 31, December 28, December 29, December 30, December 31, 20051 20041 (In thousands, except per share data) 2007 2006 2004 2003 Operations: Revenues $5,383,007 $ 4,222,869 $ 3,890,282 $ 564,414 $ 3,367,793 $ 3,180,589 Costs and Expenses (excluding Minority Interest) $5,179,469 $ 4,041,101 $ 3,774,730 $ 564,714 $ 3,280,719 $ 3,089,880 Equity in Income of Unconsolidated Affiliates $ 31,516 $ 17,281 $ 27,283 $ 2,583 $ 14,170 $ 6,125 Income Before Income Taxes and Minority Interest $ 235,054 $ 199,049 $ 142,835 $ 2,283 $ 101,244 $ 96,834 Net Income $ 132,243 $ 113,012 $ 82,475 $ 1,163 $ 61,704 $ 58,104 Diluted Earnings Per Share $ 2.35 $ 2.19 $ 1.72 $ .03 $ 1.53 $ 1.76 Year ended Year ended Year ended Two months ended Years ended October 31, December 28, December 29, December 30, December 31, 20051 20041 (In thousands, except per share data) 2007 2006 2004 2003 Financial Position: Cash $ 256,502 $ 89,502 $ 101,545 $ 108,007 $ 69,267 $ 36,275 Total Assets $6,929,965 $ 2,581,029 $ 2,469,448 $ 2,307,748 $ 2,275,045 $ 2,193,723 Total Debt $1,306,781 $ 168,614 $ 318,560 $ 556,922 $ 543,737 $ 812,593 Stockholders’ Equity $3,478,570 $ 1,506,687 $ 1,344,504 $ 1,082,121 $ 1,067,224 $ 765,073 $3,478.6 $18,714* $5,383 $132.2 $113.0 $4,223 $3,890 $3,368 $82.5 $3,181 $1,506.7 $1,344.5 $61.7 $58.1 $1,082.1 $1,067.2 $564 (2 months) $4,637* $765.1 $3,823* $3,838* $3,662* $3,633* $1.2 (2 months) ’03 ’04 ’04 ’05 ’06 ’07 ’03 ’04 ’04 ’05 ’06 ’07 ’03 ’04 ’04 ’05 ’06 ’07 ’03 ’04 ’04 ’05 ’06 ’07 Oct Dec Oct Dec Oct Dec Oct Dec Net Income Revenues Stockholders’ Equity Backlog (In millions) (In millions) (In millions) (In millions) 1 Effective January 1, 2005, we adopted a 52/53 week fiscal year ending on the Friday closest to December 31, with interim quarters ending on the Fridays closest to March 31, June 30, and September 30. We filed a transition report on Form 10-Q with the SEC for the two months ended December 31, 2004. Our 2005 fiscal year began on January 1, 2005 and ended on December 30, 2005. *Unaudited
  4. 4. Chairman’s Letter To Our Stockholders: Fiscal 2007 was a landmark year for URS. We The New URS is a much larger and more diverse company—with achieved exceptional growth in all our businesses— more than 56,000 employees reporting record revenues and earnings—and ended worldwide representing some of the industry’s most talented and the year with the acquisition of Washington Group dedicated professionals. We now International, a leading provider of engineering offer services through the entire and construction services. With the addition of life cycle of a project—from planning, design and engineering Washington Group to URS, we have enhanced our through construction, construction ability to provide clients with the full range of engineer- management, and operations and maintenance to decommissioning ing, construction and technical services, expanded and closure. We serve four key our business in key high-growth markets and nearly market sectors: power, infrastruc- ture, federal, and industrial and doubled the size of our operations. commercial. Consolidated revenues for fiscal In the power sector, URS now 2007, which included six weeks has the expertise to design and of Washington Group operations, build virtually every type of were $5.4 billion, a 27% increase power generating facility to help from 2006. Net income for the meet the growing demand for year was $132 million, a 17% electricity. Our expertise in the increase from 2006, and earn- nuclear power market, which ings per share were $2.35, a 7% is experiencing a resurgence as URS recorded the strongest growth in the Company’s history in fiscal 2007. increase from 2006. We also government and private compa- generated $312 million in cash nies worldwide seek to reduce from operations during 2007, their dependence on fossil reflecting our continued focus on fuels, includes engineering or cash management. We began the constructing 49 nuclear power 2008 fiscal year with a record operating units around the world $30 billion book of business, and providing services to extend providing us with a solid founda- the life and efficiency of more tion for continued growth. than 100 others. 2
  5. 5. We have significantly enhanced our capabilities to repair, modern- URS has engineered or constructed 49 nuclear power ize and expand infrastructure. operating units around the world. URS now has the expertise to plan, design, build, and operate and maintain surface, air and support major initiatives like the can offer mining industry clients rail transportation networks. Global War on Terror and the integrated services for the full life In addition, we can provide Base Realignment and Closure cycle of their operations. fully integrated engineering and program. The New URS also has construction services for water a long history, which dates back This year’s Annual Report supply, conveyance and treat- provides an overview of The to the Manhattan Project in the ment systems, and a wide variety New URS, the broader range of 1940s, of providing environmen- of public buildings. Our broader tal and nuclear management to services we now offer and the network of offices in the United the Department of Energy (DOE). diverse markets we serve. The States enables close relationships Today, as one of the DOE’s top following pages also demon- with key state and municipal contractors, we help manage strate the excellent work being agencies—an important com- complex programs and facilities, performed by our employees petitive advantage for URS in the including the remediation and around the world. These talented infrastructure sector. disposal of chemical and radio- professionals have earned a well- active waste. deserved reputation for the high Our federal sector business caliber of their work, and we are also has been strengthened Finally, in the industrial and committed to providing them with and diversified. URS has built a commercial sector, URS now the best opportunities for career successful defense business that provides the complete