Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Gannett Fleming is a global infrastructure firm that provides planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse range of markets and disciplines. With 2,000 highly qualified individuals across a global network of 60 offices, we are united in our passion to deliver excellence. We have played a part in shaping infrastructure and improving communities in more than 65 countries, specializing in transportation, environmental, water, energy, and facility-related projects. Founded in 1915, we embrace sustainability and innovation in our projects and internal activities, achieving results while being responsible stewards of our environment. Our culture of service, ingenuity, and responsiveness empowers us to fulfill our key mission: make our clients successful. Gannett Fleming is consistently ranked in the top 10 percent on Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms list.
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- Business Type:
- Engineering service provider
- Industry Type:
- Environmental Management
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- Over 1000
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Gannett Fleming is a global infrastructure firm that provides planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse range of markets and disciplines. With 2,000 highly qualified individuals across a global network of 60 offices, we are united in our passion to deliver excellence. We have played a part in shaping infrastructure and improving communities in more than 65 countries, specializing in transportation, environmental, water, energy, and facility-related projects.
Founded in 1915, we embrace sustainability and innovation in our projects and internal activities, achieving results while being responsible stewards of our environment. Our culture of service, ingenuity, and responsiveness empowers us to fulfill our key mission: make our clients successful.
Gannett Fleming is consistently ranked in the top 10 percent on Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms list.
Gannett Fleming maintains a drug-free workplace.
The history of the Gannett Fleming organization parallels the history of consulting engineering in the United States during the twentieth century. The firm was founded on August 1, 1915, as 'Farley Gannett, Consulting Engineer,' at a time when sweeping changes were taking place in the country's industrial development and economic patterns. Widespread and rapid urban growth, the need for mass transportation, and the evolution of the automobile were a few of the factors that created new demands and opportunities for engineering services. Gannett Fleming has been a major contributor to an outstanding and productive era in American engineering history.
The Gannett Fleming organization has evolved during the years from a two-man office at its inception to its current structure, a multi-disciplined group of companies with 2,000 highly qualified employees. We have performed engineering services on thousands of diverse assignments in all 50 states and more than 65 countries.
While the Gannett Fleming organization grew, the nation's highway system developed from a few miles of narrow twisting roads to a vast network of expressways, turnpikes, and primary highways. Gannett Fleming was among those chosen to design major portions of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a highway that became the model for many toll roads that followed.
Methods of sewage disposal slowly progressed from drainage canals and polluted streams to highly efficient sewerage systems and sewage treatment plants. Gannett Fleming has become extensively involved in pollution abatement through the design of wastewater treatment, solid waste disposal, and air pollution control facilities.
Our firm has contributed to the development of the collection, treatment, and distribution of potable water from early concepts to today’s state-of-the-art methods. One of the firm's early assignments was the design of a 60-foot-high earthen dam for the Blue Mountain Water Company in Lehigh County, PA. Since then, we have completed more than 1,000 water supply projects, and thereby assisted communities in finding new sources of water, maintaining the quality of present sources, treating water for safe human consumption, and providing the means to transmit water from sources to consumers. Our state-of-the-art capability in water treatment and computer modeling of water distribution systems has provided clients with very efficient and economical facilities.
Flood control is another area in which Gannett Fleming is prominent. We have been involved in the design of flood control works such as local protection projects and flood control dams and reservoirs since our founding. We have contributed to the concept of multi-purpose reservoirs, which combine flood control, recreation, and water supply in single projects. Beginning with the design of local flood control works on Mill Creek to protect Erie, PA, our firm designed such diverse projects as a pumped storage dam for the P.H. Glatfelter Paper Company Reservoir Project in York County, PA, which created the 1,260-acre recreational Lake Marburg; the Tioga-Hammond Lakes Project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that consists of a 140-foot-high rolled earth and rockfill dam on the Tioga River; a 122-foot-high rolled earth and rockfill dam with a 240-foot-deep connecting channel between the reservoirs on Crooked Creek; and a 135-foot high roller compacted concrete water supply dam for the City of Lebanon Authority.
In the 1960s, when mass transportation was feeling the impact of the private automobile, Gannett Fleming designed the Lindenwold Line in New Jersey, a high-speed mass transit facility that transports thousands of people daily between Philadelphia and residential communities in New Jersey. In more recent years, Gannett Fleming has participated in the design of most of the new transit systems that have been constructed in the United States. We have become a leader in the design of transit maintenance facilities and automated guideway transit.
To address environmental concerns, governmental regulation, and increasingly complex projects, Gannett Fleming has evolved into a true multi-disciplined organization. We have increased our capabilities in planning, hazardous waste management, architectural, geotechnical, mechanical/electrical, information technology services, financial, project management, quality control areas, and public relations. Affiliated Gannett Fleming companies provide geotechnical investigation, acoustical analysis design and system installation, and Design/Build services.
Conditioned by many years of experience and with capabilities in most state-of-the-art engineering activities, the Gannett Fleming organization is in a position to successfully meet present-day challenges and make constructive contributions to our society in the future.
It is the policy of Gannett Fleming, Inc. and its affiliated companies to provide professional services that meet the requirements of its clients. Gannett Fleming is committed to continuous quality improvement (CQI) and to the involvement of all personnel in a systematic, logical process to continually improve work practices and procedures.
The firm’s CQI process has been in place since 1993. New employees are introduced to the CQI process by participation in a formal training session. Employees are automatically assigned to a Quality Improvement Meeting Unit (QIMU), which provides a structure for addressing both quality problems and opportunities for quality improvement.
