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Eric TievyEric Tievy
Director of Operations for D.C.
Consigli Construction Co.

Despite a survey released in January by the Conference Board, a business research group, that found that corporate leaders are worried about a looming global recession, Tievy is bullish on the D.C. market. He says Amazon’s decision to establish a Northern Virginia hub is one reason he’s optimistic that the market will be solid. Amazon is investing $2.5 billion into what it has dubbed National Landing, which will include up to 8 million sq ft of office space for 25,000 employees. “They’re all going to need support projects, from residential to retail to entertainment and infrastructure,” Tievy says.

He says the region is buoyant in all market segments, including public-sector work and historic preservations. Consigli, which is based in Massachusetts, entered the D.C. market in 2014 to work on a renovation of the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Tievy says that “preserving America’s iconic structures” continues to keep firms occupied.

Consigli is part of a joint venture with Clark Construction Group LLC and Smoot Construction Co. that is renovating the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The project is the museum’s first major renovation since it opened in 1976.

HNTB Corp.
2900 South Quincy St., Suite 600, Arlington, Va.
MidAtlantic Office Leader: Nick Antonucci, Senior Vice President
Employees: 265 (MidAtlantic); 4,300 (Nationwide)
Founded: 1914
Transportation Focus: Working in the MidAtlantic region for more than 60 years, HNTB has contributed to significant infrastructure projects, including Washington Dulles International Airport’s people-mover and the Springfield interchange. The firm currently is providing program and construction management for the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. It also supports planning, design, construction and quality control for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and performs planning and environmental work for the Maryland Aviation Administration at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In addition, HNTB is providing support for a planned extension of express lanes on I-95 to Fredericksburg in Virginia. The firm is  providing construction and quality-control services for the 16-mile Purple Line light rail project in Maryland.