range development in the industry. is aligned with the future needs of engineering, construction of the Department of Defense and technical services to assist I should like to thank our stock- (DoD). We continue to benefit Fortune 500 companies and other holders, clients and employees from the DoD trend to outsource large corporations in meeting for their continued support and non-combat activities, such as their operational needs. We serve look forward to reporting on our the development and modern- virtually all major multinational progress in 2008. ization of weapons systems, companies in the rapidly growing the maintenance and repair oil and gas market, as well as of military vehicles and other some of the largest companies equipment, and the operation of in the automotive, chemical, Martin M. Koffel complex military installations and Chairman and pharmaceutical, food and bever- programs. With our added scale Chief Executive Officer age, manufacturing, and pulp and resources, we have improved and paper industries. We also are our competitive position to win one of the few companies that large, bundled contracts that 3
  6. 6. The New URS Systems Planning, Program Engineering Design & Management & Technical Engineering Assistance 2007 was a year of powerful change at URS. We significantly expanded our resources and technical expertise, enhanced our capabilities in our core businesses and entered new, high-growth markets. As a result, URS is now one of the largest providers of engineering, construction and technical services with more than 56,000 talented employees worldwide. With the addition of our new Washington Division to the URS organization, we are now able to meet our clients’ needs through the entire life cycle of their projects— from program management, planning, design and engineering through construction, construction management, and operations and maintenance to decommissioning and closure. We also provide specialized systems engineering and technical assistance to the U.S. federal government. 4
  7. 7. Construction Decommissioning Operations & & Construction & Closure Maintenance Management This year’s Annual Report introduces the new URS, our full-service capabilities and the markets we serve through our URS, EG&G and Washington Divisions. The projects described on the following pages outline our key market sectors— power, infrastructure, federal, and industrial and commercial — and highlight the full breadth of the services we provide. These projects also demonstrate the talent and commitment of our employees and their success in achieving new levels of project performance, safety and technical excellence. We are the new URS: a single-source provider of engineering, technical and construction services, able to meet the increasingly complex needs of our clients, and successful in anticipating and adapting to changes in the engineering and construction industry. 5
  8. 8. Power AmerenUE, Callaway Nuclear Plant, Detroit Edison, Power Plant, Tennessee Valley Fulton, Missouri Monroe, Michigan Authority (TVA), Kingston Power Plant, Kingston, Tennessee 6
  9. 9. The global demand for energy is at an all-time high. To meet this need, URS designs, constructs and maintains virtually every type of power plant and provides single-source management services for greenfield, retrofit and expansion projects across the entire power-generation industry. We have engineered nearly 250,000 megawatts of electricity worldwide — more than any other contractor and equivalent to almost one-fourth of the current generating capacity in the United States. Whether it’s retrofitting a nuclear power plant to extend its useful life, installing flue gas desulfurization scrubbers that reduce emissions harmful to the environment or constructing a hydropower generating facility that brings electricity to millions, URS provides the complete life cycle of services to clients in the power industry. Alternative Emissions Renewable Transmission Energy Co-generation Control Fossil Fuels Hydroelectric Nuclear Energy & Distribution Pacific Hydro, Yambuk Wind Farm, San Roque Power Corporation, San Roque Multipurpose Victoria, Australia Hydroelectric Project, Luzon, Philippines 7
  10. 10. Contributing to the Renaissance of the U.S. Nuclear Energy Industry The increasing demand for electricity, the rising cost design, procurement, construc- tion, start-up and maintenance. of fossil fuels and their impact on the environment We also help clients modify or are driving a resurgence in nuclear power in the decommission plants and manage waste. URS has provided services United States. Technical and operating advances to most of the nuclear power have made nuclear power safer and more efficient plants operating in the United States today and has engineered than ever before. And, nuclear power reduces the or constructed 49 commercial country’s dependence on foreign oil supplies. nuclear plants around the world. As America’s nuclear industry One example of the industry’s embarks on its largest expansion expansion is the new $1.5 billion in more than a generation, URS National Enrichment Facility is prepared to meet the growing being built near Eunice, New demand for nuclear power. Mexico—the first commercial Through our Washington Division, nuclear facility to be licensed URS has the capabilities to by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory address the entire nuclear life Commission in more than three cycle. From uranium mining decades. When completed, the through waste disposition, URS National Enrichment Facility offers the full range of plant will provide 25 percent of the planning, licensing, engineering, enriched uranium used to Construction of the National Enrichment Facility is a vital step URS performed construction and start- in the resurgence of the commercial nuclear power industry. up support for TVA’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Tennessee — the last new nuclear plant to go online in the United States. 8