The firm’s commitment to CQI is sustained by monthly meetings of a Corporate Quality Improvement Team (CQIT), which includes the firm’s senior management and a designated Quality Manager. Each of the eight managing elements of the firm’s CQI process is overseen by a CQIT member who serves as a “champion” for that element. The eight managing elements are:
Various programmatic responsibilities are carried out under each element. For example, an Employee Opinion Survey falls under the Commitment Element. The Director’s Quality Award and President’s Quality Award programs fall under the Recognition Element. A Client Satisfaction Evaluation program falls under the Results Element. A newsletter, known as the QIMU Review, falls under the Awareness Element.
The firm emphasizes the importance of individual employee contributions toward quality improvement. The establishment of personal quality improvement goals through an annual employee Performance Review Program reinforces the importance of the employee’s role in CQI.
Gannett Fleming’s CQI process carries over into the quality of the firm’s products and services by the use of the firm’s Project Management and Quality Guidelines, which is a controlled document accessible to all employees via the Gannett Fleming intranet.
The firm's business units and staff are encouraged to obtain appropriate certifications and registrations, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Gannett Fleming is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 certified nationwide.
The nature of our work commands a culture of safety to ensure that employees are safe no matter where their location or job function — whether a staff member is stationed at a field jobsite or works in an office environment.
Gannett Fleming abides by its corporate Safety and Health Policy, which was originally adopted by the Gannett Fleming Board of Directors in 2001. With significant input and ongoing effort from the firm’s Corporate Safety Group and Safety Committee, the firm provides employees with safety programs and safe workplace practices.
- Below industry average total recordable incident and experience modification rates
- Local safety coordinators
- Weekly safety tips on the internal news site, the Gannett News Network
- Award-winning safety poster campaign to promote employee safety awareness
- Online employee safety suggestion box
- Corporate Safety IntraNet page
- Annual safety awareness training for all employees
- Safety-related performance goals for all employees
- Workstation and workplace assessments
- Job-specific safety courses in the firm's Learning Management System
- Safety training offerings ranging from standard first aid to specialized rail training courses
- Standard operating procedures for various types of hazards
- Annual risk control assessment of all operations
- Member of the National Safety Council
- ISNet World client.
Gannett Fleming has employed a proprietary behavior-based safety program called Loss Prevention System (LPS) for more than ten years for numerous projects. We have a certified LPS trainer on staff and train our own staff for clients that use the LPS system. LPS focuses on identifying and mitigating hazards in Job Loss Analysis documents and during Loss Prevention Observations with the goal of striving towards incident-free operations.
Safety takes a forefront on the firm's strategic action plan, and each year the company designates safety as the theme of one of the firm's employee-focused celebrations. In 2011, employees took part in several activities to promote safety and awareness at work and at home. Events at the corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa., included fire extinguisher training, bicycle safety training, sobriety tests with drinking goggles, and training on the appropriate procedures for accident reporting. Offices around the country celebrated with other unique activities to promote employee safety.
Gannett Fleming is a driving force in improving our communities and sustaining our world through an uncompromising commitment to growth, innovation, ethics and technical excellence.
Amaze our clients with our responsiveness and innovation and become their trusted advisor, promote a rewarding work environment and provide a fair return on investment.
A Tradition of Excellence in Service to Clients. Through Continuous Quality Improvement, we will meet our clients’ requirements with services that are responsive, innovative, and technically sound. By continually reviewing and improving our work processes, we will do work right the first time.
Employees are Our Most Important Asset. Quality services to clients require the time, talent and commitment of our employees. We will provide our employees with a safe, challenging and rewarding work environment and an atmosphere of trust. We will provide them with the tools and training required to perform their duties. We will appraise their performance regularly and assist them in achieving their full potential. We will promote diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity.
Teamwork. We will require collaborative leadership and encourage a collegial working atmosphere in which the opinion of each employee is valued, the needs of the team are placed before the needs of the individual, and the good of the overall firm is placed before the good of any one unit.
Sustainability. We will take significant and lasting steps to minimize adverse environmental impacts and to conserve natural resources in both our operations and in our projects. We will strive to meet the needs of the present without compromising the future.
Professional and Community Involvement. We will promote service to our professions and the communities in which we live. Such service provides benefits to society, the firm and the individual.
Ethical Business Practices. Honesty and integrity are hallmarks of the manner in which we conduct business. We will only provide services that we are qualified to provide. We will provide these services in return for fair compensation. We will be alert to the potential for and avoid conflicts of interest. We will exercise care and judgment in handling confidential business information.
Financial Stability. We will manage our business in a manner that insures the long-term financial growth and profitability of the firm. This approach will allow us to serve our clients more effectively and improve the stability of our workforce.
Since our founding in 1915, Gannett Fleming has been a leader in creating quality solutions that are responsive to our client’s needs. We have taken this commitment to quality one step further by demonstrating that our quality management system is in compliance with ISO 9001:2008.
The essence of our compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 standard:
- assures a high level of management commitment
- creates the availability of resources needed to implement our quality policy
- possesses careful attention to quality control and quality assurance in the development of our work products as well as measurement, analysis and improvement of quality
- is verified through rigorous external and internal audits.
Our focus on quality control and quality assurance is implemented using standard procedures and is verified through compliance audits of quality processes. Projects are developed, initiated, planned, executed, controlled, and closed in accordance with the firm’s written Project Management and Quality Guidelines document.