  11. 11. Systems Planning, Construction Operations & Decommissioning Engineering Program Design & & Construction Maintenance & Closure & Technical Management Engineering Management Assistance operate commercial nuclear global energy and technology their expertise in the nuclear power plants in the United group, Urenco developed the gas power industry.” States. The only facility of its centrifuge uranium enrichment kind in North America, the technology used at the facility. URS’ work with LES on the National Enrichment Facility is a groundbreaking step in the With expertise dating back to the initial commercialization renaissance of nuclear power in of nuclear power, URS’ capabilities span the full nuclear the United States. With extensive nuclear experience and a skilled life cycle. talent base, we are prepared to meet the growing demand for plant will provide a domestic It is the world’s most advanced nuclear power by providing the source of enriched uranium and technology for the enrichment capabilities required through all help to broaden the country’s of uranium and is both energy phases of the nuclear life cycle. energy portfolio. efficient and cost effective. URS has been providing a broad “This is an exciting and challeng- range of construction services for ing project,” says URS Project the facility since June 2006, and Director George Hansrote. “Build- operations are expected to begin ing this extremely complex facility in November 2009. The National means our employees have the Enrichment Facility is owned by opportunity to work with the latest LES, a subsidiary of Urenco. A technologies and demonstrate URS replaced the steam generators at the URS’ decommissioning of the Fort St. Vrain Nuclear Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Maryland Power Station in Colorado was a first for a high- in record time. temperature, gas-cooled reactor in the United States. 9
  12. 12. The Port Washington Power Plant: A Study in Community Cooperation Building a new power plant in a beautiful and historic existing coal-fired plant, consists of two 545-megawatt natural- setting is no easy task. That’s why the Port Washington gas-fueled units. Due to site Generating Station, LLC, a subsidiary of the Wisconsin constraints, as well as for visual, historical and permitting reasons, Energy Corporation, selected URS’ Washington Division portions of the existing facilities, to provide engineering, procurement, construction, such as a distinctive brick-faced testing and commissioning for the project. wall, were incorporated into the new plant. In addition to adding Located adjacent to downtown aesthetic value, the wall serves as Port Washington and the shores a barrier, shielding the community of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, from construction noise and dust. the Port Washington Generating Station is situated close to “At times, there were as many as residential, commercial and 500 people working with heavy recreational areas. As a result, equipment in an area the size not only were the aesthetics of of a football field,” explained the project important, but the Construction Manager Michael potential impacts of construction Renfroe. “To be good neighbors, had to be minimized. URS has used special measures to reduce noise and traffic. A The new plant, which is being new access road was built constructed on the site of an through an existing industrial The plant’s location on the shores of Lake Michigan The steam generator is fundamental to the efficiency enabled URS to have freighters deliver large of the combined-cycle gas-fueled plant. components directly to the construction site. 10
  13. 13. Systems Planning, Construction Operations & Decommissioning Engineering Program Design & & Construction Maintenance & Closure & Technical Management Engineering Management Assistance park to accommodate construc- Community outreach is an in portions of Wisconsin and tion equipment and material important part of the project’s Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. deliveries, and some of the larger success. URS has worked closely boiler components were delivered with our client to keep local The project has been successful by large ocean-going ships via officials and residents informed on many levels—by using existing the Port Washington harbor.” about ongoing activities and resources, developing innovative employment/supplier opportuni- solutions and working effectively The design of the power plant ties. We also have participated in with the community. This success also incorporates various features numerous community fundraising has led to a number of awards, including Power Engineering to reduce operating noise after programs and sponsored events construction is complete. For such as a local summer festival. magazine’s Best Gas-Fired Project and Power magazine’s Top Plant. The project also received “Star” Workers at the site—where 100 to 200 crane lifts occur status in the Occupational Safety daily—recently surpassed two million hours worked without and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program, a days-away injury. which recognizes exemplary work sites with comprehensive, success- example, the new powerhouse The first natural gas unit was ful health and safety management building and the equipment inside completed in 2005 and the systems. Just recently, the URS it use precast concrete panels second unit will be completed in project team was honored as the and insulated steel siding that act 2008. Both units will help expand 2007 Business of the Year by the as noise barriers. the power generation capability City of Port Washington. The gas-turbine enclosure incor- With construction lights facing away from populated porates various noise-attenuation areas, Unit 2 rises beside Unit 1. features to limit the impact of operations on local residents. 11
  14. 14. Extending the Life of a Nuclear Power Plant When the Fermi 2 Power Plant in Michigan The first-of-its-kind project came with many challenges. needed a nuclear retrofit, Detroit Edison called One major obstacle was removing on URS’ Washington Division to perform the the existing MSRs, which were located deep inside piping and massive undertaking. The job: replacing two giant concrete enclosures that had been moisture separator reheaters, or MSRs, that had built around the vessels during become obsolete with new, highly reliable and plant construction. Another was installing the new 115-foot-long, efficient vessels. single-piece MSRs, each weighing An integral part of nuclear power 300 tons. The replacement team plants, MSRs separate moisture also had to deal with severe from the power plant’s high- weather conditions, including pressure turbine exhaust. The temperatures in the single digits steam created from this process and wind chill well below zero. is then used to power the And, because the plant had to low-pressure turbines that enable be shut down to accomplish the the plant to generate electricity. retrofit, construction had to be The installation of the new MSRs, completed as quickly as possible. which have a 40-year operating life, has resulted in an 8-megawatt Installing giant MSRs within increase in electrical power output extremely tight clearances required at Fermi. innovation and meticulous In sub-zero weather, ice forms on the expand- Using the modular lift tower, one of the two new 300-ton MSRs able water-filled weights URS used to dead-load is lifted for installation during URS’ retrofit of the plant. test the modular lift tower to ensure its ability to lift the giant MSRs. 12
  15. 15. Systems Planning, Construction Operations & Decommissioning Engineering Program Design & & Construction Maintenance & Closure & Technical Management Engineering Management Assistance planning. Total headroom of the traditional two-piece continuous presence at the above the vessels was less than construction approach. plant for more than 15 years. three feet, and movements had to be controlled to within two Recognized as one of four 2007 Nuclear Top Plants by inches. To overcome these Power magazine, the Fermi 2 retrofit project was an challenges, URS used laser surveying technology and unqualified success, showcasing URS’ expertise three-dimensional modeling to in the modification of commercial nuclear facilities. create a virtual construction plan and designed a full array of specialized equipment to move Even with the aggressive schedule, Today, our alliance with Detroit and install the MSRs. safety during construction was Edison encompasses every type paramount. More than 950 craft of service required for a nuclear The construction schedule was and staff workers were employed power plant—from supporting aggressive. By replacing the during the outage, and the MSR plant operations and emergent existing two-piece MSRs with a replacement project achieved a technical and physical work to single-piece component, URS perfect safety record with no performing engineering design, was able to shorten the duration recordable injuries. project planning and manage- of the outage. As a result of the ment, and direct-hire construction innovative approach, the plant URS began working at Fermi services. was returned to service and to in 1990, initially providing the generation of electricity construction and maintenance significantly ahead of schedule services, and has had a An MSR vessel is carefully transported across the New one-piece MSRs are staged for installation on the turbine building floor during replacement. turbine deck of the power plant, while one of the old two-piece vessels sits to the right during its removal. 13
  16. 16. Infrastructure Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Red Skelton Performing Arts Hoover Dam across Weehawken, New Jersey Center, Vincennes University, the Colorado River, Vincennes, Indiana Nevada/Arizona 14
  17. 17. URS is helping to create a new generation of public infrastructure. Whether it’s a major reservoir in New Zealand, a freeway expansion in California, a school modernization program in New York City or an airport upgrade in China, we are a leader in efforts to design, build, expand and modernize critical infrastructure. As one of the largest fully integrated engineering, construction and technical services firms, URS has served as planner, architect, engineer, general contractor, and program and construction manager for thousands of infrastructure projects worldwide. With public agencies increasingly outsourcing work, we also provide operations and maintenance support when a project has been completed. URS is at the forefront of providing the full life cycle of services to help clients address complex infrastructure challenges anywhere in the world. Dams & Highways & Ports & Rail & Water & Airports Reservoirs Facilities Bridges Harbors Transit Tunnels Wastewater Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Arapahoe Arch Span Bridge, Guangdong Province, China Addison, Texas 15
  18. 18. The Long-Overdue Expansion of a Busy California Freeway Constructed in the 1960s, State Route 22 (SR-22), designed to accommodate 115,000 cars per day, the a principal east-west corridor in Orange County, freeway was handling 200,000 California, had long ago exceeded its capacity. cars by 2005. By 2020, traffic along the corridor is expected to Although the county’s population had grown from reach 250,000 vehicles. 700,000 residents to more than three million, there had been no major improvements to the corridor, The challenge for URS was to design an expanded freeway that also known as the Garden Grove Freeway, since it increased traffic flow and speed opened. In 2004, the Orange County Transportation and decreased noise levels. One particular challenge was Authority selected a design-build team to perform a reducing the congestion at the $550 million upgrade, with our URS Division as the “Orange Crush” interchange at the intersection of SR-22 with prime design consultant. Interstate 5 and State Route Connecting to all major north- 57—long considered one of the south freeways in the county worst bottlenecks in the state. and extending through highly Another was addressing seismic urbanized areas of four cities, design requirements that changed the 12-mile corridor is a critical two months after the project transportation link for residents, began, due to new information workers and visitors. Originally about a nearby earthquake fault. The Lewis Street Bridge over SR-22 was completely To increase the pace of construction, demolished and replaced with a new structure. multiple concrete pumping machines simultaneously placed large quantities of concrete. 16
  19. 19. Systems Planning, Construction Operations & Decommissioning Engineering Program Design & & Construction Maintenance & Closure & Technical Management Engineering Management Assistance To address increasingly serious utility crossings. A state-of-the-art plans that minimized traffic delays congestion and safety issues, a traffic management system also and improved safety. Because of the freeway’s impor- To minimize traffic disruptions and inconvenience to the tance to the region’s economy, a community, construction proceeded on an aggressive streamlined design-build project delivery approach was chosen 27-month, 800-day schedule. over more traditional methods. Using the design-build approach continuous access high-occupancy- was installed. The system links reduced the total project schedule vehicle (HOV) carpool lane to a central traffic management by approximately three years. was added in each direction, center that monitors conditions on completing the region’s compre- more than 400 miles of Southern The completion of SR-22 in April hensive HOV transportation California freeways. 2007, improved safety, reduced network. General purpose and gridlock and expedited traffic flow auxiliary lanes were added, as well As the prime design consultant for for Orange County commuters. as upgraded on- and off-ramps on the highway reconstruction, URS key segments of the freeway. was responsible for managing the work of a multidisciplinary Other improvements included engineering team. During widening or replacing 34 bridges, construction, URS also was adding 130 new retaining and responsible for developing traffic sound walls, and building 317 and construction-sequencing The Horseshoe Bridge provides a traffic connection for east- A concrete barrier was added bound SR-22 to northbound Interstate 5 and SR-57. to separate eastbound SR-22 traffic from traffic exiting to southbound Interstate 5. 17
  20. 20. Building a New Public Transit Line from Design to Operation Safe, efficient and on-time public transportation In 1996, New Jersey Transit entered into a public-private systems can help relieve traffic congestion and partnership for the Hudson- pollution and make life easier for commuters, Bergen LRT and awarded the $1.1 billion contract to a team particularly in densely populated urban areas. In led by URS’ Washington Division. northern New Jersey, the Hudson-Bergen Light The team, known as 21st Century Rail Transit (LRT) system is doing just that, while Rail, was contracted to design and construct the system, procure helping to revitalize the region’s economy. the equipment, and operate and maintain the line for 20 years. Located across the Hudson River from Manhattan, New Construction of the LRT Jersey Transit’s Hudson-Bergen presented multiple challenges. LRT route covers more than 18 For example, there were many miles through seven cities in issues that needed to be Hudson County. It is the largest resolved along the right-of-way, public works program in New including passage through Jersey history and was delivered long-established cities—some via the largest transit design- predating the 18th century. The build-operate-maintain (DBOM) project involved relocating major contract ever awarded in the utilities, removing abandoned rail United States. facilities and railroad tracks, and Tailored to accommodate a congested metropolitan URS monitors Hudson- region, the Hudson-Bergen LRT is a high-performance Bergen train traffic and system with a demanding service schedule. schedules to help keep the system running efficiently. 18
  21. 21. Systems Planning, Construction Operations & Decommissioning Engineering Program Design & & Construction Maintenance & Closure & Technical Management Engineering Management Assistance resolving a variety of property portions of the Hudson River has increased from 8,000 to acquisition issues. waterfront. The presence of more than 39,000, exceeding rail stations helped transform initial projections. A major construction challenge abandoned industrial neighbor- was enlarging an existing hoods into thriving communities. The Hudson-Bergen LRT is one 114-year-old freight tunnel to In fact, since opening in April of the industry’s best examples of accommodate a station 150 2000, more than 100 companies efficient infrastructure. This critical feet underground. To take riders have moved into the area, creating transportation link along the to and from the station, three approximately 30,000 jobs. Hudson River waterfront not only relieved heavy traffic congestion, but also served as a catalyst for URS has been responsible for every phase of the design- redevelopment. build-operate-maintain project—the largest DBOM transit The DBOM project demonstrates project in the United States. URS’ capabilities through all phases of a transportation high-speed elevators were Currently in its eighth year of project—from planning, design installed in a cavern near the maintaining and operating the and construction through middle of the tunnel. line, URS continues to achieve operations and maintenance. milestones in performance and The Hudson-Bergen LRT has safety. An on-time monthly brought considerable commercial performance of 99 percent leads and residential development to the industry, and daily ridership The LRT has greatly improved the quality of life The Hudson-Bergen LRT system was honored with for thousands of northern New Jersey residents. a Best of 2006 Award by New York Construction magazine. 19
  22. 22. Transforming a Former Air Force Base into a Community Asset In the post-Cold War era, the military is address- the England Authority to develop a preliminary base reuse plan. ing new priorities by expanding some bases and We inventoried and inspected closing others, allowing the decommissioned approximately 500 buildings totaling more than 2.5 million properties to be redeveloped by local authorities. square feet and assessed them When the 2,284-acre England Air Force Base in for reuse potential. Rapides Parish, Louisiana, closed in the 1990s, The reuse plan was designed to our URS Division was selected by the England make the entire site self-supporting, Economic and Industrial Development District while creating jobs and income for the community. The plan (the England Authority) to help prepare and encompassed a commercial implement a redevelopment plan. The result is airport; industrial, commercial and institutional facilities; a one of the most successful base conversions in residential community; and the United States. recreation areas. The Air Force base was trans- formed into a successful business URS also was selected to develop and industrial campus known as an airport master plan and provide the England Industrial Airpark the architectural and engineering and Community. Following the design for the centerpiece of the base’s closure, URS worked with redevelopment—the $52 million The brick facade of the Alexandria International The England Industrial Airpark has Airport terminal echoes the red brick historically experienced significant growth since manufactured in Rapides Parish. the terminal complex opened in 2006. 20
  23. 23. Systems Planning, Construction Operations & Decommissioning Engineering Program Design & & Construction Maintenance & Closure & Technical Management Engineering Management Assistance Alexandria International Airport and boasts advanced electronic as a staging facility for military complex. The complex includes a communications, information, embarkations. Today, the $24 million, 88,000-square-foot security and ticketing systems. redevelopment of the former terminal building, along with a new control tower, aircraft parking The transformation of the former Air Force bases has apron, parking lot and access road. been heralded as a model for base conversions throughout When airport security require- the United States. ments became more stringent following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, URS The new air traffic control tower England Air Force Base has modified its original design. To has been recognized by the Air gained extensive national attention satisfy force protection require- National Guard as a prototype for and is considered highly success- ments, the terminal’s interior new air traffic control facilities ful thanks to forward-thinking layout and site configuration were nationwide. local leadership that identified revised, and a 300-foot safety alternate uses for the facilities and setback was created between the Since the airport terminal complex enacted a practical, economically terminal and public areas. opened in December 2006, the viable reuse plan. England Airpark has demonstrated Incorporating historic architectural significant growth in new tenants, elements with the latest technol- including a large railcar manufac- ogy, the new terminal is capable turer and several technology of servicing a full range of aircraft companies. It also is being used Post-9/11 security measures included reconfiguring the Four commercial airlines offer service to and ticketing lobby to allow full outbound baggage screening. from Alexandria International Airport. 21
  24. 24. Federal Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Department of Energy’s U.S. Army Military Art and Portraiture, Washington, DC Savannah River Site, Vehicle Repair and Defense Waste Processing Maintenance Facility, Facility, Aiken, South Carolina Fort Lee, Virginia 22
  25. 25. As a major U.S. federal contractor, URS provides critical support to the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Energy, as well as to the General Services Administration, NASA and other federal agencies. Our services range from planning and design through construction and operations and maintenance to decommissioning and closure. URS modernizes weapons systems, refurbishes military vehicles and aircraft, trains pilots and manages military and government facilities. We also plan, design and construct hangars and government buildings, provide logistics support for military operations and help decommission former bases for redevelopment. URS is a leader in conducting global threat reduction programs to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons around the world. We also help the Department of Energy manage complex programs and facilities, and clean up more of the Cold War’s chemical and radioactive legacy than any other company. Environmental Chemical Contingency and Nuclear Flight Homeland Weapons Buildings Demilitarization Operations Management Training Flood Control Security Systems Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Rotary Aircraft Modification Hangar, Facility, Anniston, Alabama Lakehurst, New Jersey 23
  26. 26. Unmanned Aerial Systems: An Indispensable Tool Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) have become an procurement of UAS technologies. URS assists in the development of essential part of the U.S. military’s high-tech arsenal. the latest generation of UASs, Able to carry out dangerous missions without placing operates the aircraft from ground stations, trains other pilots to “fly” military personnel at risk, unmanned aircraft are unmanned aircraft and provides increasingly used for intelligence, surveillance and maintenance and repair services combat activities. They can stay aloft for long periods for these systems once they are in use. We also have designed and of time and be controlled remotely from the safety of constructed beddown facilities ground stations often thousands of miles away from for UASs at Air Force bases in California and Nevada. the theater of operations. As the military importance of UASs grows, URS is helping the Department of As UASs have become more advanced, so has the technology Defense build an increasingly diverse force— used to control their missions. providing expertise at every stage of development. Using our expertise in systems design and integration, we have Through our EG&G Division, we helped to develop command and offer the services required to control technology to operate design, build, test and evaluate numerous unmanned aircraft UASs, as well as program through a single tactical control management support for the system. Our engineers also have Beddown facilities for the Global Hawk were URS plays a significant role in the designed and constructed by URS. development of the command and control software for the unmanned aircraft tactical control system . 24
  27. 27. Systems Planning, Construction Operations & Decommissioning Engineering Program Design & & Construction Maintenance & Closure & Technical Management Engineering Management Assistance developed software to certify that environmental health of oceans. Because of the many benefits the different types of UASs used For NASA, we design, fabricate offered by UASs, their use is by the U.S. military and our NATO and operate airborne sensors on expected to grow dramatically allies can operate in compliance small unmanned aircraft that over the next 25 years. URS is with a unified command and collect environmental data. involved in every phase of the control standard. The U.S. Department of Defense’s proposed budget for Today, the Predator and Reaper 2009 includes $3.4 billion for UAS programs. UASs are playing critical surveil- lance and combat roles in the War on Terror, and URS employees Looking to the future, URS is development and deployment stationed around the world are providing technical support to of these systems, and we will supporting their deployment and the new Joint Unmanned Aerial continue to be integral to maintenance. This work includes Systems Center of Excellence, advances in UAS technology maintaining aircraft, sensors and which was established to improve for both military and scientific ground stations, providing logistics the compatibility of the UAS purposes. support and loading munitions surveillance systems used by onto the aircraft. different branches of the U.S. military. Created by the Pentagon, Increasingly, UASs also are being the Center’s mission is to ensure used to gather information for these systems can meet the scientific research programs requirements of the U.S. armed involving climate change and the forces in any combat environment. URS is playing a key role in the acquisi- URS provides maintenance, repair and logistics services for the tion, testing, and command and control Predator and Reaper UASs supporting the Global War on Terror. of the Navy’s new Fire Scout shipboard unmanned aircraft. 25
  28. 28. A Radioactive Waste Cleanup of Monumental Proportions Surrounded by picturesque woodland, it would be as to clean up the highly contaminated facilities on the hard to guess that the West Valley Demonstration 200-acre site. Project (WVDP) located near Buffalo, New York, was Liquid waste was stabilized once the site of the only commercial nuclear repro- through a process known as cessing facility to have operated in the United States. vitrification, which locks the From 1966 to 1972, the site was used to reprocess waste into a stable glass form for storage in waste canisters. nearly 640 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel, generating Between 1996 and 2002, when highly radioactive liquid waste. vitrification was completed, 275 high-level waste canisters were After commercial operations produced and now are safely ended, the site was returned to stored in the reprocessing facility. the state of New York, and in 1980, the Department of Energy “I am proud of the accomplish- (DOE) joined the state in the ments of the West Valley cleanup effort. URS’ Washington Demonstration Project in leading Division began managing and the way for the solidification of operating the WVDP in 1982. Our high-level waste,” commented challenge was to stabilize more James Rispoli, DOE Assistant than 600,000 gallons of Secretary for Environmental radioactive liquid waste, as well Management. “The vitrification URS manages and operates the 200-acre During vitrification processing, more than 600,000 West Valley Demonstration Project site in gallons of liquid high-level radioactive waste were western New York. solidified and stored in 275 canisters. 26
  29. 29. Systems Planning, Construction Operations & Decommissioning Engineering Program Design & & Construction Maintenance & Closure & Technical Management Engineering Management Assistance campaign at this project is a URS also constructed and is Valley—all planned for completion model for the Department. I look operating a remote-handled waste by 2011—includes the further forward to URS achieving the same facility. The facility is uniquely decontamination of rooms and level of excellence as we enter into designed to allow workers to debris inside the reprocessing the next phase of this project.” remotely cut up and package plant, the demolition of other support facilities, and continued waste management and disposal. One of the first sites to achieve “Star” status for safety performance in the DOE’s Voluntary Protection Program, West Valley is a project of monumental proportions, and WVDP has maintained this status since 1999. URS has played a critical role in its success for more than 25 Efforts have now turned to the process equipment and other years. During that time, the disposal of contaminated process large components from the WVDP has celebrated many equipment, the decontamination original reprocessing facility that accomplishments, including a of buildings in preparation for are too radioactive to contact superior record of safety perfor- demolition and the ongoing removal directly. Additional high-hazard mance. This highly complex of radioactive waste to permanent areas in the original reprocessing operation demonstrates our disposal facilities. As of late 2007, facility have been decontami- unrivaled expertise in managing over one million cubic feet of nated, and more than 100 high-risk nuclear programs and low-level radioactive waste was support facilities have been facilities. shipped for disposal off site. demolished and removed from the site. Ongoing work at West A URS facility operator uses a computerized workstation Low-level waste is prepared for transportation off site. at a shield window to perform operations in the remote- handled waste facility. 27
  30. 30. Fast-tracking the Protection of U.S. Troops Faced with an urgent need to protect U.S. troops less than one year. URS’ EG&G Division has been an integral part from land mines, small arms fire and improvised of all phases of the program since explosive devices, the U.S. Department of Defense its inception in late 2006. (DoD) established the Mine Resistant Ambush Initially providing just a few Protected (MRAP) program. Through a true partner- specialists, URS’ role has ship between government and industry — and an expanded as the MRAP program has grown into the DoD’s number unprecedented fast-track schedule — these armored one procurement priority. Today, vehicles have already saved countless lives. URS is leading a consolidated MRAP program support team Thousands of people have on three major contracts. We contributed to the program’s are helping to manage the entire success: military personnel, inventory of MRAP vehicles numerous government agencies throughout their life cycle. With and officials, manufacturers and some 3,000 vehicles in use support contractors. Their and thousands more in combined efforts have enabled production, this significant the MRAP program to go from undertaking includes tracking source selection, contract the location of each vehicle, development, and testing and which branch of the military it evaluation to production in belongs to, and when it is due MRAP vehicles are designed to protect occupants URS performs MRAP automotive against armor-piercing roadside bombs. and system safety engineering at this Stafford, Virginia, facility. 28
  31. 31. Systems Planning, Construction Operations & Decommissioning Engineering Program Design & & Construction Maintenance & Closure & Technical Management Engineering Management Assistance to be shipped to the theater of As the MRAP program continues success in protecting the lives of operations or sent for repair and to evolve, URS is providing combat troops led the DoD to seek maintenance. ongoing engineering and technical additional funding. URS helped prepare the documents and presentations that gained Congres- Since the MRAP program became the DoD’s top priority, sional support for upgrading the the program has advanced at near-unprecedented speed. program’s priority level and increasing its appropriations. The work also includes technical support during the development, and administrative support for the testing and evaluation of vehicle Called “a proven lifesaver on the acquisition of the command, improvements. “URS’ significant battlefield,” by Defense Secretary control, communication, computer role in the MRAP program Robert M. Gates, the Marine and intelligence, or C4I, systems demonstrates why we are one Corps has committed to fielding that are installed in MRAPs. At of the top DoD contractors for 15,000 armored vehicles by the Space and Naval Warfare outsourcing non-combat 2010 at an estimated cost of Systems Command Center in activities,” notes Alan Weakley, $25 billion. In commending the Charleston, South Carolina, each EG&G’s General Manager of accomplishments of the MRAP MRAP is integrated with specific Engineering and Technology program, Secretary Gates noted types of tactical communications Services. that nothing on this scale has equipment based on how the been accomplished by a vehicle will be used. Documenting The MRAP program was initiated partnership of government and the equipment in each vehicle is in 2006, with $2 billion to industry since World War II. an important part of our work. develop a few test vehicles. Its Vehicles are airlifted to troops Outfitting the completed vehicles for combat service was on C-17 and C-5 cargo planes. streamlined from months to three weeks. 29
  32. 32. Industrial & Commercial BHP Billiton, Pinto Valley Copper Holcim (US) Inc., Cement Pasminco Ltd Lead Smelter, Mine, Globe, Arizona Manufacturing Complex, Port Pirie, Australia Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri 30
  33. 33. URS provides complete life cycle services for Fortune 500 industrial and commercial companies and other multinational corporations. From front-end studies, environmental management, and engineering and process design to procurement, construction, and facility management and maintenance, URS helps clients process resources and deliver them to the world. We also provide site decommissioning and closure services for facilities no longer in use. Whether the project involves expanding facilities, installing new utility systems, selecting the optimal process for producing finished products, reconfiguring processes to improve operational efficiency or providing long-term management services, URS has the resources to meet the needs of industrial and commercial clients worldwide. With particular expertise in the oil, gas and chemical industries, we help clients design and construct multi- billion dollar production facilities, processing plants, refineries, and storage and transportation infrastructure. Consumer Chemical & & Industrial Food & Pulp & Automotive Pharmaceutical Products Beverage Manufacturing Mining Oil & Gas Paper Lost Cabin Gas Processing Plant, Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corp., Sand Island ConocoPhillips, Lysite, Wyoming Fuel Storage Expansion, Honolulu, Hawaii 31